The Smiths Is Dead

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COVERS Compilation Album
Name 'The Smiths Is Dead'
Release 6 November 1996
Total Length 42:17
Publisher Les Inrockuptibles
Format(s) CD

Track List

Discogs Information


  • Executive-Producer [For Les Inrockuptibles] - Christian Fevret
  • Other [Cover Star] - David Bradley In 'Kes' By Ken Loach
  • Photography By [Morrissey & Marr] - Paul Slattery
  • Sleeve [For Bulldog] - Céline Columbo
  • Written-By - Johnny Marr
  • Written-By - Morrissey


Tribute album to The Smiths.

Booklet contains credits, all lyrics and a small reprint of the review of the original album (by Nick Kent) as printed in the NME in June 1986

Warner Music UK Ltd. ℗ & © 1996 Les Editions Indépendantes / Les Inrockuptibles Cover Star Photo © Les Films Du Paradoxe Distribution Sony Music.

Original copies come with a subscription slip for 'Les Inrockuptibles'. Cat# LI 9602 on spine. Cat# 486 745-2 on spine, back cover and CD. Cat# 14- 486 745-10 on booklet, back cover and CD. Made in Austria.


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Wikipedia Information


The Smiths Is Dead is a tribute album to the 1980s English alternative rock band the Smiths, released in 1996 to celebrate the 10th anniversary of 1986's The Queen Is Dead, featuring the same tracks in the same running order. It was compiled by the French cultural magazine Les Inrockuptibles. The album was released at the height of the Britpop era and contained covers by popular Britpop acts such as Supergrass, the Divine Comedy and the Boo Radleys. The cover is of David Bradley in a promotional shot for the 1969 film adaptation of A Kestrel for a Knave, entitled Kes.