The Morrissey-solo Wiki is a continual work in progress, most of the data still needs to be populated. See the To Do page if you want to help.

Difference between revisions of "The Queen Is Dead"

From Morrissey-solo Wiki
Jump to navigation Jump to search
(Updated releases and formats)
(4 intermediate revisions by the same user not shown)
Line 1: Line 1:
 
[[File:Thequeenisdead.jpg | thumb | right | Cover art]]
 
[[File:Thequeenisdead.jpg | thumb | right | Cover art]]
 +
[[File:Queenisdead newcover-480x480.jpg | thumb | right | Deluxe edition cover art]]
 +
[[File:The smiths live in boston sleeve.jpg | thumb | right | Deluxe edition - Live In Boston cover art]]
 
{{Discobox
 
{{Discobox
 
| Name = The Queen Is Dead
 
| Name = The Queen Is Dead
Line 7: Line 9:
 
| Producer = [[Morrissey]]<br>[[Johnny Marr]]
 
| Producer = [[Morrissey]]<br>[[Johnny Marr]]
 
| Mastered =  
 
| Mastered =  
| Art = Alain Delon <br>"L'Insoumis" (1964) by Alain Cavalier
+
| Art = Cover star: [[Alain Delon]] in "L'Insoumis" (1964) by Alain Cavalier<br>Deluxe edition - Live In Boston cover star: [[Jack Kerouac]]
 
| Vinyl Etching = FEAR OF MANCHESTER<br>THEM WAS ROTTEN DAYS
 
| Vinyl Etching = FEAR OF MANCHESTER<br>THEM WAS ROTTEN DAYS
 
| Publisher = [[Rough Trade Records]] (UK)<br>[[Sire Records]] (US)
 
| Publisher = [[Rough Trade Records]] (UK)<br>[[Sire Records]] (US)
Line 24: Line 26:
  
 
==Information==
 
==Information==
 
* An unedited version of this song appears on [[The Smiths – Unreleased Demos & Instrumentals (LP bootleg)|The Smiths – Unreleased Demos & Instrumentals]] bootleg LP.
 
 
 
===Recording===
 
===Release===
 
  
 
==Track list==
 
==Track list==
Line 38: Line 34:
 
{{tracklist
 
{{tracklist
 
| 01 = The Queen Is Dead
 
| 01 = The Queen Is Dead
| 01link = The Queen Is Dead (song)
+
| 01link = The Queen Is Dead (single)
 
| 01-duration = 6:24 (Morrissey/[[Johnny Marr|Marr]])
 
| 01-duration = 6:24 (Morrissey/[[Johnny Marr|Marr]])
 
| 02 = Frankly, Mr. Shankly
 
| 02 = Frankly, Mr. Shankly
Line 69: Line 65:
 
