The Smiths reissue title track of ‘The Queen Is Dead’

The Smiths – The Queen is Dead
The Smiths - The Queen is Dead

“She said: “Eh, I know you, and you cannot sing”/ I said: “that’s nothing – you should hear me play piano.” Image by Gideon

The seminal Manchester group have released two vinyl reissues of their song ‘The Queen Is Dead’ and it’s available now

“The Queen is dead, boys/And it’s so lonely on a limb.” So sang Morrissey on the title track of The Smiths’ seminal third studio album – released in 1986. Well, it seems there’s some life in Liz yet, after The Smiths released two vinyl reissues of the aforementioned song.

The announcement was made today (16 June) on The Smiths’ official Facebook page. It follows a post made earlier this week via the same channel, which saw an image of a coffin used alongside the caption: “#TQID 16.06.17.″

The The Queen Is Dead single is available as picture disk on 7” and 12”. Each features a different tracklist: the 12” version includes The Queen Is Dead, Oscillate Wildly, Money Changes Everything, and The Draize Train, while the 7” version features The Queen Is Dead and I Keep Mine Hidden.

The two reissues have been released to mark the 31st anniversary of the band’s much-loved third album, The Queen Is Dead, which came out on 16 June 1986. The Queen Is Dead spent twenty-two weeks on the UK Albums Chart, reaching No 2 at its peak.

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