The Smiths - The Queen Is Dead (2017 Master) & Additional Recordings
This title will be released on October 20, 2017.
Audio CD (20 Oct. 2017)
Number of Discs: 2
1. The Queen Is Dead (2017 Master)
2. Frankly, Mr. Shankly (2017 Master)
3. I Know It's Over (2017 Master)
4. Never Had No One Ever (2017 Master)
5. Cemetry Gates (2017 Master)
6. Bigmouth Strikes Again (2017 Master)
7. The Boy With the Thorn In His Side (2017 Master)
8. Vicar In a Tutu (2017 Master)
9. There Is a Light That Never Goes Out (2017 Master)
10. Some Girls Are Bigger Than Others (2017 Master)
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 (Single B-Side) [2017 Master]
11. Alseep (Single B-Side) [2017 Master]
12. Money Changes Everything (Single B-Side) [2017 Master]
13. Unloveable (Single B-Side) [2017 Master]
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.”
2CD - Includes CDs 1 & 2 from the deluxe set, housed in a digisleeve.
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’