Advice on mixed CD

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  1. SRA

    SRA the queen is still ill Moderator

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    Hello there. Was asked to make a CD by a friend who is interested in The Smiths. Just looking for some advice, based on the ones she has liked thus far, which you think are in similar vain to.

    She likes Panic and Girlfriend In A Coma. Can you think of any Smiths songs which you think are pretty similar musically to those, whilst still being different in their own way? Boy With A Thorn Comes... to mind, Is It Really So Strange maybe?

    Bit of an odd request I know! Any ideas?
     
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    I wouldn't look for songs that are similar musically, I would put songs that are the best in my opinion, or a combination of songs that show different sides of The Smiths.

    Personally, I don't think The Boy... and Is It Really Strange are among their best songs, but it's your compilation, so you should just choose what you like best.
     
  4. SRA

    SRA the queen is still ill Moderator

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    I agree, I dont think they are amongst their best either, but closest to the other songs she liked. But as you said, I should really pick different songs to display how versatile they were musically. Fair enough point.
     
  5. Dave

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    You have to put Sheila Take A Bow and from Rank! His latest Flame/Rusholme Ruffians, and it will all work out. If they don't like those, there is no hope.
     
  6. vAndreav

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    personally, i think she'd like:
    what difference does it make
    bigmouth strikes again
    cemetry gates
    i started something i couldnt finish
    handsome devil
    william it was really nothing

    and stop me if you think youve hear this one before
     
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    Stop Me
    A Rush and a Push
    William
    Shelia
    A Boy would prob work
    Frankly Mr Shankly
    Ask
    Rubber Ring
     
  8. vAndreav

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    yes frankly mr shankly is a catchy one
     
  9. Dothatagain?

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    I think that's the best way to go. Here are some random suggestions:

    This Charming Man / The Boy With The Thorn In His Side / William It Was Really Nothing
    Still Ill / Bigmouth Strikes Again / The Headmaster Ritual
    The Queen is Dead / What She Said / Sweet and Tender Hooligan
    That Joke Isn't Funny Anymore / I Know It's Over / Last Night I Dreamt That Somebody Loved Me
    Frankly, Mr Shankly / Rubber Ring
    Sheila, Take a Bow / Shoplifters of the World Unite
    How Soon is Now?
    Asleep
    Please Please Please Let Me Get What I Want
    A Rush and a Push and the Land is Ours
    And definitely There Is A Light That Never Goes Out - you can't have a Smiths compilation without it. ;)
     
  10. mjj_kop

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    new fan for a mixed cd

    Hi,
    I'm wanting to do a CD compilation of a few tracks for my mate who hasn't really heard a lot of Morrissey's work.

    Anyone got any suggestions of great tracks to get a new fan hooked in and begging for more?

    Cheers
     
  11. spmorrissey

    spmorrissey Will Never Marry

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    Re: Burn CD for new fan - tracklist?

    Irish Blood

    First Of The Gang

    Let Me Kiss You

    You Have Killed Me

    Life Is A Pigsty

    Suedehead

    The More You Ignore Me


    I'll get back to you with some more
     
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    Re: Burn CD for new fan - tracklist?

    Southpaw
     
  13. spmorrissey

    spmorrissey Will Never Marry

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    Re: Burn CD for new fan - tracklist?

    America Is Not A World

    Certain People I Know

    I Like You

    Im Not Sorry

    Interesting Drug

    King Leer

    Lucky Lisp

    Mute Witness

    Sing Your Life

    and for definite

    National Front Disco
     
  14. drowning girl

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    For a compilation of Morrissey┬┤s work I would choose:
    Southpaw
    Irish Blood, English Heart
    National Front Disco
    TLOTFI Playboys
    November Spawned A Monster
    Alma Matters
    Satan Rejected My Soul
    The More You Ignore Me, The Closer I Get
    The Lazy Sunbathers
    Piccadilly Palare
    Mute Witness
    Boy Racer
    The Operation
    Seasick
    Tomorrow

    Those are the songs that my friends quite like although they are no Morrissey fans at all.
    So this would make a good selection, I think.
    Try it and tell us!
     
  15. Hidden By Rags

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    Re: Burn CD for new fan - tracklist?

    Great choice. You've just reminded me (and hopefully everyone else reading this) what a great song this is. I'm still bewildered that it's not highly rated by more people, the album that is.

    My Morrissey picks:
    Boxers
    Jack the Ripper
     
  16. Roma De Moz

    Roma De Moz Fat Children Took My Life

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    Introducing...Morrissey.

    1. First Of The Gang To Die
    2. Everyday Is Like Sunday
    3. Sister I'm A Poet
    4. Tommorow
    5. Let Me Kiss You
    6. Seasick, Yet Still Docked
    7. Now My Heart Is Full
    8. Alma Matters
    9. Dear God, Please Help Me
    10. The Never Played Symphonies

    Introducing...The Smiths

    1. This Charming Man
    2. Reel Around The Fountain
    3. Nowhere Fast
    4. Stop Me If You Think You've Heard This One Before
    5. I Know It's Over
    6. Please, Please, Please Let Me Get What I Want
    7. William, It Was Really Nothing
    8. There Is A Light That Never Goes Out
    9. Rubber Ring
    10. Asleep
     
  17. stillasleep86

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    to SRA, it seems she likes the catchy, happier pop sound. People pretty much gave you some good ideas, I didn't see (I could have missed it, sorry if someone said this one) Shakespeare's Sister on here yet, and that's a great one.

    You can't have a Smiths mix without Asleep on it though. :)
    I like to follow that one up with Last Night I Dreamt... on my mixes.
     
  18. Your Arsenal

    Your Arsenal yes I am blind

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    Well I made a mixed MOZ/Smiths CD recently for a friend, and it went like this:

    A Rush and A Push and the Land
    Suedehead
    Whatever Happens, I love you
    How soon is now
    the boy with the thorn in his side
    king leer
    Little man what now?
    I know its over
    I don't owe you anything
    Everyday is like sunday
    He knows i'd love to see him happy
    panic
    the last of the famous international playboys
    Cemetry Gates
    I won't share you

    uh wierd list. but personal faves mixed with all time faves.
     
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