The Smiths Is Dead

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The Smiths Is Dead
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Compilation album by
Various artists
Released1996
GenreAlternative rock
Length42:17
LabelSmall
ProducerChristian Fevret for Les Inrockuptibles
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The Smiths Is Dead is a tribute album to the 1980s' English alternative rock band the Smiths, released in 1996. It was compiled by the French cultural magazine Les Inrockuptibles and released to celebrate the 10th anniversary of 1986's The Queen Is Dead. The album was released at the height of the Britpop era and contained covers by popular Britpop acts such as Supergrass, the Divine Comedy and the Boo Radleys.

The cover is of David Bradley in a promotional shot for the 1969 film adaptation of A Kestrel for a Knave, entitled Kes.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks are written by Morrissey/Marr.

No.TitleCover artistLength
1."The Queen Is Dead"The Boo Radleys5:33
2."Frankly, Mr. Shankly"The High Llamas3:35
3."I Know It's Over"The Trash Can Sinatras6:16
4."Never Had No One Ever"Billy Bragg3:36
5."Cemetry Gates"The Frank and Walters4:15
6."Bigmouth Strikes Again"Placebo3:51
7."The Boy with the Thorn in His Side"Bis3:21
8."Vicar in a Tutu"Therapy?2:42
9."There Is a Light That Never Goes Out"The Divine Comedy5:18
10."Some Girls Are Bigger Than Others"Supergrass3:35