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The Queen Is Dead (Deluxe Edition)

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For their third album, The Smiths are at the top of their game: a tortured crooning voice, crystalline arpeggios seeping from a limpid guitar, romantic and cynical lyrics, everything’s gathered for some 100% British pop, like The Kinks, The Who and The Jam knew how to create in their day… The Queen Is Dead, Bigmouth Strikes Again, The Boy With The Thorn In His Side, There Is A Light That Never Goes Out and Some Girls Are Bigger Than Others are all introspective gems that the charismatic Morrissey transforms into pure poetry. Teenage worries, social paintings, subtle caricatures, Mozzer dips his pen here in the ink of perfection... This Deluxe Edition published on October 20, 2017, thirty years after the release of The Queen Is Dead, offers a new master as well as two bonus discs. The first one is filled with demos, alternate takes and B-sides. The second one offers a very frantic live, recorded in Boston, at the Great Woods Center For The Performing Arts, on August 5, 1986. © MD/Qobuz

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1
The Queen Is Dead (2017 Master)
00:06:24

Johnny Marr, Producer, Guitar - Dan Hersch, Mastering Engineer - Bill Inglot, Mastering Engineer - STEPHEN STREET, Engineer - The Smiths, MainArtist - MORRISSEY, Producer, Vocals - Andy Rourke, Bass Guitar - Bennett Scott, Writer - Allan James Mills, Writer - Fred Godfrey, Writer - Mike Joyce, Drums

© 2017 Warner Music UK Ltd ℗ 1986, 2017 Warner Music UK Ltd

2
Frankly, Mr. Shankly (2017 Master)
00:02:17

Johnny Marr, Producer, Guitar, Writer - Dan Hersch, Mastering Engineer - Bill Inglot, Mastering Engineer - STEPHEN STREET, Engineer - The Smiths, MainArtist - MORRISSEY, Producer, Vocals, Writer - JOHN PORTER, Engineer - Andy Rourke, Bass Guitar - Mike Joyce, Drums

© 2017 Warner Music UK Ltd ℗ 1986, 2017 Warner Music UK Ltd

3
I Know It's Over (2017 Master)
00:05:47

Johnny Marr, Producer, Guitar, Writer - Dan Hersch, Mastering Engineer - Bill Inglot, Mastering Engineer - STEPHEN STREET, Engineer - The Smiths, MainArtist - MORRISSEY, Producer, Vocals, Writer - Andy Rourke, Bass Guitar - Mike Joyce, Drums

© 2017 Warner Music UK Ltd ℗ 1986, 2017 Warner Music UK Ltd

4
Never Had No One Ever (2017 Master)
00:03:36

Johnny Marr, Producer, Guitar, Writer, Harmonium - Dan Hersch, Mastering Engineer - Bill Inglot, Mastering Engineer - STEPHEN STREET, Engineer - The Smiths, MainArtist - MORRISSEY, Producer, Vocals, Writer - Andy Rourke, Bass Guitar - Mike Joyce, Drums

© 2017 Warner Music UK Ltd ℗ 1986, 2017 Warner Music UK Ltd

5
Cemetry Gates (2017 Master)
00:02:38

Johnny Marr, Producer, Guitar, Writer - Dan Hersch, Mastering Engineer - Bill Inglot, Mastering Engineer - STEPHEN STREET, Engineer - The Smiths, MainArtist - MORRISSEY, Producer, Vocals, Writer - Andy Rourke, Bass Guitar - Mike Joyce, Drums

© 2017 Warner Music UK Ltd ℗ 1986, 2017 Warner Music UK Ltd

6
Bigmouth Strikes Again (2017 Master)
00:03:11

Johnny Marr, Producer, Guitar, Writer - Dan Hersch, Mastering Engineer - Bill Inglot, Mastering Engineer - STEPHEN STREET, Engineer - The Smiths, MainArtist - MORRISSEY, Producer, Vocals, Writer - Andy Rourke, Bass Guitar - Mike Joyce, Drums - Ann Coates, Backing Vocals

