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Troy Tate Sessions 1983 [no label, 1CD]
Elephant Studios, Wapping, London, UK; Summer 1983. Very good soundboard (vinyl rip).

Thanks to waterisnat for sharing the tracks at Dime.

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The Smiths were an English rock band formed in Manchester in 1982. Their lineup comprised singer Morrissey, guitarist Johnny Marr, bassist Andy Rourke and drummer Mike Joyce. They are regarded as one of the most important acts to emerge from the British independent music scene of the 1980s. Based on the songwriting partnership of Morrissey and Marr, the Smiths’ focus on a guitar, bass and drum sound, and fusion of 1960s rock and post-punk, were a rejection of the synth-pop sound that was predominant at the time. Internal tensions led to their breakup in 1987, followed by lawsuits over royalties; the band have refused offers to reunite. - wikipedia

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The Hand That Rocks The Cradle (1990 bootleg LP - Trash Records TR7) featuring the ‘TATE1′ set of recordings, the first batch of the Troy Tate recording sessions to be released on bootleg (and this LP was the source of the plethora of bootleg CDs that came out in the ’90s, mostly with disappointing sound quality as a result of a poor vinyl transfer).

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digitised @ 32bit 96kHz
phase-correction in Adobe Audition
manually declicked in Adobe Audition
speed-correction in Adobe Audition (the LP runs a little over 3% slow)
fixed tape dropouts in Izotope RX8
dithered to 24bit in Izotope RX8

The recording on the LP is very trebly and I was tempted to boost the bass in the mix, but in the end I was able to resist the temptation. Feel free to adjust the EQ settings on your favourite playback device to your personal preference.

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01. Reel Around The Fountain - Omitted
Released (in a different mix, but deriving from the same basic recording) on a 7″ included in the 2011 Complete box set
Track 02. You’ve Got Everything Now 4:16
Track 03. Miserable Lie 4:39
Track 04. These Things Take Time 2:40
Track 05. Wonderful Woman 3:19
Track 06. Handsome Devil 2:51
Track 07. Hand In Glove 3:20
Track 08. What Difference Does It Make 4:01
Track 09. I Don’t Owe You Anything 4:27
Track 10. Suffer Little Children 5:40
11. Pretty Girls Make Grave - Omitted
This is the “early cello version” released on the 1987 I Started Something I Couldn’t Finish and Stop Me If You Think You’ve Heard This One Before 7″ & 12″ and CD2 of the 2008 Deluxe Edition of The Sound of The Smiths (among other releases)
36 mins

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  1. 11 Responses to “THE SMITHS - TROY TATE SESSIONS 1983”

  2. Rumor has it this was a band of Two Big Uns, One Lil Un and one Average Un

    By U L E on May 20, 2022

  3. They were in my mouth , that’s how I know this

    I was blindfolded at the time , so I don’t know which Un belonged to which band member

    I member their members they were all tasty

    By U L E on May 20, 2022

  4. Who starts these rumors?

    By Jocko P on May 21, 2022

  5. These guys had foot long hoagies in their britches I hear . Super big dudes

    By ELU on May 21, 2022

  6. Last one twernt me nuther fake

    By U L E on May 21, 2022

  7. Last one twernt me nuther fake.

    By U L E on May 21, 2022

  8. Last two twernt me nuther fake

    By U L E on May 21, 2022

  9. More fakes on last two twernt me

    By U L E on May 21, 2022

  10. More fakes on last three twernt me

    By U L E on May 22, 2022

  11. More fakes on last four twernt me

    By U L E on May 22, 2022

  12. More fakes on last five twernt me

    By U L E on May 22, 2022

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