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|1. Is It Really So Strange?|
|2. Sheila Take A Bow|
|3. Shoplifters Of The World Unite|
|4. Sweet & Tender Hooligan|
|5. Half A Person|
|8. Girl Afraid|
|9. Shakespeare's Sister|
|10. William, It Was Really Nothing|
|11. You Just Haven't Earned It Yet, Baby|
|12. Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now|
|14. Golden Lights|
|15. Oscillate Wildly|
|16. These Things Take Time|
|17. Rubber Ring|
|18. Back To The Old House|
|19. Hand In Glove|
|20. Stretch Out & Wait|
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Exclusive Japanese limited edition reissue of their 1987 compilation album, packaged in a miniature gatefold LP sleeve. Originally a U.S.-only release, this album features tracks from the UK compilations Hatful Of Hollow and World Won't Listen that were not available on the band's regular albums. Features 'Is It Really So Strange?', 'Sheila Take A Bow', 'Sweet And Tender Hooligan', 'London' and more. Warner. 2006.
This 1987 collection of Smiths album tracks, B-sides, and singles (and roughly half of Hatful of Hollow) is a worthy essential Smiths due to its scope and size. Twenty-four tracks in all, it includes hits such as the irresistible and bouncy "Ask," the Smiths prototype "Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now," "William, It Was Really Nothing," "Panic," and "Hand in Glove." Lesser-known tracks like the lovely, piano-driven instrumental "Oscillate Wildly," the dark "Rubber Ring," and the weary "Half a Person" are strong enough to stand without the benefit of support from the hits. There are a few misses here, but they're hardly noticeable when surrounded by all the great tracks. Plus, a number of must-haves ("You Just Haven't Earned It Yet, Baby," "Stretch Out and Wait," "Half a Person") are virtually unavailable elsewhere. --Lorry Fleming
Although this album takes you only up through 1987 (so no songs from the Strangeways LP) it is about a great a collection of songs as any band's greatest hits. Read morePublished on Aug. 2 2009 by Brian Maitland
If you don't own this album you really ought to get with it - a majority of the songs on this singles collection are absolutely essential, and most all of the songs are... Read morePublished on June 8 2004 by aloverofgreysilentdays
What an original sound...great party music.
Looks like Morrisey started something!
I just bought this cd yesterday at a local music store and i have listened to the whole thing twice already. This is a classic. Read morePublished on March 20 2004
This is a classic record that rivals the Queen is Dead, not as a cohesive album, but for sheer listening enjoyment.
Fabulous. Read more
With 24 tracks, Louder than Bombs is the best value Smiths CD. Every track is quality. You'll get Morrissey's wit, his compassion, his keen observations, his emotion, his misery -... Read morePublished on Jan. 11 2004 by Matt Poole
This is the only album released during the lifespan of the Smiths that I cannot recommend. 'Hatful of Hollow' and 'The World Won't Listen'--I found both of them new for $15... Read morePublished on Dec 13 2003 by Keith T. Johnson
"Singles" may seem like the obvious choice for someone wanting just one "Smiths" cd, but if you can deal without "How Soon Is Now" and "There Is... Read morePublished on Dec 7 2003 by H3@+h