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Louder Than Bombs

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THE SMITHS Compilation Album
Name Louder Than Bombs
Release 30 March 1987
3 April 2012 (remaster)
Length 72:44
Recorded 1983-1986
Writer/composer Morrissey/Marr
Twinkle
Producer Morrissey
Johnny Marr
John Porter
Stephen Street
The Smiths
Roger Pusey
Art work
Vinyl Etching
Publisher Rough Trade Records (UK)
Sire Records (US)
Format(s) Vinyl, CD
Chart position UK #38
US #62
Compilation Album chronology
The World Won't Listen
Louder Than Bombs
Best...I

Information

Louder Than Bombs is a compilation album by The Smiths, originally released in the US, then later in the same year in the UK.

It is similar in content to The World Won't Listen, containing singles, B-sides and session recordings.

The cover photograph is of Shelagh Delaney.

Recording

Release

Track list

1. Is It Really So Strange? (John Peel Session, 2 Dec 86) – 3:04
2. Sheila Take A Bow – 2:41
3. Shoplifters Of The World Unite – 2:57
4. Sweet And Tender Hooligan (John Peel session, 2 Dec 86) – 3:35
5. Half A Person – 3:36
6. London – 2:07
7. Panic – 2:20
8. Girl Afraid – 2:48
9. Shakespeare's Sister – 2:09
10. William, It Was Really Nothing – 2:11
11. You Just Haven't Earned It Yet, Baby (US mix) – 3:23
12. Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now – 3:34
13. Ask – 3:18
14. Golden Lights – 2:39
15. Oscillate Wildly – 3:27
16. These Things Take Time – 2:23
17. Rubber Ring – 3:48
18. Back To The Old House – 3:05
19. Hand In Glove (single version) – 3:13
20. Stretch Out And Wait (original version) – 2:38
21. Please, Please, Please, Let Me Get What I Want – 1:52
22. This Night Has Opened My Eyes (John Peel session, 14 Sept 83) – 3:40
23. Unloveable – 3:55
24. Asleep – 4:11

CD Edition

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US - []

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Vinyl

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Side A
  1. [[]] – : (Morrissey/Marr)
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  3. [[]] – : (Morrissey/Marr)
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Side B
  1. [[]] – : (Morrissey/Marr)
  2. [[]] – : (Morrissey/Marr)
  3. [[]] – : (Morrissey/Marr)
  4. [[]] – : (Morrissey/Marr)
  5. [[]] – : (Morrissey/Marr)

Personnel