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The SmithsThe Queen Is Dead

Label:Rough Trade – ROUGH 96
Format:
Vinyl, LP, Album, EMI Records Pressing, Gatefold
Country:UK
Released:
Genre:Rock, Pop
Style:Indie Pop, Indie Rock, Jangle Pop

Tracklist

A1The Queen Is Dead / Take Me Back To Dear Old Blighty (Medley)
Written-ByMarr*, Morrissey
Written-By ["Take Me Back To Dear Old Blighty"]Mills*, Scott*, Godfrey*
6:23
A2Frankly, Mr. Shankly
EngineerJohn Porter
Written-ByMarr*, Morrissey
2:17
A3I Know It's Over
Written-ByMarr*, Morrissey
5:48
A4Never Had No One Ever
Written-ByMarr*, Morrissey
3:36
A5Cemetry Gates
Written-ByMarr*, Morrissey
2:39
B1Bigmouth Strikes Again
Voice [Backing Voice]Ann Coates
Written-ByMarr*, Morrissey
3:12
B2The Boy With The Thorn In His Side
Written-ByMarr*, Morrissey
3:15
B3Vicar In A Tutu
Written-ByMarr*, Morrissey
2:21
B4There Is A Light That Never Goes Out
Written-ByMarr*, Morrissey
4:02
B5Some Girls Are Bigger Than Others
Written-ByMarr*, Morrissey
3:14
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Notes

Recorded in England, Winter 1985.

Gatefold sleeve.
Printed inner sleeve.
Some copies with folded A2 black and white poster with the same image as inside of gatefold.

Also a (very similar) MPO pressing of The Queen Is Dead exists.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Label Code: LC 5661
  • Matrix / Runout (Stamped runout side A, variant 1): ROUGH 96 A-1U-1-1- FEAR OF MANCHESTER
  • Matrix / Runout (Stamped runout side B, variant 1): ROUGH 96 B-1U-1-1- THEM WAS ROTTEN DAYS
  • Matrix / Runout (Stamped runout side A, variant 2): ROUGH 96 A-1U-1-1- x1 FEAR OF MANCHESTER
  • Matrix / Runout (Stamped runout side B, variant 2): ROUGH 96 B-2U-1- 1-x1 THEM WAS ROTTEN DAYS
  • Matrix / Runout (Stamped runout side A, variant 3): ROUGH 96 A-2U-1-1 ·7 FEAR OF MANCHESTER
  • Matrix / Runout (Stamped runout side B, variant 3): ROUGH 96 B-1U-1-1 ⇀THEM WAS ROTTEN DAYS
  • Matrix / Runout (Stamped runout side A, variant 4): ROUGH 96 A-1U-1-2- FEAR OF MANCHESTER
  • Matrix / Runout (Stamped runout side B, variant 4): ROUGH 96 B-2U-1- 1-x1 THEM WAS ROTTEN DAYS
  • Matrix / Runout (Stamped runout side A, variant 5): ROUGH 96 A-1U-1-4 - 2 FEAR OF MANCHESTER
  • Matrix / Runout (Stamped runout side B, variant 5): ROUGH 96 B-1U-1-2 - x4 THEM WAS ROTTEN DAYS
  • Matrix / Runout (Stamped runout side A, variant 6): ROUGH 96 A-2U-1- 1 x1 FEAR OF MANCHESTER
  • Matrix / Runout (Stamped runout side B, variant 6): ROUGH 96 B-2U-1- 1 - x1 THEM WAS ROTTEN DAYS
  • Matrix / Runout (Stamped runout side A, variant 7): ROUGH 96 A-1U-1-1 ⇀ x FEAR OF MANCHESTER
  • Matrix / Runout (Stamped runout side B, variant 7): ROUGH 96 B-2U-1-1 ⇀ x1 THEM WAS ROTTEN DAYS
  • Matrix / Runout (Stamped runout side A, variant 8): ROUGH 96 A-1U-1- 1 ⇀ 1 FEAR OF MANCHESTER
  • Matrix / Runout (Stamped runout side B, variant 8): ROUGH 96 B-1U-1-1 ⇀ x1 THEM WAS ROTTEN DAYS

