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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, Indie Pop, Indie Rock, Post-Punk

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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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⋀

Other Versions (5 of 198)View All

Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
The Queen Is Dead (LP, Album, Gatefold)Megadisc, Rough TradeMD 7961Benelux1986
The Queen Is Dead (LP, Album, ARC Pressing)Sire, Sire1-25426, 9 25426-1US1986
The Queen Is Dead (LP, Album)Virgin, Rough Trade70 444, 70444France1986
The Queen Is Dead (LP, Album, Gatefold, Pink Spine Lettering)Sire92 54261Canada1986
The Queen Is Dead (LP, Album, EMI Records Pressing)Rough TradeROUGH 96UK1986
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Adriantool
One of my best 80 récord sound I have. Totally recommend.
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Adriantool
One of my best 80 récord sound I have. Totally recommend.
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Pavol_Stromcek
Edited 10 months ago
I'm confused by the positive comments here: I found this to be a fairly lousy pressing. First off, it suffers from terribly sibilant/distorted vocals on the inner-groove tracks, and since I use an AT micro-line cart, that is something I rarely encounter, especially on brand new LPs. But the overall sound is weirdly kind of muffled and compressed (more so on inner-groove tracks), like it doesn't breathe and there's a lack of that top-end airiness and detail. My original US Sire pressing sounds miles better, IMO (and it's not great or anything). I personally feel the 2017 pressing from the box set is also vastly superior in terms of both sound and pressing quality (dead quiet and crystal clear throughout, zero sibilance or distortion, etc.). This pressing was also filthy - covered in white, chalky dust/debris.
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Unadvert
Cover Art: 10/10
Sound Quality: 10/10
Packaging: 10/10

Total: 10/10, Recommended Masterpiece.
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tangerinegripz
The quality on Spotify is just exactly the same, since this pressing is the vinyl edition of the 2011 remaster. On my system it retains the same depth and definition. I do agree that the last tracks on each side sound muffled, but not distorted. Its probably the way it was cut for vinyl, which is weird considering this LP isn't really long.
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ydne
No problem with the release, same experience as everyone elses.
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twistedlogicuestc
Purely flawless pressing. Great sounds and great music. What else can I say?
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gordon.barlow
Fantastic quality pressing. Full and rich with no surface noise, pops or crackles.
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chris.cartwright96
Honestly one of the best sounding records I own. LOVE this pressing - little quiet I suppose, but doesn't bother me much.
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Seymore20
Edited one year ago
This is a great reissue of one of the greatest albums of all time!Good dynamics, well balanced sound, exciting!