The Smiths ‎– The Queen Is Dead

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Warner Music UK Ltd. ‎– 2564665887
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Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, Gatefold, 180 Gram
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A1 The Queen Is Dead (Take Me Back To Dear Old Blighty (Medley))
Written-By ["Take Me Back To Dear Old Blighty"] – A. J. Mills*, Bennett Scott, Fred Godfrey
6:23
A2 Frankly, Mr. Shankly
Engineer – John Porter
2:17
A3 I Know It's Over 5:48
A4 Never Had No One Ever 3:36
A5 Cemetry Gates 2:39
B1 Bigmouth Strikes Again
Backing Vocals – Ann Coates
3:12
B2 The Boy With The Thorn In His Side 3:15
B3 Vicar In A Tutu 2:21
B4 There Is A Light That Never Goes Out 4:02
B5 Some Girls Are Bigger Than Others 3:14

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Pink sticker, gatefold sleeve and original inner sleeve

℗ & © 1986 Warner Music UK Ltd.
Made in the E.U.

Cicely Courtneidge recording courtesy of Thorn EMI Elstree Studios Ltd
Cover star Alain Delon photos © 1965 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Printed): 8 2564665887 9
  • Barcode (Scanned): 825646658879
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, etched (Variant 1)): BB4548✺1 - 01A1 =+⋀ 1 F.A.
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, etched (Variant 1)): BB45481 - 01B1 ⋀=⋀
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, etched (Variant 2)): BB4548✺1 - 01A1 1 F.A. δ+1
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, etched (Variant 2)): BB45481 - 01B1 >X=
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, etched (Variant 3)): BB4548✺1 - 01A1 ΤV= 1 F.A.
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, etched (Variant 3)): BB45481 - 01B1 ΔXI

Other Versions (5 of 171) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
ROUGH 96 The Smiths The Queen Is Dead(LP, Album, EMI) Rough Trade ROUGH 96 UK 1986 Sell This Version
ROURH 96 The Smiths The Queen Is Dead(10", Album, Ltd, Num, Gat) Rhino Records (2) ROURH 96 UK 2011 Sell This Version
9 25426-2 The Smiths The Queen Is Dead(CD, Album, RE, RP, Cin) Sire, Rough Trade 9 25426-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
50444 The Smiths The Queen Is Dead(Cass, Album) Virgin, Rough Trade 50444 France 1986 Sell This Version
SX-T 153 The Smiths The Queen Is Dead(LP, Album, Unofficial, Gol) Tonpress (2) SX-T 153 Poland Unknown Sell This Version

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gordon.barlow

gordon.barlow

August 17, 2020
Fantastic quality pressing. Full and rich with no surface noise, pops or crackles.
chris.cartwright96

chris.cartwright96

May 17, 2020

Honestly one of the best sounding records I own. LOVE this pressing - little quiet I suppose, but doesn't bother me much.
j.maderboeck

j.maderboeck

May 13, 2020
edited 4 months ago
This is a great reissue of one of the greatest albums of all time!Good dynamics, well balanced sound, exciting!
westcoastcory

westcoastcory

December 24, 2019

Very happy with this reissue. Like others have said it might be a bit quiet but otherwise perfect.
szymi123.123

szymi123.123

April 12, 2019
edited about 1 year ago

Great pressing. No pops, no noise, only flaw is it is rather quiet.
gfitz45

gfitz45

March 16, 2019
I think this is a very average pressing. Quiet, passable, but lacking punch and dynamics. A bit too compressed for my liking.
botelhda

botelhda

November 9, 2018
Excellent pressing. Will be looking for a copy of my own as it's borrowed. :)
FabDel

FabDel

October 25, 2017
My copy sounds very good. A nice pressing ‘dead quiet’.
Geimvera

Geimvera

March 12, 2016
I just got my hands on this copy still sealed, the guy who sold it says it's a 180 gram vinyl but it doesn't say that anywhere on the packaging. can anyone confirm if this issue is a 180 gram or not??
steve009

steve009

February 2, 2015
my version of this album has side 2 labels on both sides of the vinyl, not sure if that's how its meant to be.