The Smiths -The Queen is Dead (3CD/1DVD DELUXE)
This title will be released on October 20, 2017.
Release Date: 20 October 2017
Format: 3CD/1DVD Lift-top Box & 12p Booklet
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. Now Warner Bros. Records can confirm details of a newly mastered and expanded version of the album that will be released on 20th October.
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’.
"You cannot continue to record and simply hope that your audience will approve, or that average critics will approve, or that radio will approve,” says Morrissey. “You progress only when you wonder if an abnormally scientific genius would approve – and this is the leap The Smiths took with The Queen Is Dead."
Johnny Marr adds, “The Queen Is Dead was epic to make and epic to live.”
The Deluxe 3CD / 1 DVD Box set – housed in a lift off lid box with a stapled 12pg booklet
CD 1 -features the 2017 master of the album
CD 2 - features additional recordings; demos, b-sides and alternative versions. 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’
CD3 - features ‘Live In Boston’ album recorded at the Great Woods Center For The Performing Arts on 5th August 1986
DVD - features the 2017 master of album in 96kHz / 24-bit PCM stereo and ‘The Queen Is Dead – A Film By Derek Jarman’.