The Smiths ‎– The Smiths

Music Girl ‎– US 2567
Cassette, Album, Unofficial Release


A1 Reel Around The Fountain
A2 You've Got Everything Now
A3 Hand In Glove
A4 Pretty Girls Make Cradle
A5 The Hand That Rocks The Cradle
B1 Still Ill
B2 Miserable Lie
B3 What Difference Does It Make?
B4 I Don't Owe You Anything
B5 Suffer Little Children


Recorded onto leaderless cassettes. Sticker labels on the cassette shell appear to be hand-applied. A4 is incorrectly titled "Pretty Girls Make Cradle" on both the j-card and cassette label sticker. Single-sided j-card. No credit information is provided on this version of the release.

Other Versions (5 of 108) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
ROUGH 61 The Smiths The Smiths(LP, Album, Cur) Rough Trade ROUGH 61 UK 1984 Sell This Version
TM/RT 61 The Smiths The Smiths(LP, Album) Rough Trade TM/RT 61 Portugal 1984 Sell This Version
VICP-2001 The Smiths The Smiths(CD, Album) Victor VICP-2001 Japan 1990 Sell This Version
1-25065, 9 25065-1 The Smiths The Smiths(LP, Album, Win) Sire, Sire 1-25065, 9 25065-1 US 1984 Sell This Version
1-25065, 9 25065-1 The Smiths The Smiths(LP, Album, RE) Sire, Sire, Rough Trade, Rough Trade 1-25065, 9 25065-1 US Unknown Sell This Version


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December 4, 2011
The master recording used for this unlicensed cassette is of noticeably inferior quality to official versions, at times sounding as if it were made from a copy of the LP being played with a worn stylus. This is particularly evident on the B side, which has a good deal of excessive, harsh distortion on the sibilant vocal sounds.
It sounds fairly good in terms of lacking a lot extraneous noise and fidelity loss otherwise.