The Queen Is Dead Reissues Coming This Fall

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The Smiths The Queen is Dead Reissues

One of the most influential post-punk records of all time is in line for a very nice little reissue campaign. On October 20th, The Smiths' masterpiece The Queen Is Dead is getting remastered and reissued in multi-format expanded editions with demos, b-sides & alternative takes. Originally released in 1986, the album has been critically acclaimed since day one, thanks to the enduring strength of album singles "The Boy with the Thorn in His Side," "Bigmouth Strikes Again," and "There Is a Light That Never Goes Out." And those are just the singles -- several other classic tracks can also be found here.

Here's what you need to know about the three different versions coming this fall, all of which are available for pre-order now on and they'll ship FREE to the US.

The Smiths Queen is Dead reissue

The Queen Is Dead 2-CD Set

The 2-CD set includes the original album, newly remastered in 2017. The second disc contains a multitude of additional recordings, including demo versions and alt takes, plus b-sides "Unloveable," "Money Changes Everything," "Rubber Ring," and "Asleep."

The Smiths Queen is Dead reissue

The Queen Is Dead 3-CD/DVD Set

The 3-CD/DVD set comes complete with the original album, the aforementioned second disc of additional recordings, and a third disc called Live In Boston, containing tracks recorded in concert at the Great Woods Center For The Performing Arts on August 5, 1986. The DVD features the 2017 remastered version of the album in 96kHz / 24-bit PCM, plus The Queen Is Dead – A Film By Derek Jarman.

The Smiths Queen is Dead LP reissue
The Queen Is Dead 5-LP Vinyl Box Set

The vinyl box set contains the remastered LP plus the additional recordings spread out over two LPs and two LPs of the 1986 Boston live recordings. The box set is packaged in a lift off box with two double gatefold LPs and one single LP.

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