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The Queen Is Dead - 2017 Edition

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The Queen Is Dead - 2017 Edition

Label: Warner

Genre: 80s Wave / Rock / Pop / Punk

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<p>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.<br /> <br />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’.</p>
<p>5LP box – featuring the 2017 master of the album, additional recordings and the ‘Live In Boston’ recording. Housed in lift-off box with 2 double gatefolds and 1 single sleeve pressed on 180g heavy weight vinyl.</p>
<p><strong>LP 1 – Original album: 2017 master</strong><br /> <br />Side A:<br />1. ‘The Queen Is Dead’<br />2. ‘Frankly, Mr. Shankly’<br />3. ‘I Know It’s Over’<br />4. ‘Never Had No One Ever’<br />5. ‘Cemetry Gates’<br /> <br />Side B:<br />6. ‘Bigmouth Strikes Again’<br />7. ‘The Boy With The Thorn In His Side’<br />8. ‘Vicar In A Tutu’<br />9. ‘There Is A Light That Never Goes Out’<br />10. ‘Some Girls Are Bigger Than Others’<br /> <br /><strong>LP 2 & 3 – Additional recordings</strong><br /> <br />Side A:<br />1. ‘The Queen Is Dead’ (full version)<br />2. ‘Frankly, Mr. Shankly’ (demo)<br />3. ‘I Know It’s Over’ (demo)<br /> <br />Side B:<br />4. ‘Never Had No One Ever’ (demo)<br />5. ‘Cemetry Gates’ (demo)<br />6. ‘Bigmouth Strikes Again’ (demo)<br /> <br />Side C:<br />7. ‘Some Girls Are Bigger Than Others’ (demo)<br />8. ‘The Boy With The Thorn In His Side’ (demo mix)<br />9. ‘There Is A Light That Never Goes Out’ (take 1)<br /> <br />Side D:<br />10. ‘Rubber Ring’ (b-side)<br />11. ‘Asleep’ (b-side)<br />12. ‘Money Changes Everything’ (b-side)<br />13. ‘Unloveable’ (b-side)<br /> <br />Tracks 1-7 and 9 are previously unreleased.<br />Track 8 was released on 7” for Record Store Day.<br />Tracks 10 and 11 are 2017 masters of b-sides from ‘The Boy With The Thorn In His Side’.<br />Tracks 12 and 13 are 2017 masters of b-sides from ‘Bigmouth Strikes Again’.<br /> <br /><strong>LP 4 & 5 – ‘Live in Boston’ – previously unreleased</strong><br /> <br />Side A:<br />1. ‘How Soon Is Now?’ (5.25)<br />2. ‘Hand In Glove’ (2.58)<br />3. ‘I Want The One I Can’t Have’ (3.24)<br />4. ‘Never Had No One Ever’ (3.29)<br /> <br />Side B:<br />5. ‘Stretch Out And Wait’ (3.09)<br />6. ‘The Boy With The Thorn In His Side’ (3.34)<br />7. ‘Cemetry Gates’ (3.01)<br />8. ‘Rubber Ring/What She Said/Rubber Ring’ (4.17)<br /> <br />Side C:<br />9. ‘Is It Really So Strange?’ (3.23)<br />10. ‘There Is A Light That Never Goes Out’ (4.09)<br />11. ‘That Joke Isn't Funny Anymore’ (4.51)<br /> <br />Side D:<br />12. ‘The Queen Is Dead’ (5.08)<br />13. ‘I Know It's Over’ (7.39)<br /> <br />Recorded at the Great Woods Center For The Performing Arts on 5th August 1986.</p>