Includes the hit singles "Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now" and "William It Was Really Nothing"
Originally released in November 1984, this compilation contained many tracks from The Smiths' self-titled first album, as well as B sides and takes from BBC radio sessions. The release of this album was partly due to fan pressure, and gave them the opportunity to hear The Smiths in their primitive glory.
The Smiths were the definitive British indie rock band of the 1980s. Contrived by guitarist Johnny Marr, The Smiths evolved when Marr unearthed vocalist Stephen Morrissey and insisted upon a collaboration. The idea was to produce songs which were always instantaneous and listenable while also provoking deep thought; emeshing Morrissey's words with Marr's music in a sound which, above all, would stand apart without being inaccessible or esoteric.
|William, It Was Really Nothing|
|What Difference Does It Make?|
|These Things Take Time|
|This Charming Man|
|How Soon Is Now?|
|Hand in Glove|
|Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now|
|This Night Has Opened My Eyes|
|You've Got Everything Now|
|Back To The Old House|
|Reel Around The Fountain|
|Please, Please, Please Let Me Get What I Want|