Incoming: 2CD Smiths Tribute Album

 

Contributors includes some heavy
hitters.

 

By Blurt
Staff

 

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,
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.”

 

Tracklist

 

Disc 1

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

4.
“Shoplifters of the World Unite” – Tanya Donelly w/Dylan in the Movies

5.
“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

1.
“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

6.
“Rubber Ring” – Girl in a Coma

7. “I
Know It’s Over” – Elk
City

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

9. “London” – Cinerama

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

 

 

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

1.
“Asleep” – Stars

2. “Girl
Afraid” – C’est la Mort

3.
“Please Please Please Let Me Get What I Want” – The Caulfield Sisters

 

 

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