Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: The Smiths – London, England (12/12/86)


The Smiths
Brixton Academy
London, England
12th December 1986
[“Never Had No One Ever” Bootleg]

Download: FLAC/MP3

Source Audience

Track List:-

01 – Ask
02 – Bigmouth Strikes Again
03 – London/Miserable Lie
04 – Some Girls Are Bigger Than Others
05 – The Boy With The Thorn In His Side
06 – Shoplifters Of The World Unite
07 – There Is A Light That Never Goes Out
08 – Is It Really So Strange?
09 – Cemetry Gates
10 – This Night Has Opened My Eyes
11 – Still Ill
12 – Panic
13 – The Queen Is Dead
14 – William It Was Really Nothing / Hand In Glove
15 – Handsome Devil [Madrid, 18th May 1985]


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Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: The Smiths – Peel Sessions 1983-1986

The Smiths
Peel Sessions 1983 – 1986
[Vinyl LP, Lossless Re-Rip]

Download: FLAC/MP3

Track List:-

01 – Is It Really So Strange?
02 – Rusholme Ruffians
03 – This Charming Man
04 – Reel Around The Fountain
05 – Back To The Old House
06 – How Soon Is Now?
07 – London
08 – What Difference Does It Make?
09 – Half A Person
10 – Still Ill
11 – William, It Was Really Nothing
12 – Handsome Devil
13 – Sweet And Tender Hooligan
14 – This Night Has Opened My Eyes
15 – Miserable Lie


Vinyl LP > Systemdek IIX Turntable > Systemdek Arm > Linn K9 Cartridge >
Audiolab 8000A Amp [Line Out] > PC > Audacity > Sony Soundforge [Click/Crackle Removal] > Fairstars Audio Converter [Wav To Flac Conversion [Level 8] > Smiths Torrent > You

Notes from the original uploader:

Right a year or so ago I ripped this originally via a lossy minidisc lineage.
Well here better late than never is a true lossless version.
It does sound better than via minidisc, so for those that want it here it is.
The only processing that has been done to this is click & crackle removal,
other than that it is untreated.
There is still some vinyl noise present, especially on tracks 1 – 8 (side A of LP),
did what I could to bring it to an exceptable level.

There are problems with this LP:

01. “How Soon Is Now” has John Peel talking at the end, I have left it as it is.
02. “Half A Person” has “issues” for the first 5 seconds this is partly the recording/transfer & the failings of Vinyl.
This is how it is i’m afraid with this version nothing I can do.
03. “Still Ill” cuts off abruptly @ 2:20, this is how it is on the LP,
no idea why other than to speculate they cut it to fit all the tracks on the LP?
If anyone knows why please tell!

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: The Smiths – Amsterdam, The Netherlands (04/21/84)

the smiths

The Smiths
De Meervaart Hall
Amsterdam, Holland

Download: FLAC/MP3

Hand In Glove
Heaven Knows I’m Miserable Now
Girl Afraid
This Charming Man
Barbarism Begins At Home
This Night Has Opened My Eyes
Miserable Lie
Still Ill
I Don’t Owe You Anything
What Difference Does It Make?
Handsome Devil
You’ve Got Everything Now
These Things Take Time