Smiths to release Johnny Marr-remastered back catalogue

By | Published on Friday 29 July 2011

The Smiths

Warner Music’s Rhino division is to re-release The Smiths’ entire back catalogue, remastered by engineer Frank Arkwright and Johnny Marr himself. This follows the very limited re-release of ‘The Queen Is Dead’ on ten-inch vinyl for this year’s Record Store Day.

Marr wrote on his official website: “I’m very happy that the remastered versions of The Smiths albums are finally coming out. I wanted to get them sounding right and remove any processing so that they now sound as they did when they were originally made. I’m pleased with the results”.

All albums will be released in standard CD and vinyl form. There will also be a special edition boxset, limited to 3000 copies, which will feature all eight albums on CD and vinyl, with 25 Smiths seven-inches, a DVD of the band’s music videos and some other bits and pieces thrown in for good measure.

You’ll be able to get your hands on the newly spruced up records from 26 Sep.