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:
Poster for 1988 live album ‘Rank’.
1983 poster for ‘This Charming Man’.
An advert for the band’s self-titled debut album in 1984.
Poster for ‘William, It Was Really Nothing’, which was released in August 1984.
Poster for ‘Meat Is Murder’, released February 1985, showing an image from the Vietnam documentary ‘In the Year Of The Pig’, from 1968.
This ‘Shakespeare’s Sister’ poster from 1985 features Patricia Phoenix as Elsie Tanner from Coronation Street.
An advert for ‘The Queen Is Dead’, from 1986, showing Alain Delon in a scene from 1964 film ‘L’insoumis (The Unvanquished)’
A Panic poster from 1986 featuring Morrissey’s handwritten lyrics.
American tour poster.
An image of Terence Stamp in ‘The Collector’ (1965) on the poster for ‘What Difference Does It Make?’ from 1984.
‘Hand In Glove’, released 1983.
Truman Capote jumps for joy on the poster for ‘The Boy with the Thorn in His Side’, released September 1985′.
Poster for ‘Ask’, released 1986.
1987 compilation record ‘The World Won’t Listen’ featured artwork lifted from Jürgen Vollmer’s 1981 book Rock’n’Roll Times.
Candy Darling in the Andy Warhol-produced ‘Women in Revolt’ appears on the poster for ‘Sheila Take a Bow’, released April 1987.
‘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