2011 tribute to Manchester quartet The Smiths On this release, Indie Rock luminaries including The Wedding Present, Built to Spill's Doug Martsch, Throwing Muses co-founder Tanya Donelly, Telekinesis and William Fitzsimmons contribute covers of 20 classic songs by Morrissey, Marr and the boys.
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5.0 out of 5 starsgreat tribute!Dec 25 2011
By Lighty - Published on Amazon.com
Many more hits than misses! If you're a Smiths fan, this is a great way to keep the music alive. The disc has some very interesting covers.
3.0 out of 5 starsIt's the originals that carry the coversMay 5 2012
By Charles A. Provencher - Published on Amazon.com
This is a batch of mostly acoustic/mellow covers, only a few of which add anything new or different. In fact, I found myself drawn more to the original beauty and strength than anything current. Much better covers are available in previous comps or even amateur versions on youtube.......
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2.0 out of 5 starsFar too dour!Jan 12 2012
By moandaa - Published on Amazon.com
The charm of the Smith's is that they packaged their wretched lyrics into sublimely catchy melodies and rhythms. The stuff in this tribute is far too dour. If you're new to the band, go get the real thing. With Hatful of Hollow and Louder Than Bombs, you're off to a good start. By the way, I had really high hopes for The Wedding Present on this one. But what a bad showing.