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The Smiths: The Queen Is Dead - A Classic Album Under Review (2008)

If The Smiths had called it a day after Meat Is Murder, and never released The Queen Is Dead, they would surely still be seen as one of the finest British bands ever - a perpetual legacy ... See full summary »
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Craig Gannon
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If The Smiths had called it a day after Meat Is Murder, and never released The Queen Is Dead, they would surely still be seen as one of the finest British bands ever - a perpetual legacy was assured soon after their second album. But on June 16th 1986, when the band released their third record proper, they entered an exclusive league that grants new membership once a decade at best. This DVD is a visual review of this groundbreaking record, it's writing, recording, production, release and legacy. Showing for the first time how it all came together and what made it so great, the film is all at once hugely enlightening, downright entertaining, and remains the only visual document of this momentous happening ever released. Features Include 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, and... Written by Clint Weiler

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Includes rare performances, live and studio recordings, exclusive interviews and much more!

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