[ Warner Music / 3 CD/DVD ]
Release Date: Friday 20 October 2017
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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 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'.
Set includes 2017 master of the album, additional recordings featuring demos, B-sides and alternative versions, the 'Live In Boston' album recorded at the Great Woods Center For The Performing Arts on 5th August 1986, and a DVD featuring the 2017 master of album in 96kHz / 24-bit PCM stereo and 'The Queen Is Dead - A Film By Derek Jarman'.
Disc One: Original Album - 2017 Remaster
1. The Queen Is Dead
2. Frankly, Mr. Shankly
3. I Know It's Over
4. Never Had No One Ever
5. Cemetry Gates
6. Bigmouth Strikes Again
7. The Boy With The Thorn In His Side
8. Vicar In A Tutu
9. There Is A Light That Never Goes Out
10. Some Girls Are Bigger Than Others
Disc Two: Additional Recordings
1. The Queen Is Dead (Full Version)
2. Frankly, Mr. Shankly (Demo)
3. I Know It's Over (Demo)
4. Never Had No One Ever (Demo)
5. Cemetry Gates (Demo)
6. Bigmouth Strikes Again (Demo)
7. Some Girls Are Bigger Than Others (Demo)
8. The Boy With The Thorn In His Side (Demo Mix)
9. There Is A Light That Never Goes Out (Take 1)
10. Rubber Ring (B-side)
11. Asleep (B-side)
12. Money Changes Everything (B-side)
13. 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.
Disc Three: Live In Boston (Previously Unreleased)
1. How Soon Is Now?
2. Hand In Glove
3. I Want The One I Can't Have
4. Never Had No One Ever
5. Stretch Out And Wait
6. The Boy With The Thorn In His Side
7. Cemetry Gates
8. Rubber Ring/What She Said/Rubber Ring
9. Is It Really So Strange?
10. There Is A Light That Never Goes Out
11. That Joke Isn't Funny Anymore
12. The Queen Is Dead
13. I Know It's Over
Recorded at the Great Woods Center For The Performing Arts on August 5, 1986.
The Queen Is Dead on 96kHz / 24-bit PCM stereo
The Queen is Dead - A Film by Derek Jarman