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The Queen Is Dead is the third studio album by the English rock band The Smiths. It was released on 16 June 1986 in the United Kingdom by Rough Trade Records. Sire Records released the album in the United States on 23 June 1986. The album reached number two on the UK charts and number 70 on the Billboard 200 and was certified Gold by the RIAA in late 1990.

Track listing

All songs written by Morrissey and Johnny Marr, except "Take Me Back to Dear Old Blighty" (used as an intro to "The Queen Is Dead"), written by A.J. Mills, Fred Godfrey and Bennett Scott.

   1. "The Queen Is Dead" – 6:24
   2. "Frankly, Mr. Shankly" – 2:17
   3. "I Know It's Over" – 5:48
   4. "Never Had No One Ever" – 3:36
   5. "Cemetry Gates" – 2:39
   6. "Bigmouth Strikes Again" – 3:12
   7. "The Boy with the Thorn in His Side" – 3:15
   8. "Vicar in a Tutu" – 2:21
   9. "There Is a Light That Never Goes Out" – 4:02
  10. "Some Girls Are Bigger Than Others" – 3:14
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Label:  Warner Bros , Wea
ArtistThe Smiths
Release Date:  October 25, 1990
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review by . January 02, 2008
Pros: Lyrics and music     Cons: A couple of nonsense songs     The Bottom Line: If depressing lyrics are not what you seek, then avoid this. If these types of songs have a place for you, this is great.     I suppose today I would be called an “emo.” At the time The Smiths’s The Queen Is Dead was released (1986), emo didn’t exist. Mope rock was a vague noun, but it never caught on and we weren’t called mopers. Freak …
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