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Vinyl spotting: The Smiths – The Queen Is Dead five-album box set

Vinyl spotting: The Smiths - The Queen Is Dead five-album box set
Vinyl spotting: The Smiths – The Queen Is Dead five-album box set

Oh yes, this is special. The Smiths – The Queen Is Dead five-album box set is coming our way in October.

Hot on the heels of the Morrissey movie comes a deluxe version of (arguably) his finest album. We can argue that point later. For now, let’s look at how a single album can turn into a five-album box.

Well, this is a replica of the CD set (also landing on the same day) and featuring the remastered album, a bonus set of demos, alternate takes and b-sides, plus a further album, Live In Boston, recorded at the Great Woods Center For The Performing Arts on August 5, 1986.

All of that is housed in a lift off box with two double gatefold albums and one single LP within.

The set lands on 20th October 2017 and is available to pre-order now, selling for £69.99. We’ll add an image of the box set and its contents when one becomes available. Track listing below if you want it.

Find out more about the vinyl set at the Amazon website

Disc: 1
1. The Queen Is Dead
2. Frankly, Mr. Shankly
3. I Know It’s Over
4. Never Had No One Ever
5. Cemetry Gates
6. Bigmouth Strikes Again
7. The Boy With the Thorn in His Side
8. Vicar in a Tutu
9. There Is a Light That Never Goes Out
10. Some Girls Are Bigger Than Others

Disc: 2
1. The Queen Is Dead (Full Version)
2. Frankly, Mr. Shankly
3. I Know It’s Over
4. Never Had No One Ever
5. Cemetry Gates
6. Bigmouth Strikes Again
7. Some Girls Are Bigger Than Others

Disc: 3
1. The Boy With the Thorn in His Side
2. There Is a Light That Never Goes Out (Take 1)
3. Rubber Ring (B-side)
4. Asleep (B-side)
5. Money Changes Everything (B-side)
6. Unloveable (B-side)

Disc: 4
1. How Soon Is Now?
2. Hand in Glove
3. I Want the One I Can’t Have
4. Never Had No One Ever
5. Stretch Out and Wait
6. The Boy With the Thorn in His Side
7. Cemetry Gates

Disc: 5
1. Rubber Ring/What She Said/Rubber Ring
2. Is It Really So Strange?
3. There Is a Light That Never Goes Out
4. That Joke Isn’t Funny Anymore
5. The Queen Is Dead
6. I Know It’s Over