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The SmithsThe Queen Is Dead

Label:Warner Music UK Ltd. – 2564665887
Format:
Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, Stereo, Gatefold, 180 Gram
Country:Europe
Released:
Genre:Rock, Pop
Style:Jangle Pop, Post-Punk, Indie Rock, Alternative Rock

Tracklist

A1The Queen Is Dead (Take Me Back To Dear Old Blighty) (Medley)
Written-By ["Take Me Back To Dear Old Blighty"]Mills*, Scott*, Godfrey*
6:23
A2Frankly, Mr. Shankly
Engineer [Engineered By]John Porter
2:17
A3I Know It's Over5:48
A4Never Had No One Ever3:36
A5Cemetry Gates2:39
B1Bigmouth Strikes Again
Backing Vocals [Backing Voice]Ann Coates
3:12
B2The Boy With The Thorn In His Side3:15
B3Vicar In A Tutu2:21
B4There Is A Light That Never Goes Out4:02
B5Some Girls Are Bigger Than Others3:14
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Notes

Comes in a single open pocket gatefold sleeve with a replica of the original inner sleeve. There may be a 'Made in Germany' sticker on the back cover. On the shrink-wrap is a circular pink sticker.

[Gatefold inside]
Warner Bros UK Ltd.

[Inner sleeve]
recorded in England, Winter 1985
Cicely Courtneidge recording courtesy of Thorn EMI Elstree Studios Ltd
Cover star Alain Delon photos © 1965 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc
"take me back to dear old Blighty"

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

[Runouts]
'✺' appears to be an error, possible '0', that has been scratched over.
Variant 10: '31T' is inverted and '21T' is mirrored.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 8 25646 65887 9
  • Barcode (Scanned, UPC-A): 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
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, etched, variant 4): BB4548✺1 - 01A1 1 F.A. Δ+S
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, etched, variant 4): BB45481 - 01B1 IX⋀
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, etched, variant 5): BB4548✺1 - 01A1 I ⋀1Ɛ F.A.
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, etched, variant 5): BB45481 - 01B1 Δ1Ↄ
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, etched, variant 6): BB4548✺1 - 01A1 V=S 1 F.A.
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, etched, variant 6): BB45481 - 01B1 IT⋀
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, etched, variant 7): BB4548✺1 - 01A1 1 F.A. V+Ɛ
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, etched, variant 7): BB45481 - 01B1 V+ᄅ
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, etched, variant 8): BB4548✺1 - 01A1 I F.A.
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, etched, variant 8): BB45481 - 01B1
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, etched, variant 9): BB4548✺1 - 01A1 3VT I F.A.
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, etched, variant 9): BB45481 - 01B1 𑪽VX
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, etched, variant 10): BB4548✺1 - 01A1 31T 1 F.A.
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, etched, variant 10): BB45481 - 01B1 21T

Other Versions (5 of 227)

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
Recently Edited
The Queen Is Dead (LP, Album, Gatefold)Megadisc, Rough TradeMD 7961Benelux1986
Recently Edited
The Queen Is Dead (LP, Album, ARC Pressing)Sire, Sire1-25426, 9 25426-1US1986
Recently Edited
The Queen Is Dead (LP, Album, Gatefold)Virgin, Rough Trade70 444, 70444France1986
Recently Edited
The Queen Is Dead (LP, Album, Gatefold, Pink Spine Lettering)Sire, Rough Trade92 54261Canada1986
Recently Edited
The Queen Is Dead (LP, Album, EMI Records Pressing, Gatefold)Rough TradeROUGH 96UK1986

Recommendations

Reviews

  • mdramir2112's avatar
    mdramir2112
    Well balance pressing. Best sounding of all the reissues I've gotten.
    • HazzaMack's avatar
      HazzaMack
      Amazing pressing, barely any surface noise and the dynamics are great!
      • FelipeChapulaS's avatar
        Me when any minor inconvenience occurs in my day to day life.
        • pulse96's avatar
          pulse96
          Agree with all the compliments. I’m adding this ver. LP is better than CD, remastered in 2011. LP is more natural and warm, the way of not losing definition or frequency cuts.
          • Flood2000's avatar
            Flood2000
            Incredible pressing for a great low price, playback was absolutely flawless for me with nothing taking me out of the experience. Highly recommended
            • Koizumicromo's avatar
              Koizumicromo
              Edited 8 months ago
              A steal for 20 quid. I compared this to my original pressing and as expected nothing will beat the original but to the untrained ear this is also an excellent press. The only print error is in the gatefold pic of the band outside Salford lads club. On the original you
              Can see "coronation" on the street sign but on the repress the sign is missing the "on" at the end of "coronation"

              God what has my life come to.
              • 3sand7s's avatar
                3sand7s
                Stellar pressing, a touch compressed but that fits the Smith's sound imho. Separation here, no mud...lots of detail and well defined and slightly on the loud side with a lovely soundstage. Dead quiet noise floor...lots of quiet passages on this release and avoids sibilance across all tracks on a first listen. What a steal...
                • andreow's avatar
                  andreow
                  Nice pressing, but a has a very compressed sound. The stage and separation is great though. What really shocked me was the poor condition the record came out of it's sleeve after opening it. Just like buying a little beaten VG+-copy. Kept it, as it still plays and sounds fine, but you have to be aware, that this comes in a very rough inner sleeve and needs a good clean before you can listen to it properly.
                  • TheNighthawk's avatar
                    TheNighthawk
                    Flawless pressing, still inexpensive and easy to find. Just get it!
                    • Gouy22's avatar
                      Gouy22
                      If only all pressings could look and sound as good as this!!!

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