The Smiths ‎– The World Won't Listen

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Despite bearing 1986 copyright dates, this compilation didn't debut in the UK until 23 February 1987. It's unlikely that any other editions are from earlier than this.

Tracklist

Panic 2:19
Ask 3:16
London 2:06
Bigmouth Strikes Again 3:12
Shakespeare's Sister 2:09
There Is A Light That Never Goes Out 4:02
Shoplifters Of The World Unite 2:56
The Boy With The Thorn In His Side 3:15
Asleep 4:09
Unloveable 3:54
Half A Person 3:35
Stretch Out And Wait 2:44
That Joke Isn't Funny Anymore 3:49
Oscillate Wildly 3:26
You Just Haven't Earned It Yet, Baby 3:30
Rubber Ring 3:46

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
ROUGH 101 The Smiths The World Won't Listen(LP, Comp) Rough Trade ROUGH 101 UK 1987 Sell This Version
RTANZ 450467 2, 450467 2 The Smiths The World Won't Listen(CD, Comp) Rough Trade, Rough Trade RTANZ 450467 2, 450467 2 Australia & New Zealand 1986 Sell This Version
CDROUG101 The Smiths The World Won't Listen(CD, Comp) Rough Trade CDROUG101 Italy 1986 Sell This Version
30RGH20614 The Smiths The World Won't Listen(Cass, Comp) CGD 30RGH20614 Italy 1986 Sell This Version
ROUGH C101 The Smiths The World Won't Listen(Cass, Comp) Rough Trade ROUGH C101 UK 1986 Sell This Version
ROUGH C101 The Smiths The World Won't Listen(Cass, Comp) Rough Trade ROUGH C101 Greece 1986 Sell This Version
450467 4 The Smiths The World Won't Listen(Cass, Comp) Rough Trade, CBS 450467 4 Australia 1986 Sell This Version
44 246 C The Smiths The World Won't Listen(Cass, Comp) Nuevos Medios, Rough Trade 44 246 C Spain 1986 Sell This Version
50494 The Smiths The World Won't Listen(Cass, Comp) Virgin, Rough Trade 50494 France 1986 Sell This Version
ROUGH C101 The Smiths The World Won't Listen(Cass, Comp) Rough Trade ROUGH C101 Scandinavia 1986 Sell This Version
450467 1 The Smiths The World Won't Listen(LP, Comp) Rough Trade 450467 1 Australia 1986 Sell This Version
RGH 20614 The Smiths The World Won't Listen(LP, Comp) Rough Trade RGH 20614 Italy 1986 Sell This Version
VG C 101, ROUGH 101 The Smiths The World Won't Listen(LP, Comp) Virgin, Rough Trade VG C 101, ROUGH 101 Greece 1986 Sell This Version
ROUGH 101 The Smiths The World Won't Listen(LP, Comp) Rough Trade, MNW ROUGH 101 Sweden 1986 Sell This Version
450978 4 The Smiths The World Won't Listen(2xCass, Comp, RE) Rough Trade 450978 4 Australia 1987 Sell This Version
450978 1 The Smiths The World Won't Listen(2xLP, Comp) Rough Trade 450978 1 Australia 1987 Sell This Version
30260 The Smiths The World Won't Listen(CD, Comp) Rough Trade 30260 France 1987 Sell This Version
30260 The Smiths The World Won't Listen(CD, Comp) Rough Trade 30260 France 1987 Sell This Version
VDP-1199 The Smiths The World Won't Listen(CD, Comp) Rough Trade VDP-1199 Japan 1987 Sell This Version
ROUGH CD101, ROUGH CD 101, CD101 The Smiths The World Won't Listen(CD, Comp, MPO) Rough Trade, Rough Trade, Rough Trade ROUGH CD101, ROUGH CD 101, CD101 UK 1987 Sell This Version
ROUGH CD101, ROUGH CD 101, CD101 The Smiths The World Won't Listen(CD, Comp, Nim) Rough Trade, Rough Trade, Rough Trade ROUGH CD101, ROUGH CD 101, CD101 UK 1987 Sell This Version
VDP-1199 The Smiths The World Won't Listen(CD, Comp, Promo) Rough Trade VDP-1199 Japan 1987 Sell This Version
ROUGH 101 The Smiths The World Won't Listen(LP, Comp) Rough Trade ROUGH 101 Ireland 1987 Sell This Version
MD 7940 The Smiths The World Won't Listen(LP, Comp) Megadisc, Rough Trade MD 7940 Netherlands 1987 Sell This Version
670.0007, 39.004 The Smiths The World Won't Listen(LP, Comp) Rough Trade, Rough Trade 670.0007, 39.004 Brazil 1987 Sell This Version
RTD 45 The Smiths The World Won't Listen(LP, Comp) Rough Trade RTD 45 Germany 1987 Sell This Version
VIL-28074 The Smiths The World Won't Listen(LP, Comp) Rough Trade VIL-28074 Japan 1987 Sell This Version
ROULP 101 The Smiths The World Won't Listen(LP, Comp) Rough Trade ROULP 101 Italy 1987 Sell This Version
670.0007, 39.004 The Smiths The World Won't Listen(LP, Comp) Rough Trade, Warner Music, Rough Trade, Warner Music 670.0007, 39.004 Brazil 1987 Sell This Version
43 245 L The Smiths The World Won't Listen(LP, Comp) Nuevos Medios 43 245 L Spain 1987 Sell This Version
10008 The Smiths The World Won't Listen(LP, Comp) ERAHORA Records 10008 Argentina 1987 Sell This Version
70494 The Smiths The World Won't Listen(LP, Comp) Virgin, Rough Trade 70494 France 1987 Sell This Version
