The Smiths ‎– Strangeways, Here We Come

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A Rush And A Push And The Land Is Ours 2:59
I Started Something I Couldn't Finish 3:46
Death Of A Disco Dancer 5:24
Girlfriend In A Coma 2:02
Stop Me If You Think You've Heard This One Before 3:31
Last Night I Dreamt That Somebody Loved Me 5:04
Unhappy Birthday 2:43
Paint A Vulgar Picture 5:33
Death At One's Elbow 1:59
I Won't Share You 2:45

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southpawgrammar

southpawgrammar

September 30, 2020
edited 24 days ago
referencing Strangeways, Here We Come, CD, Album, All, 9 25649-2
"Strangeways, Here We Come" is a skilful overture to the past, communicating back to the subtly shaded, melodic nature of The Walker Brothers and exploring the conceptual themes of "Meat Is Murder" and "The Queen Is Dead", albeit with richer harmonies, greater depth and lush arrangements, as distilled on the epic misfit anthem "Last Night I Dreamt That Somebody Loved Me". Indeed, it is a fitting epilogue, ending their all-too-ephemeral career on a high note, not simply as representatives of the disaffected, but as crafters of the most significant, stimulating British music of the 1980s, a vulgar, apathetic capitalist decade entirely at odds with Morrissey's counterculture views. "Strangeways, Here We Come" is a portrait of the band at their most introspective and poetic; the band synergised to an extent, but Morrissey's vocal tics and literate lyrics are more intensely unusual, compelling and evocative than they ever were, informing every aspect of their 60s-influenced aesthetic, which deviates greatly from the jangle pop formula of yore. At the behest of Johnny Marr, who, along with producer Stephen Street, oversaw the band entering a new musical phase, the fuller-sounding instrumentation was intentionally variegated, with keyboards, drum machines and synthesized saxophones supplementing Marr's trebly guitars, notably absent on the opening track. Morrissey's lyrical themes are also elevated to lucid and dramatic heights, with subjects ranging from the band's lack of commercial success, attacking record companies, personal strife, alcoholism and the issue of trust, all suffused with an undercurrent of violence. All things considered, "Strangeways, Here We Come" caught the band at a transitional period, and it was only Marr's departure that destroyed any opportunity for further growth, wider musical scope and subversions, especially since they had only just signed to a major label and were on an upward trajectory.

It is worth noting that the album has secured the band's position as the most indispensable, artful alternative rock act of the 1980s, a source of inspiration for the Britpop movement during the 1990s. Morrissey's back-to-basics image, conversely strong and tender singing, whip-smart and despairing lyrics indicated his solo stardom, but his work with the Smiths will forever be considered his greatest contribution to the annals of music history. With each composition possessing concise, punchy power and in spite of the fact it all sounds far glossier, accomplished and polished in terms of production, the pervading wistful and melancholic quality of the album is the reason it corresponds with their debut, "Strangeways, Here We Come" is as defiant as it is romantic and intimate, twisting sly humour ("Death of a Disco Dancer", "Paint A Vulgar Picture") and exploring dreary subject matter ("Girlfriend in a Coma") without ever becoming dour. The Smiths cultivated an overt ordinariness that contrasted the New Romantic excess of the time, and Morrissey's enigmatic, cerebral songwriting not only reflected his love of punk, music hall and pop music, but also social realism, twee, postcardish jocularity and sixties pop culture, now cited as the primary reason for the band's split. Morrissey's interest in cult film stars and referencing obscure British figures was an integral part of the band's visual imagery, and it reached fever pitch during the recording sessions of 1987, with one such song being an coyly jovial cover of Cilla Black's "Work Is A Four Letter Word", a far cry from the thrashing strains of their darker, superficially depressing and caustic material. Morrissey's innate ability to seduce his audience with a decidedly sincere, political, thoughtful bookish outlook is evident in each and every song. Of all the singles from the album, "Stop Me If You Think You've Heard This One Before", abounding a smooth pop sheen and probing of the human condition and capitalism that Morrissey's cynical, arched delivery is perfect at addressing with the utmost flair, echoes the best elements of their music and remains one of their catchiest efforts. It is perhaps because the Smiths were deeply concerned with the nuances, intricacies and observed detail of their own musicianship and overall sound that "Strangeways, Here We Come" is so musically progressive and lavishly produced. It is a masterpiece that should be recognized as such by critics and fans alike.

domskilamonski

domskilamonski

September 16, 2020
referencing Strangeways, Here We Come, LP, Album, ROUGH 106
never understood why moz hated this album,it is their best record from a to z,no bad track on it.it just flows in near perfection.
franklymrshankly

franklymrshankly

August 7, 2020
referencing Strangeways, Here We Come, LP, Album, Gre, ROUGH 106
I have this copy but the embossed title is green/grey does anyone else know of this sleeve version
j.maderboeck

j.maderboeck

May 14, 2020
edited 5 months ago
referencing Strangeways, Here We Come, LP, Album, RE, 180, ROURH 106
I cannot agree with the previous opinions on this pressing. My copy is clean and clear sounding. I think this is a really good reissue, of a great album!
asilv96

asilv96

April 15, 2020
referencing Strangeways, Here We Come, LP, Album, All, 1-25649, 9 25649-1
I have the exact same matrix/runout, but there is no 'A' embossed on the label.
asimo7

asimo7

March 27, 2020
referencing Strangeways, Here We Come, LP, Album, Cha, RTD 60

Anybody get bad sibilance on the vocals with an “s”? Checked all my adjustments and they’re fine. Disappointing for a German pressing.
SdstcCntPrvrtr

SdstcCntPrvrtr

December 3, 2019
referencing Strangeways Here We Come , LP, Album, RE, RM, Pin, 2564665879
I just got a copy with pink titles for a usual price of 17 Euros. Though the matrix code matches with this version (https://www.discogs.com/de/The-Smiths-Strangeways-Here-We-Come/release/4188271) but when it comes to this version there are no pink titles. Is there a new version which has no entry here on discogs? Can somebody help me, because I don't think that I can get such a expensive version for a usual prize.
Coemgein

Coemgein

October 12, 2019
referencing Strangeways, Here We Come, LP, Album, RE, RM, 2564665879
The sound on this is amazing. Lush, warm and dynamic, it actually sounds way way better than my CD of it. It's like a completely different mix.
voceforte

voceforte

September 6, 2019
referencing Strangeways Here We Come , LP, Album, RE, RM, Pin, 2564665879

Why Pink titles? Is it a misprint? Intentional? How many copies exist? Based on my research... no one seems to know the answers to those questions. However, this re-issue sounds excellent and the pink titles look great.
jaimescreams

jaimescreams

May 5, 2019
referencing Strangeways, Here We Come, LP, Album, 1-25649, 9 25649-1
Mine is:
Matrix / Runout (Variant 3, Runout Groove Side A): 1-25649-A-SR2 1-1 SRC
Matrix / Runout (Variant 3, Runout Groove Side B): 1-25649-B-SR1 1-1 SRC
Bought (if i'm not mistaken) at Bleecker Records (old location) for $9.99. Surprised when I saw it considering it's a strong Smiths album. In good condition, sounds great.