The Smiths – The Queen Is Dead (Super Deluxe Edition)
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.
This reissue represents the first time that The Smiths’ back catalog has been revisited in such a way. It follows two recent limited edition vinyl singles sourced from the archives: a demo mix of “The Boy With The Thorn In His Side” which was released for Record Store Day, and “The Queen Is Dead” which debuted at #1 on the official vinyl chart in the U.K. when it was released in June.
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.”
The Queen Is Dead is available on digital and streaming formats as well as the following physical formats – all of which feature the 2017 master of the original album:
- Deluxe 3-CD/1-DVD Boxed Set – Featuring the 2017 master of the album; additional recordings featuring demos, b-sides, and alternative versions; the Live In Boston album recorded at the Great Woods Center For The Performing Arts on August 5, 1986; and a DVD featuring the 2017 master of the album in 96kHz / 24-bit PCM stereo and The Queen Is Dead – A Film By Derek Jarman
- 2-CD version – Featuring the 2017 master of the album and additional recordings
- 5-LP box – Featuring the 2017 master of the album, additional recordings, and the Live In Boston recording
Available at officialsmiths.co.uk | $114 (vinyl)