Legendary UK band The Smiths will have a massive career retrospective released on November 10th, with the record label Rhino claiming to have the full co-operation of the band.
The Smiths remain a fascinating and inspiring band to generations of British musicians. The 80s indie heroes were a formative influence on the young Pete Doherty and are continually named checked by new literate groups who possess both a guitar and a brain. However, the group remain frustratingly enigmatic on record, and a ‘Best Of’ has long been needed.
The first disc of the new compilation gathers together the golden run of singles released on Rough Trade, moving from ‘Hand In Glove’ to ‘There Is A Light That Will Never Go Out’. Titled ‘The Sound Of The Smiths’ the second disc of the compilation will gather together some of the rarer elements of The Smiths back catalogue.
Former lead singer Morrissey have vetoed previous ‘Best Of’ releases, claiming that they did not represent the band. With Rhino claiming to have his full co-operation, this is as close as it is possible to get to the definitive Smiths release.
‘The Sound Of The Smiths’ is to be released on November 10th. It is not yet known who will appear as cover star on the record.