After the band’s split in 1987, a further six albums have been released, bringing the total number of Smiths albums to 13. These albums consisted of another five compilation albums (Best… I, …Best II, Singles, The Very Best of the Smiths and The Sound of The Smiths), and one live album (Rank) recorded before the band’s split during The Queen Is Dead tour. Both “Best I” and “Best II” were heavily criticised by critics and some fans; “The Very Best of”, was very similar content to said “Best” albums, sold excellently, but drew much criticism from press and the band, who had no input.
Bass was originally played by Dale Hibbert, but he was replaced after 4 months. Craig Gannon was briefly a second guitarist for the band in 1986.
See The Smiths First Meetings