“Re-issue! Re-package! Re-package!
Re-evaluate the songs
Double-pack with a photograph
Extra track (and a tacky badge)”
Part of me wants to disapprove of the latest reissued, remastered version of The Smiths’ The Queen is Dead.
But I really can’t.
Listening to the 3 discs (1: the album remastered, 2: demos and “previously unheard” material, 3: Live in Boston, much better than “Rank”) is like falling in love with the band all over again.
I think they missed a trick by leaving the brass – yes, the brass – off of the final version of “Never Had Nobody Ever” though:
Ordinarily, I’d not endorse something like this, but, frankly (Mr Shankly) this is a must own for fans.