There’s not yet been an official announcement of the upcoming expanded reissue of The Smiths’ 1986 album The Queen is Dead, yet the band’s Facebook page today debuted one of the bonus cuts on that set: the so-called “Take 1” of “There is a Light That Never Goes Out.”
The song is now available via all major streaming services, including Spotify (see below). It’s very similar to the beloved end result on The Queen is Dead, but does include Morrissey singing the original outro refrain, “There is a light in your eyes and it never goes out.”
Based on now-deleted Amazon listings in the U.K., the 2CD/1DVD reissue is due out Oct. 20 and will include a 2017 mastering of the original album on one disc, and a second disc featuring 13 demos, mixes, alternate takes and B-sides. There was no indication of the DVD’s contents.
That’s the new cover art posted above.
Listen to the unreleased version of “There Is a Light That Never Goes Out” below via Spotify.
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