- Performer:Smiths, The
- Title:Strangeways, Here We Come
- Style:Alternative Rock, Indie Rock
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Strangeways, Here We Come is the fourth and final studio album by English rock band the Smiths. Released on 28 September 1987 (several months after their disbandment) by Rough Trade Records, it reached number two on the UK Albums Chart, staying in the chart for 17 weeks. All of the songs were composed by Johnny Marr, with lyrics written and sung by Morrissey
Strangeways, Here We Come is the last album released by The Smiths. The album was recorded at Wood Hall studios in Beckington – allowing for a more relaxed recording process. Marr insisted on avoiding the usual Smiths formula and sought inspiration from The Beatles' The Beatles (aka the White Album). The result is the band’s most musically rich album. Strangeways, Here We Come Q&A.
Recorded as the relationship between Morrissey and Johnny Marr was beginning to splinter, Strangeways, Here We Come is the most carefully considered and elaborately produced album in the group's catalog. Though it aspires greatly to better The Queen Is Dead, it falls just short of its goals. With producer Stephen Street, the Smiths created a subtly shaded and skilled album, one boasting a fuller production than before. Morrissey and Marr also labored hard over the songs, working to expand the Smiths' sound within their very real boundaries. For the most part, they succeed.
Strangeways, Here We Come is the fourth and final studio album by The Smiths, originally released in 1987. The album takes its title from Manchester's notorious (and now renamed) Strangeways Prison, whilst the line "Borstal, here we come" is taken from the film Billy Liar. All of the songs on the album were composed by Johnny Marr, with lyrics written and sung by Morrissey. Discover more music, concerts, videos, and pictures with the largest catalogue online at Last.
One thing Moz and Marr seem keener to discuss is Strangeways, Here We Come, the group’s posthumous final studio album. Released 30 years ago this week, on Sept. 28, 1987, Strangeways represents for both artists one final bright spot in the Smiths story. In his 2013 book Autobiography, Morrissey calls it a masterpiece, with everything in its perfect place. Their affection for Strangeways is curious given its accepted place.
the fourth best Smiths album is world’s better than some groups’ best records. I was a big fan of the Smiths when they were together but don’t listen to the band any more. In my honest opinion ‘Strangeways Here We Come’ has always been a problematic album. When I first heard it I was waiting for a killer track but it never arrived. I thought my disappointment at the album might be short-lived.