}}
 
}}
  
===Vinyl===
+
===Deluxe Edition - Additional Recordings===
UK - [Rough Trade ROUGH96]<br>
+
{{tracklist
US - [Sire 9 25426-1] <br>
+
| 01 = The Queen Is Dead
===== Side A =====
+
| 01link = The Queen Is Dead (single)
# [[The Queen Is Dead (song)|The Queen Is Dead]] – 6:24 (Morrissey/Marr)
+
| 01app = (Full Version)
# [[Frankly, Mr. Shankly]] – 2:17 (Morrissey/Marr)
+
| 01-duration = 7:14 (Morrissey/Marr)
# [[I Know It's Over]] – 5:58 (Morrissey/Marr)
+
| 02 = Frankly, Mr. Shankly
# [[Never Had No One Ever]] – 3:36 (Morrissey/Marr)
+
| 02link = Frankly, Mr. Shankly
# [[Cemetry Gates]] – 2:39 (Morrissey/Marr)
+
| 02app = (Demo)
 +
| 02-duration = 2:19 (Morrissey/Marr)
 +
| 03 = I Know It's Over
 +
| 03link = I Know It's Over
 +
| 03app = (Demo)
 +
| 03-duration = 5:49 (Morrissey/Marr)
 +
| 04 = Never Had No One Ever
 +
| 04link = Never Had No One Ever
 +
| 04app = (Demo)
 +
| 04-duration = 4:41 (Morrissey/Marr)
 +
| 05 = Cemetry Gates
 +
| 05link = Cemetry Gates
 +
| 05app = (Demo)
 +
| 05-duration = 3:01 (Morrissey/Marr)
 +
| 06 = Bigmouth Strikes Again
 +
| 06link = Bigmouth Strikes Again (single)
 +
| 06app = (Demo)
 +
| 06-duration = 3:07 (Morrissey/Marr)
 +
| 07 = Some Girls Are Bigger Than Others
 +
| 07link = Some Girls Are Bigger Than Others
 +
| 07app = (Demo)
 +
| 07-duration = 3:57 (Morrissey/Marr)
 +
| 08 = The Boy With The Thorn In His Side
 +
| 08link = The Boy With The Thorn In His Side (single)
 +
| 08app = (Demo Mix)
 +
| 08-duration = 3:19 (Morrissey/Marr)
 +
| 09 = There Is A Light That Never Goes Out
 +
| 09link = There Is A Light That Never Goes Out (single)
 +
| 09app = (Take 1)
 +
| 09-duration = 4:25 (Morrissey/Marr)
 +
| 10 = Rubber Ring
 +
| 10link = Rubber Ring
 +
| 10app = (Single B-Side)
 +
| 10-duration = 3:54 (Morrissey/Marr)
 +
| 11 = Asleep
 +
| 11link = Asleep
 +
| 11app = (Single B-Side)
 +
| 11-duration = 4:02 (Morrissey/Marr)
 +
| 12 = Money Changes Everything
 +
| 12link = Money Changes Everything
 +
| 12app = (Single B-Side)
 +
| 12-duration = 4:41 (Marr)
 +
| 13 = Unloveable
 +
| 13link = Unloveable
 +
| 13app = (Single B-Side)
 +
| 13-duration = 3:56 (Morrissey/Marr)
 +
}}
  
===== Side B =====
+
===Deluxe Edition - Live In Boston===
# [[Bigmouth Strikes Again (single)|Bigmouth Strikes Again]] – 3:12 (Morrissey/Marr)
+
{{tracklist
# [[The Boy With The Thorn In His Side (single)|The Boy With The Thorn In His Side]] – 3:15 (Morrissey/Marr)
+
| 01 = How Soon Is Now?
# [[Vicar In A Tutu]] – 2:21 (Morrissey/Marr)
+
| 01link = How Soon Is Now? (single)
# [[There Is A Light That Never Goes Out (single)|There Is A Light That Never Goes Out]] – 4:02 (Morrissey/Marr)
+
| 01-duration = 5:25 (Morrissey/Marr)
# [[Some Girls Are Bigger Than Others]] – 3:14 (Morrissey/Marr)
+
| 02 = Hand In Glove
 
+
| 02link = Hand In Glove (single)
==Personnel==
+
| 02-duration = 2:58 (Morrissey/Marr)
 