ROUGH 101-1 The Smiths The World Won't Listen(LP, Comp) Rough Trade ROUGH 101-1 Israel 1987 Sell This Version
ROUGH 101, 12 ROUGH 101 The Smiths The World Won't Listen(LP, Comp) Rough Trade, Rough Trade ROUGH 101, 12 ROUGH 101 Portugal 1987 Sell This Version
ROUGH 101 The Smiths The World Won't Listen(LP, Comp, Fir) Rough Trade ROUGH 101 UK 1987 Sell This Version
ROUGH 101 The Smiths The World Won't Listen(LP, Comp, W/Lbl) Rough Trade ROUGH 101 UK 1987 Sell This Version
KL-1626 The Smiths The World Won't Listen(Cass, Comp) ZKP RTVL, Rough Trade KL-1626 Yugoslavia 1988 Sell This Version
LL 1626, ROUGH 101 The Smiths The World Won't Listen(LP, Comp) ZKP RTVL, Rough Trade LL 1626, ROUGH 101 Yugoslavia 1988 Sell This Version
VICP-2005 The Smiths The World Won't Listen(CD, Comp) Victor VICP-2005 Japan 1990 Sell This Version
SMITHS 5, 4509-91897-1 The Smiths The World Won't Listen(2x10", Comp, Ltd, Num) WEA, WEA SMITHS 5, 4509-91897-1 Europe 1993 Sell This Version
SMITHS 5 The Smiths The World Won't Listen(2x10", Comp, W/Lbl) WEA SMITHS 5 Europe 1993 Sell This Version
WMC5-546 The Smiths The World Won't Listen(CD, Comp) WEA WMC5-546 Japan 1993 Sell This Version
91898-2 The Smiths The World Won't Listen(CD, Comp) WEA 91898-2 Israel 1993 Sell This Version
450991898-2 The Smiths The World Won't Listen(CD, Comp, RE) WEA 450991898-2 Australia 1993 Sell This Version
4509-91898-4, SMITHS5C The Smiths The World Won't Listen(Cass, Comp) WEA, WEA 4509-91898-4, SMITHS5C Europe 1993 Sell This Version
WPCR-305 The Smiths The World Won't Listen(CD, Comp, RE) WEA WPCR-305 Japan 1995 Sell This Version
WPCR-12442, WPCR 12442 The Smiths The World Won't Listen(CD, Comp, RE, Pap) WEA, WEA WPCR-12442, WPCR 12442 Japan 2006 Sell This Version
2564660484 The Smiths The World Won't Listen(CD, Comp, RE, RM) WEA 2564660484 Argentina 2011 Sell This Version
R2 531013 The Smiths The World Won't Listen(CD, Comp, RE, RM) WEA R2 531013 USA & Canada 2011 Sell This Version
2564660484 The Smiths The World Won't Listen(CD, Comp, RE, RM) WEA 2564660484 UK & Europe 2011 Sell This Version
none The Smiths The World Won't Listen(CDr, Comp, RE, RM, Promo) Rhino Records (2) none UK & Europe 2011 Sell This Version
Rough 101, 2564665881 The Smiths The World Won't Listen(2xLP, Comp, RM, 180) Rough Trade Rough 101, 2564665881 Europe 2012 Sell This Version
none The Smiths The World Won't Listen(18xFile, AAC, Comp, 256) Rhino UK none 2014
R1 529383 The Smiths The World Won't Listen(2xLP, Comp, RE, RM, 180) Sire R1 529383 US 2016 Sell This Version
4509-91898-2 The Smiths The World Won't Listen(CD, Comp, MP) WEA 4509-91898-2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
4509-91898-2 The Smiths The World Won't Listen(CD, Comp, RE) WEA 4509-91898-2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
4509-91898-2 The Smiths The World Won't Listen(CD, Comp, RE) WEA 4509-91898-2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
4509-91898-2 The Smiths The World Won't Listen(CD, Comp, RP) WEA 4509-91898-2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
4500-91898-4 The Smiths The World Won't Listen(Cass, Comp) WEA 4500-91898-4 Unknown Sell This Version
EN-1439 The Smiths The World Won't Listen(Cass, Comp, Unofficial) Thomsun Original EN-1439 Saudi Arabia Unknown Sell This Version

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allweeverlookfor

allweeverlookfor

May 6, 2017
referencing The World Won't Listen, LP, Comp, ROUGH 101
In Autobiography, Morrissey (rightfully) complains about them butchering the cover for the CD issue, Rough Trade claiming the LP cover wouldn't fit a CD. Morrissey then claims to have said how they'd managed it with Sgt Pepper, but this compilation came out in February; the CD version of Pepper wasn't out until June...
andydarby1968

andydarby1968

February 25, 2017
referencing The World Won't Listen, LP, Comp, ROUGH 101
i would like to add 140 copys of this l'p had wrong lables on the other side (strangeways here we come) very rare due to recall from pressing/ anyone wish to see it most welcome. also has been listed with the fan based clubs . listed only copys around
kristan.reed

kristan.reed

June 8, 2016
referencing The World Won't Listen, 2xLP, Comp, RE, RM, 180, R1 529383
Anyone pulled the trigger on this one? How does it sound versus the original?
yeahyeahnoh

yeahyeahnoh

January 9, 2014
referencing The World Won't Listen, LP, Comp, MD 7940
Initial copies came with "Smiths wedstrijd formulier"