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The Smiths - Shakespeare's Sister Album

The Smiths - Shakespeare's Sister Album
Shakespeare's Sister
The Smiths
Alternative Rock, Indie Rock
RTT 181
MP3 album size:
2804 mb
FLAC album size:
1473 mb
Rough Trade


1What She Said2:40
2Stretch Out And Wait2:37
3Shakespeare's Sister2:09


CategoryArtistTitle (Format)LabelCategoryCountryYear
RTT 181The Smiths Shakespeare's Sister ‎(12", Single, Dam)Rough TradeRTT 181UK1985
RTT 181The Smiths Shakespeare's Sister ‎(12", Single, Lyn)Rough TradeRTT 181UK1985
Rt181The Smiths Shakespeare's sister ‎(7")Rough TradeRt181UK1985
VG2035-ZThe Smiths Shakespeare's Sister ‎(12", Single)VirginVG2035-ZGreece1985
RTT 181.30The Smiths Shakespeare's Sister ‎(12", Single)Rough TradeRTT 181.30Portugal1985


  • Artwork [Cover Star]Pat Phoenix
  • Bass, CelloAndy Rourke
  • DrumsMike Joyce
  • EngineerStephen Street
  • Guitar, PianoJohnny Marr
  • LayoutCaryn Gough
  • Mastered Bytimtom
  • Music ByJohnny Marr
  • ProducerThe Smiths
  • SleeveMorrissey
  • VoiceMorrissey
  • Words ByMorrissey


Recorded at Ridge Farm Surrey, January 1985

Cover Star Pat Phoenix is from the UK television programme "Coronation Street".

Came with a full colour inner sleeve features another photo of Pat Phoenix on one side and a photo of previous smiths record sleeves on the other.


  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout): HOME IS WHERE THE ART IS RTT-181-A LYN-15657-2C
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout): RTT-181-B LYN-15658-1C TIMTOM


  • Pressed By – Lyntone Recordings Ltd. – LYN-15657
  • Pressed By – Lyntone Recordings Ltd. – LYN-15658
  • Recorded At – Ridge Farm Studios
  • Mastered At – CBS Studios, London


Shakespeare's Sister is a song by the English rock band the Smiths. Released in March 1985, it reached No. 26 in the UK Singles Chart. The front cover to the single features former Coronation Street star Pat Phoenix, dressed up as her character Elsie Tanner. The title refers to a section of Virginia Woolf's feminist essay A Room of One's Own in which she argues that if William Shakespeare had had a sister of. Shakespeare's Sister - The Smiths. Лента с персональными рекомендациями и музыкальными новинками, радио, подборки на любой вкус, удобное управление своей коллекцией. The Smiths. Shakespeare's Sister. Morrissey, Johnny Marr. The title comes from Virginia Woolfs essay A Room of Ones Own, where she imagines a fictional sister of Shakespeare called Judith, who - despite being as intelligent as her brother - would have no chance of getting the same education or recognition: It would have been impossible, completely and entirely, for any woman to have written the plays of Shakespeare in the age of Shakespeare. The songs title in turn inspired the 90s pop rock duo Shakespears Sister. Smiths drummer Mike Joyce recalled to Mojo magazine: We didn't always choose the right singles. How Soon Is Now ' was originally a B-side remember. Geoff Travis was very sniffy about the length of 'Shakespeare's Sister' but the fact people said we were wrong only fired us up. Source Shakespeares Sister Songfacts. View wiki. The song lasted only 2:09 minutes, which record label boss Geoff Travis deemed too short. Smiths drummer Mike Joyce recalled to Mojo magazine: read more. This non-album single by British band The Smiths was released in March 1985. Guitarist Johnny Marr discussed the song in a 2011 interview with Mojo magazine: The greatest thing is the work, which you should build on, have a sense of momentum. You understand that intellectually when older but emotionally when you're young. What's the alternative For me, 'Shakespeare's Sister' was pulling an odd star out of the sky. I had imagined this strange song and strange sound. Morrissey encouraged me and then we captured it. It was a statement of solidarity between us four. The Smiths - Shakespeare's Sister 1985. To favorites 0 Download album. Listen album. Indie Rock. Songs in album The Smiths - Shakespeare's Sister 1985. The Smiths - Shakespeare's Sister. The Smiths - What She Said. The Smiths - Stretch Out And Wait. Critic Score. Or consider a donation More Albums. Band Name The Smiths. Album Name Shakespeare's Sister. Type EP. 发布日期 1985. What She Said. Stretch Out and Wait. Buy this album. 256,82 27,00 buy 43,90. Other productions from The Smiths. Handsome Devils. Strangeways, Here We Come