The Smiths ‎– Rank

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Recorded at the National Ballroom, Kilburn, London 23rd October 1986,
first broadcast BBC Radio 1, 18th April 1987.

Tracklist

The Queen Is Dead 4:13
Panic 3:06
Vicar In A Tutu 2:33
Ask 3:21
Rusholme Ruffians (Marie's The Name) His Latest Flame (Medley) 3:55
The Boy With The Thorn In His Side 3:48
What She Said 3:43
Is It Really So Strange? 3:44
Cemetry Gates 3:09
London 2:19
I Know Its Over 7:47
The Draize Train 4:26
Still Ill 4:10
Bigmouth Strikes Again 5:51

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ROUGH 126 The Smiths Rank(LP, Album, EMI) Rough Trade ROUGH 126 UK 1988 Sell This Version
CN 4890 The Smiths In Concert-399(2xReel, 2tr Stereo, 10.5" Reel, Transcription) BBC Transcription Services CN 4890 UK 1987 Sell This Version
CN 4890/S The Smiths In Concert-399(LP, Transcription) BBC Transcription Services CN 4890/S UK 1987 Sell This Version
ROUGH C 126 The Smiths Rank(CD, Album) NMC (2) ROUGH C 126 Israel 1988 Sell This Version
ROUGH CD126 The Smiths Rank(CD, Album) Rough Trade ROUGH CD126 UK 1988 Sell This Version
VDP-1356 The Smiths Rank(CD, Album) Rough Trade VDP-1356 Japan 1988 Sell This Version
9 25786-2 The Smiths Rank(CD, Album) Sire 9 25786-2 Canada 1988 Sell This Version
ROUGH CD126 The Smiths Rank(CD, Album) Rough Trade ROUGH CD126 UK 1988 Sell This Version
ROUGH CD126, ROUGH CD 126 The Smiths Rank(CD, Album) Rough Trade, Rough Trade ROUGH CD126, ROUGH CD 126 Sweden 1988 Sell This Version
462408 2 The Smiths Rank(CD, Album) Rough Trade 462408 2 Australia 1988 Sell This Version
9 25786-2 The Smiths Rank(CD, Album) Sire 9 25786-2 US 1988 Sell This Version
CD 25786 The Smiths Rank(CD, Album) Sire CD 25786 Canada 1988 Sell This Version
RTD CD90, RTD CD 90, MDC 7900 The Smiths Rank(CD, Album) Rough Trade Germany, Rough Trade Germany, Megadisc RTD CD90, RTD CD 90, MDC 7900 Europe 1988 Sell This Version
CDROUG 126 The Smiths Rank(CD, Album) Rough Trade CDROUG 126 Italy 1988 Sell This Version
W2 25786 The Smiths Rank(CD, Album, Club) Sire W2 25786 US 1988 Sell This Version
30630 The Smiths Rank(CD, Album, DAD) Virgin 30630 France 1988 Sell This Version
9 25786-2 The Smiths Rank(CD, Album, Lon) Sire 9 25786-2 US 1988 Sell This Version
30630 The Smiths Rank(CD, Album, MPO) Virgin 30630 France 1988 Sell This Version
VDP-1356 The Smiths Rank(CD, Album, Promo) Rough Trade VDP-1356 Japan 1988 Sell This Version
ROUGH C126 The Smiths Rank(Cass) Rough Trade ROUGH C126 Philippines 1988 Sell This Version
VG 50380 The Smiths Rank(Cass) Virgin Greece VG 50380 Greece 1988 Sell This Version
723.4003 The Smiths Rank(Cass) Stiletto 723.4003 Brazil 1988 Sell This Version
30 RGH 20859 The Smiths Rank(Cass, Album) Rough Trade 30 RGH 20859 Italy 1988 Sell This Version
462408-4 The Smiths Rank(Cass, Album) CBS 462408-4 Australia 1988 Sell This Version
50630 The Smiths Rank(Cass, Album) Virgin, Rough Trade 50630 France 1988 Sell This Version
50630 The Smiths Rank(Cass, Album) Virgin, Rough Trade 50630 France 1988 Sell This Version
C-2760989, 462 408 4 The Smiths Rank(Cass, Album) CBS, King's C-2760989, 462 408 4 Indonesia 1988 Sell This Version
ROUG 126-4 The Smiths Rank(Cass, Album) CBS ROUG 126-4 Israel 1988 Sell This Version
44 333 C The Smiths Rank(Cass, Album) Nuevos Medios, Rough Trade 44 333 C Spain 1988 Sell This Version
C-2760989 The Smiths Rank(Cass, Album) Sony Music C-2760989 Indonesia 1988 Sell This Version
50630 The Smiths Rank(Cass, Album) Virgin, Rough Trade 50630 France 1988 Sell This Version
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ROUGH C126 The Smiths Rank(Cass, Album) Rough Trade ROUGH C126 Sweden 1988 Sell This Version
