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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).

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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