No-one is really queuing up these days to cover the Smiths but a few years ago excitement mounted as the likes of Joyzipper, the Wedding Present and..er Sixpence None the Richer excitedly recreated those legendary songs. It was all collected on a powder blue 2LP edition which may or may not be as sought after as a Tommy Robinson commemorative tea towel.
Vinyl Double LP £43.49 ALR0027LP
Remastered collector’s edition, exclusive one-time run, Powder Blue vinyl 2LP on American Laundromat. Housed in dual-gatefold sleeve. Incl. Joy Zipper, The Wedding Present, Cinerama, Built To Spill etc.
- Includes download code
6/10 Jack 1st December 2017
The charm of the Smith's is that they packaged their wretched lyrics into sublimely catchy melodies and rhythms. The stuff in this tribute is far too dour. If you're new to the band, go get the real thing. With Hatful of Hollow and Louder Than Bombs, you're off to a good start. By the way, I had really high hopes for The Wedding Present on this one. The artists are very talented and I'll check out their stuff, but, by and large, their interpretations of The Smiths are competent but not that remarkable.
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