VCL-10049 The Smiths Rank(Cass, Album) Rough Trade VCL-10049 Japan 1988 Sell This Version
4-25786, 9 25786-4 The Smiths Rank(Cass, Album, AR) Sire, Rough Trade, Sire 4-25786, 9 25786-4 US 1988 Sell This Version
ROUGH C126 The Smiths Rank(Cass, Album, Bla) Rough Trade ROUGH C126 UK 1988 Sell This Version
ROUGH C126 The Smiths Rank(Cass, Album, Bla) Rough Trade ROUGH C126 UK 1988 Sell This Version
ROUGH C126 The Smiths Rank(Cass, Album, Bro) Rough Trade ROUGH C126 UK 1988 Sell This Version
50630 The Smiths Rank(Cass, Album, Cle) Virgin, Rough Trade 50630 France 1988 Sell This Version
4-25786, W4 25786 The Smiths Rank(Cass, Album, Club) Sire, Rough Trade, Sire 4-25786, W4 25786 US 1988 Sell This Version
4-25786 The Smiths Rank(Cass, Album, Club) Rough Trade, Sire 4-25786 US 1988 Sell This Version
W4-25786 The Smiths Rank(Cass, Album, Club) Sire, Rough Trade W4-25786 Canada 1988 Sell This Version
92 57864 The Smiths Rank(Cass, Album, Dol) Sire, Rough Trade 92 57864 Canada 1988 Sell This Version
ROUGH C126 The Smiths Rank(Cass, Album, Gre) Rough Trade ROUGH C126 Ireland 1988 Sell This Version
WB-25786 The Smiths Rank(Cass, Album, Promo) Warner Bros. Records WB-25786 US 1988 Sell This Version
4-25786, 9 25786-4 The Smiths Rank(Cass, Album, SR) Sire, Sire 4-25786, 9 25786-4 US 1988 Sell This Version
PR-848 The Smiths Rank(Cass, Album, Unofficial) CD-4 PR-848 Thailand 1988 Sell This Version
T 3034 N The Smiths Rank(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Team Records (4) T 3034 N Indonesia 1988 Sell This Version
EN-2561 The Smiths Rank(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Thomsun Original EN-2561 Saudi Arabia 1988 Sell This Version
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0592 The Smiths Rank(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Music Market (2) 0592 Poland 1988 Sell This Version
ROUK 7126 The Smiths Rank(Cass, Comp, RE) Rough Trade ROUK 7126 Italy 1988 Sell This Version
1280 The Smiths Rank(Cass, Comp, Unofficial) Michael 1280 Thailand 1988 Sell This Version
ROUGH DAT126 The Smiths Rank(DAT, Album) Rough Trade ROUGH DAT126 UK 1988 Sell This Version
126A, VG 50380 The Smiths Rank(LP, Album) Rough Trade, Virgin 126A, VG 50380 Greece 1988 Sell This Version
1-25786, 9 25786-1 The Smiths Rank(LP, Album, All) Sire, Sire 1-25786, 9 25786-1 US 1988 Sell This Version
ROUGH 126 The Smiths Rank(LP, Album, Bla) Rough Trade ROUGH 126 UK 1988 Sell This Version
9 W1-25786, 1-25786 The Smiths Rank(LP, Album, Club) Sire, Sire 9 W1-25786, 1-25786 US 1988 Sell This Version
70630 The Smiths Rank(LP, Album, Gat) Virgin, Rough Trade 70630 France 1988 Sell This Version
RGH 20859 The Smiths Rank(LP, Album, Gat) Rough Trade RGH 20859 Italy 1988 Sell This Version
VIL-28126 The Smiths Rank(LP, Album, Gat) Victor VIL-28126 Japan 1988 Sell This Version
ROUGH 126 The Smiths Rank(LP, Album, Gat) Rough Trade ROUGH 126 Ireland 1988 Sell This Version
ROUGH 126 The Smiths Rank(LP, Album, Gat) Rough Trade ROUGH 126 UK 1988 Sell This Version
ROUG 126, ROUGH 126 The Smiths Rank(LP, Album, Gat) Rough Trade, Rough Trade ROUG 126, ROUGH 126 Israel 1988 Sell This Version
RTD90, RTD 90 The Smiths Rank(LP, Album, Gat) Rough Trade, Rough Trade RTD90, RTD 90 Germany, Austria, & Switzerland 1988 Sell This Version
ROUGH 126 The Smiths Rank(LP, Album, Gat) Rough Trade ROUGH 126 Scandinavia 1988 Sell This Version
43 332 L The Smiths Rank(LP, Album, Gat) Rough Trade, Nuevos Medios 43 332 L Spain 1988 Sell This Version
ROUGH 126 The Smiths Rank(LP, Album, Gat) Transmedia, Rough Trade ROUGH 126 Portugal 1988 Sell This Version
