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Producer Stephen Street Explains Why He Thinks The Smiths Won’t Reform

Previous Smiths’ producer Stephen Street admits he can’t see the band reforming

Producer Stephen Street has told NME that he cannot envisage iconic four-piece band The Smiths ever reforming.

Street, who has previously also worked with Blur and Kaiser Chiefs, produced The Smiths’ final album ‘Strangeways, Here We Come’.

“I’d love to see it happen more than anyone but I think we’ve gone past a point when it can happen,” Street told the NME. “I read Morrissey’s autobiography and came out of it thinking, ‘You know what? I’m not sure that it is a situation that can be resolved’. It’s too complicated.”

“This is obviously quite a shame as there’s such a phenomenal appetite for them,” he continued. “It only gets stronger as the years go on. Even young people who weren’t born when the band were together understand why they were so important.”

Although Street has fallen out of contact with Morrissey in recent years, he said that he is looking forward to hearing the solo album the musician is currently working on. “I’m not really on his radar anymore when it comes to producing sadly,” he said. “But I’m looking forward to hearing the new album. I haven’t heard much about it but I think it’ll be good.”

Morrissey will be playing two US arena shows on May 10 and June 21, supported by legendary musicians Sir Tom Jones (May) and Sir Cliff Richard (June).

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