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[[Category:The Smiths Lyrics]]
 
[[Category:The Smiths Lyrics]]
 
[[File:How-Soon-Is-Now.jpg | thumb | right | Cover art]]
 
[[File:How-Soon-Is-Now.jpg | thumb | right | Cover art]]
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[[File:HowsoonUS12.jpg | thumb | right | US 12" cover art]]
 
[[File:Howsoon1992.jpg | thumb | right | Reissue cover art]]
 
[[File:Howsoon1992.jpg | thumb | right | Reissue cover art]]
 
{{Discobox
 
{{Discobox
 
| Name = How Soon Is Now?
 
| Name = How Soon Is Now?
| Total Length =
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| Total Length = 3:41
 
| Recorded =  
 
| Recorded =  
 
| Writer = Morrissey/Marr
 
| Writer = Morrissey/Marr
| Producer =  
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| Producer = [[John Porter]]
 
| Mastered =  
 
| Mastered =  
 
| Art = Sean Barrett<br>'Dunkirk' (1958) by Leslie Norman
 
| Art = Sean Barrett<br>'Dunkirk' (1958) by Leslie Norman
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| Publisher = [[Rough Trade Records]] (UK)<br>[[Sire Records]] (US)
 
| Publisher = [[Rough Trade Records]] (UK)<br>[[Sire Records]] (US)
 
| Format =  7" Vinyl, 12" Vinyl, CD
 
| Format =  7" Vinyl, 12" Vinyl, CD
| Release =  
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| Release = 28 January 1985
| Chart = UK #
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| Chart = UK #24<br> UK #16 (reissue)
 
| Type = Single
 
| Type = Single
 
| ArtistType = The Smiths
 
| ArtistType = The Smiths
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==Information==
 
==Information==
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===Recording===
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* A studio outtake version of this song (likely the Italian 12" version) is available on the [[A Nice Bit Of Meat (LP bootleg)|A Nice Bit Of Meat]] bootleg LP.
 
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* An instrumental version of this song is available on the [[A Nice Bit Of Meat 2 (LP bootleg)|A Nice Bit Of Meat 2]] bootleg LP.
===Release===
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* The Italian 12" version of this song is available on the [[Blessings Of The Highest Order (LP bootleg)|Blessings Of The Highest Order]] bootleg LP, the [[Asleep (CD bootleg)|Asleep]] bootleg CD, [[The Complete BBC Sessions 1983-1986 (CD bootleg)|The Complete BBC Sessions 1983-1986]] bootleg CD, the [[From The One You Left Behind (CD bootleg)|From The One You Left Behind]] bootleg CD and the [[Wilde About The Smiths Unlimited Rarities (CD bootleg)|Wilde About The Smiths Unlimited Rarities]] bootleg CD.
 
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==Track list==
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===7" Vinyl===
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UK - []<br>
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US - []
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{{tracklist
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| 01 =
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| 01-duration = : (Morrissey/[[Johnny Marr|Marr]])
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| 02-duration = : (Morrissey/Marr)
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}}
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===12" Vinyl===
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UK - []<br>
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US - []
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{{tracklist
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===CD Single===
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UK - []
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{{tracklist
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| 01-duration = : (Morrissey/Marr)
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== Lyrics ==
 
== Lyrics ==
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{{lyrics
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{{lyrics |
|I am the son and the heir
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I am the son and the heir
 
Of a shyness that is criminally vulgar
 
Of a shyness that is criminally vulgar
 
I am the son and heir
 
I am the son and heir
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==Personnel==
         
== Sleeve Artwork ==
 
== Sleeve Artwork ==
 
<gallery  perrow="6">
 
<gallery  perrow="6">
  File: | Cover art. (198)
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  File:How-Soon-Is-Now.jpg | Cover art. (1985)
 
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File:HowsoonUS12.jpg | US 12" cover art. (1985)
 
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File:Howsoon1992.jpg | Reissue cover art. (1992)
 
</gallery>
 
</gallery>
    
==Music Video==
 
==Music Video==
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<youtube>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hnpILIIo9ek</youtube>
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===Credits===
 
===Credits===
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*[[Sire Records]] Promo Film
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==Live History==
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{{CommonSongSections | Artist = The Smiths | Song = {{#replace:{{#replace:{{PAGENAME}}| (single)|}}| (song)|}}}}
 
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{{Page
==Appears On==
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|DiscogsReleaseId=586504
<gallery  perrow="8">
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|DiscogsAdditionalReleaseId=372700, 374702,1250324, 490493, 490503
File: | ''[[]]'' <br><br><br>(19)
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|WikipediaPageTitle=How_Soon_Is_Now%3F
File: | ''[[]]'' <br><br><br>(19)
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}}
File: | ''[[]]'' <br><br><br>(19)
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File: | ''[[]]'' <br><br><br>(19)
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File: | ''[[]]''<br><br><br> (19)
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</gallery>
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== Related Items ==
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== References ==
 
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