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The Smiths Announce “The Queen Is Dead” Single Reissues

UNITED KINGDOM - DECEMBER 01: Photo of Andy ROURKE and Johnny MARR and MORRISSEY and The Smiths and Mike JOYCE; L-R: Morrissey, Johnny Marr, Mike Joyce, Andy Rourke - posed, group shot in ginnel / alleyway. Sessions for 'The Queen is Dead' (Photo by Stephen Wright/Redferns)

After teasing it in cryptic Facebook post earlier this week, the Smiths have finally announced the release of two new vinyl singles of “The Queen Is Dead,” the title track from their 1986 album. The singles are available in both 7″ and 12″ versions and are out now. The 12″ version features a 1992 edit of the track previously only available on the “How Soon Is Now” CD single, and includes B-sides “Oscillate Wildly,” “Money Changes Everything,” and “The Draize Train.” The 7″ version comes with the B-side “I Keep Mine Hidden,” which is taken from the 1987 cassette release of “Girlfriend In a Coma” and allegedly the last Smiths song ever recorded. The announcement follows a new single the band dropped on Record Store Day, which included the etching “Trump Will Kill America.”