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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ROUGH 101 The Smiths The World Won't Listen(LP, Comp, EMI) Rough Trade ROUGH 101 UK 1987 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 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
CDROUG101 The Smiths The World Won't Listen(CD, Comp) Rough Trade CDROUG101 Italy 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 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
30260 The Smiths The World Won't Listen(CD, Comp, PM ) Rough Trade 30260 France 1987 Sell This Version
30260 The Smiths The World Won't Listen(CD, Comp, PM ) Rough Trade 30260 France 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
ROUGHC101 The Smiths The World Won't Listen(Cass, Comp) Rough Trade, Crystal (6) ROUGHC101 Taiwan 1987 Sell This Version
450467 4 The Smiths The World Won't Listen(Cass, Comp) Rough Trade, CBS 450467 4 Australia 1987 Sell This Version
ROUGH C101 The Smiths The World Won't Listen(Cass, Comp) Rough Trade ROUGH C101 Scandinavia 1987 Sell This Version
ROUGHC101 The Smiths The World Won't Listen(Cass, Comp) Crystal (6) ROUGHC101 Taiwan 1987 Sell This Version
439.004, 767.0007 The Smiths The World Won't Listen(Cass, Comp) Rough Trade, Rough Trade 439.004, 767.0007 Brazil 1987 Sell This Version
ROUGH C101 The Smiths The World Won't Listen(Cass, Comp) Rough Trade ROUGH C101 Greece 1987 Sell This Version
44 246 C The Smiths The World Won't Listen(Cass, Comp) Nuevos Medios, Rough Trade 44 246 C Spain 1987 Sell This Version
ROUGH C101 The Smiths The World Won't Listen(Cass, Comp, Bla) Rough Trade ROUGH C101 UK 1987 Sell This Version
ROUGH C101 The Smiths The World Won't Listen(Cass, Comp, Blo) Rough Trade ROUGH C101 UK 1987 Sell This Version
ROUGH C101 The Smiths The World Won't Listen(Cass, Comp, M/Print) Rough Trade ROUGH C101 Greece 1987 Sell This Version
30 RGH 20614 The Smiths The World Won't Listen(Cass, Comp, No ) Rough Trade 30 RGH 20614 Italy 1987 Sell This Version
439.004, 767.0007 The Smiths The World Won't Listen(Cass, Comp, RE) Rough Trade, Rough Trade 439.004, 767.0007 Brazil 1987 Sell This Version
50494 The Smiths The World Won't Listen(Cass, Comp, RP) Virgin, Rough Trade 50494 France 1987 Sell This Version
50494 The Smiths The World Won't Listen(Cass, Comp, RP, Cle) Virgin, Rough Trade 50494 France 1987 Sell This Version
ROUGH C101 The Smiths The World Won't Listen(Cass, Comp, Tul) Rough Trade ROUGH C101 UK 1987 Sell This Version
ROUGH C101 The Smiths The World Won't Listen(Cass, Comp, Tul) Rough Trade ROUGH C101 UK 1987 Sell This Version
K 1166 AED The Smiths The World Won't Listen(Cass, Comp, Unofficial) King's K 1166 AED Indonesia 1987 Sell This Version
10691 The Smiths The World Won't Listen(Cass, Comp, Unofficial) 747 10691 Saudi Arabia 1987 Sell This Version
MSC.455 The Smiths The World Won't Listen(Cass, Comp, Unofficial) Musicals MSC.455 Thailand 1987 Sell This Version
ROUGH C101 The Smiths The World Won't Listen(Cass, Comp, Whi) Rough Trade ROUGH C101 UK 1987 Sell This Version
30 RGH 20614 The Smiths The World Won't Listen(Cass, Comp, Wit) Rough Trade 30 RGH 20614 Italy 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
ROUGH 101 The Smiths The World Won't Listen(LP, Comp) Rough Trade ROUGH 101 Ireland 1987 Sell This Version
VIL-28074 The Smiths The World Won't Listen(LP, Comp) Rough Trade VIL-28074 Japan 1987 Sell This Version
ROUGH 101 The Smiths The World Won't Listen(LP, Comp) Rough Trade ROUGH 101 UK 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
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
RTD 45 The Smiths The World Won't Listen(LP, Comp) Rough Trade RTD 45 Germany 1987 Sell This Version
RGH 20614 The Smiths The World Won't Listen(LP, Comp) Rough Trade RGH 20614 Italy 1987 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 1987 Sell This Version
10008 The Smiths The World Won't Listen(LP, Comp) ERAHORA Records 10008 Argentina 1987 Sell This Version
450467 1 The Smiths The World Won't Listen(LP, Comp) Rough Trade 450467 1 Australia 1987 Sell This Version
ROULP 101 The Smiths The World Won't Listen(LP, Comp) Rough Trade ROULP 101 Italy 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
ROUGH 101 The Smiths The World Won't Listen(LP, Comp) Rough Trade, MNW ROUGH 101 Sweden 1987 Sell This Version
12 ROUGH 101, ROUGH 101 The Smiths The World Won't Listen(LP, Comp) Rough Trade, Rough Trade 12 ROUGH 101, ROUGH 101 Portugal 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
RGH 20614 The Smiths The World Won't Listen(LP, Comp, Dif) Rough Trade RGH 20614 Italy 1987 Sell This Version
ROUGH 101 The Smiths The World Won't Listen(LP, Comp, MPO) Rough Trade ROUGH 101 UK 1987 Sell This Version
VIL-28074 The Smiths The World Won't Listen(LP, Comp, Promo) Rough Trade VIL-28074 Japan 1987 Sell This Version
VG C 101 The Smiths The World Won't Listen(LP, Comp, TP) Virgin VG C 101 Greece 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
ROUGH 101 The Smiths The World Won't Listen(LP, Comp, W/Lbl) Rough Trade ROUGH 101 UK 1987 Sell This Version
RTD 45 The Smiths The World Won't Listen(LP, Comp, W/Lbl, EMI) Rough Trade RTD 45 Germany 1987 Sell This Version
50494 The Smiths The World Won’t Listen (Cass, Comp) Virgin 50494 France 1987 Sell This Version
10008 The Smiths The World Won’t Listen (Cass, Comp) ERAHORA Records 10008 Argentina 1987 Sell This Version
70494 The Smiths The World Won’t Listen (LP, Comp, TP) Virgin 70494 France 1987 Sell This Version
465.923 The Smiths The World Won't Listen(Cass, Comp) Renew Variety Records 465.923 Uruguay 1988 Sell This Version
KL 1626, KL-1626 The Smiths The World Won't Listen(Cass, Comp) ZKP RTVL, Rough Trade KL 1626, KL-1626 Yugoslavia 1988 Sell This Version
ROUK 7101 The Smiths The World Won't Listen(Cass, Comp, RE) Rough Trade ROUK 7101 Italy 1988 Sell This Version
LL 1626, ROUGH 101 The Smiths The World Won't Listen(LP, Comp) ZKP RTVL, Rough Trade, Ropot LL 1626, ROUGH 101 Yugoslavia 1988 Sell This Version
VICP-2005 The Smiths The World Won't Listen(CD, Comp) Rough Trade 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
91898-2 The Smiths The World Won't Listen(CD, Comp) WEA 91898-2 Israel 1993 Sell This Version
WMC5-546 The Smiths The World Won't Listen(CD, Comp) WEA WMC5-546 Japan 1993 Sell This Version
WMC5-546 The Smiths The World Won't Listen(CD, Comp, Promo) WEA WMC5-546 Japan 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
4509-91898-4, 450991898-4 The Smiths The World Won't Listen(Cass, Comp, Chr) WEA, WEA 4509-91898-4, 450991898-4 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, Ltd, 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 UK & Europe 2011 Sell This Version
2564-66048-4 The Smiths The World Won't Listen(CD, Comp, RE, RM) WEA 2564-66048-4 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
none The Smiths The World Won't Listen(CDr, Comp, Promo, RE, RM) Rhino Records (2) none UK & Europe 2011 Sell This Version
2564665881 The Smiths The World Won't Listen(2xLP, Comp, RE) Rhino Records (2) 2564665881 UK, Europe & US 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
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2564660484 The Smiths The World Won't Listen(CD, Comp, RE, RM, Arv) WEA 2564660484 UK & 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
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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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hippohelper

