The Smiths complete studio recording sessions

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(infos mostly taken from PJLM and various sources on the web)


05/06.1982 Manchester, Johnny Marr's House (Johnny Marr)
The Hand That Rocks The Cradle home demo - unreleased
Don't Blow Your Own Horn home demo - unreleased

08.1982 Manchester, Johnny Marr's House (Johnny Marr)
I Want A Boy For My Birthday excerpt demo - LEAKED
I Want A Boy For My Birthday full version demo - unreleased

08.1982 Manchester, Decibel Studios
The Hand That Rocks The Cradle demo - unreleased
Suffer Little Children demo - LEAKED

12.1982 Manchester, Drone Studios
Handsome Devil EMI demo - unreleased
Miserable Lie EMI demo - unreleased
What Difference Does It Make? EMI demo - unreleased

04.02.1983 Manchester, Hacienda (CONCERT)
Handsome Devil HAND IN GLOVE single

27.02.1983 Stockport, Strawberry Studios -
Hand In Glove single version - HATFUL OF HOLLOW
Hand In Glove - remixed THE SMITHS

18.05.1983 London, BBC Studios (Roger Pusey)
Handsome Devil Peel session - HATFUL OF HOLLOW
Miserable Lie Peel session - PEEL SESSIONS EP
Reel Around The Fountain Peel session - HATFUL OF HOLLOW
What Difference Does It Make? Peel session - HATFUL OF HOLLOW

05.1983 Manchester, Crazy Face jeans warehouse (Joe Moss)
A Matter Of Opinion rehearsal - unreleased
You’ve Got Everything Now rehearsal - LEAKED
Accept Yourself 4:19 rehearsal - LEAKED
What Difference Does It Make? 4:06 rehearsal - LEAKED
Reel Around The Fountain 6:36 rehearsal - LEAKED
These Things Take Time 3:05 rehearsal - LEAKED
I Don't Owe You Anything 5:29 rehearsal - LEAKED
Hand In Glove 2:59 rehearsal - LEAKED
Handsome Devil 3:06 rehearsal - LEAKED
Miserable Lie 5:11 rehearsal - LEAKED

26.06.1983 London, BBC Session (Dale Griffin)
These Things Take Time Jensen session - HATFUL OF HOLLOW
Wonderful Woman Jensen session - LEAKED
You've Got Everything Now Jensen session - HATFUL OF HOLLOW

29.06.1983 London, Brixton Ace (CONCERT)
Hand In Glove THERE IS A LIGHT THAT NEVER GOES OUT CD1

07/08.1983 London, Elephant Studios (Troy Tate)
Accept Yourself #1
Accept Yourself #2
Hand In Glove
Hand In Glove alternate mix
The Hand That Rocks The Cradle
Handsome Devil
Handsome Devil alternate mix
I Don't Owe You Anything
I Don't Owe You Anything alternate mix
Jeane
Jeane remixed - THIS CHARMING MAN 7"
Miserable Lie
Miserable Lie alternate mix
Pretty Girls Make Graves I STARTED SOMETHING I COULDN'T FINISH single
Reel Around The Fountain COMPLETE box set
Reel Around The Fountain alternate mix
Suffer Little Children
Suffer Little Children alternate mix
These Things Take Time
What Difference Does It Make? #1
What Difference Does It Make? #1 alternate mix
What Difference Does It Make? #2
Wonderful Woman
Wonderful Woman alternate mix
You've Got Everything Now
You've Got Everything Now alternate mix

25.08.1983 London, BBC Studios (David Jensen)
Accept Yourself HATFUL OF HOLLOW
I Don't Owe You Anything bbc session - LEAKED
Pretty Girls Make Graves bbc session - LEAKED
Reel Around The Fountain bbc session - LEAKED

14.09.1983 London, BBC Studios (Roger Pusey)
Back To The Old House Peel session - HATFUL OF HOLLOW
Still Ill Peel session - HATFUL OF HOLLOW
This Charming Man Peel session - HATFUL OF HOLLOW
This Night Has Opened My Eyes Peel session - HATFUL OF HOLLOW

09.1983 London, Matrix Studios (John Porter)
Accept Yourself THIS CHARMING MAN single
Still Ill instrumental backing track
This Charming Man "London" - THIS CHARMING MAN single
Wonderful Woman THIS CHARMING MAN single

