"The Queen Is Dead" (2017 re-issue) released (Oct. 20, 2017)

Discussion in 'General Discussion archive 2017 (read-only)' started by davidt, Oct 20, 2017.

By davidt on Oct 20, 2017 at 3:45 PM
  1. davidt

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Discussion in 'General Discussion archive 2017 (read-only)' started by davidt, Oct 20, 2017.

    1. Surface
      Very ironic seeing he is very loud in the mix, remember that being the same when I saw them live the 2nd time. First time they were a bit weedy to be honest but Gannon added some real oomph to the live sound.
    2. Surface
      With the CD's, does anybody know why they are in a plastic sleeve within the cardboard, have never seen this before?
    3. Anonymous
      To protect the CD from scuffs from the cardboard, it's unfortunately not very common here but in Japan it's the standard.
    4. Famous when dead
      Famous when dead
      Not sure of their source, but:

    5. Illness As Art
      Illness As Art
      i have the vinyl edition, which is beautiful but should I have a download code? Is the DVD only with CD version?
    6. Mr Delaney
      Mr Delaney
      Bit like some 70s LPs (instead of paper inner sleeves, probably cheaper), which were hell to re-insert into the outer sleeve, always crumpling up.

      No clue though as to why specifically for this release...
    7. Mr Delaney
      Mr Delaney
      Yes, that lovely poster, I still have it as well! "Album and cassette" :)
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    8. Mr Delaney
      Mr Delaney
      Funny thing, though, is that according to that impeccable source of information, Mick Middles' "The Smiths: the Complete Story", Rough Trade released the CD concurrently. (It was the first of their albums to have a simultaneous LP/CS/CD release.) Yet they felt no need to mention this? :confused:
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    9. Mr Delaney
      Mr Delaney
      Just listened to "Live in Boston". Band in fine form, sturdy but more subtle (less rockist) than on "Rank". Moz's singing's great too.
      When I hear his current guitarists, especially live, they make me want to weep.
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    10. Anonymous
      Its so amazing to me that a set with over twenty new tracks by a band that released less than 80 tracks in their lifetime has only generated in one week a little more than 50 posts on a site that gets a gadjillion views a day.
    11. Anonymous
      Anonymous, that's because many have already heard these - & other - versions before.

      And everyone is also far too busy ordering, streaming, downloading, Low In High School.

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    12. Cornflakes
      CDs were only just starting to come out of being a niche audiophile thing in 1986, so maybe it wasn't such an enormous oversight.
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    13. Mr Delaney
      Mr Delaney
      True. I remember the media circus around 1985 surrounding Dire Straits, to position them as "CD artists", DDD and all that. Upmarket stuff. Perhaps Rough Trade thought it would hurt their indie cred if they mentioned CD :smile:
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    14. Anonymous
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    15. Irregular Regular
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    16. FROSTY
      ...excellent point.. maybe most shops had not retooled to split lp shelves for longboxes?
    17. BrummieBoy
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    18. Ketamine Sun
      Ketamine Sun
      M has stated the Smiths were dead long long ago. No one can say anything new on that point.

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    19. Anonymous
      Likely not mentioned as in '86 a concurrent CD issue could be planned but certainly not assured as manufacturing capacity way outstripped by demand
    20. Tom Tom Club
      Tom Tom Club
      This is an interesting post. I'm not sure I totally understand it.

      Is there any point in buying The Smiths music or merchandise anymore if the money goes to Mike Joyce? Do you know if Morrissey and Johnny Marr get any of the money?
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