The Smiths - Louder Than Bombs (1987)


"Is It Really So Strange?" (John Peel session, 12/2/86) – 3:04 [B-side of "Sheila Take a Bow"] *
"Sheila Take a Bow" – 2:41 [single A-side]
"Shoplifters of the World Unite" – 2:57 [single A-side]
"Sweet and Tender Hooligan" (John Peel session, 12/2/86) – 3:35 [B-side of "Sheila Take a Bow"] *
"Half a Person" – 3:36 [B-side of "Shoplifters of the World Unite"]
"London" – 2:07 [B-side of "Shoplifters of the World Unite"]
"Panic" – 2:20 [single A-side]
"Girl Afraid" – 2:48 [B-side of "Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now"]
"Shakespeare's Sister" – 2:09 [single A-side]
"William, It Was Really Nothing" – 2:11 [single A-side]
"You Just Haven't Earned It Yet, Baby" (US mix) – 3:23 [remix of aborted single A-side] *
"Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now" – 3:34 [single A-side]
"Ask" – 3:18 [single A-side]
"Golden Lights" – 2:39 [B-side of "Ask"]
"Oscillate Wildly" – 3:27 [B-side of "How Soon Is Now?"]
"These Things Take Time" – 2:23 [B-side of "What Difference Does It Make?"] *
"Rubber Ring" – 3:48 [B-side of "The Boy with the Thorn in His Side"]
"Back to the Old House" – 3:05 [B-side of "What Difference Does It Make?"] *
"Hand in Glove" (single version) – 3:13 [single A-side]
"Stretch Out and Wait" (original version) – 2:38 [B-side of "Shakespeare's Sister"] *
"Please, Please, Please, Let Me Get What I Want" – 1:52 [B-side of "William It Was Really Nothing"]
"This Night Has Opened My Eyes" (John Peel session, 9/14/83) – 3:40 [from Hatful of Hollow]
"Unloveable" – 3:55 [B-side of "Bigmouth Strikes Again"]
"Asleep" – 4:11 [B-side of "The Boy with the Thorn in His Side"]

All tracks written by Morrissey and Johnny Marr (including "Oscillate Wildly"[6]) except "Golden Lights" written by Twinkle.
Tracks marked "*" are exclusive to this compilation.
This take of "Stretch Out and Wait" is a different recording from the one that was first released on the British The World Won't Listen compilation. It is the original recording from 1985 with some lyrical variations in the first verse.
This mix of "You Just Haven't Earned It Yet, Baby" is approximately nine seconds shorter than the mix that appears on The World Won't Listen and features some other minor mixing differences.


The Smiths

Morrissey – vocals
Johnny Marr – guitars, piano, harmonica
Andy Rourke – bass guitar, cello on "Shakespeare's Sister" and "Oscillate Wildly"
Mike Joyce – drums
Craig Gannon – guitar on "Half a Person", "London", "Panic", "You Just Haven't Earned It Yet, Baby", "Ask" and "Golden Lights"

Kirsty MacColl – backing vocals on "Ask" and "Golden Lights"
John Porter – mandolin on Please, Please, Please Let Me Get What I Want and slide guitar on "Sheila Take a Bow" and bass guitar on "Golden Lights"
Stephen Street – additional drum machine programming on "London"


Johnny Marr – producer (A3)
Johnny Marr, Morrissey and Stephen Street – producers (A5-6)
Morrissey and Marr – producers (A2, C5, D5-6)
John Porter – producer (A1, A4, B1-2, B4-6, C1-2, C4, C6, D3)
Roger Pusey – producer (D4)
The Smiths – producers (B3, C3, D1-2)