hippohelper

April 22, 2021
referencing The World Won't Listen, 2xLP, Comp, 450978 1
As much as I love owning the 2LP Oz gatefold, the sound is nothing to write home about. Very thin and reedy - maybe one too many tracks on each side?
Vivalafica

Vivalafica

March 25, 2021
edited 3 months ago
referencing The World Won't Listen, 2xLP, Comp, RE, 2564665881
Does anybody have something to say about sound quality on this one?
Thank you
Koizumicromo

Koizumicromo

March 11, 2021
referencing The World Won't Listen, LP, Comp, ROUGH 101
I have this from new on the week of release. Although from Dublin an irish press is still quite rare in Ireland. The pressing is impeccable and reminds me of better days every time I listen to it. Pure magic.
gore_rocker

gore_rocker

February 15, 2020
referencing The World Won't Listen, Cass, Comp, RE, ROUK 7101
Not al 86 release. I think around early 90s .
Eraserhead_Nosferatu

Eraserhead_Nosferatu

October 9, 2019
referencing The World Won't Listen, 2x10", Comp, Ltd, Num, SMITHS 5, 4509-91897-1

Really good pressing. Rich warm sound. Also pretty cool to have it on 10 inch records. Would recommended if you find one for a reasonable price.
volumevinyl

volumevinyl

May 6, 2017
referencing The World Won't Listen, LP, Comp, EMI, 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, EMI, 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
krudster

krudster

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"