The String Quartet Tribute to the Smiths
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||Last Night I Dreamt That Somebody Loved Me||Vitamin String Quartet||3:56||£0.79||View In iTunes|
||Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now||Vitamin String Quartet||3:47||£0.79||View In iTunes|
||That Joke Isn't Funny Anymore||Vitamin String Quartet||3:43||£0.79||View In iTunes|
||How Soon Is Now||Vitamin String Quartet||4:22||£0.79||View In iTunes|
||William, It Was Really Nothing||Vitamin String Quartet||2:01||£0.79||View In iTunes|
||Back to the Old House||Vitamin String Quartet||3:19||£0.79||View In iTunes|
||There Is a Light That Never Goes||Vitamin String Quartet||3:15||£0.79||View In iTunes|
||This Charming Man||Vitamin String Quartet||2:46||£0.79||View In iTunes|
||Please Please Please Let Me Get What I Want||Vitamin String Quartet||1:39||£0.79||View In iTunes|
||Some Girls Are Bigger Than Others||Vitamin String Quartet||2:57||£0.79||View In iTunes|
||Not This Time (Original Composition Inspired by the Music of The Smiths)||Vitamin String Quartet||3:28||£0.79||View In iTunes|
While these are instrumental chamber arrangements of classic Smiths songs, the arrangements are still colored most by the hangdog melancholy of Morrissey, rather than any afterglow of Johnny Marr's guitar workouts. You can almost hear his self-obsessed croon floating behind the violins in "There Is a Light That Never Goes Out," "Some Girls Are Bigger Than Others," and "This Charming Man," while "How Soon Is Now" is revealed to be rather boring without Marr's classic guitar line. The Vitamin label has even done a respectable job of replicating the Smiths' famous cover-star album art, with its sepia boxer photo.
If ever there were music not suited to strings this is it. Can only imagine the sadistic grin on the faces of the violinists, so if you are a masochist, get it now, I mean just preview it, it's like having the sinews of your soul pulled at with pliers, owww