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20 Things You (Probably) Didn't Know About The Smiths' Debut Album

The Smiths self-titled debut was their opening statement of intent, and it's hard to believe that it was released over 30 years ago, on 20th February 1984. It endured a difficult birth, with rececordings, limited budgets and all the rest, yet still emerged as a fully-fledged classic, loved the world over to this day.

We've scoured the archives to find 20 pieces of trivia that you may not know about the creation, the content and the critical reception to this classic record.

Check out the newly remastered Smiths catalogue on iTunes here

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