© 2017 Warner Music UK Ltd ℗ 1986, 2017 Warner Music UK Ltd

7
The Boy with the Thorn in His Side (2017 Master)
00:03:15

Johnny Marr, Producer, Arranger, Guitar, Writer - Dan Hersch, Mastering Engineer - Bill Inglot, Mastering Engineer - STEPHEN STREET, Engineer - The Smiths, MainArtist - MORRISSEY, Producer, Vocals, Writer - Andy Rourke, Bass Guitar - Mike Joyce, Drums - The Hated Salford Ensemble, Orchestration

© 2017 Warner Music UK Ltd ℗ 1986, 2017 Warner Music UK Ltd

8
Vicar in a Tutu (2017 Master)
00:02:22

Johnny Marr, Producer, Guitar, Writer - Dan Hersch, Mastering Engineer - Bill Inglot, Mastering Engineer - STEPHEN STREET, Engineer - The Smiths, MainArtist - MORRISSEY, Producer, Vocals, Writer - Andy Rourke, Bass Guitar - Mike Joyce, Drums

© 2017 Warner Music UK Ltd ℗ 1986, 2017 Warner Music UK Ltd

9
There Is a Light That Never Goes Out (2017 Master)
00:04:02

Johnny Marr, Producer, Guitar, Writer - Dan Hersch, Mastering Engineer - Bill Inglot, Mastering Engineer - STEPHEN STREET, Engineer - The Smiths, MainArtist - MORRISSEY, Producer, Vocals, Writer - Andy Rourke, Bass Guitar - Mike Joyce, Drums

© 2017 Warner Music UK Ltd ℗ 1986, 2017 Warner Music UK Ltd

10
Some Girls Are Bigger Than Others (2017 Master)
00:03:16

Johnny Marr, Producer, Guitar, Writer - Dan Hersch, Mastering Engineer - Bill Inglot, Mastering Engineer - STEPHEN STREET, Engineer - The Smiths, MainArtist - MORRISSEY, Producer, Vocals, Writer - Andy Rourke, Bass Guitar - Mike Joyce, Drums

© 2017 Warner Music UK Ltd ℗ 1986, 2017 Warner Music UK Ltd

DISC 2

1
The Queen Is Dead (Full Version)
00:07:14

Johnny Marr, Producer, Guitar - Dan Hersch, Mastering Engineer - Bill Inglot, Mastering Engineer - STEPHEN STREET, Engineer - The Smiths, MainArtist - MORRISSEY, Producer, Vocals - Andy Rourke, Bass Guitar - Bennett Scott, Writer - Allan James Mills, Writer - Fred Godfrey, Writer - Mike Joyce, Drums

© 2017 Warner Music UK Ltd ℗ 2017 Warner Music UK Ltd

2
Frankly, Mr. Shankly (Demo)
00:02:18

Johnny Marr, Producer, Guitar, Writer - The Smiths, MainArtist - MORRISSEY, Producer, Vocals, Writer - Andy Rourke, Bass Guitar - Mike Joyce, Drums

© 2017 Warner Music UK Ltd ℗ 2017 Warner Music UK Ltd

3
I Know It's Over (Demo)
00:05:48

Johnny Marr, Producer, Guitar, Writer - Dan Hersch, Mastering Engineer - Bill Inglot, Mastering Engineer - STEPHEN STREET, Engineer - The Smiths, MainArtist - MORRISSEY, Producer, Vocals, Writer - Andy Rourke, Bass Guitar - Mike Joyce, Drums

© 2017 Warner Music UK Ltd ℗ 2017 Warner Music UK Ltd

4
Never Had No One Ever (Demo)
00:04:40

Johnny Marr, Producer, Guitar, Writer, Harmonium - Dan Hersch, Mastering Engineer - Bill Inglot, Mastering Engineer - STEPHEN STREET, Engineer - The Smiths, MainArtist - MORRISSEY, Producer, Vocals, Writer - Andy Rourke, Bass Guitar - Mike Joyce, Drums