230.4003 The Smiths Rank(LP, Album, Gat) Stiletto 230.4003 Brazil 1988 Sell This Version
92 57861 The Smiths Rank(LP, Album, Gat) Sire 92 57861 Canada 1988 Sell This Version
ROULP 126 The Smiths Rank(LP, Album, Gat) Rough Trade ROULP 126 Italy 1988 Sell This Version
462408 1 The Smiths Rank(LP, Album, Gat) Rough Trade, CBS 462408 1 Australia 1988 Sell This Version
MD 7900 The Smiths Rank(LP, Album, Gat) Megadisc MD 7900 Benelux 1988 Sell This Version
MD 7900 The Smiths Rank(LP, Album, Gat) Megadisc MD 7900 Netherlands 1988 Sell This Version
ROUGH 126L, ROUGH 126 The Smiths Rank(LP, Album, Ltd, Gat) Rough Trade, Rough Trade ROUGH 126L, ROUGH 126 UK 1988 Sell This Version
ROUG 126 The Smiths Rank(LP, Album, Promo) Rough Trade ROUG 126 Israel 1988 Sell This Version
VIL-28126 The Smiths Rank(LP, Album, Promo, Gat) Victor VIL-28126 Japan 1988 Sell This Version
1-25786, 9 25786-1 The Smiths Rank(LP, Album, SRC) Sire, Sire 1-25786, 9 25786-1 US 1988 Sell This Version
RGH 20859 The Smiths Rank(LP, Album, W/Lbl) Rough Trade RGH 20859 Italy 1988 Sell This Version
ROUGH 126 The Smiths Rank(LP, Album, W/Lbl, CBS) Rough Trade ROUGH 126 UK 1988 Sell This Version
ROUGH 126 The Smiths Rank(LP, Album, W/Lbl, EMI) Rough Trade ROUGH 126 UK 1988 Sell This Version
D 30225 The Smiths Rank(CD, Album, RE) Festival Records, Rough Trade D 30225 Australia 1989 Sell This Version
C30225 The Smiths Rank(Cass, Album, RE) Rough Trade, Festival Records C30225 Australia 1989 Sell This Version
L30225 The Smiths Rank(LP, Album) Rough Trade, Festival Records L30225 Australia 1989 Sell This Version
VICP-2008 The Smiths Rank(CD, Album, RE) Rough Trade VICP-2008 Japan 1990 Sell This Version
SMITHS 7, 4509-91900-1 The Smiths Rank(2x10", Album, Ltd, Num, RE) WEA, WEA SMITHS 7, 4509-91900-1 UK & Europe 1993 Sell This Version
91900-2 The Smiths Rank(CD, Album) WEA 91900-2 Australia 1993 Sell This Version
WMC5-549 The Smiths Rank(CD, Album, Promo, RE) WEA WMC5-549 Japan 1993 Sell This Version
4509-91900-2 The Smiths Rank(CD, Album, RE) WEA 4509-91900-2 UK & Europe 1993 Sell This Version
WMC5-549 The Smiths Rank(CD, Album, RE) WEA WMC5-549 Japan 1993 Sell This Version
4509-91900-4, SMITHS7C The Smiths Rank(Cass, Album, RE) WEA, WEA 4509-91900-4, SMITHS7C Europe 1993 Sell This Version
4509-91900-4 The Smiths Rank(Cass, Album, RE, dif) WEA 4509-91900-4 Europe 1993 Sell This Version
WPCR-308 The Smiths Rank(CD, Album, RE) WEA WPCR-308 Japan 1995 Sell This Version
WPCR-12445, WPCR 12445 The Smiths Rank(CD, Album, Ltd, RE, Pap) WEA, WEA WPCR-12445, WPCR 12445 Japan 2006 Sell This Version
2564665883 The Smiths Rank(2x12", Album, RE, RM, Gat) Rhino Records (2) 2564665883 UK 2011 Sell This Version
2564660481 The Smiths Rank(CD, Album, RE, RM) WEA 2564660481 Europe 2011 Sell This Version
none The Smiths Rank(CDr, Album, Promo, RE, RM) Rhino Records (2) none UK & Europe 2011 Sell This Version
R2 25786 The Smiths Rank(CD, Album, RM) Sire R2 25786 US 2012 Sell This Version
WPCR-80199 The Smiths Rank(CD, Album, RE, RM) WEA WPCR-80199 Japan 2015 Sell This Version
R1 46642 The Smiths Rank(2x12", Album, RE, RM, Gat) Rhino Records (2) R1 46642 US 2016 Sell This Version
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4509-91900-2 The Smiths Rank(CD, Album, RE) WEA 4509-91900-2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
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4509-91900-2 The Smiths Rank(CD, Album, RP) WEA 4509-91900-2 UK & Europe Unknown Sell This Version
2564-66048-1, 2564660481 The Smiths Rank(CD, Album, RP) WEA, Warner Music Argentina 2564-66048-1, 2564660481 Argentina Unknown Sell This Version

