On Tuesday, February 26, 2013, Titan Books will release the revised edition of Simon Goddard‘s Songs That Saved Your Life: The Art of The Smiths 1982-87, which provides details on every Smiths song as well as a history of the band and their performances, in Paperback and for Kindle.
Thanks to Titan Books, we have three exclusive excerpts from Songs That Saved Your Life, which you can read right here below. Take a read from the book and let us know what you think!
The 23-song Smiths compilation The Sound Of The Smiths is available in MP3 format for only $5 right now, so grab it for the discounted price you can listen to the songs while you read the book.
Excerpted from Songs That Saved Your Life: The Art of The Smiths 1982-87
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Songs That Saved Your Life: The Art of The Smiths 1982-87 is on sale now wherever books are sold.
Formed in 1982, The Smiths’ brief but brilliant career lasted just five years – but the music they left behind distinguished them as one of the greatest British guitar groups of all time.
‘Songs That Saved Your Life – The Art of The Smiths 1982-87’ reveals the stories behind every track (including unreleased out-takes), catalogues all the group’s UK television, radio and concert appearances and features interviews with original band members, producers and associates.
The Smiths’ back catalog of studio albums is also on sale right now for $5.99 and under (see below).
The Smiths (1984)
Meat Is Murder (1985)
The Queen Is Dead (1986)
Strangeways, Here We Come (1987)
Louder Than Bombs (1987 – Compilation)
The Sound Of The Smiths (2001 – Compilation)