The Smiths ‎– Louder Than Bombs

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Tracklist

Is It Really So Strange? 3:02
Sheila Take A Bow 2:41
Shoplifters Of The World Unite 2:57
Sweet And Tender Hooligan 3:33
Half A Person 3:35
London 2:06
Panic 2:17
Girl Afraid 2:48
Shakespeare's Sister 2:08
William, It Was Really Nothing 2:10
You Just Haven't Earned It Yet, Baby 3:21
Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now 3:34
Ask 3:15
Golden Lights 2:38
Oscillate Wildly 3:26
These Things Take Time 2:21
Rubber Ring 3:46
Back To The Old House 3:04
Hand In Glove 3:10
Stretch Out And Wait 2:37
Please Please Please Let Me Get What I Want 1:50
This Night Has Opened My Eyes 3:40
Unloveable 3:55
Asleep 4:16

Versions (81)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
1-25569, 9 25569-1 The Smiths Louder Than Bombs(2xLP, Comp, Spe) Sire, Sire 1-25569, 9 25569-1 US 1987 Sell This Version
1291 The Smiths Greatest Hits (Cass, Comp, Unofficial) Green Club Riviera 1291 Thailand 1987 Sell This Version
ROUGH 255 The Smiths Louder Than Bombs (2xLP, Comp, W/Lbl) Rough Trade ROUGH 255 UK 1987 Sell This Version
1-25569, 9 25569-1 The Smiths Louder Than Bombs(2xLP, Comp, All) Sire, Sire, Rough Trade, Rough Trade 1-25569, 9 25569-1 US 1987 Sell This Version
W1 25569 The Smiths Louder Than Bombs(2xLP, Comp, Club, Gat) Sire, Rough Trade W1 25569 Canada 1987 Sell This Version
W1-25569 The Smiths Louder Than Bombs(2xLP, Comp, Club, Gat) Sire, Rough Trade W1-25569 US 1987 Sell This Version
W1 55691, 552737 The Smiths Louder Than Bombs(2xLP, Comp, Club, Gat) Sire, Rough Trade W1 55691, 552737 Canada 1987 Sell This Version
W1 25569 The Smiths Louder Than Bombs(2xLP, Comp, Club, Gat) Sire W1 25569 US 1987 Sell This Version
92 55691 The Smiths Louder Than Bombs(2xLP, Comp, Gat) Sire 92 55691 Canada 1987 Sell This Version
9 25569-1 The Smiths Louder Than Bombs(2xLP, Comp, MP, Gat) Sire 9 25569-1 US 1987 Sell This Version
1-25569, 9 25569-1 The Smiths Louder Than Bombs(2xLP, Comp, Spe) Sire, Sire, Rough Trade, Rough Trade 1-25569, 9 25569-1 US 1987 Sell This Version
9 25569-2 The Smiths Louder Than Bombs(CD, Comp) Sire, Rough Trade 9 25569-2 US 1987 Sell This Version
498.005 The Smiths Louder Than Bombs(CD, Comp) Stiletto 498.005 Brazil 1987 Sell This Version
CD 25569 The Smiths Louder Than Bombs(CD, Comp) Sire CD 25569 Canada 1987 Sell This Version
ROUGH CD255 The Smiths Louder Than Bombs(CD, Comp) Rough Trade ROUGH CD255 UK 1987 Sell This Version
9 25569-2 The Smiths Louder Than Bombs(CD, Comp, Club) Sire, Rough Trade 9 25569-2 US 1987 Sell This Version
9 25569-2 The Smiths Louder Than Bombs(CD, Comp, Lon) Sire 9 25569-2 US 1987 Sell This Version
WB-25569 The Smiths Louder Than Bombs(Cass, Advance, Comp, Promo) Warner Bros. Records WB-25569 US 1987 Sell This Version
ROUGH C 255, TAPE 1 The Smiths Louder Than Bombs(Cass, Comp) Rough Trade, Backbeat (3) ROUGH C 255, TAPE 1 Philippines 1987 Sell This Version
ROUGH C 256, TAPE 2 The Smiths Louder Than Bombs(Cass, Comp) Rough Trade, Backbeat (3) ROUGH C 256, TAPE 2 Philippines 1987 Sell This Version
ROUGH C225 The Smiths Louder Than Bombs(Cass, Comp) Rough Trade, Crystal (6) ROUGH C225 Taiwan 1987 Sell This Version
W4 25569 (552737C) The Smiths Louder Than Bombs(Cass, Comp) Sire W4 25569 (552737C) Canada 1987 Sell This Version
92 55694 The Smiths Louder Than Bombs(Cass, Comp, "C") Sire, Rough Trade 92 55694 Canada 1987 Sell This Version
9 25569-4 The Smiths Louder Than Bombs(Cass, Comp, AR) Sire 9 25569-4 US 1987 Sell This Version
W4-25569, 4-25569 The Smiths Louder Than Bombs(Cass, Comp, Club, Dol) Sire, Sire W4-25569, 4-25569 US 1987 Sell This Version
W4-25569, 4-25569 The Smiths Louder Than Bombs(Cass, Comp, Club, Dol) Sire, Sire W4-25569, 4-25569 US 1987 Sell This Version
92 55694 The Smiths Louder Than Bombs(Cass, Comp, Dol) Sire, Rough Trade 92 55694 Canada 1987 Sell This Version
9 25569-4, 4-25569 The Smiths Louder Than Bombs(Cass, Comp, SR) Sire, Sire 9 25569-4, 4-25569 US 1987 Sell This Version
4-25569 The Smiths Louder Than Bombs(Cass, Comp, SR) Sire 4-25569 US 1987 Sell This Version
9 25569-4, 4-25569 The Smiths Louder Than Bombs(Cass, Comp, SR) Sire, Sire 9 25569-4, 4-25569 US 1987 Sell This Version
ROUGH C255 The Smiths Louder Than Bombs(Cass, Comp, bla) Rough Trade ROUGH C255 UK 1987 Sell This Version
ROUGH C255 The Smiths Louder Than Bombs(Cass, Comp, bla) Rough Trade ROUGH C255 UK 1987 Sell This Version
ROUGH C255 The Smiths Louder Than Bombs(Cass, Comp, cre) Rough Trade ROUGH C255 UK 1987 Sell This Version
ROUGH C255 The Smiths Louder Than Bombs(Cass, Comp, mus) Rough Trade ROUGH C255 UK 1987 Sell This Version
ROUGH C255 The Smiths Louder Than Bombs(Cass, Comp, whi) Rough Trade ROUGH C255 UK 1987 Sell This Version
ROUGH 255 The Smiths Louder Than Bombs(2xLP, Comp, Gat) Rough Trade ROUGH 255 UK 1988 Sell This Version
T 3052 N The Smiths Louder Than Bombs(Cass, Comp, Unofficial) Team Records (4) T 3052 N Indonesia 1988 Sell This Version
