"The Smiths Is Dead"

CD: Small records, 486 745-2 (LI9602), France, 1996
cassette: Small records/Sony, 486 745-4, France, 1996
CD: Sony, SRCS8266, Japan, 1996
CD: Sony, CPK-1776, Korea, 1996

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In 1996, French magazine Les Inrockuptibles voted the Smiths' "The Queen Is Dead" the best album of the eighties. To commerate the album's 10th anniversary, they released this compilation of covers by current UK acts. The songs were presented in the same order as the original album sequence.

"The Queen Is Dead" - The Boo Radleys
"Frankly Mr. Shankly" - The High Llamas
"I Know It's Over" - The Trash Can Sinatras
"Never Had No One Ever" - Billy Bragg
"Cemetry Gates" - The Frank & Walters
"Bigmouth Strikes Again" - Placebo
"The Boy With The Thorn In His Side" - Bis
"Vicar In A Tutu" - Therapy?
"There Is A Light That Never Goes Out" - The Divine Comedy
"Some Girls Are Bigger Than Others" - Supergrass