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The Posters Of The Smiths

By Kevin EG Perry

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Posted on 16 Aug 13

 
The Posters Of The Smiths
 

There Is A Light That Never Goes Out: The Smiths in Posters Exhibition is currently on display in Manchester, taking place at BarcelonaNQ until 31 August. The collection is a personal labour of love by Smiths fan Marc Capella, and he's provided us with a selection of some of his favourite pieces:

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Poster for 1988 live album 'Rank'.


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1983 poster for 'This Charming Man'.


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An advert for the band's self-titled debut album in 1984.


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Poster for 'William, It Was Really Nothing', which was released in August 1984.


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Poster for 'Meat Is Murder', released February 1985, showing an image from the Vietnam documentary 'In the Year Of The Pig', from 1968.


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This 'Shakespeare's Sister' poster from 1985 features Patricia Phoenix as Elsie Tanner from Coronation Street.


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An advert for 'The Queen Is Dead', from 1986, showing Alain Delon in a scene from 1964 film 'L'insoumis (The Unvanquished)'


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A Panic poster from 1986 featuring Morrissey's handwritten lyrics.


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American tour poster.


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An image of Terence Stamp in 'The Collector' (1965) on the poster for 'What Difference Does It Make?' from 1984.


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'Hand In Glove', released 1983.


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Truman Capote jumps for joy on the poster for 'The Boy with the Thorn in His Side', released September 1985'.


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Poster for 'Ask', released 1986.


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1987 compilation record 'The World Won't Listen' featured artwork lifted from J├╝rgen Vollmer's 1981 book Rock'n'Roll Times.


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Candy Darling in the Andy Warhol-produced 'Women in Revolt' appears on the poster for 'Sheila Take a Bow', released April 1987.


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'Shoplifters of the World Unite', from 1987, features what is thought to be Elvis' first ever press shot.



Further info at: thesmiths.cat/the-smiths-exhibition

 
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