"The Queen Is Dead" 12" vinyl (2017, Warner Bros. UK) listed on Discogs - Help needed

hello there everyone
I need help with this release
I have a copy and a few copies to sell
These are proper, legitimate Warner releases
and still i find ZERO info on any website, forum, anywhere
I have practically checked everything and found no info whatsoever
which seems very strange indeed....
anyone knows about this? maybe someone also has a copy????
mail me or write here, ok?

https://www.discogs.com/The-Smiths-The-Queen-Is-Dead/release/9690729
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Tracklist
A1 The Queen Is Dead 6:05
B1 Oscillate Wildly 3:26
B2 Money Changes Everything 4:10
B3 The Draize Train 5:08





 
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Uncleskinny

It's all good
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Interesting. A 2017 Warner Bros release of QID. There's Smiths stuff afoot this year.

Picture is from Pasolini's Gospel According to St Matthew.
 

Famous when dead

Vulgarian
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80 Euros... Seller in Hungary...
Not really a 'usual' route for Warners.
Very odd indeed - I'm all for a global economy, but this must exist somewhere other than Hungary!?
0190295905347 traces back to the 12" ltd vinyl - also sold via a Hungarian site: https://www.mediamarkt.hu/hu/produc...dead-limited-edition-vinyl-ep-12-1218728.html
Also a picture disc 2016 for 5 grand - similarly Hungarian: http://lemezkucko.hu/Rendelheto-uj-Bakelitek/the_smith_the_queen_is_dead_lps#anchor
Regards,
FWD.
NB: 2017 can just be made out on the edge of the record sticker as well as the code 12QID2017.
(glad my picture posts were of use).
 
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Irregular Regular

Forget my fate.
I believe we will see new Smiths releases this year too.

To add fuel to the fire, only yesterday I received a notification from youtube saying that my video of the unreleased instrumental track 'I Misses You' was taken down.
The instruction to take it down was issued by Warner, who claim copyright.
I immediately thought, cool, they must be about to release all those rare demos and alternate takes, finally.

On a related note, great bit of business by the guy who sold the cd-r for best part of 2 grand only a few weeks ago...
 
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GMS

Member
Very interesting!

Pure speculation but.......

..........The label on this record is dated 2017. Newly pressed in a Hungarian pressing plant? Employee at said (unknown) pressing plant has "spirited" one record away and is selling at an exorbitant price on Discogs in order to make a quick killing. I hope I'm wrong but I suspect that this record and the Morrissey "leaked" 7" single with the demo versions of 'The Boy With The Thorn In His Side' and 'Rubber Ring' are most likely to be Record Store Day releases.
 
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M

Musician

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Funny - incidentally, I know personally the guy selling on Discogs. Let me message him and ask what it's about.
 
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Anonymous

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Knowing Morrissey, I wouldn't be surprised if this has been pressed up as insurance so if the Queen actually dies sometime in 2017, this can be rush released as a single to try and cash in on it. Nothing would give him a bigger boner than seeing this in the charts the week after she dies. Tasteless yes - but I can totally see him doing this.
 

GMS

Member
More idle speculation....

The label has 'The Queen Is dead' timed as 6.05
All previous cuts of the studio version officially released have been 6.23
If the 18 seconds difference is taken off the start of the original, the track kicks in immediately after the 'Take Me Back To Dear Old Blighty' sample, right on the guitar feedback. Was the sample fully cleared back in 1986? Or could this just be another case of Morrissey's historical revisions (first time on a Smiths' track)?
 
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Anonymous

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More idle speculation....

The label has 'The Queen Is dead' timed as 6.05
All previous cuts of the studio version officially released have been 6.23
If the 18 seconds difference is taken off the start of the original, the track kicks in immediately after the 'Take Me Back To Dear Old Blighty' sample, right on the guitar feedback. Was the sample fully cleared back in 1986? Or could this just be another case of Morrissey's historical revisions (first time on a Smiths' track)?
6'05 would most likely be without the intro. It was released this way on one of the CDs of the HSIN early 90s reissue. On the other hand, it's not that uncommon for the timing info on a label to be wrong because they've cribbed the info off another release, rather than timing the track.
 

terrancestamp

Active Member
Is the Queen ill or has she been hospitalized? If The Smiths go to #1 with The Queen Is Dead it will be due to digital sales. Anyone else think this looks like a Gene single sleeve??
 
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Ketamine Sun

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the font style on the lower back reminds me of something he used or would have used on one of his earlier solo releases. Though the style of lettering doesn't match the front covers, ... a rush job?, anyways odd.
 
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Anonymous

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Is the Queen ill or has she been hospitalized?
She had a 'heavy cold' and missed a few public appearances in December - loads of conspiracy theorists came out with rumours that she'd died and it was being covered up/or was at death's door. I think she's only started appearing again in the past week.
 

Sarcasmos

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the font style on the lower back reminds me of something he used or would have used on one of his earlier solo releases. Though the style of lettering doesn't match the front covers, ... a rush job?, anyways odd.
It reminds me of the Suedehead and Irish Blood fonts
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