The Smiths are Releasing a Reissue of The Queen is Dead

The Smiths are Releasing a Reissue of The Queen is Dead

The album is slated for release in October.

The album is slated for release in October.

Text: Carolyn Hanson

Just over 30 years ago, The Smiths released their seminal album "The Queen is Dead," and changed the framework of the post-punk and emo genres permanently. This year, on October 20th (according to Amazon UK) it seems we're getting a super deluxe re-release of the album–the first side being remastered versions of the original track listing, and the second being mastered B-sides and demos. It will be distributed in both CD form and a CD/DVD box set, although there's not much word on the contents of the DVD itself. Check out the track-listing below.

Disc 1

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)

Disc 2

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 Remaster]

12 “Money Changes Everything” (Single B-Side) [2017 Master]

13 “Unloveable” (Single B-Side) [2017 Master]

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