Digital Music — August 7, 2017 at 9:32 pm

Listen: The Smiths, ‘Frankly Mr. Shankly’ — unreleased live take from Milwaukee 1986

The plan to issue a previously unreleased live take of a song off The Smiths’ landmark third album The Queen is Dead continued today with the debut of a live recording of “Frankly Mr. Shankly” from the band’s concert at the Performing Arts Center in Milwaukee, Wisc., on Aug. 16, 1986.

Like last week’s release of a live version of the title track recorded that same month in Irvine, Calif., this new live version will not appear on the  3CD/1DVD reissue, which includes a live album recorded in Boston. The new weekly live tracks are available on streaming and for purchase as digital downloads.

The Queen is Dead reissue is due out Oct. 20 (head over here to see the full tracklist).

Below, hear the new live version of “Frankly Mr. Shankly.”





One Comment

  1. So they, Warners, have all of this stunning live audio and won’t release it in a physical format- only in lossy MP3 and AAC? Bullocks to that…all we get with the Deluxe set is an abbreviated/truncated Boston show too!

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