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First Smiths deluxe • 3CD+DVD • 5LP vinyl • hi-res on DVD

Warners will issue multi-disc deluxe editions of The Smiths' 1986 album The Queen Is Dead on vinyl and CD, in October this year.

The album is generally considered to be the band's best work (although for this writer Strangeways, Here We Come gives it a good run for its money) and features the classic There Is A Light That Never Goes Out (only a single in France at the time, fact fans).

There are three physical formats for this release - which as you will note has updated artwork - a 3CD+DVD deluxe includes the remastered album, a bonus CD of demos, alternates and b-sides, a further CD: Live In Boston (recorded at the Great Woods Center For The Performing Arts on August 5, 1986) and a DVD featuring the 2017 master of the album in 96kHz / 24-bit PCM stereo. The DVD also includes The Queen Is Dead - A Film By Derek Jarman.

A five-LP box set includes all the audio listed above and is housed in lift off box with two double gatefolds and one single LP. A two-CD edition pairs the remaster with the bonus disc of demos etc.

All formats of this The Queen Is Dead reissue will be released on 20 October 2017.

Update: 7pm 20/7/17 - prices have increased already for both 3CD+DVD and 5LP in the UK. However, I think the former will come back down again, although perhaps not the latter.









The Queen Is Dead - 2CD Edition


Disc One: Original Album - 2017 Remaster
1.   "The Queen Is Dead"
2.   "Frankly, Mr. Shankly"
3.   "I Know It's Over"
4.   "Never Had No One Ever"
5.   "Cemetry Gates"
6.   "Bigmouth Strikes Again"
7.   "The Boy With The Thorn In His Side"
8.   "Vicar In A Tutu"
9.   "There Is A Light That Never Goes Out"
10. "Some Girls Are Bigger Than Others"

Disc Two: Additional Recordings
1.   "The Queen Is Dead" (Full Version)
2.   "Frankly, Mr. Shankly" (Demo)
3.   "I Know It's Over" (Demo)
4.   "Never Had No One Ever" (Demo)
5.   "Cemetry Gates" (Demo)
6.   "Bigmouth Strikes Again" (Demo)
7.   "Some Girls Are Bigger Than Others" (Demo)
8.   "The Boy With The Thorn In His Side" (Demo Mix)
9.   "There Is A Light That Never Goes Out" (Take 1)
10. "Rubber Ring" (B-side)
11. "Asleep" (B-side)
12. "Money Changes Everything" (B-side)
13. "Unloveable" (B-side)

Tracks 1-7 and 9 are previously unreleased.
Track 8 was released on 7″ for Record Store Day.
Tracks 10 and 11 are 2017 masters of  b-sides from The Boy With The Thorn In His Side.
Tracks 12 and 13 are 2017 masters of  b-sides from Bigmouth Strikes Again.

Disc Three: Live In Boston (Previously Unreleased)
1.   "How Soon Is Now?"
2.   "Hand In Glove"
3.   "I Want The One I Can't Have"
4.   "Never Had No One Ever"
5.   "Stretch Out And Wait"
6.   "The Boy With The Thorn In His Side"
7.   "Cemetry Gates"
8.   "Rubber Ring/What She Said/Rubber Ring"
9.   "Is It Really So Strange?"
10. "There Is A Light That Never Goes Out"
11. "That Joke Isn't Funny Anymore"
12. "The Queen Is Dead"
13. "I Know It's Over"

Recorded at the Great Woods Center For The Performing Arts on August 5, 1986.


The Queen Is Dead on 96kHz / 24-bit PCM stereo
The Queen is Dead - A Film by Derek Jarman

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Sound of Science, a transatlantic duo, have released a new single and it features John von Ahlen from Parralox on vocals. Sound of Science is comprised of Tom Carpenter and Jason Huffman.

Matrixsynth, a website dedicated to the world of synthesizers have written an article about the release of the new single.

