Limited edition boxset with additional live recordings! 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. This five LP boxset contains a newly mastered and expanded version of the album, including the "Live In Boston" recording, demos, and B-sides. "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."
- 5x lp boxset
- 3x gatefold sleeves
- printed inserts
- remastered sound
- includes the 2017 remaster of The Queen Is Dead, Live In Boston and Addition Recordings
- music label: Rhino 2017
reviewed by suicide bangs 11/2017