10.1983 Stockport, Strawberry Studio (John Porter)
This Charming Man "Manchester" - THE SMITHS

mid 10.1983 Manchester, Pluto Studios (John Porter)
Back To The Old House LOUDER THAN WORDS
The Hand That Rocks The Cradle monitor mix - DEMOS & OUTTAKES
The Hand That Rocks The Cradle THE SMITHS
I Don't Owe You Anything fast version - unreleased
I Don't Owe You Anything THE SMITHS
Miserable Lie THE SMITHS
Pretty Girls Make Graves THE SMITHS
Reel Around The Fountain THE SMITHS
Still Ill - vocals THE SMITHS
Suffer Little Children THE SMITHS
These Things Take Time LOUDER THAN BOMBS
What Difference Does It Make? THE SMITHS
You've Got Everything Now THE SMITHS

11.1983 London, Eden Studios
THE SMITHS album additional mixing

late 1983 Manchester, Johnny Marr's House (Johnny Marr)
Well I Wonder instrumental home demo - unreleased

02.1984 London, Matrix Studios (John Porter)
Hand In Glove w/ Sandie Shaw - HAND IN GLOVE single
Hand In Glove w/ Sandie Shaw - alternate mix - THE SMITHS Japan CD
I Don't Owe You Anything w/ Sandie Shaw - HAND IN GLOVE single
Jeane w/ Sandie Shaw - HAND IN GLOVE single

20.02.1984 "THE SMITHS" ALBUM RELEASED

02.03.1984 Glasgow, University (CONCERT)
Girl Afraid Department Of Enjoyment vv.aa.

03.1984 London, Fallout Shelter (John Porter)
Girl Afraid HATFUL OF HOLLOW
Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now HATFUL OF HOLLOW
Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now longer version - 12"

14.04.1984 London, Saturday Live BBC Studios
I Don't Owe You Anything w/ Sandie Shaw - LEAKED
Jeane w/ Sandie Shaw - LEAKED

04.1984 London, Powerhouse Studios (Geoff Travis)
This Charming Man Amanda Malone version - unreleased
Girl Afraid Amanda Malone version - unreleased

07.1984 London, Jam Studios (John Porter)
Fast One instrumental demo - unreleased
How Soon Is Now? HATFUL OF HOLLOW
How Soon Is Now? edited single version - 7" single
How Soon Is Now? Phil Brown edit - 7" single
How Soon Is Now? unfinished studio outtake - italian 12"
Nowhere Fast intended single version - unreleased
Rusholme Ruffians electric version - DEMOS & OUTTAKES
This Night Has Opened My Eyes studio version - DEMOS & OUTTAKES
Please, Please, Let Me Get What I Want HATFUL OF HOLLOW
Well I Wonder instrumental demo - unreleased
William, It Was Really Nothing HATFUL OF HOLLOW

01.08.1984 London, BBC Studios (John Porter)
How Soon Is Now? Peel session - unreleased
Nowhere Fast Peel session - LAST NIGHT I DREAMT THAT SOMEBODY LOVED ME single
Rusholme Ruffians Peel session - LAST NIGHT I DREAMT THAT SOMEBODY LOVED ME single
William, It Was Really Nothing Peel session - LAST NIGHT I DREAMT THAT SOMEBODY LOVED ME single

10.1984 Liverpool, Amazon Studios (Morrissey & Marr)
Barbarism Begins At Home early demo - unreleased
Barbarism Begins At Home MEAT IS MURDER
Barbarism Begins At Home Phil Brown edit - 7" single
The Headmaster Ritual studio outtake - unreleased
The Headmaster Ritual MEAT IS MURDER
The Headmaster Ritual Phil Brown edit - 7" single
I Want The One I Can't Jave studio outtake - unreleased
I Want The One I Can't Have MEAT IS MURDER
Meat Is Murder studio outtake - unreleased
Meat Is Murder MEAT IS MURDER
Nowhere Fast MEAT IS MURDER
Rusholme Ruffians MEAT IS MURDER
That Joke Isn't Funny Anymore studio outtake - unreleased
That Joke Isn't Funny Anymore MEAT IS MURDER
Well I Wonder MEAT IS MURDER
What She Said studio outtake - unreleased
What She Said MEAT IS MURDER

12.11.1984 "HATFUL OF HOLLOW" COMPILATION RELEASED

11.1984 Surrey, Ridge Farm
MEAT IS MURDER album overdubs

12.1984 London, Fallout Shelter
MEAT IS MURDER album final mixes
I Misses You edited instrumental demo - DEMOS & OUTTAKES
I Misses You full instrumental demo - unreleased
Never Had No One Ever instrumental demo - unreleased

