Tag: The Queen is Dead

Watch: Strangeways Radio + Slicing Up Eyeballs’ Alt.Rewind: Week of June 19, 2020

Watch: Strangeways Radio + Slicing Up Eyeballs’ Alt.Rewind: Week of June 19, 2020

Our good friends at Strangeways Radio are putting together a week-in-review video series called Alt. Rewind that recaps the news posted at Slicing Up Eyeballs and on the Strangeways site throughout the preceding week, hosted by Velvet Rebel. Watch the latest episode right here.

This week’s new releases: The Smiths, The The, The Jam and Pet Shop Boys

This week’s new releases: The Smiths, The The, The Jam and Pet Shop Boys

Record Rack: A round-up of the week’s new albums, expanded reissues and/or box sets, appearing each Monday on Slicing Up Eyeballs. All releases due out this Friday unless noted. This week’s titles include The Smiths, The The, The Jam and Pet Shop Boys.

Listen: The Smiths, ‘The Queen is Dead’ — full live version of classic 1986 album

Listen: The Smiths, ‘The Queen is Dead’ — full live version of classic 1986 album

Now that the promotional campaign for the reissue of The Smiths’ classic 1986 album The Queen is Dead has resulted in the release of previously unreleased live versions of every song off that record, we’ve done the obvious and stitched them together into a full-album playlist.

Listen: The Smiths, ‘There Is a Light That Never Goes Out’ — unreleased live in 1986

Listen: The Smiths, ‘There Is a Light That Never Goes Out’ — unreleased live in 1986

The weekly dribble of previously unreleased live versions of tracks off The Smiths’ classic The Queen is Dead continues this week, though, for some reason, this latest cut — “There Is a Light That Never Goes Out,” recorded Aug. 15, 1986 — was released on Spotify and not YouTube like its nine predecessors.

Listen: The Smiths, ‘Vicar in a Tutu’ — unreleased live take from Canada 1986

Listen: The Smiths, ‘Vicar in a Tutu’ — unreleased live take from Canada 1986

The weekly arrival of unreleased live versions of tracks off The Smiths’ classic The Queen is Dead continues with “Vicar in a Tutu,” which you can stream here in the form of a never-before-released recording from July 30, 1986, at Centennial Hall in London, Ontario, Canada — the opening night of the band’s North American tour.

Listen: The Smiths, ‘The Boy With the Thorn in His Side’ — unreleased live take from 1986

Listen: The Smiths, ‘The Boy With the Thorn in His Side’ — unreleased live take from 1986

After a slight detour late last week, we’re back on track with the weekly dribbling of previously unreleased versions of tracks off The Smiths’ classic 1986 The Queen is Dead album. We’re now up to “The Boy With the Thorn in His Side,” which you can stream in full right here.

Listen: The Smiths, ‘Rubber Ring/What She Said/Rubber Ring’ — off ‘Live in Boston’

Listen: The Smiths, ‘Rubber Ring/What She Said/Rubber Ring’ — off ‘Live in Boston’

The promo team working the reissue of The Smiths’ classic 1986 The Queen is Dead today interrupted their own series of weekly unreleased live tracks that won’t appear on the upcoming deluxe edition to debut one of the live cuts that will be included on the 3CD/1DVD package. Hear it here.

Listen: The Smiths, ‘Bigmouth Strikes Again’ — unreleased live take from Berkeley 1986

Listen: The Smiths, ‘Bigmouth Strikes Again’ — unreleased live take from Berkeley 1986

The promotional juggernaut behind the reissue of The Smiths’ The Queen is Dead continues with today’s premiere of the latest unreleased live version of a cut off that record. This week it’s “Bigmouth Strikes Again” recorded at the Greek Theatre in Berkeley, Calif., on Aug. 23, 1986. Stream it here.

Listen: The Smiths, ‘Cemetry Gates’ — unreleased live take from Manchester 1986

Listen: The Smiths, ‘Cemetry Gates’ — unreleased live take from Manchester 1986

Here we go again: Another week, another previously unreleased live version of a track off The Smiths’ 1986 classic The Queen is Dead. This week it’s “Cemetry Gates,” recorded Oct. 30, 1986, at the Free Trade Hall in Manchester during the band’s second leg in support of that album.

Morrissey announces new album ‘Low in High-School,’ plus Hollywood Bowl concert

Morrissey announces new album ‘Low in High-School,’ plus Hollywood Bowl concert

Morrissey today announced the release of his first album in three years and 11th overall as a solo artist, a collection titled Low in High-School that will arrive Nov. 17 via his new Etienne Records imprint on the BMG label, according to the Manchester Evening News.

Listen: The Smiths, ‘Never Had No One Ever’ — unreleased live take from Nottingham 1986

Listen: The Smiths, ‘Never Had No One Ever’ — unreleased live take from Nottingham 1986

Another week, another previously unreleased live version of a track off The Smiths’ 1986 classic The Queen is Dead. This week it’s “Never Had No One Ever,” recorded Oct. 21, 1986, at the Royal Concert Hall in Nottingham during the band’s second leg in support of that album. Stream it here.

Listen: The Smiths, ‘I Know It’s Over’ — unreleased live take from Los Angeles 1986

Listen: The Smiths, ‘I Know It’s Over’ — unreleased live take from Los Angeles 1986

It’s week three of the roll-out of unreleased live versions of songs off The Smiths’ The Queen is Dead, which means it’s time for “I Know It’s Over.” So here’s a nearly 8-minute version of the fan favorite recorded Aug. 25, 1986, at the Universal Amphitheatre in Los Angeles. Hear it right here.

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

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. Stream it here.

Listen: The Smiths, ‘The Queen is Dead’ —  previously unreleased live recording

Listen: The Smiths, ‘The Queen is Dead’ — previously unreleased live recording

As part of the promotion for this fall’s expanded reissue of The Smiths’ landmark third album The Queen is Dead, previously unreleased live versions of each track on the record will be released each Monday for the next 10 weeks — starting today with the title track. Stream it right here.