© 2017 Warner Music UK Ltd ℗ 2017 Warner Music UK Ltd

5
Cemetry Gates (Demo)
00:03:01

Johnny Marr, Producer, Guitar, Writer - Dan Hersch, Mastering Engineer - Bill Inglot, Mastering Engineer - STEPHEN STREET, Engineer - The Smiths, MainArtist - MORRISSEY, Producer, Vocals, Writer - Andy Rourke, Bass Guitar - Mike Joyce, Drums

© 2017 Warner Music UK Ltd ℗ 2017 Warner Music UK Ltd

6
Bigmouth Strikes Again (Demo)
00:03:06

Johnny Marr, Producer, Guitar, Writer - Dan Hersch, Mastering Engineer - Bill Inglot, Mastering Engineer - STEPHEN STREET, Engineer - The Smiths, MainArtist - MORRISSEY, Producer, Vocals, Writer - Andy Rourke, Bass Guitar - Mike Joyce, Drums - Ann Coates, Backing Vocals

© 2017 Warner Music UK Ltd ℗ 2017 Warner Music UK Ltd

7
Some Girls Are Bigger Than Others (Demo)
00:03:57

Johnny Marr, Producer, Guitar, Writer - Dan Hersch, Mastering Engineer - Bill Inglot, Mastering Engineer - STEPHEN STREET, Engineer - The Smiths, MainArtist - MORRISSEY, Producer, Vocals, Writer - Andy Rourke, Bass Guitar - Mike Joyce, Drums

© 2017 Warner Music UK Ltd ℗ 2017 Warner Music UK Ltd

8
The Boy with the Thorn in His Side (Demo Mix)
00:03:18

Johnny Marr, Producer, Guitar, Writer - Dan Hersch, Mastering Engineer - Bill Inglot, Mastering Engineer - STEPHEN STREET, Engineer - The Smiths, MainArtist - MORRISSEY, Producer, Vocals, Writer - Andy Rourke, Bass Guitar - Mike Joyce, Drums - The Hated Salford Ensemble, Orchestra

© 2017 Warner Music UK Ltd ℗ 2017 Warner Music UK Ltd

9
There Is a Light That Never Goes Out (Take 1)
00:04:25

Johnny Marr, Producer, Guitar, Writer - Dan Hersch, Mastering Engineer - Bill Inglot, Mastering Engineer - STEPHEN STREET, Engineer - The Smiths, MainArtist - MORRISSEY, Producer, Vocals, Writer - Andy Rourke, Bass Guitar - Mike Joyce, Drums

© 2017 Warner Music UK Ltd ℗ 2017 Warner Music UK Ltd

10
Rubber Ring (2017 Master)
00:03:54

Johnny Marr, Producer, Guitar, Writer - Dan Hersch, Mastering Engineer - Bill Inglot, Mastering Engineer - STEPHEN STREET, Engineer, Samples - The Smiths, MainArtist - MORRISSEY, Producer, Vocals, Writer - Ron McMaster, Mastering Engineer - Andy Rourke, Guitar - Mike Joyce, Drums

© 2017 Warner Music UK Ltd ℗ 1985, 2017 Warner Music UK Ltd

11
Asleep (Single B-Side; 2017 Master)
00:04:02

Johnny Marr, Producer, Guitar, Writer - Dan Hersch, Mastering Engineer - Bill Inglot, Mastering Engineer - STEPHEN STREET, Engineer - The Smiths, MainArtist - MORRISSEY, Producer, Vocals, Writer - Andy Rourke, Bass Guitar - Mike Joyce, Drums

© 2017 Warner Music UK Ltd ℗ 1985, 2017 Warner Music UK Ltd

12
Money Changes Everything (2017 Master)
00:04:41

Johnny Marr, Guitar, Writer - Dan Hersch, Mastering Engineer - Bill Inglot, Mastering Engineer - STEPHEN STREET, Engineer - The Smiths, MainArtist - MORRISSEY, Vocals, Writer - Ron McMaster, Mastering Engineer - JOHN PORTER, Producer - Andy Rourke, Bass Guitar - Mike Joyce, Drums

