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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, ‘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.

The Smiths’ ‘The Queen is Dead’ 3CD/1DVD reissue to include unreleased 1986 live album

The Smiths’ ‘The Queen is Dead’ 3CD/1DVD reissue to include unreleased 1986 live album

The upcoming expanded reissue of The Smiths’ classic 1986 album The Queen is Dead, it turns out, will be bigger than originally thought. Rhino Records this morning formally announced the first-ever expanded reissue from the legendary band, revealing that it will be be released as a 3CD/1DVD boxed set.

Listen: The Smiths debut unreleased ‘There Is A Light That Never Goes Out’ (Take 1)

Listen: The Smiths debut unreleased ‘There Is A Light That Never Goes Out’ (Take 1)

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.” Hear it right here.

The Smiths’ ‘The Queen is Dead’ expected to receive expanded 2CD/1DVD reissue this fall

The Smiths’ ‘The Queen is Dead’ expected to receive expanded 2CD/1DVD reissue this fall

In the wake of last month’s surprise release of a new “The Queen is Dead” single, The Smiths’ Facebook page has been hinting that something more is in the works involving the band’s beloved 1986 album. And today, it seems, came the first evidence of what many have suspected: The Queen is Dead will receive an expanded reissue.

Watch: Jack Lowden is Morrissey in first trailer for upcoming ‘England is Mine’ biopic

Watch: Jack Lowden is Morrissey in first trailer for upcoming ‘England is Mine’ biopic

The world got its first glimpse today of the much-anticipated Morrissey biopic “England Is Mine” after the release of the trailer for the film that stars Jack Lowden as the young Steven Patrick Morrissey in the lead-up to the formation of The Smiths. The film, directed by Mark Gill, is set to be released in the U.K. on Aug. 4.

The absolute best of The Smiths: All 70 songs ranked by Slicing Up Eyeballs’ readers

The absolute best of The Smiths: All 70 songs ranked by Slicing Up Eyeballs’ readers

And now for Round 2 of our Slicing Up Eyeballs readers’ ranking: After tackling the much larger, and decades-spanning, catalog of The Cure, we’ve turned to The Smiths in an effort to sort the 70 original songs released during that band’s comparatively brief lifespan. See the full list right here.

Playlist: All 70 of The Smiths’ original songs as ranked by Slicing Up Eyeballs readers

Playlist: All 70 of The Smiths’ original songs as ranked by Slicing Up Eyeballs readers

To coincide with our just-unveiled Slicing Up Eyeballs readers’ rankings of the 70 original songs released by The Smiths during the band’s short history, we’ve thrown together this handy Spotify playlist to allow you to listen to those selections in order, from 1 to 70.  Hear the whole thing right here.

Morrissey accuses HMV of trying to ‘freeze sales’ of new ‘Queen is Dead’ vinyl singles

Morrissey accuses HMV of trying to ‘freeze sales’ of new ‘Queen is Dead’ vinyl singles

One day after new 12-inch and 7-inch singles of The Smiths’ “The Queen is Dead” went on sale at U.K. retailers, Morrissey is accusing the HMV chain of “an attempt to freeze sales” by limiting sales of new vinyl to one copy per person — and he’s urging fans to don silly costumes and buy as many copies “as​ you ​desire.”

The Smiths mark today’s ‘The Queen is Dead’ anniversary with new vinyl single release

The Smiths mark today’s ‘The Queen is Dead’ anniversary with new vinyl single release

As had been hinted at last week, a pair of new vinyl releases from The Smiths — 7-inch and 12-inch singles of “The Queen is Dead” — slipped into U.K. shops unannounced today to mark the 31st anniversary of the original release of the band’s classic third album, The Queen is Dead.

The Smiths’ ‘The Queen is Dead’ getting new 7- and 12-inch vinyl releases next week?

The Smiths’ ‘The Queen is Dead’ getting new 7- and 12-inch vinyl releases next week?

Rumors have circulated since early this year that the title track to The Smiths’ 1986 album The Queen is Dead would receive a new 12-inch vinyl single release — and they appear to have been substantiated today by Morrissey’s longtime guitarist Boz Boorer through a photo he posted to Facebook.

‘120 Minutes’ Rewind: Johnny Marr gets his post-Smiths spotlight in 1987

‘120 Minutes’ Rewind: Johnny Marr gets his post-Smiths spotlight in 1987

For this week’s installment of “120 Minutes” Rewind, we turn to this Kevin Seal-intro’d segment on Johnny Marr — “1987’s most controversial and most sought-after guitarist,” Seal proclaims — that aired in the months following the dissolution of The Smiths.

Slicing Up Eyeballs’ Best of The Smiths: Vote for your favorite songs by Morrissey & Marr

Slicing Up Eyeballs’ Best of The Smiths: Vote for your favorite songs by Morrissey & Marr

After re-inaugurating the Slicing Up Eyeballs readers poll last month with a 1-to-225 ranking of 40 years worth of songs by The Cure, we continue that theme with a new poll to determine just how you’d all rank the oeuvre of another giant act of the era: The Smiths. Click through to vote.