Please, Please, Please: A Tribute to The Smiths

As many of you may or may not know one of my favorite bands of all time is The Smiths, I received this in my inbox today and am pretty excited for this compilation.  You can pre-order the album here.

American Laundromat Records has enlisted a herd of indie-rock luminaries — including The Wedding Present, Built to Spill’s Doug Martsch, Throwing Muses co-founder Tanya Donelly, Telekinesis and Stars — to contribute covers of more than 20 classic songs by The Smiths for a new tribute album to be released December 13, 2011.

The double-CD set is available for pre-order in three configurations:

Bundle A: $13 bundle, which includes the CD and a one-inch promo pin;

Bundle B: $20 bundle, which includes the CD, a limited-edition 7-inch with three more covers, a download of those tracks, and the pin.

*Bundle C: $35 bundle, which includes the CD, the 7-inch, the downloads, the pin, a T-shirt and a “private preview of the album.”

In a fitting touch, American Laundromat Records secured a photo of ’60s U.K. pop star Sandie Shaw for the cover art; Shaw was a favorite of both Morrissey and Johnny Marr who, in 1984, covered The Smiths’ “Hand in Glove.”

Please, Please, Please: a tribute to The Smiths | Tracklist

Disc 1
1. “Panic” — Kitten
2. “Stop Me If You Think You’ve Heard This One Before” — The Rest
3. “What Difference Does It Make?” — Joy Zipper
4. “Shoplifters of the World Unite” — Tanya Donelly w/Dylan in the Movies
5. “Please Please Please Let Me Get What I Want” — William Fitzsimmons
6. “I Won’t Share You” — Sixpence None the Richer
7. “Well I Wonder” — Sara Lov
8. “Half a Person” — Greg Laswell
9. “Last Night I Dreamt That Somebody Loved Me” — Dala
10. “Some Girls Are Bigger Than Others” — Chikita Violenta

Disc 2
1. “Sheila Take A Bow” — Telekinesis
2. “Is It Really So Strange?” — Solvents
3. “Hand In Glove” — The Wedding Present
4. “How Soon Is Now?” — Mike Viola and The Section Quartet
5. “There Is a Light That Never Goes Out” — Trespassers William
6. “Rubber Ring” — Girl in a Coma
7. “I Know It’s Over” — Elk City
8. “What She Said” — Katy Goodman (La Sera, Vivian Girls)
9. “London” — Cinerama
10. “Reel Around the Fountain” — Doug Martsch (Built To Spill)

Exclusive Limited Edition Bonus 7-inch (pre-order “B” & “C” customers only)
1. “Asleep” — Stars
2. “Girl Afraid” — C’est la Mort
3. “Please Please Please Let Me Get What I Want” — The Caulfield Sisters

It’s important to know we will be closing up pre-order “Bundle C” on November 13th to give us enough time to press t-shirts.