© 2017 Warner Music UK Ltd ℗ 1986, 2017 Warner Music UK Ltd

13
Unloveable (2017 Master)
00:03:55

Johnny Marr, Producer, Guitar, Writer - The Smiths, MainArtist - MORRISSEY, Producer, Vocals, Writer - Andy Rourke, Bass Guitar - Mike Joyce, Drums

© 2017 Warner Music UK Ltd ℗ 1986, 2017 Warner Music UK Ltd

DISC 3

1
How Soon Is Now? (Live in Boston)
00:05:25

Johnny Marr, Guitar, Mandolin, Writer - The Smiths, MainArtist - MORRISSEY, Vocals, Writer - JOHN PORTER, Producer - Andy Rourke, Bass Guitar - Mike Joyce, Drums

© 2017 Warner Music UK Ltd ℗ 2017 Warner Music UK Ltd

2
Hand in Glove (Live in Boston)
00:02:57

Johnny Marr, Guitar, Writer - Dan Hersch, Mastering Engineer - Bill Inglot, Mastering Engineer - The Smiths, MainArtist - MORRISSEY, Vocals, Writer - Andy Rourke, Bass Guitar - Grant Showbiz, Mixing Engineer - Mike Joyce, Drums

© 2017 Warner Music UK Ltd ℗ 2017 Warner Music UK Ltd

3
I Want the One I Can't Have (Live in Boston)
00:03:23

Johnny Marr, Guitar, Writer - Dan Hersch, Mastering Engineer - Bill Inglot, Mastering Engineer - The Smiths, MainArtist - MORRISSEY, Vocals, Writer - Andy Rourke, Bass Guitar - Grant Showbiz, Mixing Engineer - Mike Joyce, Drums

© 2017 Warner Music UK Ltd ℗ 2017 Warner Music UK Ltd

4
Never Had No One Ever (Live in Boston)
00:03:25

Johnny Marr, Producer, Guitar, Writer, Harmonium - Dan Hersch, Mastering Engineer - Bill Inglot, Mastering Engineer - The Smiths, MainArtist - MORRISSEY, Producer, Vocals, Writer - Ron McMaster, Mastering Engineer - Andy Rourke, Bass Guitar - Grant Showbiz, Mixing Engineer - Mike Joyce, Drums

© 2017 Warner Music UK Ltd ℗ 2017 Warner Music UK Ltd

5
Stretch out and Wait (Live in Boston)
00:03:11

Johnny Marr, Guitar, Writer - Dan Hersch, Mastering Engineer - Bill Inglot, Mastering Engineer - The Smiths, MainArtist - MORRISSEY, Vocals, Writer - Ron McMaster, Mastering Engineer - Andy Rourke, Bass Guitar - Grant Showbiz, Mixing Engineer - Mike Joyce, Drums

© 2017 Warner Music UK Ltd ℗ 2017 Warner Music UK Ltd

6
The Boy with the Thorn in His Side (Live in Boston)
00:03:34

Johnny Marr, Guitar, Writer - Dan Hersch, Mastering Engineer - Bill Inglot, Mastering Engineer - The Smiths, MainArtist - MORRISSEY, Vocals, Writer - Andy Rourke, Bass Guitar - Grant Showbiz, Mixing Engineer - Mike Joyce, Drums

© 2017 Warner Music UK Ltd ℗ 2017 Warner Music UK Ltd

7
Cemetry Gates (Live in Boston)
00:03:01

Johnny Marr, Guitar, Writer - Dan Hersch, Mastering Engineer - Bill Inglot, Mastering Engineer - The Smiths, MainArtist - MORRISSEY, Vocals, Writer - Andy Rourke, Bass Guitar - Grant Showbiz, Mixing Engineer - Mike Joyce, Drums