D 70269/70 The Smiths Louder Than Bombs(2xCD, Comp) Rough Trade, Festival Records D 70269/70 Australia 1989 Sell This Version
L 70269/70 The Smiths Louder Than Bombs(2xLP, Comp) Festival Records L 70269/70 Australia 1989 Sell This Version
270.4001 The Smiths Louder Than Bombs(2xLP, Comp, Gat) Stiletto 270.4001 Brazil 1989 Sell This Version
30261 The Smiths Louder Than Bombs(CD, Comp, RE, PDO) Virgin, Rough Trade 30261 France 1989 Sell This Version
C70269/70 The Smiths Louder Than Bombs(Cass, Album, Comp) Rough Trade, Festival Records C70269/70 Australia & New Zealand 1989 Sell This Version
727.4001 The Smiths Louder Than Bombs(Cass, Comp) Stiletto 727.4001 Brazil 1989 Sell This Version
CDROUG 255 The Smiths Louder Than Bombs(CD, Comp) Rough Trade CDROUG 255 Italy 1990 Sell This Version
VICP-43 The Smiths Louder Than Bombs(CD, Comp, Promo) Rough Trade VICP-43 Japan 1990 Sell This Version
VICP-43 The Smiths Louder Than Bombs(CD, Comp, RE) Rough Trade VICP-43 Japan 1990 Sell This Version
450993833-2 The Smiths Louder Than Bombs(CD, Comp) WEA 450993833-2 Brazil 1993 Sell This Version
WMC5-547 The Smiths Louder Than Bombs(CD, Comp, Promo, RE) WEA WMC5-547 Japan 1993 Sell This Version
4509-93833-2 The Smiths Louder Than Bombs(CD, Comp, RE) Warner Music Australia 4509-93833-2 Australia 1993 Sell This Version
4509-93833-2 The Smiths Louder Than Bombs(CD, Comp, RE) WEA 4509-93833-2 UK & Europe 1993 Sell This Version
WMC5-547 The Smiths Louder Than Bombs(CD, Comp, RE) WEA WMC5-547 Japan 1993 Sell This Version
4509-93833-2 The Smiths Louder Than Bombs(CD, Comp, RE, Bla) Warner Music Australia 4509-93833-2 Australia 1993 Sell This Version
93833-4 The Smiths Louder Than Bombs(Cass, Comp) WEA 93833-4 Europe 1993 Sell This Version
WPCR-306 The Smiths Louder Than Bombs(CD, Comp, RE) WEA WPCR-306 Japan 1995 Sell This Version
WPCR-12443, WPCR 12443 The Smiths Louder Than Bombs(CD, Comp, Ltd, RE, Pap) WEA, WEA WPCR-12443, WPCR 12443 Japan 2006 Sell This Version
2564665877 The Smiths Louder Than Bombs(2xLP, Comp, RE, 180) Sire 2564665877 Europe 2011 Sell This Version
R2 25569 The Smiths Louder Than Bombs(CD, Album, Comp, RE, RM) Sire R2 25569 US 2011 Sell This Version
2564660483 The Smiths Louder Than Bombs(CD, Comp, RE, RM) WEA 2564660483 Europe 2011 Sell This Version
2564660483 The Smiths Louder Than Bombs(CD, Comp, RE, RM) WEA 2564660483 Argentina 2011 Sell This Version
2564665870 The Smiths Louder Than Bombs(CD, Comp, RM) Sire 2564665870 UK & Europe 2011 Sell This Version
none The Smiths Louder Than Bombs(CDr, Comp, Promo, RE, RM) Rhino Records (2) none UK & Europe 2011 Sell This Version
R1 529382 The Smiths Louder Than Bombs(2xLP, Comp, RE, RM, 180) Sire R1 529382 US 2016 Sell This Version
1-25569 The Smiths Louder Than Bombs(Cass, Comp, Unofficial) Rough Trade 1-25569 Indonesia 2019 Sell This Version
EN-1656 The Smiths Louder Than Bombs - Part I(Cass, Comp, Unofficial) Thomsun Original EN-1656 Saudi Arabia Unknown Sell This Version
4509-93833-2 The Smiths Louder Than Bombs(CD, Comp, RE) WEA 4509-93833-2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
9 25569-2 The Smiths Louder Than Bombs(CD, Comp, RE) Sire, Rough Trade 9 25569-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
CD 25569 The Smiths Louder Than Bombs(CD, Comp, RE) Sire CD 25569 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
CD 25569 The Smiths Louder Than Bombs(CD, Comp, RE) Sire CD 25569 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
CD 25569 The Smiths Louder Than Bombs(CD, Comp, RE) Sire CD 25569 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
9 25569-2 The Smiths Louder Than Bombs(CD, Comp, RE) Sire, Rough Trade 9 25569-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
4509-93833-2 The Smiths Louder Than Bombs(CD, Comp, RE) WEA 4509-93833-2 UK & Europe Unknown Sell This Version
9 25569-2 The Smiths Louder Than Bombs(CD, Comp, RE) Sire, Rough Trade 9 25569-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
30261 The Smiths Louder Than Bombs(CD, Comp, RE, PM ) Virgin, Rough Trade 30261 France Unknown Sell This Version
30261 The Smiths Louder Than Bombs(CD, Comp, RE, PRS) Virgin, Rough Trade 30261 France Unknown Sell This Version
2564660483 The Smiths Louder Than Bombs(CD, Comp, RE, RM) WEA 2564660483 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
9 25569-2 The Smiths Louder Than Bombs(CD, Comp, RE, Spe) Sire, Rough Trade 9 25569-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
none, 9 25569-2 The Smiths Louder Than Bombs(CD, Comp, RP) Rough Trade, Sire none, 9 25569-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
9 25569-2 The Smiths Louder Than Bombs(CD, Comp, RP) Sire, Rough Trade 9 25569-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
9 25569-2 The Smiths Louder Than Bombs(CD, Comp, RP) Sire, Rough Trade 9 25569-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
4-25569 The Smiths Louder Than Bombs(Cass, Comp, Club) Sire, Rough Trade 4-25569 US Unknown Sell This Version
QP-1141 The Smiths Louder Than Bombs(Cass, Comp, Unofficial) QP (2) QP-1141 Saudi Arabia Unknown Sell This Version