01.1985 Surrey, Ridge Farm Studios (Morrissey & Marr)
Oscillate Wildly studio outtake - unreleased
Oscillate Wildly THE WORLD WON'T LISTEN
Shakespeare's Sister studio outtake - unreleased

01.1985 Primrose Hill, Utopia Studios (Morrissey & Marr)
Shakespeare's Sister mix - THE WORLD WON'T LISTEN
Stretch Out And Wait LOUDER THAN BOMBS
Stretch Out And Wait alternate version - THE WORLD WON'T LISTEN

11.02.1985 "MEAT IS MURDER" ALBUM RELEASED

18.03.1985 Oxford, Apollo Theatre (CONCERT)
Nowhere Fast THAT JOKE ISN'T FUNNY ANYMORE single
Stretch Out And Wait THAT JOKE ISN'T FUNNY ANYMORE single
Shakespeare's Sister THAT JOKE ISN'T FUNNY ANYMORE single
Meat Is Murder THAT JOKE ISN'T FUNNY ANYMORE single
What She Said NME Poll Winners vv.aa. 7"
Miserable Lie Rough Trade Compilation vv.aa. LP
William It Was Really Nothing Meat Is Murder Live Promo EP

27.06.1985 Los Angeles, Hollywood Palladium (CONCERT)
Shakespeare's Sister Rarities Volume 2 aa.vv. Promo CD

08.1985 Manchester, Drone Studios (Morrissey & Marr)
The Boy With The Thorn In His Side studio outtake - unreleased
The Boy With The Thorn In His Side THE WORLD WON'T LISTEN

08/09.1985 London, RAK Studios (Morrissey & Marr)
Asleep THE WORLD WON'T LISTEN
Bigmouth Strikes Again studio outtake with Kirsty MacColl - unreleased
Bigmouth Strikes Again THE QUEEN IS DEAD
Frankly, Mr. Shankly studio outtake - unreleased
I Know It's Over studio outtake - unreleased
I Know It's Over instrumental backing track
Never Had No One Ever take 1 - unreleased
Never Had No One Ever instrumental backing track
Rubber Ring studio outtake - LEAKED
Rubber Ring THE WORLD WON'T LISTEN
Some Girls Are Bigger Than Others studio outtake - unreleased
There Is A Light That Never Goes Out take 1 - DEMOS & OUTTAKES
Unloveable studio outtake - unreleased

10/11.1985 Farnham, Jacobs Studios (Morrissey & Marr)
The Boy With The Thorn In His Side-mix THE QUEEN IS DEAD
Cemetry Gates monitor mix - unreleased
Cemetry Gates THE QUEEN IS DEAD
Frankly, Mr. Shankly studio outtake with horns - DEMOS & OUTTAKES
I Know It's Over - vocals THE QUEEN IS DEAD
Never Had No One Ever studio outtake with trumpet - unreleased
Never Had No One Ever - vocals THE QUEEN IS DEAD
The Queen Is Dead instrumental demo - unreleased
The Queen Is Dead full lenght version - DEMOS & OUTTAKES
The Queen Is Dead THE QUEEN IS DEAD
Some Girls Are Bigger Than Others THE QUEEN IS DEAD
Some Girls Are Bigger Than Others alternate mix - SINGLE
There Is A Light That Never Goes Out THE QUEEN IS DEAD
Unloveable THE WORLD WON'T LISTEN
Vicar In A Tutu alternate mix - unreleased
Vicar In A Tutu THE QUEEN IS DEAD

12.1985 London, Wessex Studios (John Porter)
Frankly, Mr. Shankly THE QUEEN IS DEAD
Money Changes Everything THE WORLD WON'T LISTEN

05.1986 London, Livingston Studios (John Porter)
The Draize Train PANIC single
Panic THE WORLD WON'T LISTEN
Sweet Tender Hooligan slower studio outtake - unreleased

16.06.1986 "THE QUEEN IS DEAD" ALBUM RELEASED

06.1986 London, Jam Studios (John Porter)
Ask first version - DEMOS & OUTTAKES
Ask THE WORLD WON'T LISTEN
Golden Lights pre-mix version - unreleased
Golden Lights THE WORLD WON'T LISTEN
Is It Really So Strange? intended single version - DEMOS & OUTTAKES

