We’re thrilled to share the news that The Queen Is Dead, the seminal album by The Smiths, is being reissued in a super deluxe manner through Rhino on October 20th.
Disc one is the remastered album, disc two features studio outtakes and demos — including the first take of “There Is A Light That Never Goes Out,” which you can hear below — and disc three is a previously unreleased live album, recorded on August 5th, 1986 at the Great Woods Center for the Performing Arts on the outskirts of Smiths-loving Boston. But that’s not enough, so the package will also include a DVD featuring The Queen Is Dead, the Derek Jarman film.
Pitchfork posted the following quote from Moz:
“You cannot continue to record and simply hope that your audience will approve, or that average critics will approve, or that radio will approve. 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.”
Check out the first take of “There Is A Light That Never Goes Out, the reissue artwork and tracklisting.
The Queen Is Dead Deluxe Reissue Track Listing:
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]
Disc 3 — 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