Meat Is Murder. The album became the band's only number one on the UK Albums Chart, and stayed on the chart for thirteen weeks. The album was an international success: it spent 11 weeks in the European Top Albums chart, peaking at number After the original production by Troy Tate was felt to be inadequate, John Porter re-recorded the album in London, Manchester and Stockport during breaks in the band's UK tour during September The album was well received by critics and listeners, and reached number two on the UK Albums Chart, staying on the chart for 33 weeks.
It established the Smiths as a prominent band in the s music scene in the United Kingdom. The album also became an international success, peaking at number 45 in the European Albums Chart, remaining in the chart for 21 weeks. After its exit of the European chart, it then re-entered in the Hot Albums from September for another run of 3 weeks. Rank is the only live album by English band the Smiths. The Sound of the Smiths Remaster. It is available as both single and double disc editions.
Morrissey is credited with having coined the compilation's title, while Johnny Marr was involved in the project's mastering.
Early promotional material for the album originally saw it entitled Hang the DJ: The Very Best of the Smiths, but this was changed for the final release. The album charted No. The pictures on the covers of the original and deluxe editions were taken by Tom Sheehan. The Sound of the Smiths Deluxe [ Remaster]. Louder Than Bombs. Lovely fella. He usually did them in the morning. Plagiarists receive the sharp lash of the Morrissey tongue, over a deceptively jaunty pop backing.
Because Morrissey loved it, and it came so effortlessly and easy. I was just about to bin it. And what a wonderful vocal and lyric. And with this song, you can see why he made journalists cream their pants. Listen to the lyrical content.
He was a one-off. Rarely has Moz sounded more poetic, crooning about young love for another classic Smiths single. We did extra work back in London — the single version is different. Aggressive Bittersweet Druggy. Energetic Happy Hypnotic. Romantic Sad Sentimental. Sexy Trippy All Moods. Drinking Hanging Out In Love. Introspection Late Night Partying. Rainy Day Relaxation Road Trip. Romantic Evening Sex All Themes. Features Interviews Lists.
The Smiths click here for complete listing. Regardless of country of origin all tracks are sung in English, unless otherwise stated in our description. Additional info:. COM Ref No. Barcode :. Related Artists:. The Smiths. Alternative Names:. To order by phone:.'Rank,' a concert album from the late, great Smiths, offers the liveliest postmortem imaginable. Rather than being an exploitative rehash, it realizes the greatest goal of a live album, namely, to offer a full reinterpretation of a band's work. The songs are significantly speeded up, compared with the studio versions; they are toughened up as well.