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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).

MOJO Collector's Series 'The Smiths' new magazine out now

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Spotted a stack of these in my local Tesco today.

Description / online purchase:

MOJO The Collectors’ Series: The Smiths – Hand In Glove 1982-1987
MOJO’s finest writing on The Smiths in a single deluxe volume.

Mix engineer analyses 'How Soon is Now?'

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Quite an interesting take on the reaction video, as this guy uses some music software to analyse the mix. No idea how accurate his assumptions are, (I don't think even Street and Marr can remember/agree exactly what they did at the time) but interesting to hear it pulled apart.

New 'Dig!' article on 'That Joke Isn't Funny Anymore' (July 1st 2022)

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Another new article - it looks like Warners is really trying to push the back catalogue:

'Dig!' article on 'Some Girls are Bigger Than Others' (June 27, 2022)

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New article (dated 27th June 2022) about Some Girls Are Bigger Than Others, published in 'Dig! (Warner Music's promotional magazine).
Not much in the way of actual new content, but a nice summing up for newer fans:

Johnny Marr joins Alicia Keys onstage for "This Charming Man" in Manchester (June 11, 2022)

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From AO Arena, Manchester.......did she forget the words or just start in late?

Bonhams: "Live In Session" - Property From The John Peel Archive catalogue available (Smiths items listed) Auction due June 14, 2022

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An update on the John Peel auction:
Catalogue listings of 200 lots now online - an interesting & eclectic mix of items.
A few Smiths bits worth mentioning too.

Their first tape to him (rather wonderful):

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Est: £500 - £700

Peel's The Smiths: A 'Gold' Disc Award For The Album Hatful Of Hollow:

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Est: £400 - £600

The Smiths: An Autographed Copy Of The Single What Difference Does It Make?/Back To The Old House/These Things Take Time:

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The Smiths live at the Nottingham Royal Centre on 21st Oct 1986, playing "How Soon Is Now?" and "Still Ill" - Soundsville International / YouTube

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The Smiths live at the Nottingham Royal Centre on 21st Oct 1986, playing How Soon Is Now and Still Ill

Concert Filmed by Soundsville International. This is taken from my master Video8 tape.

Memories from the night

My Parents were in the process of moving to Lincoln in 86, and they were renting a flat while they looked for a house. It just so happened that they were away that week, and as Lincoln is not far from Nottingham, we decided to borrow their flat for the night. We drove up from London in our trusty VW Camper van in the afternoon. Picking up a pizza as we drove through Lincoln, we found the flat and had some tea (that's an evening meal for all you non Brits ... although we may have had a cup of tea with it).
Nottingham is about 40 miles from Lincoln. We didn't leave the flat until early evening, so time was quite tight as we entered the city. It has a ring road round the city centre, which wasn't easy to navigate. We could see the...

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