The Smiths

Strangeways, Here We Come

  • Label Sire
  • Genre Rock-Pop
  • Released 04/03/12
  • Cat no 25649 R

Newly re-mastered audio by Frank Arkwright (overseen by Johnny Marr, no less), original sleeve, recorded as the relationship between Morrissey and Marr was beginning to splinter, 'Strangeways Here We Come' from 1987 is the most carefully considered and elaborately produced album in the group's catalog. With producer Stephen Street, The Smiths created a subtly shaded and skilled album, one boasting a fuller production than before. It includes the classics 'I Started Something I Couldn't Finish', 'Girlfriend In A Coma' and 'Stop Me If You Think You've Heard This One Before'.