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The Smile - A Light for Attracting Attention - 2 LP set

The Smile - A Light for Attracting Attention - 2 LP set

$ 42.99

Artist: The Smile |  Label: XL |  Format: 2xLP  |  Genre: Rock | LP condition: Mint | Jacket condition: Sealed

The Smile 
A Light for Attracting Attention 
XL 1196 - 2 LP set

"Not The Smile as in ha-ha-ha, more The Smile as in the guy who lies to you every day"... so speaks Thom Yorke on the inspiration behind the name of the new trio consisting of himself, his Radiohead bandmate Jonny Greenwood and drummer Tom Skinner of UK jazz outfit Sons of Kemet. The description is borne out by The Smile's acerbic first single "You Will Never Work In Television Again," a 2:48 blast of ragged, raw energy that moved The New York Times to rave: "Over a bruising 5/4 beat and flailing guitars climbing through three chords, Yorke snarl-sings his avenging fury at 'some gangster troll promising the moon' who'd devour 'all those beautiful young hopes and dreams,' and you can almost feel the spittle flying."

Additional singles "The Smoke", "Skrting the Surface" and "Pana-Vision" - which epically closed the series finale of hit show Peaky Blinders - followed with equal critical acclaim; all are collected on The Smile’s first album, A Light For Attracting Attention, produced by Nigel Godrich.

2 LP set comes in a thick gatefold jacket with 2 printed inner sleeves. 

     Contains:
The Same 
The Opposite 
You Will Never Work in Television Again 
Pana-Vision
The Smoke 
Speech Bubbles 
Thin Thing 
open the Floodgates
Free in the Knowledge 
A Hairdryer 
Waving a White Flag 
We Don't Know What Tomorrow Brings 
Skrting on the Surface

NEW SEALED 2 LP set in a thick gatefold jacket. 

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