Tom is the man behind Analogue Solutions and has been building synthesizers for over 15 years. He has supplied synths to people such as Trent Reznor, Martin Gore, Vince Clarke, Phil Oakey, Daniel Miller, and many more. The designs are directly influenced by his love of electronic music. 

Jason is an analogue synth wizard, composer and a lover of all things that make noise. He also produces the legendary Rezfilter videos (see YouTube) that highlight these excellent synthesizers. Together they have pooled their years of combined experience of songwriting and sound design to produce real songs using real synthesizers.

Pain EP Remixes by Sound of Science (feat. John von Ahlen)

Pain (original)
Pain (Mind Your Faith Remix) by Chad Glenn
Pain (Introvert Rework) by Introvert
Pain (Johnery Doo Mix) by Simon Forsyth
Pain (Adam et Eve Mix) by Chad Glenn

Synths featured:
Pro One, Korg 770, Waldorf XT, Wasp, Waldorf Wave, AS Modules, AS Telemark, RSF Kobol, EML400

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The first batch of 'Catalogue: 1985-2012' reissues are out now.

'Nightlife/Further listening: 1996-2000', 'Release/Further listening: 2001-2004' and 'Fundamental/Further listening: 2005-2007' feature remastered original Parlophone albums alongside bonus tracks, demos and Pet Shop Boys' remixes of their tracks all of which were created in the same time period as each album. Each 'Further listening' release is available in digital and 2CD/3CD formats.

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The remastered original single albums, 'Nightlife', 'Release', 'Fundamental', have also been reissued on 180gm heavyweight vinyl and are also available on streaming services from today.

We hope you enjoy delving into this extensive collection of previously unreleased material and timeless Pet Shop Boys tracks.

'Nightlife/Further listening: 1996-2000'
'Release/Further listening: 2001-2004'
'Fundamental/Further listening: 2005-2007'
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Erasure's 'World Be Gone EP' which is out TODAY on CD and via Digital Download. The seven-track EP features remixed versions of 'World Be Gone', 'Oh What A World' and 'Just A Little Love', plus the new b-side 'I Need You Now', and is available from Lexer Music, plus all good online and offline retailers, right now. You can listen to all the tracks from the EP over on the Erasure YouTube page right now!
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Thanks to all so far for the wonderful posts about the EP, about 'New York Pretty' and the video. I'm so happy to release this EP as a way to kickstart my summer and introduce a little new material into the live set!

The EP is OUT NOW on all your favourite digital storesand as a limited edition CD. Also available to stream!
iTunes  |  Ltd CD USA & CANADA   |   Ltd CD Rest of World   |   Spotify

The EP features 'New York Pretty', my Pride song about self-worth inspired by RuPaul's Drag Race, Bette Midler & Lily Tomlin's 'Big Business' movie, Kylie's 'Light Years' album and 'Queer As Folk', brand new track 'Thinking About It' and a re-worked version of 'Into The Night', a song inspired by the Michelle Pfeiffer & Jeff Goldblum movie of the same name.

Watch the video for 'New York Pretty' here:

A little reminder that I'll be touring the UK in August & September! If you head to all the ticket links are live. There's also the option to buy all the September dates as a bundle with a brand new EP with your ticket (NOT 'Tales Of The City', but something new to be disclosed closer to the time!)


9/6 - Norwich - WATERFRONT
9/7 - Ramsgate - MUSIC HALL
9/8 - London - OMEARA
9/10 - Manchester - DEAF INSTITUTE
9/12 - Edinburgh - VOODOO ROOMS
9/14 - Brighton - THE HOPE & RUIN

Live sets on Bandcamp

All of the 'Facebook Live Acoustic Sessions' are now up on my Bandcamp page. There, you'll also find the recording of the recent London St Pancras Old Church show, little ridiculous interludes between songs and all ;)

Hope you like the new EP, and I hope to see you on the road very soon!

Out now:
Into The Night (Club Remixes)

Buy it here!

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