+
| 03 = I Want The One I Can't Have
* [[Morrissey]] - Vocals
+
| 03link = I Want The One I Can't Have
* [[Johnny Marr]] - [[Guitarists|Guitars]], [[Keyboardists|harmonium]], synthesized string instruments and flute arrangements
+
| 03-duration = 3:24 (Morrissey/Marr)
* [[Andy Rourke]] - [[Bassists|Bass guitar]]
+
| 04 = Never Had No One Ever
* [[Mike Joyce]] - [[Drummers|Drums]]
+
| 04link = Never Had No One Ever
* [[Producers|Producer]] - Morrissey
+
| 04-duration = 3:37 (Morrissey/Marr)
* Producer - Johnny Marr
+
| 05 = Stretch Out And Wait
* Engineer - [[Stephen Street]]
+
| 05link = Stretch Out And Wait
* Engineer - [[John Porter]]
+
| 05-duration = 3:09 (Morrissey/Marr)
 +
| 06 = The Boy With The Thorn In His Side
 +
| 06link = The Boy With The Thorn In His Side (single)
 +
| 06-duration = 3:34 (Morrissey/Marr)
 +
| 07 = Cemetry Gates
 +
| 07link = Cemetry Gates
 +
| 07-duration = 3:01 (Morrissey/Marr)
 +
| 08 = What She Said
 +
| 08pre = [[Rubber Ring]]
 +
| 08link = What She Said
 +
| 08-duration = 4:17 (Morrissey/Marr)
 +
| 09 = Is It Really So Strange?
 +
| 09link = Is It Really So Strange?
 +
| 09-duration = 3:23 (Morrissey/Marr)
 +
| 10 = There Is A Light That Never Goes Out
 +
| 10link = There Is A Light That Never Goes Out (single)
 +
| 10-duration = 4:09 (Morrissey/Marr)
 +
| 11 = That Joke Isn't Funny Anymore
 +
| 11link = That Joke Isn't Funny Anymore (single)
 +
| 11-duration = 4:51 (Morrissey/Marr)
 +
| 12 = The Queen Is Dead
 +
| 12link = The Queen Is Dead (single)
 +
| 12-duration = 5:08 (Morrissey/Marr)
 +
| 13 = I Know It's Over
 +
| 13link = I Know It's Over
 +
| 13-duration = 7:39 (Morrissey/Marr)
 +
}}
 
{{Page
 
{{Page
 +
|RelatedForumThreads=140982
 
|DiscogsReleaseId=494927
 
|DiscogsReleaseId=494927
 
|DiscogsAdditionalReleaseId=12048520, 2988530, 1493201, 3564656, 11023833
 
|DiscogsAdditionalReleaseId=12048520, 2988530, 1493201, 3564656, 11023833
 +
|WikipediaPageTitle=The_Queen_Is_Dead
 
}}
 
}}

Revision as of 22:12, 16 October 2021

Cover art
Deluxe edition cover art
Deluxe edition - Live In Boston cover art
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 Cover star: Alain Delon in "L'Insoumis" (1964) by Alain Cavalier
Deluxe edition - Live In Boston cover star: Jack Kerouac
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
Boy with the thorn.jpgBigmouthstrikesagain.jpg

Information

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)

Deluxe Edition - Additional Recordings

  1. The Queen Is Dead (Full Version) – 7:14 (Morrissey/Marr)
  2. Frankly, Mr. Shankly (Demo) – 2:19 (Morrissey/Marr)
  3. I Know It's Over (Demo) – 5:49 (Morrissey/Marr)
  4. Never Had No One Ever (Demo) – 4:41 (Morrissey/Marr)
  5. Cemetry Gates (Demo) – 3:01 (Morrissey/Marr)
  6. Bigmouth Strikes Again (Demo) – 3:07 (Morrissey/Marr)
  7. Some Girls Are Bigger Than Others (Demo) – 3:57 (Morrissey/Marr)
  8. The Boy With The Thorn In His Side (Demo Mix) – 3:19 (Morrissey/Marr)
  9. There Is A Light That Never Goes Out (Take 1) – 4:25 (Morrissey/Marr)
  10. Rubber Ring (Single B-Side) – 3:54 (Morrissey/Marr)
  11. Asleep (Single B-Side) – 4:02 (Morrissey/Marr)
  12. Money Changes Everything (Single B-Side) – 4:41 (Marr)
  13. Unloveable (Single B-Side) – 3:56 (Morrissey/Marr)

Deluxe Edition - Live In Boston

  1. How Soon Is Now? – 5:25 (Morrissey/Marr)
  2. Hand In Glove – 2:58 (Morrissey/Marr)
  3. I Want The One I Can't Have – 3:24 (Morrissey/Marr)
  4. Never Had No One Ever – 3:37 (Morrissey/Marr)
  5. Stretch Out And Wait – 3:09 (Morrissey/Marr)
  6. The Boy With The Thorn In His Side – 3:34 (Morrissey/Marr)
  7. Cemetry Gates – 3:01 (Morrissey/Marr)
  8. Rubber Ring + What She Said – 4:17 (Morrissey/Marr)
  9. Is It Really So Strange? – 3:23 (Morrissey/Marr)
  10. There Is A Light That Never Goes Out – 4:09 (Morrissey/Marr)
  11. That Joke Isn't Funny Anymore – 4:51 (Morrissey/Marr)
  12. The Queen Is Dead – 5:08 (Morrissey/Marr)
  13. I Know It's Over – 7:39 (Morrissey/Marr)

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.