10.1986 London, Mayfair Studios (Morrissey, Marr & Stephen Street)
Half A Person THE WORLD WON'T LISTEN
London THE WORLD WON'T LISTEN
You Just Haven't Earned It Yet Baby THE WORLD WON'T LISTEN
You Just Havent' Earned It Yet Baby alternate version - LOUDER THAN WORDS

23.10.1986 Kilburn, National Ballroom (CONCERT)
The Queen Is Dead RANK
Panic RANK
Vicar In A Tutu RANK
Ask RANK
His Latest Flame/Rusholme Ruffians RANK
The Boy With The Thorn In His Side RANK
What She Said/Rubber Ring RANK
Is It Really So Strange? RANK
Cemetry Gates RANK
London RANK
I Know It's Over RANK
The Draize Train RANK
Still Ill RANK
Bigmouth Strikes Again RANK
There Is A Light That Never Goes Out Radio Broadcast
Frankly, Mr. Shankly Radio Broadcast
How Soon Is Now? Radio Broadcast

11.1986 London, Trident Studios (Johnny Marr)
Shoplifters Of The World Unite instrumental studio outtake - LEAKED
Shoplifters Of The World Unite instrumental demo - DEMOS & OUTTAKES
Shoplifters Of The World Unite THE WORLD WON'T LISTEN

02.12.1986 London, BBC Studios (John Porter)
Half A Person Peel session - LEAKED
Is It Really So Strange Peel session - LOUDER THAN WORDS
London Peel session - LEAKED
Sweet And Tender Hooligan Peel session - LOURDER THAN BOMBS

12/12/1986 London, Brixton Academy (CONCERT)
Some Girls Are Bigger Than Others THERE IS A LIGHT THAT NEVER GOES OUT CD1

early 01.1987 London, Matrix Studios (John Porter)
Sheila Take A Bow sitar version - DEMOS & OUTTAKES

01.1987 London, Good Earth Studios (Stephen Street)
Girlfriend In A Coma monitor mix - DEMOS & OUTTAKES
I Started Something I Couldn't Finish instrumental jam - unreleased
Stop Me If You Think You've Heard... instrumental jam - unreleased
Sheila Take A Bow LOUDER THAN BOMBS

23.02.1987 "THE WORLD WON'T LISTEN" COMPILATION RELEASED

16.03.1987 "LOUDER THAN BOMBS" COMPILATION RELEASED

03/04.1987 Bath, Wool Hall Studios (Stephen Street)
Death At One's Elbow STRANGEWAYS, HERE WE COME
Death Of A Disco Dancer monitor mix - DEMOS & OUTTAKES
Death Of A Disco Dancer STRANGEWAYS, HERE WE COME
Girlfriend In A Coma STRANGEWAYS, HERE WE COME
Heavy Track edited instrumental demo - DEMOS & OUTTAKES
Heavy Track full instrumental demo - unreleased
Heavy Track alternate instrumental demo - unreleased
I Started Something I Couldn't Finish studio outtake - unreleased
I Started Something I Couldn't Finish STRANGEWAYS, HERE WE COME
I Won't Share You STRANGEWAYS, HERE WE COME
Last Night I Dreamt That Somebody... STRANGEWAYS, HERE WE COME
Last Night I Dreamt That Somebody... single edit - 7"
Paint A Vulgar Picture monitor mix - DEMOS & OUTTAKES
Paint A Vulgar Picture studio outtake - LEAKED
Paint A Vulgar Picture STRANGEWAYS, HERE WE COME
A Rush And A Push And The Land Is Ours STRANGEWAYS, HERE WE COME
Stop Me If You Think You've Heard... STRANGEWAYS, HERE WE COME
Stop Me If You Think You've Heard... alternate mix - EU single
Unhappy Birthday STRANGEWAYS HERE WE COME

05.1987 Streatham, Firehouse Studios (Grant Showbiz)
I Keep Mine Hidden GIRLFRIEND IN A COMA single
I Keep Mine Hidden alternate version - COMPLETE box set
Now And Then There's A Fool Such As I unfinished outtake - unreleased
Streatham #1 instrumental demo - unreleased
Streatham #2 instrumental demo - unreleased
Work Is A Four-Letter Word GIRLFRIEND IN A COMA single
Work Is A Four-Letter Word edited version - GIRLFRIEND IN A COMA 7"
You Don't Know Anything unfinished demo - unreleased

28.09.1987 "STRANGEWAYS, HERE WE COME" ALBUM RELEASED​
 
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