《The Very Best of》The Smiths


《The Very
Best of》The Smiths

The Smiths是一隊很喜歡出精選的樂隊,早在他們未曾解散的80年代時候,已曾有過《The
World Won't Listen》、《Louder Than Bombs》等合輯。後來樂隊原來唱片公司Rough Trade將他們的歌曲版權全賣給華納後,情況更是

變本加厲。連同這張新近推出的《The Very Best of》在內,華納已曾替The
Smiths出版過4款精選專輯,這還未包括一系列re-issue的細碟及他們的Music Video合輯《The Complete Pictures》在內。

老實說,這批一而再、再而三推出的後期精選專輯,選曲來來去去也是那批The Smiths經典金曲,卻從來沒有收錄任何rare tracks或rare
mix在內,誠意著實欠奉。The Smiths的忠實樂迷根本提不起任何意欲購買,並只會不斷咒罵唱片公司把The Smiths當成另一棵搖錢樹。

因此,這張《The Very Best of》的市場對象,明顯是針對那些未曾擁有任何一張The Smiths大碟的人士而設。如果你也是其中一份子的話,我倒強烈推薦你買下這張精選。起碼《The
Very Best of》要比起數年前那張《Single》多出5首歌曲合共23首,以事論事,真箇是「大件夾抵食」。而且對每一位搖滾樂迷來說,唱片架上竟沒有一張The
Smiths的唱片,無論如何怎也說不過去吧。

《The Very Best of》的唯一意義在於,它證明了The Smiths已成為眾人眼中的經典樂隊,情況就如The Carpenters、The
Beatles等每隔幾年又出另一款精選一樣,相信這類換湯不換藥的The Smiths精選在往後日子還會陸續有來。到時我大可將這段文字求其改兩改又當新樂評呃稿費,正!

歌曲:

01. Panic
02. Boy with the thorn in his side
03. Heaven knows I'm miserable now
04. Ask
05. Bigmouth strikes again
06. How soon is now?
07. This charming man
08. What difference does it make
09. William it was really nothing
10. Some girls are bigger than others
11. Girlfriend in a coma
12. Hand in glove
13. There is a light that never goes out
14. Please please please let me get what I want
15. That joke isn't funny anymore
16. I know it's over
17. Sheila take a bow
18. I started something I couldn't finish
19. Still ill
20. Shakespeare's sister
21. Shoplifters of the world unite
22. Last night I dreamt that somebody loved me
23. Stop me if you think that you've heard this one before

碟名︰《The Very Best of》
歌手︰The Smiths
發行︰華納唱片
圖文︰由TOM.COM
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