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mhrobbins25

mhrobbins25

August 14, 2021
referencing Louder Than Bombs, 2xLP, Comp, RE, 180, 2564665877

Sounds great, nearly silent surface noise-wise. Morrissey’s vocals have a wonderful clarity and richness to them, Marr’s guitar is wonderfully detailed and properly energetic and jangly, and Rourke’s bass drives a nice punch. Mike Joyce’s drums are clear and detailed. No compression on my copy, even Panic (a track that’s had some complaints about sound wise in this and the US edition) sounds enjoyable even compared to my 12” 45rpm single version. Great reproduction of the art, sleeves and labels too- just be careful removing the discs as the sleeves are that glossy paper that’s prone to scuffing the discs. Not sure if mine was an especially good copy but let it be known that this pressing has potential! Definitely consider it if you aren’t keen on paying a pretty penny for a minty original.
MikeQuinlan

MikeQuinlan

July 31, 2021
referencing Louder Than Bombs, 2xLP, Comp, RE, 180, 2564665877
Crazy, the comments are terrible! My copy was just perfect!
Maxxwell6975

Maxxwell6975

June 15, 2021
referencing Louder Than Bombs, 2xLP, Comp, RE, 180, 2564665877
Flawed. There was a gash on Side One, straight out of the jacket at first glance. Track 3 was unplayable. Must have been pressed on a Friday. Should not have passed inspection.
richygoth

richygoth

May 26, 2021
referencing Louder Than Bombs, 2xLP, Comp, Spe, 1-25569, 9 25569-1
THE SMITHS - Louder Than Bombs (1987)

PAÍS : INGLATERRA

Creo y estoy seguro de que con Johnny Marr , el gran Morrissey Official , quien cumplió años hace 4 días, llegó a descubrir totalmente el estilo de música que siempre quiso hacer y viceversa.

