posted by davidt on Tuesday December 21 2010, @11:00AM
Posted in the forums is news of a new vinyl bootleg "The Smiths - Unreleased Demos & Instrumentals" with previously unreleased Smiths demos / instrumentals. The version of "There Is A Light..." with the final refrain "there is a light in your eyes and it never goes out" and the version of "Death Of A Disco Dancer" with the improvised 'whistled solo' as mentioned in Simon Goddard's The Smiths - Songs That Saved Your Life are included.

See the following forum threads started by MuteWitness616 for more details:

New Smiths Unreleased Demos
The Smiths - Unreleased Demos & Instrumentals [Bootleg Vinyl Rip]

The Hand That Rocks The Cradle
Reel Around The Fountain
Rusholme Ruffians
The Queen Is Dead
Sheila Take A Bow
This Night Has Opened My Eyes
Untitled One (Marr Instrumental)
Ask
There Is A Light That Never Goes Out
Is It Really So Strange?
Frankly, Mr. Shankly
Shoplifters Of The World Unite (Reprise)
Girlfriend In A Coma
Death Of A Disco Dancer
Paint A Vulgar Picture
Untitled Two (Marr Instrumental)

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  • what no tacky badge??
    Pretty lady on artwork though !
    markmustb1 -- Tuesday December 21 2010, @12:25PM (#360410)
    (User #13161 Info)
    cos no one ever turns to me to say ...
  • I bought this last week at Amoeba LA. Unknown bootlegs are always a crapshoot, so I was a bit hesitant to purchase it. I'm so glad that I did! Being a Smiths fan for 24 years, it's a treat to hear early versions of Sheila, There Is A Light, Ask, Coma, Rusholme etc. A few of the demos (Frankly, Vulgar) are already up on YouTube, and Cradle & TQID are only slightly different than the album versions - still, it's nice have these on vinyl! Even the instrumental songs are great. Amazing!!!
    -bpy
    Anonymous -- Tuesday December 21 2010, @12:37PM (#360412)
  • That's not too far from my

    'Mozart Was Stupid, Anyway' compilation!

    B
    Anonymous -- Tuesday December 21 2010, @12:37PM (#360413)
    • Re:haha by Anonymous (Score:0) Tuesday December 21 2010, @01:57PM
      • Re:haha by Anonymous (Score:0) Thursday December 23 2010, @07:10AM
        • Re:haha by Anonymous (Score:0) Thursday December 23 2010, @08:42AM
  • The versions on this are great. It's nice hearing Morrissey's voice so simply and underproduced. The Paint a Vulgar Picture version is incredible, and those instrumentals make me fantasize about a 5th Smiths album.
    zodismycopilot -- Tuesday December 21 2010, @01:37PM (#360414)
    (User #22900 Info)
    lighten up, morrissey!
  • this album of demos is amazing!
    Anonymous -- Tuesday December 21 2010, @01:51PM (#360418)
  • it doesn't take much to get people all hot and bothered here does it?
    Anonymous -- Tuesday December 21 2010, @01:57PM (#360419)
    • Re:wow by Anonymous (Score:0) Tuesday December 21 2010, @08:27PM
      • Re:wow by Anonymous (Score:0) Wednesday December 22 2010, @03:15PM
  • If these ebay only, vinyl packages were really Morrissey's doing.

    Think about it. He could privately finance them, and not share a red cent with any of the other guys.

    Or maybe Morrissey and Marr?

    It would be terribly clever.
    Georgissey <[email protected]> -- Tuesday December 21 2010, @02:49PM (#360421)
    (User #22903 Info)
  • Its pretty obvious to me that a big chunk of what's on here are fully finished alternate master versions.
    Some of this is beyond amazing.
    Anonymous -- Tuesday December 21 2010, @03:36PM (#360423)
  • And this is exactly what should be on a proper box set, yet the powers that be let these slip through their fingers and we get them for free.

    Thanks for uploading these, whoever you are. My Christmas came early. Every track is a gem.
    eugenius -- Tuesday December 21 2010, @05:24PM (#360426)
    (User #1665 Info | http://www.cherryplucker.com/)
    I'm almost sure you can do better than that.
  • Doesn't that mean it's illegal? I'm confused. I mean, who is behind this? Who released it? I would love to own those albums, but only if they are in good faith.
    hand in glove -- Tuesday December 21 2010, @06:35PM (#360427)
    (User #827 Info)
    "Sometimes things fall apart so that better things can fall together" - Marilyn Monroe
    • Re:"Bootleg" by Anonymous (Score:0) Tuesday December 21 2010, @07:18PM
      • Re:"Bootleg" by Anonymous (Score:0) Wednesday December 22 2010, @12:40AM
        • Re:"Bootleg" by Anonymous (Score:0) Wednesday December 22 2010, @07:59AM
    • Re:"Bootleg" by marred (Score:1) Tuesday December 21 2010, @08:22PM
      • Re:"Bootleg" by Anonymous (Score:0) Wednesday December 22 2010, @03:36AM
      • Re:"Bootleg" by Anonymous (Score:0) Wednesday December 22 2010, @05:18AM
        • Re:"Bootleg" by marred (Score:1) Wednesday December 22 2010, @03:26PM
          • Re:"Bootleg" by Anonymous (Score:0) Friday December 24 2010, @02:25AM
  • Is it just me or does it sound like a lot of pieces from He Knows I'd Love To See Him?
    Bob -- Tuesday December 21 2010, @06:44PM (#360428)
    (User #246 Info)
    • Re:Untitled 1 by Anonymous (Score:0) Tuesday December 21 2010, @09:51PM
    • Re:Untitled 1 by eugenius (Score:1) Tuesday December 21 2010, @11:57PM
      • Re:Untitled 1 by Anonymous (Score:0) Wednesday December 22 2010, @01:20AM
  • That this stuff has come from Mr. Joyce.

