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Rank [Live]

the Smiths Audio CD
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
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Digitally remastered edition of this live album from the legendary British quartet. Recorded live at the National Ballroom, London, in October of 1986, roughly six months before they disbanded altogether, these 14 songs capture the Smiths performing in full-on rock-star mode. Here the band's performance is suitably epic, hit-packed, and engrossing. Morrissey is in fine form providing plenty of banter and personality. Similarly, Marr's distinctive manic jangle demands much attention, especially on his solo creation "The Draize Train."

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Our product to treat is a regular product. There is not the imitation. From Japan by the surface mail because is sent out, take it until arrival as 7-14 day. Thank you for you seeing it.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Rank ranks well May 20 2010
By Lisa
Format:Audio CD
I already had the cassette. I love the spontaneous feel of everything. I love these versions more than the originals!!!!
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3.0 out of 5 stars I know it's Over May 26 2004
Format:Audio CD
And you will too when you listen the this CD. Not that it's that bad, it's just a let down, a big let down. The band is sloppy, too fast, and Morrissey vocals are openly over the top playing off on some derivative of his former self. Almost as if he could care less of what is now just all a big joke. Maybe I'm being too rough but that is what it seems like! Clearly the band final days were felt. All songs are inferior to the studio versions. This opposed to Hatful of Hollow which blew the studio versions away in many cases.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Almost perfect April 25 2004
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
I think this albus is awesome!!!
I'd only complain about the setlist... all the songs here are just great!! but where is There is a light that never goes out? I also would have like to hear a live version of shelia take a bow. I recomend this to everyone!
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5.0 out of 5 stars This album changed my life Jan. 11 2004
By Tim
Format:Audio CD
This album was my introduction to The Smiths, and when I finally heard the original recordings I never felt the band's studio sound measured up to the raw quality of Rank. There is an intensity that runs throughout. When I first heard it aged 13, this album brought on the most intense feelings of connection to the music. Finally, someone understands me! Boo hoo.
I'm over that now, but whenever I put Rank on it's still blows me away
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3.0 out of 5 stars Good but too short... Sept. 9 2003
Format:Audio CD
I am on of the biggest Smiths fans there is. And yes, you must get this if you are a fan. But, you can't help but wonder why (especially on cd) why Morrissey (apparently, he decided what songs were to go on this album) skipped out on many great tracks that the Smiths played on this night.

Songs like: "Frankly, Mr. Shankly" , "There is a light that never goes out", "I want the one I can't have", "How soon is now?" and others were sadly omitted. The overall sound is very good but you can't help but feel like your being swindled here. I hope "they" decide to release another live album to make up for "Rank".
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5.0 out of 5 stars my favorite live album June 28 2003
Format:Audio CD
I especially love the live renditions of Cemetery Gate, and Big Mouth, much more so than the studio album versions, although I like all of the songs selected on this album. They are to me a really balanced selection of the Smith's styles. The album versions seem a bit, well, studio-like and restrained. Performed live, the songs take on an added essentiallness, drive, and verve. I like listening to the album in its entirety, very loudly or through headphones and each time I am transported to a magical experience. I know the other reviewers have mentioned that this album was a "filler" release after the Smiths broke up but to me this album really exhibits the essential beauty of Morrisey's emotional-laden songs and Johnny Marr's melodicism. By the way, if you like Morrissey's solo work, I recently bought "Maladjusted" and I must say it's a GREAT work!
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