The Smiths 12" X 24" Original Promo Poster "Ask"

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Seller: deborahj4433 (698) 100%, Location: stockton, Ships to: GB & many other countries, Item: 332796006248 The Smiths. "ASK" Original genuine 1980's Promo Poster For The U.K Issue RT 194 Poster were distributed by The Cartel who were Rough Trades Official distributors of these fantastic and iconic and collectable posters. Printed on gloss Paper stock this poster measures 12" by 24" and shows this iconic sleeve which features Yootha Joyce who starred in the UK television series George & Mildred. These posters were never available to the public they were sent out by the record companies and used by record shops or posted up around the town or cities. The condition of the Poster is Excellent no rips,stains or marks as i have kept them laid flat in professional storage boxes in a cool,dark and damp free environment. Also an added bonus is all my items come from a smoke and pet free home. These pieces of art pop history are genuine, not re-worked prints i can and will 100% guarantee this and anything else i will be selling. Hopefully these items will appeal to you as much as they did to me over the last 2 decades and i think there's something here for every kind of enthusiast and every type of collector from the completest to the occasional collector . These are very rare items indeed especially in this fantastic condition. "Ask" is a song by The Smiths. It was released as a single in October 1986, reaching #14 in the UK Singles Chart. As with most of The Smiths' singles, it was not included on an original album. It can be found on the compilations The World Won't Listen and Louder Than Bombs as well as the live album Rank, where it is introduced as the band's new single. The UK cover shows Yootha Joyce who starred in the UK television series George & Mildred. The song features Kirsty MacColl on backing vocals.There are two versions of this song. The version that appears on the single releases and the album The Very Best of The Smithsfades out slightly sooner and has the vocal track lasting until the end of the song. The backing vocals in this version are also mixed differently and are louder. The version that appears on all albums (save for the one listed above) fades out later (though the end of the track is audible, albeit at a very low level) and has the vocal track ending before the fade begins.Craig Gannon, one-time rhythm guitarist for The Smiths has stated that he came up with some of the guitar part for "Ask" during his short stint as a member of the band:"Me and Johnny were sat in the library playing acoustic guitars and they must have been miked up as we were probably putting down the acoustic tracks for 'Panic'. I just started playing the chord sequence which would later become 'Ask' in exactly the way it appears on the record. Johnny then joined in playing the same... I then forgot about the idea and left it at that... Johnny must have played Morrissey this idea or given him the recording I already mentioned. I was completely surprised as we were now recording this for the next single. The only section of the chord structure that I didn't come up with for 'Ask' was the middle eight section with the chords E-minor, D and C. That was actually what Johnny came up with. All the way through the song there is an overdub with me and Johnny sat around a mike with acoustics, playing a riff that he came up with towards the end of the recording of the song. That is a great riff and a real hook but it was still just an overdub and I felt the song was nearly complete without it. Up until the release of 'Ask' I still thought I'd be given a writing credit. When I found that I wasn't given a writing credit, it didn't really bother me, but I thought it was pretty bad that no one even acknowledged that it was my idea in the first place."The song contains a music video that appears in The Smiths: The Complete Picture.]Track listing7" RT194No.TitleLength1."Ask" (single version)2:592."Cemetry Gates" 2:39 The posters will be sent out in plastic tubes all carefully packaged to help prevent damage. If i have missed something out that you need to know however large or small please email via eBay and i will get back to you as soon as i can with an answer. Condition: Very Good

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