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- Posted on Jul 29th 2011 11:30AM by Andrew Kerr
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Overseen by Marr, the reissues feature the Smiths four studio albums -- 1984's eponymous debut, 1985's 'Meat Is Murder,' 1986's 'The Queen Is Dead' and final offering 'Strangeways, Here We Come' -- three compilations, including 'Hatful of Hollow,' and live album 'Rank.'
For Marr, the remastering process was a chance to strip back the layers of production in order to return the records to as near their original sound as possible. The guitarist explained on his official website, "I'm very happy that the remastered versions of The Smiths albums are finally coming out. I wanted to get them sounding right and remove any processing so that they now sound as they did when they were originally made. I'm pleased with the results."
As well as the albums being made available on CD and vinyl, a limited number of fans will also have the chance to snap up one of only 3,000 copies of the super-deluxe version. Featuring all eight albums on CD and 12-inch vinyl, rare artwork, 25 7-inch singles, eight high-quality 12-inch prints of the album sleeves, a large poster and a DVD including all the band's videos, 'The Smiths Complete -- Deluxe Collectors Boxset' will set you back £249.99 ($407).