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The Smiths – The Queen Is Dead – Deluxe 5 LP Vinyl Boxed Set, 2017

Deluxe five vinyl LP set includes bonus demo/b-sides and a bonus live album. Digitally remastered edition. 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. The album spent twenty-two weeks on the UK Albums Chart, peaking at #2. Across the Atlantic, it reached #28 in Canada on the RPM 100 album chart and #70 on the Billboard 200 chart. It has sold consistently well ever since and has received unanimous critical acclaim, with NME listing it as the greatest album of all time in 2013. “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.”

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Weight 118 oz