The Smiths third album The Queen Is Dead, released on June 16th 1986, assured their legacy as one of the finest British bands ever. This DVD is a visual review of this groundbreaking record, its writing, recording, production, release and legacy. This film is at once hugely enlightening and entertaining, and remains the only visual document of the creation of this acclaimed album, which contains such classic tracks as "There Is A Light That Never Goes Out", "Bigmouth Strikes Again", "Some Girls Are Bigger Than Others", "Cemetery Gates" and "The Queen is Dead".
The Smiths: The Queen is Dead features rare footage of The Smiths, studio and live recordings of every track on the album, revealing interviews with band members and many others who worked with them on the record, footage of and comment on the pivotal influences on the music and lyrics. Also provided is comment, criticism and review from Engineer and co-producer of The Queen Is Dead, Stephen Street legendary Manchester producer Tony Wilson, the "fifth Smith" guitarist Craig Gannon, Johnny Rogan, 1980s NME Editor, The Smiths' road manager and all-round raconteur, Grant Showbiz, and many more.


Extra Features

  • In The Studio - featurette -11 mins
  • Contributor Biographies
  • The Queen Is Dead Interactive Challenge


  • Craig Gannon
  • Stephen Street
  • Thomas Arnold


  • Various
  • No. discs 1
  • Running time 116 min
  • Audio format 2.0
  • Region 4
  • Format NTSC
  • Color COLOUR
  • Language English
  • Catalogue No. DAVID1978
  • Aspect ratio 4:3
  • Subtitles -
  • PG

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