Y como lo dije anteriormente, en tan sólo 5 años supieron crear la amalgama perfecta que los catapultó como la banda de culto que son hoy en día.

En cuanto al disco, fue el tercer álbum doble oficial recopilatorio que fue lanzado para el mercado americano por el sello "Sire" ya que un mes antes en Europa, se había lanzado el también genial "The World Won't Listen".

La idea entonces fue agrupar a todos los temas que no fueron publicados en USA pero que sí aparecían en los dos recopilatorios a anteriores lanzados en Europa.

Debido a esto, se puede explicar la falta de temas como "There's A Light That Never Goes Out" y "Bigmouth Strikes Again", entre otros que ya habían sido publicados en la obra maestra "The Queen Is Dead".

Lo interesante en este compilado es que podemos encontrar a los temas que fueron "Lado B" del single "Sheila Take A Bow" y que fueron tomadas de los ya conocidísimos Peel Sessions, hablo de los temas "Is It Really So Strange" y uno de mis tías favoritos de la banda, "Sweet And Tender Hooligan" grabados un 2 de diciembre de 1986.

También se puede encontrar una rareza como lo es "You Just Haven't Earned It Yet, Baby".

En resumen, 24 temas, muchos de ellos nunca publicados en otros compilados que todo fan de The Smiths debe tener en su colección.

Temas recomendados:

Disco 1:

1) It Is Really So Strange?
2) Sheila Take A Bow
3) Shoplifters Of The World Unite
4) Sweet And Tender Hooligan
5) Half A Person
6) Panic
7) Girl Afraid
8) You Just Haven't Earned It Yet, Baby

Disco 2:

1) Ask
2) Oscillate Wildly
3) These Things Take Time
4) Back To The Old House
5) Hand In Glove
6) Please Please Please Let Me Get What I Want
7) This Night Has Opened My Eyes

##########################

The Smiths - Singles (1995)

https://www.facebook.com/1659973037590919/posts/2784749598446585/

Morrissey - Years Of Refusal (2009)

https://www.facebook.com/1659973037590919/posts/2827193587535519/

Libros:

Marvin - Morrissey Y Los Atormentados (2013)

https://www.facebook.com/1659973037590919/posts/2763216190599926/

Marcos Gendre - The Smiths 15 Minutos Contigo. 1984: El Año De The Smiths y Hatful Of Hollow (2015)

https://www.facebook.com/1659973037590919/posts/2713892455532300/
Johnny1958

Johnny1958

May 19, 2021
edited 4 months ago
referencing Louder Than Bombs, 2xLP, Comp, RE, 180, 2564665877

Reading other comments here, can only say I'm mystified. Just purchased direct from Sound of Vinyl. Played right through and it's perfect in every sense of the word. Have a Voyd Reference, SME Series V and a Koetsu Coralstone. There must be an explanation, possible I have a recent repress and they just haven't bothered with a new barcode?
jim.schanzenbach

jim.schanzenbach

January 28, 2021
referencing Louder Than Bombs, 2xLP, Comp, RE, 180, 2564665877
This thing really has skip issues. I have a perfectly calibrated rega p6 with Ania MC I added some tracking pressure without much result. Bad pressing , stay away from this release.
Carreidas

Carreidas

September 5, 2020
referencing Louder Than Bombs, CD, Comp, RE, PM , 30261
There is a variant : PM 520
radicalsalsa

radicalsalsa

September 1, 2020
referencing Louder Than Bombs, 2xLP, Comp, RE, RM, 180, R1 529382
Is it me or do some of the songs sound like bad MP3’s?
gore_noir

gore_noir

December 11, 2019
referencing Louder Than Bombs, 2xLP, Comp, RE, 180, 2564665877

Seems like there are some bad pressing issues.. mine is too actually. I bought a new one but it came with scratches and skipping some parts of the songs. I couldn't even listen properly. Ah, disappointed.
DadsGoneHip

DadsGoneHip

December 9, 2019
referencing Louder Than Bombs, 2xLP, Comp, Club, Gat, W1 25569
Does anyone know what differentiates this Club/Columbia House release from the other U.S. version? Any help would really be appreciated. Thanks.

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