‘The Smiths’ is their debut eponymous studio album recorded in 1983 and released on February 20, 1984 by Rough Trade.
Track Listing : 1.Reel Around The Fountain (Morrissey, Johnny Marr) – 05:58 . 2.You’Ve Got Everything Now (Morrissey, Johnny Marr) – 03:59 . 3.Miserable Lie (Morrissey, Johnny Marr) – 04:29 . 4.Pretty Girls Make Graves (Morrissey, Johnny Marr) – 03:44 . 5.The Hand That Rocks The Cradle (Morrissey, Johnny Marr) – 04:38 . 6.This Charming Man (Morrissey, Johnny Marr) – 02:42 . 7.Still Ill (Morrissey, Johnny Marr) – 03:23 . 8.Hand In Glove (Morrissey, Johnny Marr) – 03:25 . 9.What Difference Does It Make? (Morrissey, Johnny Marr) – 03:51 . 10.I Don’T Owe You Anything (Morrissey, Johnny Marr) – 04:05 . 11.Suffer Little Children (Morrissey, Johnny Marr) – 05:28
Musicians : The Smiths – Band . Morrissey – Vocals . Johnny Marr – Guitars, Harmonica . Andy Rourke – Bass Guitar . Mike Joyce – Drums . Paul Carrack – Keyboards On (1 – 10) . Annalisa Jablonska – Vocals On (4 – 11)
Production : Produced By John Porter . Phil Bush – Engineer . Neill King – Engineer
Package : Andrew Catlin – Photography . Joélle Depónt – Photography
Recorded In 1983.
Released On February 20, 1984 By Rough Trade / Sire.
The Smiths’ at 30: Classic Track-By-Track ReviewMorrissey’s lyrics defied the traditional machismo roles of rock vocalists and probed into scandalous territory that often offended the more conservative media in Margaret Thatcher-era England. […]
Though Morrissey’s voice — a sometimes toneless drone that can squeal off without warning into an eerie falsetto — takes some getting used to, it soon comes to seem quite charming, set as it is amid the delicately chiming guitars of cocomposer Johnny Marr. […]
CONSEQUENCE OF SOUND
Then again, being a teenager is pretty melodramatic, so this mystery Smiths tune was perfect for the play—emotional enough to help us push through the conversation, yet played softly enough to keep us restrained in our scene-work. […]