The SmithsThe Queen Is Dead

Label:Warner Bros. Records – 12QID2017, Warner Bros. Records – 0190295905347
Vinyl, 12", 45 RPM, Single, Limited Edition, Stereo, 180 Gram
Country:UK & Europe
Style:Alternative Rock, Indie Rock


AThe Queen Is Dead6:05
B1Oscillate Wildly3:26
B2Money Changes Everything4:10
B3The Draize Train5:08

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Sold exclusively at brick-&-mortar shops. Not an RSD release.
Issued in a side opening sleeve. Spine with text. Plain inner.
Package came shrink-wrapped.

Made in the EU
Front image from Vangelo secondo Matteo ©1964 STUDIOCANAL - Arco Films.

Edited version of "The Queen Is Dead" previously released on The Smiths - How Soon Is Now?.
The three B-side tracks, which are the only Smiths instrumental tracks, had never previously been compiled for release on one single unit.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Scanned): 190295905347
  • Barcode (Printed): 0 190295 905347
  • Label Code: LC02982
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout - etched): 12QID2016-A G-2 RM 0190295905347 BG49634-01 A2 V+
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout - etched): 12QID2016-B G-2 RM 0190295905347 BG49634-01 B2
  • Rights Society: GEMA/MCPS

Other Versions (1)

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
The Queen Is Dead (7", 45 RPM, Single, Picture Disc, Stereo)Warner Music UK Ltd., Warner Music UK Ltd.QID2017, 0190295905293UK & Europe2017



  • dewey70's avatar
    Under the barcode on the flipside, what does it say about 45 and 78?? Zooming in I still can't make it out.
    • Talkinfun's avatar
      Edited 2 years ago
      This is a beautiful sounding record. The Queen is Dead was never released as a single so this is a amazing way to hear that one song spread across one side of vinyl at 45 rpms. It sounds glorious. As does Oscillate Wildly and the Draize Train. Really great big sound. I'm glad they decided to put this single out, and it collects all of Johnny Marr's instrumentals on one 12".
      • enzo.bellocchio's avatar
        Edited 4 years ago
        Wonderful cover with a frame from "Il Vangelo secondo Matteo" di Pier Paolo Pasolini
        • alfredge's avatar
          Awesome 12" BUT terrible quality pressing. Has a small but deep warp right at start. Needle skips!!!
          • Jaffaboy70's avatar
            Terrible quality pressing. First copy of 12" has a small but deep warp right at start. Needle skips bad. Second copy recieved has pit or dimple same exact spot. Needle thumps and skips. So frustrating, because rest of track sounds more amazing than I've ever heard :(
            • WesHeadley's avatar
              My US copy is clean, dynamic, and overall a very well done pressing. They're going fast at my local RS.
              • MEllODrOnE's avatar
                Edited 6 years ago
                Not very limited my local record store amoeba music had at least 100 if not more and let's just say they're not exactly flying off the shelves
                • Walternatief's avatar
                  I ordered this 12" on discogs , still has to reach to me ...
                  In Belgium a few shops sold this one but where immediately sold out !
                  Is there anyone who know in howmuch copies this limited edition was released ?
                  • mcnish's avatar
                    Seems to also be available in the US. Only $13 each from Bullmoose for both the 7 or 12"s.
                    • hans_gruber's avatar
                      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.


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