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.
5LP box - featuring the 2017 master of the album, additional recordings and the 'Live In Boston' recording.
''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.''
5LP Vinyl Boxset - Includes all the equivalent tracks from CDs 1, 2 and 3, housed in lift off box with 2 double gatefolds and 1 single.
01 The Queen is Dead (2017 Master)
02 Frankly, Mr. Shankly (2017 Master)
03 I know it's Over (2017 Master)
04 Never Had No One Ever (2017 Master)
05 Cemetery Gates (2017 Master)
06 Bigmouth Strikes Again (2017 Master)
07 The Boy With the Thorn in His Side (2017 Master)
08 Vicar in a Tutu (2017 Master)
09 There is a Light That Never Goes Out (2017 Master)
10 Some Girls Are Bigger Than Others (2017 Master)
01 The Queen is Dead (Full Version)
02 Frankly, Mr. Shankly (Demo)
03 I know it's Over (Demo)
04 Never Had No One Ever (Demo)
05 Cemetery Gates (Demo)
06 Bigmouth Strikes Again (Demo)
07 Some Girls Are Bigger Than Others (Demo)
08 The Boy With the Thorn in His Side (Demo Mix)
09 There is a Light That Never Goes Out (Take 1)
10 Rubber Ring (Single B-Side) [2017 Master]
11 Asleep (Single B-Side) [2017 Master]
12 Money Changes Everything (Single B-Side) [2017 Master]
13 Unloveable (Single B-Side) [2017 Master]
CD3 - Live in Boston
01 How Soon Is Now?
02 Hand In Glove
03 I Want The One I Cant Have
04 Never Had No One Ever
05 Stretch Out And Wait
06 The Boy With The Thorn In His Side
07 Cemetry Gates
08 Rubber Ring/What She Said/Rubber Ring
09 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