The Smiths - The Queen Is Dead 5xLP


Label: Rhino

Widely considered to be both The Smiths' finest work and one of the greatest albums ever made, The Queen Is Dead has cast a significant influence over subsequent generations since it was first released in the summer of 1986. Now Warner Bros. We now can indulge in the newly mastered version of the album, expanded to a 5LP boxset that features the the original album and four additional LPs of b-sides, outtakes, demos and an unreleased live recording from Boston's Great Woods Center For The Performing Arts on August 5, 1986.

"You cannot continue to record and simply hope that your audience will approve, or that average critics will approve, or that radio will approve," says Morrissey. "You progress only when you wonder if an abnormally scientific genius would approve, and this is the leap The Smiths took with The Queen Is Dead."

Johnny Marr adds, "The Queen Is Dead was epic to make and epic to live."