Other Versions (5 of 223)

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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)Sire, Rough Trade92 54261Canada1986
The Queen Is Dead (LP, Album, Gatefold)Rough Trade, Rough Trade610.7082, 39.003Brazil1986

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Reviews

  • Koizumicromo's avatar
    Koizumicromo
    What is going on? An album that was available for 20/ 30 quid a few years back is now selling for an average of 60 quid....some for 90. I have 2 original pressing from a long time ago which sound amazing but I worry these prices will deter the newer vinyl lovers trying to collect their favourite albums.
    • jamesbreeze's avatar
      jamesbreeze
      The Smiths were the 80s Beatles. Can any other group rival them? This is their best album. Brilliant from start to finish.
      • greatbigbluesky's avatar
        Is this better than the UK MPO pressing does anyone know?
        cheers
        John
        • matthew.walker's avatar
          I've got multiple copies of TQID but there is something special about this first EMI UK pressing.
          Highly recommended.
          • kirke.benusi's avatar
            kirke.benusi
            The b-side is the best album side ever. Isn't it?
            • debrebeuf's avatar
              debrebeuf
              #packwatch ripbozo 💯 💨 🤣 🤣 🤣
              good album tho
              • 2broke4ysl's avatar
                2broke4ysl
                Edited one year ago
                play this record almost everyday. morrisey is a lyrical genius. felt like connecting with an old friend i never got to meet. every track will never not be fun to sing along to. i get lost in my own world at every play and don't regret any of it
                • SeansRecords's avatar
                  SeansRecords
                  this is mine

                  a1u / b1u

                  sounds amazing , just need a copy of strangeways and i have all the smiths albums
                  • Beyahsvinyl's avatar
                    Beyahsvinyl
                    The original MPO uk pressing is the version to buy!
                    • richygoth's avatar
                      richygoth
                      THE SMITHS - The Queen Is Dead (1986)

                      PAÍS: INGLATERRA

                      Un día como hoy 16 de Junio de 1986, sale a la luz el álbum que sería considerado como la obra maestra de The Smiths , llegando así a cumplir en este 2021, 35 años de este lanzamiento que en lo particular, me genera sentimientos encontrados ya que si bien no lo considero como el "mejor álbum" de la banda; el single "Bigmouth Strikes Again" fue el primer tema que oí de ellos allá por el año "1996" y además porque está edición alemana de época en "vinilo verde" fue el primer vinilo de color que tuve en mi colección.

                      Como dato curioso, a principios de "1986", Morrissey Official decide expulsar a Andy Rourke por sus constantes problemas con la heroína siendo "Craig Gannon" el encargado de reemplazarlo.

                      Sin embargo, luego de dos semanas, decidieron volver a admitir a "Andy" por lo que la banda temporalmente se volvió en un quinteto.

                      Con dicha formación grabaron los singles "Panic" y "Ask", además de irse de gira por el "Reino Unido" hasta que en "Octubre" del mismo año, por incompatibilidad con el resto de miembros, "Craig" es retirado.

                      "The Boy With The Torn In His Side"
                      sería el single elegido el cual fue lanzado en "1985" y ya luego vendrían los singles "Bigmouth Strikes Again" y "Some Girls Are Bigger Than Others" (el cual fue lanzado en "Alemania").

                      Tanto los singles como el álbum fueron grabados en "1985" entre las giras que tenía la banda tanto en "Inglaterra" como en "USA" pero por un problema con la disquera tuvieron que posponer el lanzamiento del mismo, por 7 meses.

                      En cuanto al disco, fue lanzado bajo el sello "Rough Trade" y llegó a ocupar el puesto 2 en los charts británicos y ocupó los primeros lugares en los rankings de varias revistas de música especializada como "NME".

                      Temas recomendados:

                      1) I Know It's Over
                      2) Bigmouth Strikes Again
                      3) The Boy With The Thorn In His Side
                      4) There Is A Light That Never Goes Out
                      5) Some Girls Are Bigger Than Others

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