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    New Smiths documentary on DirectTV?

    Thanks FWD. I too downloaded it but, as you suggest, the video and audio stutters are present in the file itself.
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    New Smiths documentary on DirectTV?

    Unfortunately the video and audio stutters quite a lot in the version on that site. Shame, because it's HQ and widescreen.
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    Smiths Archive

    Sorry to have pulled the plug on Smithstorrents. At some point something better will take its place. It's annoying that the torrent stops at 99.9%. Whoever seeded it somehow broke one file which meant I think everyone will always be stuck at 99.9%. If you had some knowledge of torrents and some...
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    Bassist Guy Pratt on the time he nearly joined the Smiths - Rolling Stone

    From Rolling Stone. Right around that same time, you nearly wound up touring in the Smiths. How did that happen? This whole five year period was just f***in’ nuts. By that time, I was working with Bryan Ferry. Myself and [guitarist] Chester Kamen were kind of like his little sorcerer’s...
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    Omega Auctions: October auction contains potentially unheard material

    I don't think the dangers of recording a cassette from 1986 are all that great. I had a mish mash of tapes from the 80s which I digitised through an old walkman last year. There were no tape jams and all the recordings were still good quality.
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    Omega Auctions: October auction contains potentially unheard material

    I thought you meant Kirsty MacColl. I'd forgotten about Amanda Malone! I agree that there's probably not much of interest in the remaining cassettes, at least from the point of view of unreleased recordings. Subtly different mixes perhaps, but not like the gems that were found on the Demos and...
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    Omega Auctions: October auction contains potentially unheard material

    Good detective work. I’d love to hear these but don’t much fancy chasing those prices even with a combined effort.
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    Omega Auctions: October auction contains potentially unheard material

    It happens to be a half hour bike ride from where I'm sitting. It's still active as a company. I don't know who the tape collectors are. If you know them could you point them in the direction of this thread please?
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    Omega Auctions: October auction contains potentially unheard material

    I've only just got to this. There are some really interesting cassettes listed in the auctions. Nerds assemble! THE SMITHS - WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES IT MAKE/HAVE I - SMILE MUSIC LTD DEMO CASSETTE What is the track Have I? THE SMITHS - EDEN STUDIOS DEMO CASSETTE (BEFORE FIRST ALBUM) Eden Studios...
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    Smiths Torrents 2006-2020: "Goodnight & Thank You" (July 3, 2020)

    Oh! This is a nice thread to find. Thanks for the lovely messages. I'm glad that it meant so much to people.
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    Smithstorrents is gone

    Sorry folks. The site was starting to fall apart. In the Smiths Archive I tried to keep a copy of the corresponding forum post, so at least some of the text lives on there.
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    Smiths Archive

    I see. I'm still seeding the torrent but I acknowledge that isn't a quick way to download it. I use Rclone to move between cloud storage, in case that's useful.
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    Smiths Archive

    Here's the google drive link.
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    Hand that rocks the cradle troy tate

    Troy Tate mixes. That's a deep rabbit hole for sure. While Troy worked on the production of the first album he'd run off cassettes to show a work-in-progress to stakeholders. The result was that there were at least three of these unfinished mixes in circulation, which got copied from person to...
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