The Smiths ‎– The Queen Is Dead

Warner Bros. Records ‎– 12QID2017, Warner Bros. Records ‎– 0190295905347
Vinyl, 12", 45 RPM, Single, Limited Edition


A 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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This was released for sale from "bricks and mortar" shops only, not Web sales. NB. NOT RECORD STORE DAY.

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

Other Versions (1 of 1) View All

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

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June 16, 2017
Available in most rsd stores in UK, even found the 12" in FOPP.


June 16, 2017
Seems to also be available in the US. Only $13 each from Bullmoose for both the 7 or 12"s.,190295905347


June 16, 2017
Dubious quality pressing i'm afraid. Just played it and the A side seems to have some heat damage on my copy. Played through but the start of the B side had some skips and jumps. It's from where they pack them so quickly after pressing and seal them in cellophane. The quality control from these people is abject.


June 16, 2017
It is official. i've just picked up copies of the 12 and pic disc for myself but the shops are not allowed to advertise it or sell online. So you have to call in or maybe phone them.


June 13, 2017
This and the 7" are supposedly getting officially released June 16th. So yes it is official and you hopefully shouldn't have to pay flipper prices.


June 9, 2017
Check Boz Boorer's facebook photo holding a copy - you'll know it isn't a bootleg


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 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.