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    Louder Than Bombs

    Ranked 365/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.

    Remastered On 180 Gram Vinyl

    Originally released as a U.S.-only compilation in 1987, the expansive 24-track Louder Than Bombs collects The Smiths' stray early singles, B-Sides, John Peel sessions and cuts from the 1984 U.K.-only compilation Hatful of Hollow. Featuring a wealth of material like the non-album singles Sheila Take a Bow, Shoplifters of the World Unite, Panic, Shakespeare's Sister and Ask as well as B-sides that are virtually unavailable elsewhere in Half a Person, Stretch Out and Wait, Unloveable and Asleep, Louder Than Bombs is an essential and revelatory Smiths document now reissued on double 180 Gram audiophile vinyl!

    LP 1
    1. Is It Really So Strange? (B-Side, John Peel Session)
    2. Sheila Takes a Bow (Non-Album Single)
    3. Shoplifters of the World Unite (Non-Album Single)
    4. Sweet and Tender Hooligan (B-Side, John Peel Session)
    5. Half a Person (B-Side)
    6. London (B-Side)
    7. Panic (Non-Album Single)
    8. Girl Afraid (B-Side)
    9. Shakespeare's Sister (Non-Album Single)
    10. William, It Was Really Nothing (Non-Album Single)
    11. You Just Haven't Earned It Yet, Baby (B-Side)
    12. Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now (Non-Album Single)

    LP 2
    1. Ask (Non-Album Single)
    2. Golden Lights (B-Side)
    3. Oscillate Wildly (B-Side)
    4. These Things Take Time (B-Side)
    5. Rubber Ring (B-Side)
    6. Back to the Old House (B-Side)
    7. Hand in Glove (Single Version)
    8. Stretch Out and Wait (B-Side)
    9. Please, Please, Please Let Me Get What I Want (B-Side)
    10. This Night Has Opened My Eyes (John Peel Session)
    11. Unloveable (B-Side)
    12. Asleep (B-Side)

    The Smiths
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
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    The World Won't Listen

    Remastered On 180 Gram Vinyl

    Rough Trade released two compilations of early singles and B-sides from The Smiths in 1987, the 24-track U.S.-only Louder Than Bombs and the 16-track U.K.-only The World Won't Listen. The two collections share 12-tracks, however, The World Won't Listen features four additional cuts in the singles The Boy With the Thorn in His Side and That Joke Isn't Funny Anymore as well as The Queen is Dead songs Bigmouth Strikes Again and There Is a Light That Never Goes Out. Reissued here on double 180 Gram audiophile vinyl.

    LP 1
    1. Panic (single)
    2. Ask (single)
    3. London (B-side)
    4. Bigmouth Strikes Again (The Queen Is Dead)
    5. Shakespeare's Sister (single)
    6. There Is a Light That Never Goes Out (The Queen Is Dead)
    7. Shoplifters of the World Unite (single)
    8. The Boy With the Thorn in His Side (single)

    LP 2
    1. Asleep (B-side)
    2. Unloveable (B-side)
    3. Half a Person (B-side)
    4. Stretch Out and Wait (B-side)
    5. That Joke Isn't Funny Anymore (single)
    6. Oscillate Wildly (B-side)
    7. You Just Haven't Earned It Yet, Baby (remix)
    8. Rubber Ring (B-side)

    The Smiths
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
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    Call By Night

    Wymond Miles was raised in the working-class small towns of the American
    West. On Call by Night, the singer's latest widescreen opus, Miles masterfully
    evokes that lost landscape, all while grappling with issues of fatherhood, privacy,
    PTSD, violence, and dissipated romance. The album adds a critical new chapter
    to the Fresh & Onlys guitarist's story as an artist, and reasserts him as a major
    voice in contemporary songwriting.

    Call by Night sees Miles building a noticeably bigger sound than on his previous
    solo records, while simultaneously standing as his most intimate work. It's a
    record explicitly written for the fidelity of the vinyl format, with louder songs
    beginning each album side and quieter songs at the interior. His attention to
    sequencing paid off; the album flows like a piece of classic cinema, and sounds
    like it's splashed across a drive-in screen in 70mm. Recorded using vintage gear
    by Phil Manley (The Fucking Champs, Trans Am) at El Studio in San Francisco
    and Miles' Garden Chamber home studio, the record is a treasure of tube-amp
    warmth, and a landmark in the songwriter's catalog.

    Miles wrote most of Call by Night on piano, and while the wall-of-sound guitar
    and cinematic synth playing that helped define his earlier efforts is still present,
    the beating heart of the songs is left more open thanks to his new method. Where
    previous full-lengths were cloaked in distinct aesthetic choices, this record exists
    outside of any stylistic restraints. "Divided in Two," the lead single, considers
    dignity, class, honor, and father-son relationships through the devastating lens of
    PTSD, all set to a sardonic flag-waving waltz, with martial percussive bomb blasts.
    The title track explores the enduring aesthetic of British psych-folk. Other songs
    dip into the traditions of gospel music, sea shanties, and even big-box power
    ballads, using antique instruments and Miles' unique perspective on the modern
    world to forge a new collection of entries for the American songbook.

    Miles has said the songs on Call by Night mark his "more definitive commitment
    to seek, listen, and give voice to an enduring muse." If that's true, then the muse
    has obviously been singing to him loud and clear.

    1. Summer Rains
    2. Protection
    3. Solomon's Song
    4. Call By Night
    5. Bride of the Lamb
    6. Divided in Two
    7. Rear View Mirror
    8. Stand Before Me
    9. Devil's Blue Eyes
    Wymond Miles
    Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
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