The Smiths ‎– Meat Is Murder

Rough Trade ‎– ROUGH CD 81
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Recorded at Amazon Studios, Liverpool and Ridge Farm, Surrey.
Mixed at Island Studios, London Winter 1984.
Mastered at CBS.

Cover Star culled from Emile de Antonio's 'In The Year Of The Pig' (1969) used by permission.

The Smiths thank Martha DeFoe, John Featherstone, Eddie Hallam, Oz McCormick, Di Barton, Phil Powell, Stuart James, Gill Smith, Ann and Adam West, Viv Nicholson.

℗ 1985 Rough Trade Records Ltd.
© 1985 Warner Bros Music Ltd.
CD: Made in France by MPO
Packaging: Made in the UK.

No barcode

Some initial copies of this CD were manufactured in Japan. Some copies have black ink on the rear insert, and some olive green. Some booklets are printed on heavier stock. Some CDs have MPO imprinted around the middle clear plastic circle.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1): ROUGH CD 81 MPO 01
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 2): ROUGH CD 81 MPO 03 @
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 3): ROUGH CD 81 MPO 01 @
  • Other (SPARS Code): AAD

Other Versions (5 of 121) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
ROUGH 81 The Smiths Meat Is Murder(LP, Album, CBS) Rough Trade ROUGH 81 UK 1985 Sell This Version
25RTL-3001 The Smiths Meat Is Murder(LP, Album, Promo) Rough Trade 25RTL-3001 Japan 1985 Sell This Version
WPCR-14542 The Smiths Meat Is Murder(CD, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, SHM) WEA WPCR-14542 Japan 2012 Sell This Version
9 25269-2 The Smiths Meat Is Murder(CD, Album, LON) Sire 9 25269-2 US 1985 Sell This Version
L 30107, ROUGH 81 The Smiths Meat Is Murder(LP, Album, RE) Festival Records, Rough Trade L 30107, ROUGH 81 Australia 1989 Sell This Version