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Omega Auction: "Music Memorabilia & Vinyl Records" auction results (September 14, 2021)

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Part of a 2 day memorabilia auction.
A very mixed bag of rarities on offer - some Smiths items feature below:

Lot/Description/Estimate/Hammer Price
485FACTORY RECORDS - FESTIVAL OF THE 10TH SUMMER COLLECTION - SMITHS, NEW ORDER, FALL...£600 - £1,000£1,600
486THE SMITHS - MORRISSEY SIGNED BIGMOUTH 12".£150 - £200£300
487THE SMITHS - HEAVEN KNOWS ORIGINAL POSTER.£60 - £100£70
488THE SMITHS - SHAKESPEARE'S SISTER ORIGINAL POSTER.£60 - £100£90
489THE SMITHS - STRANGEWAYS ORIGINAL POSTER.£80 - £120£65
490THE SMITHS - RANK ORIGINAL POSTER.£100 - £150£100
491THE SMITHS - HATFUL OF HOLLOW...

"There Is A Light..." (Medieval Style Cover, Bardcore) - Constantine Bard / YouTube

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Description:

Aug 22, 2021
Hey, everyone! Check this #medieval style / renaissance / #bardcore cover of There Is A Light That Never Goes Out by #TheSmiths!
Original music: The Smiths
Medieval version: Constantine Bard




Ye olde bardcore...

Guitar.com: "THE SMITHS’ 20 GREATEST GUITAR MOMENTS, RANKED" by Andy Price (August 17, 2021)

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THE SMITHS’ 20 GREATEST GUITAR MOMENTS, RANKED

"There’s not many who can compete with the intensity of devotion that The Smiths generated in their all-too-brief five year lifespan. It all began that fateful day when the young Mancunian John Maher (later to be reborn as Johnny Marr) knocked on the door of local unemployed New York Dolls and Coronation Street aficionado – and sometime local punk band frontman – Stephen Patrick Morrissey, with an idea to create a new kind of band. The pair’s respective gifts for guitar and lyricism soon forged a chemistry that would result in some of the decade’s most life-affirming music."


Emphasis on the guitar side of things.
Regards,
FWD.

Professor Of Rock YT: "How A B-side Became The Anthem Of A Generation" (July 5, 2021)

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Another in the series, this time focusing on The Smiths' How Soon Is Now.
Regards,
FWD.


Related items:

The Boar: "Putting romance into loneliness: The Smiths’ ‘The Queen Is Dead’ at 35" by Callie Bainbridge (July 30, 2021)

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Putting romance into loneliness: The Smiths’ ‘The Queen Is Dead’ at 35

5*s

"After being a fan of one of The Smiths’ most well-known songs, ‘There Is a Light That Never Goes Out’, for a number of years, I decided to listen to more of their work in my first year of sixth form. The Smiths quickly became my favourite band and their songs rapidly took over my playlist. I even discovered that they were my mother’s favourite band when she was a university student in the 1980s, resulting in many discussions over our favourite Smiths songs. Their third studio album, The Queen Is Dead, quickly became a stand-out album in my music library."


Another 'looking back' article.
Regards,
FWD.

Omega Auctions: Music Memorabilia Auction Results (June 28, 2021)

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519THE SMITHS POSTER MORRISSEY SIGNED£350 - £450£400
520THE SMITHS ON TOUR WITH JAMES - POOLE POSTER.£150 - £200£340
521MORRISSEY - YOUR ARSENAL (SHOP DISPLAY).£60 - £100£50
522MIKE JOYCE SIGNED SMITHS PROOF SLEEVE.£100 - £150£90
523THE SMITHS 1984 GLASTONBURY.£250 - £350£180
524MORRISSEY - EARLY EXAMPLE OF NEW YORK DOLLS FANZINE.£60 - £100£70
525MORRISSEY / REM / ICE-T - 1991 CREEM MAGAZINE POSTER PRINT.£60 - £100£50
526SMITHS FUTURAMA FESTIVAL 1983 - FLYER AND TICKET.£80 - £120£70
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Dennis Herring (producer) / Twitter - Extraordinary story about the Smiths' songwriting and recording

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This is something I've never heard before. The story is told on Twitter by Dennis Herring, who produced Modest Mouse.

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The Smiths Museum: Creating The Queen Is Dead backdrop by John Featherstone

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