The Smiths – The Queen is Dead Deluxe (Released 20th October)

£74.99 – 5LP 180g in Lift-off Box

Widely considered to be both The Smiths’ finest work and one of the greatest albums ever made, ‘The Queen Is Dead’ has cast a significant influence over subsequent generations since it was first released in the summer of 1986.

This reissue represents the first time that The Smiths’ back catalogue has been revisited in such a way. The album features several of the band’s finest moments including the title track and ‘There Is A Light That Never Goes Out’, as well as the iconic singles ‘The Boy With The Thorn In His Side’ and ‘Bigmouth Strikes Again’.

‘The Queen Is Dead’ will be released on digital and streaming formats as well as the following physical formats – all of which feature the 2017 master of the original album:

LP 1 – Original album: 2017 master

 

Side A:

  1. ‘The Queen Is Dead’
  2. ‘Frankly, Mr. Shankly’
  3. ‘I Know It’s Over’
  4. ‘Never Had No One Ever’
  5. ‘Cemetry Gates’

 

Side B:

  1. ‘Bigmouth Strikes Again’
  2. ‘The Boy With The Thorn In His Side’
  3. ‘Vicar In A Tutu’
  4. ‘There Is A Light That Never Goes Out’
  5. ‘Some Girls Are Bigger Than Others’

 

 

 

 

 

LP 2 & 3 – Additional recordings

 

Side A:

  1. ‘The Queen Is Dead’ (full version)
  2. ‘Frankly, Mr. Shankly’ (demo)
  3. ‘I Know It’s Over’ (demo)

 

Side B:

  1. ‘Never Had No One Ever’ (demo)
  2. ‘Cemetry Gates’ (demo)
  3. ‘Bigmouth Strikes Again’ (demo)

 

Side C:

  1. ‘Some Girls Are Bigger Than Others’ (demo)
  2. ‘The Boy With The Thorn In His Side’ (demo mix)
  3. ‘There Is A Light That Never Goes Out’ (take 1)

 

Side D:

  1. ‘Rubber Ring’ (b-side)
  2. ‘Asleep’ (b-side)
  3. ‘Money Changes Everything’ (b-side)
  4. ‘Unloveable’ (b-side)

 

Tracks 1-7 and 9 are previously unreleased.

Track 8 was released on 7” for Record Store Day.

Tracks 10 and 11 are 2017 masters of b-sides from ‘The Boy With The Thorn In His Side’.

Tracks 12 and 13 are 2017 masters of b-sides from ‘Bigmouth Strikes Again’.

 

LP 4 & 5 – ‘Live in Boston’ – previously unreleased

 

Side A:

  1. ‘How Soon Is Now?’ (5.25)
  2. ‘Hand In Glove’ (2.58)
  3. ‘I Want The One I Can’t Have’ (3.24)
  4. ‘Never Had No One Ever’ (3.29)

 

Side B:

  1. ‘Stretch Out And Wait’ (3.09)
  2. ‘The Boy With The Thorn In His Side’ (3.34)
  3. ‘Cemetry Gates’ (3.01)
  4. ‘Rubber Ring/What She Said/Rubber Ring’ (4.17)

 

Side C:

  1. ‘Is It Really So Strange?’ (3.23)
  2. ‘There Is A Light That Never Goes Out’ (4.09)
  3. ‘That Joke Isn’t Funny Anymore’ (4.51)

 

Side D:

  1. ‘The Queen Is Dead’ (5.08)
  2. ‘I Know It’s Over’ (7.39)

 

Recorded at the Great Woods Center For The Performing Arts on 5th August 1986.

 

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