Incoming: 2CD Smiths Tribute Album


Contributors includes some heavy


By Blurt


With news
of that comprehensive Smiths box set still fresh, now comes word that American
Laundromat Records
has enlisted a herd of indie-rock luminaries – including The
Wedding Present, Built to Spill’s Doug Martsch, Throwing Muses co-founder Tanya
Donelly, Telekinesis and Stars – to contribute covers of more than 20 classic
songs by The Smiths for a new tribute album to be released December 13. It’s
titled, naturally, Please, Please,



In a
fitting touch, the label secured a photo of ’60s U.K. pop star Sandie Shaw for
the cover art; Shaw was a favorite of both Morrissey and Johnny Marr who, in
1984, covered The Smiths’ “Hand in Glove.”




Disc 1

“Panic” – Kitten

2. “Stop
Me If You Think You’ve Heard This One Before” – The Rest

3. “What
Difference Does It Make?” – Joy Zipper

“Shoplifters of the World Unite” – Tanya Donelly w/Dylan in the Movies

“Please Please Please Let Me Get What I Want” – William Fitzsimmons

6. “I
Won’t Share You” – Sixpence None the Richer

7. “Well
I Wonder” – Sara Lov

8. “Half
a Person” – Greg Laswell

9. “Last
Night I Dreamt That Somebody Loved Me” – Dala

10. “Some
Girls Are Bigger Than Others” – Chikita Violenta


Disc 2

“Sheila Take A Bow” – Telekinesis

2. “Is It
Really So Strange?” – Solvents

3. “Hand
In Glove” – The Wedding Present

4. “How
Soon Is Now?” – Mike Viola and The Section Quartet

5. “There
Is a Light That Never Goes Out” – Trespassers William

“Rubber Ring” – Girl in a Coma

7. “I
Know It’s Over” – Elk

8. “What
She Said” – Katy Goodman (La Sera, Vivian Girls)

9. “London” – Cinerama

10. “Reel
Around the Fountain” – Doug Martsch (Built To Spill)



Limited Edition Bonus 7-inch (pre-orders
for bundles; check website for details

“Asleep” – Stars

2. “Girl
Afraid” – C’est la Mort

“Please Please Please Let Me Get What I Want” – The Caulfield Sisters



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