Images

R-494927-1230854023.jpeg.jpg R-494927-1230854051.jpeg.jpg R-494927-1230854039.jpeg.jpg R-494927-1230854064.jpeg.jpg R-494927-1556013162-4631.jpeg.jpg R-494927-1556013183-5744.jpeg.jpg R-494927-1594063692-5107.jpeg.jpg R-494927-1594063694-8641.jpeg.jpg

Discogs information (additional release)

Notes

Recorded in England, Winter 1985.


Non - gatefold sleeve. Printed inner sleeve.

Images

R-12048520-1527258368-6410.jpeg.jpg

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

Images

R-2988530-1365154078-8255.jpeg.jpg R-2988530-1411556877-3050.jpeg.jpg R-2988530-1411556892-3162.jpeg.jpg

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

Images

R-1493201-1541766046-7285.jpeg.jpg R-1493201-1541766227-4100.jpeg.jpg R-1493201-1541766371-1491.jpeg.jpg R-1493201-1541766510-6677.jpeg.jpg R-1493201-1541766649-8555.jpeg.jpg R-1493201-1541766785-5567.jpeg.jpg R-1493201-1479931937-4504.jpeg.jpg R-1493201-1479931943-8104.jpeg.jpg R-1493201-1439262164-6928.jpeg.jpg

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

Images

R-3564656-1598305847-1047.jpeg.jpg R-3564656-1599408689-2649.jpeg.jpg R-3564656-1598305847-5613.jpeg.jpg R-3564656-1521301738-7350.jpeg.jpg R-3564656-1521301749-7052.jpeg.jpg R-3564656-1599408622-9945.jpeg.jpg R-3564656-1599408622-2938.jpeg.jpg R-3564656-1599408622-5204.jpeg.jpg

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.

Images

R-11023833-1508590859-9806.jpeg.jpg R-11023833-1508590467-3971.jpeg.jpg R-11023833-1508591393-5273.jpeg.jpg R-11023833-1508884247-7941.jpeg.jpg R-11023833-1508592229-3014.jpeg.jpg R-11023833-1508592539-5678.jpeg.jpg R-11023833-1508592539-8625.jpeg.jpg R-11023833-1508592299-9882.jpeg.jpg R-11023833-1508884243-8793.jpeg.jpg R-11023833-1508590989-5782.jpeg.jpg R-11023833-1508590889-3971.jpeg.jpg R-11023833-1508590616-2223.jpeg.jpg

Wikipedia Information

The-Queen-is-Dead-cover.png

The Queen Is Dead is the third studio album by English rock band The Smiths. Released on 16 June 1986 in the United Kingdom by Rough Trade Records, and on 23 June 1986 in the US by Sire Records, it spent 22 weeks on the UK Albums Chart, peaking at number two. It also reached No. 70 on the US Billboard 200, and was certified Gold by the RIAA in late 1990. In 2020, Rolling Stone ranked The Queen Is Dead 113th on Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time. In its 2013 list, the NME named The Queen Is Dead the greatest album of all time.Guitarist Johnny Marr wrote the music for several songs that appeared on The Queen Is Dead while the Smiths toured Britain in early 1985, working out arrangements with bassist Andy Rourke and drummer Mike Joyce during soundchecks. The title of the album is from Hubert Selby Jr.'s 1964 novel Last Exit to Brooklyn. The cover art features French actor Alain Delon in the 1964 film L’Insoumis. The album was produced by Morrissey and Marr, working predominantly with engineer Stephen Street, who had engineered the band's 1985 album Meat Is Murder.

Related Forum Threads