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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

Pink sticker, gatefold sleeve and original inner sleeve.

[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.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Printed): 8 25646 65887 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
  • 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⋀

Other Versions (5 of 210)

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
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The Queen Is Dead (LP, Album, Gatefold)Megadisc, Rough TradeMD 7961Benelux1986
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The Queen Is Dead (LP, Album, ARC Pressing)Sire, Sire1-25426, 9 25426-1US1986
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The Queen Is Dead (LP, Album, Gatefold)Virgin, Rough Trade70 444, 70444France1986
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The Queen Is Dead (LP, Album, Gatefold, Pink Spine Lettering)Sire92 54261Canada1986
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The Queen Is Dead (LP, Album, EMI Records Pressing, Gatefold)Rough TradeROUGH 96UK1986
  • buddy_lives's avatar
    buddy_lives
    My son recently went out and came back with this pressing. Never knew he liked The Smiths or anything like that. I listened to this and I couldn't believe how good it was. It's clear why the band got so popular and why so many people want them to reform. All tracks sound distinctive and well worked. I can't believe it took me so long to notice!
    • mikeeyo's avatar
      mikeeyo
      I really disagree with the praise for this one. I'm getting so much distortion. And it's getting worse and worse for each track. Bummer! And yes I've cleaned it several times. Will seek out an original press.
      • Scrade's avatar
        Scrade
        Sounds absolutely fantastic. Maybe could’ve used a tiny bit more on the high-end, but otherwise I don’t have any complaints
        • argo-brody's avatar
          argo-brody
          Due to [CURRENT WORLD EVENT] this record is getting harder to find - snagged a copy from a store in NY and it's a great pressing
          • anarangeltoledo's avatar
            My first vinyl record i was very happy when i had the experience to get it was magic i would never regret…had to be The Smiths. For quality, exceptional and sealed
            • PlattenundPils's avatar
              This pressing really sounds great. Had two of the german first press, the sound is very weak without dynamics. Boring. The repress here is mastered and cut by Frank Arkwright from Abbey Road Studios. Possible a Half Speed Master record. The sound is very crisp with very nice tonality and great bass punch. The details here are stunning. The pressing is also fantastic without any pops or surface noise. Never heard that once hated album in that quality.
              • danfigh's avatar
                danfigh
                Fantastic pressing. Wish some of the other Smiths’ reissues were as good as this.
                • anathemerr's avatar
                  anathemerr
                  flawless pressing and one of the best in my collection, wholeheartedly recommend picking this one up
                  • Markymarkvinylnut's avatar
                    Very nice..no issues at all. Detailed, punchy and not massively compressed. No sibilance in my setup (rega p6 ania pro, aria phono)
                    • louiskrohn's avatar
                      louiskrohn
                      It‘s a good pressing except for some sibilance on the vocals and a little bit missing on the high end. Still nothing that affects the listening experience too much

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