"The Queen Is Dead" single released (UK, June 16, 2017)

"The Queen Is Dead" single released on 7", 12" and 7" picture disc in the UK, June 16, 2017


16th June, 1986: 'The Queen Is Dead' is released in the UK.

To mark the date, 2 ‘The Queen Is Dead’ singles are available now, one is a four-track 12” vinyl and one is a two-track 7” picture disc.

Head to record shops everywhere today.

Link posted by Famous when dead:

The Smiths Announce “The Queen Is Dead” Single Reissues - Pitchfork

Link to animation posted by Famous when dead and an anonymous person:

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Photo from @BadlandsUK / Twitter. Link posted by Famous when dead:



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Eric Hartman

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Reissue, repackage, .....zzzzzz.....

So thrilled I get to buy this song for the 100th time.
 

No More

Member
Picked both of these up from HMV this morning. Limited to one per customer; I had to go to the till and ask for a staff member to get them from the cabinet behind. Both sound incredible! 12" is £12.99 and 7" is £9.99.

The Queen is dead boys, and it's so lonely on a limb...
 

RAFFAELE

New Member
Speculators "at work" on ebay !!!:mad:
Does anyone know if there is any chance of finding and ordering them in online stores?
Thanks from Italy
 
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Anonymous

Guest
There were about 40 copies of the 12" in my local HMV but only 1 copy of the 7" pic disc ,
I guess some discs are rarer than others
 
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Anonymous

Guest
There were about 40 copies of the 12" in my local HMV but only 1 copy of the 7" pic disc ,
I guess some discs are rarer than others
In my local, there was a 'limited to 1 copy per buyer' sticker on the 7", but you could buy as many copies of the 12" as you wanted, so it should be easy to pick up on ebay.
 

Famous when dead

Vulgarian
Moderator
To be fair, thinking it would be a worldwide release (as it leaked in Europe first) is pretty reasonable. Besides the ridiculous lack of notice and promotion - the American date format is used in the 'advert' too.
Neither Sam's, Boz's or Moz 'official' mentioned it being a UK only release - so expecting people to pay attention to a seldom used Smiths page probably isn't going to stop people expecting to buy it globally.
Regards,
FWD.
Edit:
Morrissey 'official' now has 2 versions of the video's ending - one saying 'in stores now' and a blank one. The watermark of the maker has gone too.
 
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Anonymous

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To be fair, thinking it would be a worldwide release (as it leaked in Europe first) is pretty reasonable. Besides the ridiculous lack of notice and promotion - the American date format is used in the 'advert' too.
Neither Sam's, Boz's or Moz 'official' mentioned it being a UK only release - so expecting people to pay attention to a seldom used Smiths page probably isn't going to stop people expecting to buy it globally.
Regards,
FWD.
Edit:
Morrissey 'official' now has 2 versions of the video's ending - one saying 'in stores now' and a blank one. The watermark of the maker has gone too.
 

SuedeMoz

Well-Known Member
"The Smiths Announce 'The Queen Is Dead' Single Reissues" - as though an entity still exists by that name. Don't they mean the record company announces the reissue?
 
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Anonymous

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Is the Money Changes Everything track the standard version? The running time seems shorter? Just an edit?

 
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Anonymous

Guest
Is the MCE track the standard version as it seems a little shorter in duration? Just an edit?
 
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Anonymous

Guest
Can't believe even the record company has been suckered by this obvious fake.
 

Famous when dead

Vulgarian
Moderator
Hindsight is a wonderful thing.
Provenance, however, remains king.
Regards,
FWD.
 

DavidK

Plumbers Ass in Buffalo
"Buy them both and feel deceived" goes up there with "If you must write prose and poems the words you use should be your own" as the two most self-critical lines in Moz's canon!
Don't forget -

You silly old man
You're making a fool of yourself
So get off the stage
 

SuedeMoz

Well-Known Member
"Buy them both and feel deceived" goes up there with "If you must write prose and poems the words you use should be your own" as the two most self-critical lines in Moz's canon!
Totally, although I don't think anyone can claim deception - it's pretty obvious other than a new sleeve there's nothing original here.
 

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