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Product related:  The Smiths - This Charming Man - 'Glad Hips Music Ltd' sleev   (2 posts) (344 views)
Created Mon 7th Dec '15 11:02 (GMT)
Question to EIL:

Thank you for your post. I have passed this over to our buying team to look into and amend as necessary.


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The Smiths This Charming Man - 'Glad Hips Music Ltd' sleeve 7inch Single UNITED KINGDOM SMI07TH435255Re: THE SMITHS This Charming Man (Rare original 1983 UK Rough Trade label 2-track 7" vinyl single which also includes 'Jeane'. This was quickly replaced as Morrissey insisted on a push out centre and this edition had a solid centre, plus it has the all important 'Glad Hips Music Limited' credit with Manchester address on the reverse of the sleeve. Housed in the familar 'The Smiths' titled glossy picture sleeve depicting Jean Marais from Cocteau's film 'ORPHEE' RT136)
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Artist related:  Concerning the vinyl recording by Lester Young called "The K   (1 posts) (5 views)
Naples, Fl.
Created Tue 26th Jul '11 21:44 (GMT)
Concerning the vinyl recording by Lester Young called "The K
Can any one tell me the name of the person that did the graphics/ art work on the album intitled
"The Kansas City Five": with Lester Young (leader sax player?)
Best Wishes,
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Artist related:  Question to EIL:   (1 posts) (28 views)
leominster, herefordshire
Created Fri 24th Jun '11 21:36 (GMT)
Question to EIL:
hi back in 1993 wea released all 7 albums on limited 10" vinyl off 5000 copies of each. i was wondering could you tell me how much they are worth roughly as i have all 7 albums in mint condition (they have never been on a record deck)

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Product related:  The Smiths - Ask - Unique Sleeve - Australia - 12" RECORD/MA   (1 posts) (230 views)
Melbourne, Victoria
Created Sat 2nd Oct '10 10:01 (GMT)
Question to EIL:
I own a mint version of this & have not been able to see it anywhere. Indeed, after searching the net for hour & 1/2, your site was the only mention of this I have seen. I have been able to establish that "Record Collector" magazine, issue "RC 159" in 1992 valued this as over 65 pounds back then and that wasnt for a mint condition. When they did a recent Moz/Smiths issue in late 2009, this wasn't even mentioned in their "rareities/collectors" part of the edition, suggesting that its almost impossible to get. 2 things, what is it worth these days and why is it so rare. I have been told that it was quickly pulled after the band found out that Moz had allowed his image to be used without the rest of the band, and also b/c it has Craig Gannon as listed as "2nd guitar" on the back. Any news u could tell me would be great. Adam
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The Smiths Ask - Unique Sleeve 12inch Single AUSTRALIA SMI12AS28824Re: THE SMITHS Ask (Uber rare 1987 Australian only Rough Trade 3-track 12" vinyl single, including the non-studio album title track and Shoplifters Of The World Unite plus the fabulous Cemetry Gates from The Queen Is Dead album. Housed in a totally uniquegreen Morrissey picture sleeve, taken by Pat Bellis with custom catalogue number RTANZ12019. [One of the very few times Morrissey allowed his image to be used!] Both sleeve and vinyl are MINT - a beautifiul rarity!!)
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Product related:  The Smiths - The Queen Is Dead - UK - LP RECORD   (1 posts) (787 views)
Created Fri 20th Aug '10 14:35 (GMT)
Question to EIL:
Can you please give me some details about this item's condition (sleeve, inner and vinyl)? Thanks in advance.
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The Smiths The Queen Is Dead - Stickered - EX Vinyl LP Record xx UNITED KINGDOM SMILPTH81000Re: THE SMITHS The Queen Is Dead (Classic 1986 UK first press 10-track LP with 'Fear Of Manchester' & 'Them Was Rotten Days' etched in the run-out, complete with the illustrated credits inner & the original hype stickered gatefold picture sleeve with lyrics on the inside which has a split to the botom. The sleeve is Excellent despite some edge scuffing & the vinyl remains in Excellent condition with a few faint paper hairlines not affecting play. One of the greatest albums of the eightiesor any decade for that matter! ROUGH96)
#Top 500 Greatest Albums Of All Time
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Artist related:  Smiths Christmas Present   (1 posts) (11 views)
brighton, east sussex
Created Sun 21st Dec '08 20:03 (GMT)
Smiths Christmas Present

I hope you don't mind me posting to let you know that the 25 bands of Christmas application is giving away a loads of free downloads this month. You get a free download every day this month - today's free download is a track by The Smiths!!!

There are also videos and other smiths goodies. You can also invite your friends to the application to give them the free download too. www.25bandsofchristmas.com or if you want it on facebook http://apps.facebook.com/bandsofxmas/index.php?network=1&set=yes or on bebo http://www.bebo.com/Profile.jsp?MemberId=8165916474 Enjoy xx

ps you can still get the download every day this month!
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Artist related:  Trying to Identify Rare Poster -- Please Help!!   (1 posts) (89 views)
Ottawa, Ontario
Created Mon 9th Jul '07 17:37 (GMT)
Trying to Identify Rare Poster -- Please Help!!
I purchased a Smiths poster on eBay a few years back and i'll be darned if i can find any information about it. I asked the seller about it and he said he had bought it at a flea market.

