Essential Boots

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Skylarker

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Here's a thread for new ups of essential bootlegs...for new fans or for people whose hard drives died.

Other than maybe a compilation here or there, I didn't come up with ANY of this shit the first time around; all of this stuff was originally leaked and posted by other people and they've been given credit in instances where I know/remember who they are.

Most of these are in 320 or 256; I've linked to Smithstorrents for source credits and FLAC versions when possible.

This is a work in progress; I'll be adding to it soon but if anybody else wants to help, that would be appreciated.



OK here we go:

The Smiths: The Pablo Cuckoo Tape


Smithstorrents

You've Got Everything Now
Accept Yourself
What Difference Does It Make
Reel Around The Fountain
These Things Take Time
I Don't Owe You Anything
Hand In Glove
Handsome Devil
Miserable Lie

Download



The Smiths: Another Hatful



Accept Yourself (b-side version)
William, It Was Really Nothing (Peel Session)
Handsome Devil (Troy Tate Set 3)
Reel Around The Fountain (Jensen Session)
Wonderful Woman (b-side version)
Rusholme Ruffians (Peel session)
This Charming Man (original studio recording)
The Hand That Rocks The Cradle (Troy Tate Set 3)
Jeane (Troy Tate Set 3)
This Night Has Opened My Eyes (unreleased studio version)
These Things Take Time (Troy Tate Set 3)
Pretty Girls Make Graves (Jensen session)
Miserable Lie (Peel session)
I Don't Owe You Anything (Jensen session)
Nowhere Fast (Peel session)
Hand In Glove (Troy Tate Set 3)

Download


Morrissey: Revelation



Some of these songs have appeared on catalog reissues; the versions here are pre-release/unmastered and you may notice a slightly different sonic quality that may be of interest.

Wiki Entry
Download


The Smiths: Demos and Instrumentals



Wiki
Smithstorrents

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Skylarker

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Rank, et al.



Here are boots of the FM broadcast from the Kilburn show, a soundboard rip which is very similar and has the same tracklist (these omit some songs that made the record but include others which did not), and an OK sounding audience recording of the whole show.

I have no idea who is responsible originally for all of these recordings but I've linked to as many source/information sites as possible.

Smithstorrents 1

Smithstorrents 2

Smithstorrents combo of official and soundboard (FLAC only; not linked to below in MP3)

Wiki info
More Wiki info

Audience
FM
Soundboard
 
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Skylarker

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Here is one upload of two combined short Morrissey outtake collections that have been around for awhile; one dating from the 1988 Viva Hate sessions and the other hailing primarily from the 1993 Vauxhall sessions but including two tracks from the Bona Drag era from several years prior.

All tracks here are unmastered and I have combined both collections into one amalgam; assembled chronologically. Those interested in the original FLAC uploads/original filenames should note these Smithstorrents links:


Smithstorrents Viva Hate Outtakes

Smithstorrents Vauxhall and More

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Tynamuna

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Here's a thread for new ups of essential bootlegs...for newbs or for people whose hard drives ate shit and died.

Other than maybe a compilation here or there, I didn't come up with ANY of this shit the first time around; all of this stuff was originally leaked and posted by other people and they've been given credit in instances where I know/remember who they are.

All of these are in 320; for you FLAC weirdos I've linked to Smithstorrents when possible.

This is a work in progress; I'll be adding to it soon but if anybody else wants to help, well...


OK here we go:

The Smiths: The Pablo Cuckoo Tape


Smithstorrents

You've Got Everything Now
Accept Yourself
What Difference Does It Make
Reel Around The Fountain
These Things Take Time
I Don't Owe You Anything
Hand In Glove
Handsome Devil
Miserable Lie

Download



The Smiths: Another Hatful



Accept Yourself (b-side version)
William, It Was Really Nothing (Peel Session)
Handsome Devil (Troy Tate Set 3)
Reel Around The Fountain (Jensen Session)
Wonderful Woman (b-side version)
Rusholme Ruffians (Peel session)
This Charming Man (original studio recording)
The Hand That Rocks The Cradle (Troy Tate Set 3)
Jeane (Troy Tate Set 3)
This Night Has Opened My Eyes (unreleased studio version)
These Things Take Time (Troy Tate Set 3)
Pretty Girls Make Graves (Jensen session)
Miserable Lie (Peel session)
I Don't Owe You Anything (Jensen session)
Nowhere Fast (Peel session)
Hand In Glove (Troy Tate Set 3)

Download


Morrissey: Revelation



Some of these songs have appeared on catalog reissues; the versions here are pre-release/unmastered and you may notice a slightly different sonic quality that may be of interest.

Wiki Entry
Download


The Smiths: Demos and Instrumentals



Wiki
Smithstorrents

Download
bummer, the smiths demo and instrumental link does not work
btw that Morrissey pic were he is showing his abs must be the most sexy i have ever seen him. the Dennis and Gnasher hair spoils it a bit tho.
 
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Skylarker

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bummer, the smiths demo and instrumental link does not work
btw that Morrissey pic were he is showing his abs must be the most sexy i have ever seen him. the Dennis and Gnasher hair spoils it a bit tho.

The download link is fixed. Thanks for bringing it to my attention.

And I'm glad you appreciate the uploads but twice in responding to this thread you have felt the need to embed all of the original post's content, which is f***ing absurd.
 
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Tynamuna

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The download link is fixed. Thanks for bringing it to my attention.