© 2017 Warner Music UK Ltd ℗ 2017 Warner Music UK Ltd

8
Rubber Ring / What She Said / Rubber Ring (Live in Boston)
00:04:17

Steven Morrissey, Composer - Johnny Marr, Composer, Producer, Guitar, Writer - Dan Hersch, Mastering Engineer - Bill Inglot, Mastering Engineer - The Smiths, MainArtist - MORRISSEY, Producer, Vocals, Writer - Ron McMaster, Mastering Engineer - Andy Rourke, Bass Guitar - Grant Showbiz, Mixing Engineer - Mike Joyce, Drums

© 2017 Warner Music UK Ltd ℗ 2017 Warner Music UK Ltd

9
Is It Really so Strange? (Live in Boston)
00:03:22

Johnny Marr, Guitar, Writer - Dan Hersch, Mastering Engineer - Bill Inglot, Mastering Engineer - The Smiths, MainArtist - MORRISSEY, Vocals, Writer - Ron McMaster, Mastering Engineer - Andy Rourke, Bass Guitar - Grant Showbiz, Mixing Engineer - Mike Joyce, Drums

© 2017 Warner Music UK Ltd ℗ 2017 Warner Music UK Ltd

10
There Is a Light That Never Goes Out (Live in Boston)
00:04:09

Johnny Marr, Guitar, Writer - Dan Hersch, Mastering Engineer - Bill Inglot, Mastering Engineer - The Smiths, MainArtist - MORRISSEY, Vocals, Writer - Ron McMaster, Mastering Engineer - Andy Rourke, Bass Guitar - Grant Showbiz, Mixing Engineer - Mike Joyce, Drums

© 2017 Warner Music UK Ltd ℗ 2017 Warner Music UK Ltd

11
That Joke Isn't Funny Anymore (Live in Boston)
00:04:50

Johnny Marr, Guitar, Piano, Writer - Dan Hersch, Mastering Engineer - Bill Inglot, Mastering Engineer - The Smiths, MainArtist - MORRISSEY, Vocals, Writer - Andy Rourke, Bass Guitar - Grant Showbiz, Mixing Engineer - Mike Joyce, Drums

© 2017 Warner Music UK Ltd ℗ 2017 Warner Music UK Ltd

12
The Queen Is Dead (Live in Boston)
00:05:05

Johnny Marr, Guitar - Dan Hersch, Mastering Engineer - Bill Inglot, Mastering Engineer - The Smiths, MainArtist - MORRISSEY, Vocals - Andy Rourke, Bass Guitar - Grant Showbiz, Mixing Engineer - Bennett Scott, Writer - Allan James Mills, Writer - Fred Godfrey, Writer - Mike Joyce, Drums

© 2017 Warner Music UK Ltd ℗ 2017 Warner Music UK Ltd

13
I Know It's Over (Live in Boston)
00:07:35

Johnny Marr, Producer, Guitar, Writer - Dan Hersch, Mastering Engineer - Bill Inglot, Mastering Engineer - The Smiths, MainArtist - MORRISSEY, Producer, Vocals, Writer - Andy Rourke, Bass Guitar - Grant Showbiz, Mixing Engineer - Mike Joyce, Drums

© 2017 Warner Music UK Ltd ℗ 2017 Warner Music UK Ltd

Album Description

For their third album, The Smiths are at the top of their game: a tortured crooning voice, crystalline arpeggios seeping from a limpid guitar, romantic and cynical lyrics, everything’s gathered for some 100% British pop, like The Kinks, The Who and The Jam knew how to create in their day… The Queen Is Dead, Bigmouth Strikes Again, The Boy With The Thorn In His Side, There Is A Light That Never Goes Out and Some Girls Are Bigger Than Others are all introspective gems that the charismatic Morrissey transforms into pure poetry. Teenage worries, social paintings, subtle caricatures, Mozzer dips his pen here in the ink of perfection... This Deluxe Edition published on October 20, 2017, thirty years after the release of The Queen Is Dead, offers a new master as well as two bonus discs. The first one is filled with demos, alternate takes and B-sides. The second one offers a very frantic live, recorded in Boston, at the Great Woods Center For The Performing Arts, on August 5, 1986. © MD/Qobuz

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