New Tribute To The Smiths Released

Please, Please, Please: A Tribute To The Smiths

For Smiths fans whose dedication goes beyond the recent remastered box-sets, then a new, long-in-the-pipeline, tribute album on American Laundromat Records might just fit the bill.

Following in the footsteps of past ALR compilations saluting the songbooks of The Cure, Pixies, Kim Deal and Neil Young (as well as an already Smiths-linked collection of ‘indie lullabies’ entitled Sing Me To Sleep), a clutch of veterans and relative unknowns take 20 Morrissey/Marr compositions for new and fresh spins.

Full tracklist is as below, but no doubt followers of Dave Gedge (appearing inside both The Wedding Present and with side-project Cinerama), erstwhile Belly leader Tanya Donelly (with Dylan In The Movies), Doug Martsch (Built To Spill), dream-pop duo Joy Zipper and rising Merge outfit Telekinesis will be minded to check this out.

Fondly acknowledging Morrissey’s Smiths-era penchant for iconic sleeve stars, ALR has also secured a photo of ’60s pop starlet Sandie Shaw for the compendium’s cover.

The tracklist to the 2CD collection, entitled Please, Please, Please: A Tribute To The Smiths, runs as follows:

Disc 1

1. “Panic” — Kitten

2. “Stop Me If You Think You’ve Heard This One Before” — The Rest

3. “What Difference Does It Make?” — Joy Zipper

4. “Shoplifters of the World Unite” — Tanya Donelly with Dylan In The Movies

5. “Please Please Please Let Me Get What I Want” — William Fitzsimmons

6. “I Won’t Share You” — Sixpence None The Richer

7. “Well I Wonder” — Sara Lov

8. “Half a Person” — Greg Laswell

9. “Last Night I Dreamt That Somebody Loved Me” — Dala

10. “Some Girls Are Bigger Than Others” — Chikita Violenta

Disc 2

1. “Sheila Take A Bow” — Telekinesis

2. “Is It Really So Strange?” — Solvents

3. “Hand In Glove” — The Wedding Present

4. “How Soon Is Now?” — Mike Viola and The Section Quartet

5. “There Is a Light That Never Goes Out” — Trespassers William

6. “Rubber Ring” — Girl In A Coma

7. “I Know It’s Over” — Elk City

8. “What She Said” — Katy Goodman (La Sera, Vivian Girls)

9. “London” — Cinerama

10. “Reel Around the Fountain” — Doug Martsch (Built To Spill)

Visit the American Laundromat Records website for further details and ordering options.