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Official Vinyl Albums Chart Top 40 (Dec. 30 - Jan. 5) - features The Smiths (January 3, 2023)

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See in context of first 20:
1) Taylor Swift – Midnights
2) Fleetwood Mac – Rumours
3) Harry Styles – Harry’s House
4) Pink Floyd – The Dark Side Of The Moon
5) Arctic Monkeys – AM
6) The 1975 – Being Funny In A Foreign Language
7) Amy Winehouse – Back To Black
8) Arctic Monkeys – The Car
9) Fleetwood Mac – Greatest Hits
10) Sam Fender – Seventeen Going Under
11) Arctic Monkeys – Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not
12) Nirvana – Nevermind
13) The Smiths – The Queen Is Dead
14) David Bowie – The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust
15) Oasis – (What’s The Story) Morning Glory
16) The Smiths – Hatful Of Hollow
17) Sam Fender – Live From Finsbury Park
18) The Beatles – Abbey Road
19) Louis Tomlinson – Faith In The Future
20) Bob Marley & The Wailers – Legend

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The Manc: "The top 30 Manchester bands of all time, officially ranked by The Manc Audio" (December 23, 2022)

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The top 30 Manchester bands of all time, officially ranked by The Manc Audio

"Here is our totally biased list of the top 30 Manchester bands of all time."

2. The Smiths.

"What a band. From Morrissey’s lyrics, to Marr’s guitar, the sound they created was not only loved by Mancs but the world. Whether it’s the highs of Bigmouth Strikes Again or the lows of I Know It’s Over, The Smiths have a song and an album for everyone. Our top track is Heaven Knows I’m Miserable Now."


RTE: The Smiths drummer Mike Joyce talks Strangeways (October 13, 2022)

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Mike Joyce is interviewed on on his time in The Smiths, the recording of Strangeways, Here We Come and the band’s breakup.

NME: "Watch The Killers cover The Smiths' Please, Please, Please..." with Johnny Marr (October 13, 2022)

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Watch The Killers cover The Smiths' Please, Please, Please..." with Johnny Marr

Save a click through:

Brief article highlighting the end of the tour.
Make of the cover what you will.

Daily Express - Mike Joyce: "People thought The Smiths were miserable... but we had a blast" (October 7, 2022)

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By John Earls.

Mike Joyce FB/IG: "Win my original ‘Strangeways, Here We Come’ Silver Disc" (September 1, 2022)

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From Facebook:

Win my original ‘Strangeways, Here We Come’ Silver Disc

Hi everyone, big news! It’s 35 years since The Smiths’ final album ‘Strangeways, Here We Come’ was released and I’m giving you the chance to own a special piece of the group’s history.

I’m raffling my original silver disc that was presented to me when the album reached 60,000 sales. Rather than auctioning it to a wealthy collector I wanted to raffle it to give every Smiths fan a chance of owning it.

All the proceeds generated will go to raise money for Back on Track, a Manchester charity that I’m a patron of. I’ve worked with Back on Track on several projects over the last few years and I’ve seen for myself the difference they make. They’re currently supporting so many people struggling with the cost of living crisis and I wanted to do what I could to help.

To enter all you have to do is buy a £5 raffle ticket via Back on Track’s Just Giving page...

Mike Joyce FB/IG: on Strangeways upcoming 35th anniversary & a chance to own... TBA (August 9, 2022)

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Thread title subject to change when the 'chance to own' is clearer.

(S, HWC - released September 28, 1987).

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