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The_Hatter

The_Hatter

March 10, 2021
referencing Rank, LP, Album, EMI, ROUGH 126

As one of the most important bands of the '80s, The Smiths made music that relied on a delicate balance of the twisted egoisms of vocalist Morrissey and the sublime jangle of guitarist Johnny Marr, all powered by a rhythm section that was far more muscular than the group's pop credentials would suggest. This official live album of the band’s October 1986 performance at London's National Ballroom shows the band almost in hard rock mode, as Morrissey sings nearly breathlessly and the band pumps it up with relentless force. Considering The Smiths' large catalog of worthy tunes–written in a furious four-year rush–it’s inevitable that something is missing for everyone, and the inclusion of Marr’s obscure “The Draize Train” seems odd. However, there’s no denying the epic power of “The Queen Is Dead,” the pure concert-hall glee of “Panic,” the T. Rex swagger of “Is It Really So Strange,” and the feeling of solidarity surrounding Morrissey for “Still Ill.”
8bitBarry

8bitBarry

January 31, 2021
referencing Rank, LP, Album, Ltd, Gat, ROUGH 126L, ROUGH 126
Does anyone has a spare cover? All I have is the vinyl and inner sleeve...
MikWebb

MikWebb

October 21, 2020
referencing Rank, LP, Album, Ltd, Gat, ROUGH 126L, ROUGH 126
my copy has these early matrix but no poster or sticker Ive owned this since week of release so perhaps only a very limited number had the poster etc - the rest of the early 1st pressings were sold with just inner sleeve?
Groovyggg

Groovyggg

November 23, 2019
referencing Rank, LP, Album, EMI, ROUGH 126
BBC Radio Broadcast included Encore last Song " How Soon is Now " missing From This Disc..
fbz

fbz

November 12, 2019
referencing Rank, DAT, Album, ROUGH DAT126
The Smiths' live album Rank was originally given a DAT release, but as legend has it DAT copies were eventually pulled by the label and presumably destroyed. EIL, a record shop specializing in rarities, recently managed to get a hold of a copy of Rank on DAT and it's up for grabs. According to EIL, there are reportedly only 50 copies of Rank on DAT in circulation*; the copy they acquired has remained boxed since manufacture and has never been played. Check out the listing here if you've got the inclination and the bucks! Not sure if you'll be able to find yourself a nifty DAT player to play it on (not that you'd want to), but it sure is a cool collectors item for a fan of The Smiths. (from http://www.cristinarocks.com/2017/08/rare-smiths-rank-on-dat.html).
Muzik_von_Paulo

Muzik_von_Paulo

April 9, 2019
edited over 2 years ago
referencing Rank, 2x12", Album, RE, RM, Gat, 2564665883

I was a bit afraid of the label but i must admit that this record is just great.
Sounds really nice and the cover is beautiful... Such a pleasure !
Serenka

Serenka

August 25, 2018
referencing Rank, CD, Album, ROUGH CD126

There Is a light blue cd variant of the UK rough trade cd which is white. All other details are identical. I have uploaded photos for evidence. It’s a super live performance and full of the energy and chemistry that made them great.
florianfumas

florianfumas

July 21, 2018
referencing Rank, CD, Album, RP, 4509-91900-2

The only official live album of the Smiths. Rawer than in their studio albums. Very good record.
Saborcaracter

Saborcaracter

June 28, 2017
edited over 4 years ago
referencing In Concert-399, 2xReel, 2tr Stereo, 10.5" Reel, Transcription, CN 4890
@ torjaeger1998: is this *the* tape source where Rank was made from? Also note the sticker on the reel: "Tape is hot, lower to -2dB".