Rank is the only live album by English band the Smiths. It was released in September 1988 by their British record company Rough Trade, and reached No. 2 in the British charts. In the United States, the album was released on Sire Records and made No. 77. Rank was released as a contractual obligation.
The Smiths The Smiths were together for a little over five years, and their career moved at such incredible speed, even they sometimes struggled to keep up. This is very much the story of their debut album. Originally recorded with producer Troy Tate, Morrissey and Rough Trade were underwhelmed by what they heard and hired John Porter to fix it, who felt the album’s problems were so severe that it should be re-recorded from scratch.
For many Smiths fans, Rank is as close as they will get to a live performance from Morrissey, Johnny Marr, and company. Recorded live at The National Ballroom in London in October of 1986, roughly six months before they disbanded altogether, these 14 songs capture the Smiths performing in full-on rock-star mode. Though Grant Showbiz's production and engineering work consistently places Morrissey's voice too loud in respect to the rest of the band, the performance is suitably epic, hit-packed, and engrossing.
The Smiths were an English rock band, formed in 1982 in Manchester by Morrissey and Johnny Marr.
The English alternative rock band the Smiths released four studio albums, one extended play (EP), one live album, ten compilation albums, twenty-two singles, one video album and fourteen music videos on the Rough Trade, Sire and WEA record labels. The band was formed in 1982 in Manchester by vocalist Morrissey, guitarist Johnny Marr, bass player Andy Rourke and drummer Mike Joyce.
The Smiths is ranked number 11 in the overall artist rankings with a total rank score of 132,265. Members who like this artist also like: Pixies, Joy Division and . Product Details. The Smiths - Queen Is Dead The (CD 1995) Condition: Very Good. Time left: 13m 52s. Ships to: Worldwide. THE SMITHS 49 Tracks THE QUEEN IS DEAD 4 disk SET 2017 inc Demos Mint sealed Condition: Brand New. Time left: 15m 12s.
Released February 20, 1984. The Smiths Tracklist. 1. Reel Around the Fountain Lyrics. 2. You've Got Everything Now Lyrics. Producers John Porter & The Smiths. Writers Johnny Marr & Morrissey.
Indie Rock The Smiths. Band's List Indie Rock The Smiths Rank. Band Name The Smiths. Labels WEA Sire Records Rough Trade Records. Music StyleIndie Rock. Members owning this album4. Side A. The Queen Is Dead.
Rank" occupies a very unique place within The Smiths' canon in that it is a posthumous release of the band's only official, live album. It was recorded within two months of The Smiths' very last concert and forms a bridge between the release of "The Queen Is Dead" and subsequent material such as "Panic", "Is It Really So Strange" and "Ask".