Sep 202010

At Cover Me, we like to give stuff away. Read on to learn how that stuff can be yours.

Back in March, we introduced you to 24 Hour Service Station’s elaborate tribute to New Order. Well this month the label returns with another tribute, this one to the Smiths. We have two copies of the CD to give away. Read on for more info.

Titled Hand in Glove: The Smiths Tribute, the album features new covers by indie up-and-comers like Florida quartet Rosewood Elizabeth and U.K. duo Vanilla Swingers. Check out the latter’s take on the title track below:

MP3: Vanilla Swingers – Hand in Glove (The Smiths cover)

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We’ve got two CD copies of this tribute to give away. This release is digital-only to the general public, meaning you can only get the CD version here. To enter to win, post a comment below. Include your name, email address, and favorite Smiths song. The contest will close at midnight on Monday, September 27. Closed.

Hand in Glove: The Smiths Tribute Tracklist:

01. Vanilla Swingers
, “Hand in Glove”
02. True Tone, “Paint a Vulgar Picture”
03. Vampire Slayers, “What Difference Does It Make?”
04. Home, “The Boy with the Thorn in His Side”
05. Questionface, “Frankly, Mr. Shankly”
06. Pulse, “Last Night I Dreamt That Somebody Loved Me”
07. Loomer, “Death of a Disco Dancer
08. Underwater, “This Night Has Opened My Eyes”
09. I Buried Paul, “Handsome Devil”
10. Skinnys 21, “Some Girls Are Bigger Than Others”
11. Edison Shine, “There Is a Light That Never Goes Out”
12. Thee Chinadoll, “Girlfriend in a Coma”
13. Q-Burns Abstract Message, “Reel around the Fountain”
14. Rosewater Elizabeth, “I Know It’s Over”

Enter to win below. While you wait for the results, check out our full-album tribute to The Queen Is Dead. Learn more about 24 Hour Service Station here.

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  24 Responses to “Giveaway: Hand In Glove (The Smiths Tribute)”

Comments (24)
  1. Definitely “Last Night I Dreamed That Somebody Loved Me”

  2. Love covers, love the Smiths, would love to get this CD!

    Name: Jordan D. White
    Favourite Smiths Song: You Just Haven’t Earned It Yet, Baby (it changes…but right now)

    Favourite Smiths Cover: “Half A Life” by the Welcome Wagon. Like it more that the original.

  3. Name: Marisa
    Favourite Smiths Song: Bigmouth Strikes Again

  4. “Last Night I Dreamt That Somebody Loved Me” (wondering whether this giveaway is also valid for Germany …)

  5. Definitely “There Is a Light That Never Goes Out”! Thanks for the chance to win this!

  6. Not on this one, strangely, but my favourite is ‘This Charming Man’. Best…intro…ever

  7. my favourite Smiths song is Girlfriend In A Coma, and I don’t think I’ve EVER heard a cover of one of their songs that ever made me think “that was a great version”. Hope prings eternal!

  8. Against my self, I kinda find myself liking t.a.t.u.’s cover of “How Soon is Now” – at least it’s ten times better than those godawful whiny American numetal-postgrunge-shite covers of same song. Not everyone can pulloff that feat without sounding like a whiney teenage brat….

  9. I’ll try to not pick the obvious and go with Bigmouth Strikes Again

  10. I like Asleep. :)


  11. This charming man tops it for me. For smiths covers I usually consult The Ukrainians for excellent versions.

  12. Oh and my wife and I danced to Girlfriend in a coma at our wedding. The inlaws were confused.

  13. Heaven Knows I’m Miserable Now – 12″ version sounded amazing, especially on the second verse when the extra guitars come in!

  14. Favorite song is definitely Girlfriend in a Coma, so I’m stoked to see it on this CD!

  15. There Is A Light That Never Goes Out….I love it and all covers of it. One day I literally listened to nothing but that ALL DAY and I still loved it at the end.

  16. my favorite song? WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES IT MAKES? And i need this cd also for the beautiful cover: i got married Saturday!

  17. Favorite song: Heaven Knows I’m Miserable Now

  18. The Smiths should be in the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame. Favorite song: “There Is a Light That Never Goes Out.” I’m glad no one chose “How Soon Is Now” for this collection.

  19. PAINT A VULGAR PICTURE! followed very closely by You Just Havent Earned It Yet, Baby

  20. Some girls are better than others

  21. this charming man

  22. I love the drastic changes in “Miserable Lie”.

  23. Please Please Please Let Me Get What I Want. And that’s my favorite Smiths song, too.

  24. ask. “if it’s not love, then it’s the bomb that will keep us together.”

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