    I know he got stopped selling stuff he had didn't he, so I wonder if he has thought sod it and has agreed a deal for the stuff on the quiet with someone who would go on to release it all as bootlegs?
    Anonymous -- Wednesday December 22 2010, @01:02AM (#360435)
  • Untitled Marr instrumental 1 = I Misses You

    Untitled Marr instrumental 2 = Heavy Track
    Anonymous -- Wednesday December 22 2010, @02:52AM (#360439)
  • Where can I get this for free? Dear someone,please help me!
    Anonymous -- Wednesday December 22 2010, @03:47AM (#360441)
  • Cease and Desist....Morrissey's lawyer's ..oh and Happy Christmas
    Anonymous -- Wednesday December 22 2010, @07:40AM (#360448)
  • At least I'm polite,darling...I just didn't see the error.
    Anonymous -- Wednesday December 22 2010, @07:49AM (#360450)
  • finally acted

    [as he wrote years ago he had loads of demoos,
    but couldn't officially release it]

    I dunno the story about mutewitness61 in the forums, or
    how he got them, but the person I mentioned is IMHO the source, or it is someone around camp Smiths, or a great technician who did it himself

    Instrumentals are not my thing even the Smiths,
    I want lyrics and voice

    That person is not amused, me thinks

    anyway for all fans great this comes out though wished it kept hidden in this site, now the media
    will and everyone will have an opinion and 4 persons will get lots of phonecalls, or 6 people

    sorry to be so critical, bootlegs, we all know Morrissey is fine with it, he himself tapes every gig
    but this a different situation
    Celibate Cry <[email protected]> -- Wednesday December 22 2010, @08:33AM (#360456)
    (User #220 Info)
    and the hills are alive with celibate cries
    • Re:Joyce? by Anonymous (Score:0) Wednesday December 22 2010, @11:26AM
      • Re:Joyce? by Anonymous (Score:0) Friday December 24 2010, @04:11PM
        • Re:Joyce? by Anonymous (Score:0) Sunday December 26 2010, @03:02PM
    • Re:Joyce? by Anonymous (Score:0) Wednesday December 22 2010, @03:12PM
      • mutewitness 61 by Anonymous (Score:0) Tuesday December 28 2010, @07:22AM
  • Appears to be sold out already. Not avail now. Any idea how many were made? Are they numbered?
    Anonymous -- Wednesday December 22 2010, @09:15AM (#360458)
    • Re:Sold Out?? by Anonymous (Score:1) Thursday December 23 2010, @11:23AM
  • Pity Moz and Co find it more important to annoy each other than to do something for their fans. Of course this should be included in the box set that we never seem to be getting.
    Anonymous -- Wednesday December 22 2010, @11:01AM (#360461)
  • In case no one has noted it... that second instrumental sounds a lot like a punky early take on "Draize Train," no?

    Also, I'm thinking that extended "Queen Is Dead" must be the original full cut before they trimmed it down for the album.

    Goes without saying... HUGE find. Thanks to whoever made this possible... especially The Smiths!
    This Charming Ben -- Wednesday December 22 2010, @12:31PM (#360465)
    (User #12174 Info | http://www.thischarmingband.net/)
    So bona to vada...
  • This is unquestionably the greatest event since the release of 'Strangeways, Here We Come'.

    For years I've dreamt of putting together a compilation called 'I Keep Mine Hidden: A Secret History of the Smiths', which included such tracks as 'Frankly... (with horns)' and the extended 'TQID' which I knew existed but which few had ever heard. Well now I have heard them, and own them, and I can make my fantasy reality.
    crumlin bruiser -- Wednesday December 22 2010, @01:54PM (#360469)
    (User #18100 Info)
  • Peace, Love and Harmony to you all.
    Anonymous -- Wednesday December 22 2010, @02:10PM (#360470)
  • There is a stack of these at Amoeba Records in Hollywood. I just picked up a copy today. $18 !!!
    Anonymous -- Wednesday December 22 2010, @09:21PM (#360484)
  • I think I will wait for the inevitable proper release of these gems now. Johnny has mentioned these exact outtakes and demos in interviews so that sort of ties up with the possibility that this was always in the offing at some point. Perhaps sooner now rather than later.
    Anonymous -- Thursday December 23 2010, @10:34AM (#360498)
  • Completely wonderful. I will be forever grateful to you for posting this. Thank you.
    inkitpierceitburnit -- Friday December 24 2010, @11:45AM (#360512)
    (User #21836 Info)
  • Thank You.
    Camusforyou -- Friday December 24 2010, @01:17PM (#360514)
    (User #23811 Info)
  • I have heard all of the out takes and this is only the tip of whats to come.
    trust me,
    Anonymous -- Friday December 24 2010, @04:10PM (#360515)
  • I just came across the songs on youtube. Here is the link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HbgupeKukQA&feature=related [youtube.com]

    The user uploaded all of the songs!! How nice!
    Anonymous -- Friday December 24 2010, @11:25PM (#360521)
  • fucking awesome!
    MozsLittleCharmer -- Tuesday December 28 2010, @03:59PM (#360543)
    (User #23637 Info)
  • The complete Troy Tate session Masters

    I have head these from the masters and they are great.
    Anonymous -- Thursday December 30 2010, @07:13PM (#360612)


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