Anyway, it is bright yellow and features a bunch of black and white pictures (Hatfull of Hollow era) scattered all over it like a collage. They are fairly large, so there's maybe 5 or 6 in total. On the left hand side in particular is a picture of Morrissey in concert holding up some Gladiolas like a torch. I think The Smiths are printed in big bold letters across the top of the poster. There is no copyright stamp anywhere on it.

Anyway, if any of you could provide some information about this, i would be much obliged.

And sorry i can't provide a picture. The camera is busted.

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Product related:  The Smiths - Autographed Publicity Photograph - UK - PHOTOGR   (1 posts) (1148 views)
Created Sat 26th May '07 09:39 (GMT)

I am interested in purchasing an autographed The Smiths item through your site. I am interested in where the objects are attained and how provenance/authenticity are proven. I realize it will differ per object but I would like to know the basic process you use as well as what the certificate of authenticity actually gurantees. I do appreciate your help/advice. Thanks!


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The Smiths Autographed Publicity Photograph Photo UNITED KINGDOM SMIPHAU332770Re: THE SMITHS Autographed Publicity Photograph (Stunning 8" x 10" black and white publicity photograph of the band taken by Paul Slattery in the summer of 1983 at the then derelict Manchester Central railway station [later to become the G-MEX Centre] - FULLY AUTOGRAPHED in black felt pen by Morrissey, Johnny Marr, Andy Rourke and Mike Joyce. A fabulous 100% genuine item that would look stunning framed!!) **Complete With Certificate Of Authenticity**
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Product related:  The Smiths - This Charming Man - no Smiths logo on sleeve -   (1 posts) (1071 views)
Alexandria, VA
Created Tue 1st May '07 04:01 (GMT)
Smiths Charming Man 12" with no band name on front
I own this item. On the record itself the Rough Trade logo appears like the "Capitol records" logo you describe in a 7" listing. Does the logo look the same on your copy? Thanks!
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The Smiths This Charming Man - Version 2 12inch Single UNITED KINGDOM SMI12TH303468Re: THE SMITHS This Charming Man (1983 UK 4-track 12" vinyl EP with the Rough Trade 'Capitol' logo on the labels and 'Will Nature Make A Man Of Me Yet?' in the A-side run-out groove, including two versions of the title track plus Wonderful Woman and Accept Yourself, issued in the glossy picture sleeve without 'The Smiths' logo on the front but with 'Glad Hips' lettering and 'pander life's' lyrics on reverse and the Rough Trade logo WITHOUT the dome. The sleeve shows minimal wear and the vinyl appears barely played RTT136)
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Product related:  The Smiths - William - Billie Whitelaw Mauve Sleeve - UK - 7   (1 posts) (1384 views)
philip potter
carlshalton, surrey
Created Tue 30th Jan '07 15:07 (GMT)
the smiths "william it was really nothing"
i have a copy of the 12" inch of this vinyl & just wondered if it is worth as much as the
7"inch(60.00) mine is in mint condition,& sleeve only shows sheelve wear,
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The Smiths William - Billie Whitelaw Sleeve - 4 prong 7inch Single UNITED KINGDOM SMI07WI00120Re: THE SMITHS William It Was Really Nothing (Very scarce 1987 UK Rough Trade 7" vinyl single with intact four prong centre, also including How Soon Is Now. The song is popularly believed to have been written by Morrissey about his friend Billy Mackenzie, lead singer of The Associates, with whom he was rumoured to be romantically linked. Housed in a mauve tinted picture sleeve featuring Billie Whitelaw as Lottie from the 1968 movie 'Charlie Bubbles', directed by Albert Finney. This issuehas now become increasingly hard to find and is much rarer than the original issue. Apart from some light wear, the sleeve remains in a really nice condition and the vinyl looks barely played RT166)
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Artist related:  Question to EIL:   (2 posts) (133 views)
Created Wed 12th Apr '06 15:46 (GMT)
Question to EIL:
Hi There, I am an owner of a very rare Smiths Item. It is the Queen Is Dead album cover printed on (I think) cotton, approx. 100cm x 100cm. There is no text printed it's just 'Alain Delon In green'. Would you be so nice to tell me what it's worth?

kind regards, Henri
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Product related:  The Smiths - Still Ill - Pair of metal Stampers - UK - 12" R   (1 posts) (1374 views)
Created Tue 14th Mar '06 13:18 (GMT)
Metal Stampers
Can someone please explain what these are exactly and why they are collectable?
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The Smiths Still Ill - Pair of metal Stampers 12inch Single UNITED KINGDOM SMI12ST328544Re: THE SMITHS Still Ill (UK original pair of metal stampers for the A and B sides of their rare 12" single. Stampers are created from the mothers, and are negative - they have ridges where the final disc has grooves - usually a maximum of 6 sets are created from a single mother, before being destroyed, and each stamper has a limited lifespan, sometimes just 1000 copies of a record may be pressed before a new stamper is used. This rare set also comes complete with a pair of finished record labels. The ultimate Smiths collectable!)
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Artist related:  favourite album?   (1 posts) (23 views)
Created Tue 14th Mar '06 10:28 (GMT)
favourite album?
taking any solo projects out of the list, what is your favourite Smiths album? After all these years I still find the debut hard to beat - great lyrics, passion and the whole band playing like their lives depend on it - Marr's guitar work still sends shivers up my spine.
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