Download Smiths Demos

Someone made a Smiths vinyl bootleg called Unreleased Demos & Instrumentals. Someone else made a rip of the (pretty illuminating, great) 16-track collection that features, among other things, a couple of previously unreleased Johnny Marr instrumentals (one heavier than the other). Hardcore fans may note it also includes the version of “There Is A Light That Never Goes Out” with a final refrain of “there is a light in your eyes and it never goes out” as well as the version of “Death Of A Disco Dancer” with “the improvised ‘whistled solo’ as mentioned in Simon Goddard’s The Smiths – Songs That Saved Your Life.” (I nabbed those specifics from, which is also the place that led us to the collection itself.) Take a listen to a handful of Unreleased Demos & Instrumentals before eyeballing the tracklist.

“There Is A Light That Never Goes Out (Take One)”

“Death Of A Disco Dancer (Monitor Mix)”

“Ask (Pre-Remix Version)”

“Girlfriend In A Coma (Monitor Mix)”

“Untitled Two” (Marr Instrumental)

You’ll find streams of everything at metallicblauauto’s YouTube page. You’ll find downloads of everything if you do a little searching around. This is everything:

01 “The Hand That Rocks The Cradle”
02 “Reel Around The Fountain”
03 “Rusholme Ruffians”
04 “The Queen Is Dead”
05 “Sheila Take A Bow”
06 “This Night Has Opened My Eyes”
07 “Untitled One” (Marr Instrumental)
08 “Ask”
09 “There Is A Light That Never Goes Out”
10 “Is It Really So Strange?”
11 “Frankly, Mr. Shankly”
12 “Shoplifters Of The World Unite (Reprise)”
13 “Girlfriend In A Coma”
14 “Death Of A Disco Dancer”
15 “Paint A Vulgar Picture”
16 “Untitled Two” (Marr Instrumental)

Tags: The Smiths