The Smiths- Demos & Outtakes 2 LP. Let’s face it, when it comes to gloomy, heartfelt pop songs there are very few bands that did it better than the Smiths. They just had a knack for writing great songs and Morrisey’s vocals were beyond passionate that it worked so well. Smiths fans can rejoice with this new Demos and Outakes LP of long lost Smiths recordings. The demos are very similar, but have some subtle differences from the standard LP versions. In the version of "Ask," for instance, the group tries out an unusually twangy tone. On the instrumentals, you can hear Johnny Marr working through guitar arrangements in his creative prime. It's nice for all Smiths fans to experience previously unheard versions of "Is It Really So Strange," "Death Of A Disco Dancer," and the very first take of "Girlfriend In A Coma." along with alternate takes on a few other Smiths gems.