Rare songs by The Smiths appear on Morrissey fan site – listen

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Tracks include an early demo of 'Never Had No One Ever'

A number of rare tracks and recordings by The Smiths have been uploaded to a Morrissey fansite.

The songs have appeared on the website Morrissey-solo.com. Among the collection are an early demo of ‘Never Had No One Ever’, from a 1986 recording session for ‘The Queen Is Dead’, which you can listen to below.

Other rare and early demos include an acoustic take of ‘Nobody Loves Us’ and alternate versions of ‘Bengali In Platforms’, ‘He Knows I’d Love to See Him’ and ‘Southpaw’. 

Daddy the group fronted by actor James Franco, recently signed a record deal and will release an album and film inspired by The Smiths.

Franco has previously written poetry influenced by the Salford band’s songs, with the actor now intending to use these poems as the basis for original music.  The album, titled ‘Let Me Get What I Want’ in reference to The Smiths’ 1984 song ‘Please, Please, Please, Let Me Get What I Want’, will be released in 2016 via Kobalt. 

Daddy is a musical partnership between Franco and multi-instrumentalist Tim O’Keefe. The Smiths’ own bassist Andy Rourke will also feature on every track. 

“We are really excited to partner with Kobalt on our upcoming Daddy album and film,” Franco and O’Keefe said of the news. 

“Kobalt has the right forward-thinking approach to work with a project as unique as ours, where we see our work not only existing within the music realm, but extending into the film, art space and beyond on an independent basis.”
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