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The Smiths: The Complete Picture (1992)

Thirteen Smiths' recordings, half of them in a club with a live audience. These alternate with five rock videos, two directed by Derek Jarman (Panic and Ask), two by Tim Broad (Girlfriend ... See full summary »

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Thirteen Smiths' recordings, half of them in a club with a live audience. These alternate with five rock videos, two directed by Derek Jarman (Panic and Ask), two by Tim Broad (Girlfriend in a Coma and Stop Me...), and one by Paula Grief and Richard Levine (How Soon Is Now?). It concludes with Jarman's short film, "The Queen Is Dead," with a three-song soundtrack. The rock videos, particularly Jarman's, are filled with multiple and superimposed images, changing tints, and little narrative coherence; they get their pace from the music's rhythm. Androgyny, dancing children, belching smokestacks, graffiti, angry young men, a waif in a cap: collages of modern alienation. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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8 December 1992 (USA) See more »

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Shoplifters of the World Unite
Written by Johnny Marr and Morrissey
Performed by The Smiths
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The Greatest Band of them all!!!!!
10 December 2002 | by smiths-4See all my reviews

Where do i start? I could just quote you Smiths lyrics all day but that might bore people who don't know what they are missing. I am obviously biased but this is a smashing collection of their classic songs and also acts as a starter for the uninitaited. Derek Jarmon contributes a brilliant short film at the end and Morrissey and co are at their iconic best. Watch or miss out on the best band ever!!


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