And I'm glad you appreciate the uploads but twice in responding to this thread you have felt the need to embed all of the original post's content, which is f***ing absurd.
Oh skylarker, don't you know that i write stories like Tolstoy but suck at everything that includes computers and the internet
Give me a break you big bully:swear::whip::rofl:
it is not only because i hate social media that i don't have twitter. I don't understand hashtags
Either way, what does to you
 
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Skylarker

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The Smiths
Irvine Meadows, Laguna Hills, CA
28th August 1986








So this is a show that, despite the date/venue listed on the bootleg art, is actually from the date/location listed above. It's one of the best Smiths bootlegs around and is commonly known as Thank Your Lucky Stars, which according to the info linked to below is where the erroneous source info comes from.

I do not know if LIVLWYL is the exact same thing as TYLS, or if there are any differences or what. It sounds the same to me as I remember TYLS, which I am currently re-downloading TYLS from Soulseek as apparently I no longer have it. When it comes in, if it's different from this one I will post it but I have a feeling it's the same.

There is also, I guess, a fairly recent fan remaster of this boot. It's pretty amazing and I just played it and I think it's the definitive interpretation:



The Smithstorrent link to the Fiat remaster is here.
The mp3 conversion is here.

Anyway, here is Life Is Very Long When You're Lonely and (probably) Thank Your Lucky Stars.

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Wiki entry on this boot

Smithstorrent link to Thank Your Lucky Stars
 
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Skylarker

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Morrissey: Nothing Ever Dies
Solo Versions Of Smiths Songs




here's a comp I put together awhile back of the best version (in my opinion) of every Smiths song Morrissey has performed live. Lots of different sources; quality is soundboard where possible. Some songs appear twice when arrangements are significantly different. Many thanks to all the original uploaders of the tracks. The set was updated recently to include Asleep from the last tour (thanks to !Viva Hate! for that.)


NED pt. 1


NED pt. 2
 
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Skylarker

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The Smiths
The Troy Tate Sessions (Complete Set)




OK so there have been a trillion versions of this over the years. If you don't know what it is, it's the sessions The Smiths did with Troy Tate as producer for their first LP, before the recordings were scrapped and they started over with John porter.

Far, far superior attempts at these songs in pretty much everyone's opinion.

Basically three major increments have leaked since the early 90s...I won't attempt to break them all down; I've linked to places below where people explain it much more lucidly than I ever could. What I have done is correlate the different sets into one place, and here is that effort below.

First set

Second Set
Third Set (Analog Loyalist remaster)
Third Set (savbomb remaster)

Notes/explanations/FLAC versions/etc:

PJLM breakdown
Smithstorrents explanation
Soundsville link (Smithstorrents)
Analog Loyalist notes regarding 3rd leak set
Savbomb remasters link (Smithstorrents)
 

BrummieBoy

BrummieBoy
Sincere thanks to 'Skylarker' for making these available/re-advertising to new recruits that this extraordinary unofficial archive exists. Whoever owns the rights to these songs is sitting on an absolute gold-mine. I'm surprised the rights owners of these performances hasn't contacted 'Skylarker' to make this into a fully-fledged multi-CD/DVD/*coffee-table* eye-candy Smiths-Porn book along the lines of 'Peepholism'. No doubt Morrissey's Legal Eagles would pounce if anyone tried to monetize this amazing archive work as it would provide a retirement income for Mike Joyce. Morrissey should just sing 'Let It Go' and celebrate what he achieved as part of The Smiths Collective rather than die a bitter, angry fool rightly dismissed as 'devious, truculent and unreliable' with regard to the contractual spats over these works.

This is the best site about popular music and 'fan culture' on the Interwebz. This thread is one reason why. Again, many thanks to 'Skylarker' and 'Viva Hate', and of course, to DavidT for not being bullied or bribed into submission. After the Glastonbury blast about Eavis, I can suddenly stop wincing when listening to all this. I'm looking forward to savouring these alternative takes on my morning run or other activities whilst in Boot Camp. Fantastic stuff.

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BrummieBoy

BrummieBoy
Oh skylarker, don't you know that i write stories like Tolstoy but suck at everything that includes computers and the internet
Give me a break you big bully:swear::whip::rofl:
it is not only because i hate social media that i don't have twitter. I don't understand hashtags
Either way, what does to you

Edit you posts and remove the extraneous crap to improve the image/text flow of this thread. Thanks.

best
BB
 
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Tynamuna

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Edit you posts and remove the extraneous crap to improve the image/text flow of this thread. Thanks.

best
BB
You are right BB, but make sure to take that advice self. Your posts are often filled by needless nonsens that clogs up threads
 

BrummieBoy

BrummieBoy
You are right BB, but make sure to take that advice self. Your posts are often filled by needless nonsens that clogs up threads

You said you were leaving. Please don't disappoint. And stop trying to raise your profile by addressing my throne. I gave you simple technical advice. End of.

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Skylarker

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Alright, girls. That's enough. Take it outside if you can't get along.

Anyway...here's Viva's excellent audio rip of the 25 Live DVD.

Wiki info



Download
 
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Tynamuna

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You said you were leaving. Please don't disappoint. And stop trying to raise your profile by addressing my throne. I gave you simple technical advice. End of.

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BB
Lets end this and insted enjoy the boots. I know now how to quote, lets get along and save this for the next time Morrissey eats cheese or hangs around semi-nude women
 
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