The Queen Is Dead

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THE SMITHS Studio Album
Name The Queen Is Dead
Release 16 June 1986
3 April 2012 (remaster)
20 October 2017 (deluxe edition)
Length 37:07
Recorded Winter 1985
Writer/composer Morrissey/Marr
Producer Morrissey
Johnny Marr
Art work Alain Delon
"L'Insoumis" (1964) by Alain Cavalier
Vinyl Etching FEAR OF MANCHESTER
THEM WAS ROTTEN DAYS
Publisher Rough Trade Records (UK)
Sire Records (US)
Format(s) Vinyl, CD, Cassette, 180g Vinyl, Boxset
Chart position UK #2
US #70
UK #10 (Collector's Edition)
UK Vinyl Chart #1 (Collector's Edition)
Studio Album chronology
Meat Is Murder
The Queen Is Dead
Strangeways, Here We Come
Singles
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Information


Recording

Release

Track list

CD Edition

UK - [Rough Trade ROUGHCD96]
US - [Sire 9 25426-2]

  1. The Queen Is Dead – 6:24 (Morrissey/Marr)
  2. Frankly, Mr. Shankly – 2:17 (Morrissey/Marr)
  3. I Know It's Over – 5:58 (Morrissey/Marr)
  4. Never Had No One Ever – 3:36 (Morrissey/Marr)
  5. Cemetry Gates – 2:39 (Morrissey/Marr)
  6. Bigmouth Strikes Again – 3:12 (Morrissey/Marr)
  7. The Boy With The Thorn In His Side – 3:15 (Morrissey/Marr)
  8. Vicar In A Tutu – 2:21 (Morrissey/Marr)
  9. There Is A Light That Never Goes Out – 4:02 (Morrissey/Marr)
  10. Some Girls Are Bigger Than Others – 3:14 (Morrissey/Marr)

Vinyl

UK - [Rough Trade ROUGH96]
US - [Sire 9 25426-1]

Side A
  1. The Queen Is Dead – 6:24 (Morrissey/Marr)
  2. Frankly, Mr. Shankly – 2:17 (Morrissey/Marr)
  3. I Know It's Over – 5:58 (Morrissey/Marr)
  4. Never Had No One Ever – 3:36 (Morrissey/Marr)
  5. Cemetry Gates – 2:39 (Morrissey/Marr)
Side B
  1. Bigmouth Strikes Again – 3:12 (Morrissey/Marr)
  2. The Boy With The Thorn In His Side – 3:15 (Morrissey/Marr)
  3. Vicar In A Tutu – 2:21 (Morrissey/Marr)
  4. There Is A Light That Never Goes Out – 4:02 (Morrissey/Marr)
  5. Some Girls Are Bigger Than Others – 3:14 (Morrissey/Marr)

Personnel

Discogs Information

Credits

  • Bass Guitar [The Bass Guitar] - Andy Rourke
  • Drums [The Drums] - Mike Joyce
  • Engineer [Engineered By] - Stephen Street
  • Guitar [Guitars], Harmonium, Arranged By [String Arrangements By], Music By [All Music By] - Johnny Marr
  • Layout [Layout By] - Caryn Gough
  • Orchestrated By [Orchestration By] - The Hated Salford Ensemble
  • Other [Cover Star] - Alain Delon
  • Photography By [Group Photography By] - Stephen Wright (4)
  • Producer [Produced By] - Johnny Marr
  • Producer [Produced By] - Morrissey
  • Voice, Words By [All Words By], Sleeve [Sleeve By] - Morrissey

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 [r=8368319] exists.

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Discogs information (additional release)

Notes

Recorded in England, Winter 1985.


Non - gatefold sleeve. Printed inner sleeve.

Images

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Discogs information (additional release)

Notes

Recorded in England, Winter 1985.

℗ 1986 Rough Trade Records Ltd. © 1986 Warner Bros. Music Ltd. Alain Delon photo © 1965 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc.

On CD: Made in France. Cat# Spine/Back: ROUGH CD96 Cat# CD: ROUGH CD 96

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Discogs information (additional release)

Notes

Recorded in England, Winter 1985.

℗ 1986 Rough Trade Records Ltd. © 1986 Warner Bros. Music Ltd. except 'Take Me Back To Dear Old Blighty' © B. Feldman/EMI Music

Cover star Alain Delon photos © 1965 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc

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Discogs information (additional release)

Notes

Pink sticker, gatefold sleeve and original inner sleeve

℗ & © 1986 Warner Music UK Ltd. Made in the E.U.

Cicely Courtneidge recording courtesy of Thorn EMI Elstree Studios Ltd Cover star Alain Delon photos © 1965 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc

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Discogs information (additional release)

Notes

Round silver hype sticker on shrink: '5 LP BOX SET featuring the 2017 Master of the seminal album, additional recordings and an unreleased live album, all heavyweight vinyl 0190295785628'. All three issued with gatefold sleeve and printed inner sleeves. Made in the EU.

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