The Smiths ‎– The Queen Is Dead

Warner Bros. Records ‎– 12QID2017, Warner Bros. Records ‎– 0190295905347
Vinyl, 12", 45 RPM, Maxi-Single


A1 The Queen Is Dead 6:05
B1 Oscillate Wildly 3:26
B2 Money Changes Everything 4:10
B3 The Draize Train 5:08

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Front image from Vangelo secondo Matteo (1964 STUDIOCANAL - Arco Films)
The Queen Is Dead has never been released as an A side single, this is the first time it features on a single.
Apparently, the Queen Is Dead version is a very rare edit version, clocking at only 6.05 minutes, omitting the intro from the LP version.
The 3 B sides, which are the only Smiths instrumental tracks, have never been released on one single, only on separate singles.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Scanned): 190295905347
  • Barcode (Printed): 0190295905347
  • Matrix / Runout: 0190295905347
  • Matrix / Runout (A Side): BG49634-01 A2
  • Matrix / Runout (B Side): BG49634-01 B2
  • Matrix / Runout (A Side): 12QID2016-A G-Z RM
  • Matrix / Runout (B Side): 12QID2016-B G-Z RM
  • Rights Society: GEMA/MCPS
  • Label Code: LC02982

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
QID2017, 0190295905293 The Smiths The Queen Is Dead(7", Pic) Warner Music UK Ltd., Warner Music UK Ltd. QID2017, 0190295905293 Europe 2017 Sell This Version

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April 21, 2017
If we check RSD version of The Boy With The Thorn In His Side ( we can almost conclude it is official. The Catalogue number is similar and also the labels.

March 16, 2017
We are a 19 year old record store in Hungary. We bought 3 copies directly from the local official Warner distributor, thus I have my doubt this is a bootleg.


February 20, 2017
This is a fake. Nothing more than a well done bootleg. Morrisey was asked about it and he confirmed.


February 7, 2017
How were these released? Maybe whoever is selling them can help me? How were these obtained on the first hand market? Until I get an answer I am skeptical of this being an official release unless factory workers at Warner are sneaking these home from the press before it "officially" gets released. Too many questions and not enough answers


January 28, 2017
Can anybody confirm if this is a official release?
why there are no information about in internet?

Thank you.