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Thursday, 20 July 2017

The Smiths // The Queen Is Dead - Vinyl Boxset

The Smiths // The Queen Is Dead - Vinyl Boxset
(we are Marrs Plectrum after all)





Released date: 20 October 2017

Pre-orders now being taken:

Format: 5LP 180g in Lift-off Box = £69.99 (£20 deposit)
Format: 3CD/1DVD Lift-top Box & 12p Booklet =  £28.99
Format: 2CD Digi-Pack = £12.99


To pre-order please matt@marrsplectrum.co.uk or call at the shop. A £20 deposit is required for the 5LP boxset which will be deducted from the price on collection.



Overview:
Widely considered to be both The Smiths’ finest work and one of the greatest albums ever made, ‘The Queen Is Dead’ has cast a significant influence over subsequent generations since it was first released in the summer of 1986

This reissue represents the first time that The Smiths’ back catalogue has been revisited in such a way. The album features several of the band’s finest moments including the title track and ‘There Is A Light That Never Goes Out’, as well as the iconic singles ‘The Boy With The Thorn In His Side’ and ‘Bigmouth Strikes Again’.

‘The Queen Is Dead’ will be released on digital and streaming formats as well as the following physical formats – all of which feature the 2017 master of the original album:

Deluxe 3CD / 1 DVD box set – features the 2017 master of the album; additional recordings featuring demos, b-sides and alternative versions; the ‘Live In Boston’ album recorded at the Great Woods Center For The Performing Arts on 5th August 1986; and a DVD featuring the 2017 master of album in 96kHz / 24-bit PCM stereo and ‘The Queen Is Dead – A Film By Derek Jarman’.

CD1 – Original album: 2017 master

1. ‘The Queen Is Dead’
2. ‘Frankly, Mr. Shankly’
3. ‘I Know It’s Over’
4. ‘Never Had No One Ever’
5. ‘Cemetry Gates’
6. ‘Bigmouth Strikes Again’
7. ‘The Boy With The Thorn In His Side’
8. ‘Vicar In A Tutu’
9. ‘There Is A Light That Never Goes Out’
10. ‘Some Girls Are Bigger Than Others’

CD2 – Additional recordings

1. ‘The Queen Is Dead’ (full version)
2. ‘Frankly, Mr. Shankly’ (demo)
3. ‘I Know It’s Over’ (demo)
4. ‘Never Had No One Ever’ (demo)
5. ‘Cemetry Gates’ (demo)
6. ‘Bigmouth Strikes Again’ (demo)
7. ‘Some Girls Are Bigger Than Others’ (demo)
8. ‘The Boy With The Thorn In His Side’ (demo mix)
9. ‘There Is A Light That Never Goes Out’ (take 1)
10. ‘Rubber Ring’ (b-side)
11. ‘Asleep’ (b-side)
12. ‘Money Changes Everything’ (b-side)
13. ‘Unloveable’ (b-side)

Tracks 1-7 and 9 are previously unreleased.
Track 8 was released on 7” for Record Store Day.
Tracks 10 and 11 are 2017 masters of b-sides from ‘The Boy With The Thorn In His Side’.
Tracks 12 and 13 are 2017 masters of b-sides from ‘Bigmouth Strikes Again’.

CD3 – ‘Live in Boston’ – previously unreleased

1. ‘How Soon Is Now?’ (5.25)
2. ‘Hand In Glove’ (2.58)
3. ‘I Want The One I Can’t Have’ (3.24)
4. ‘Never Had No One Ever’ (3.29)
5. ‘Stretch Out And Wait’ (3.09)
6. ‘The Boy With The Thorn In His Side’ (3.34)
7. ‘Cemetry Gates’ (3.01)
8. ‘Rubber Ring/What She Said/Rubber Ring’ (4.17)
9. ‘Is It Really So Strange?’ (3.23)
10. ‘There Is A Light That Never Goes Out’ (4.09)
11. ‘That Joke Isn't Funny Anymore’ (4.51)
12. ‘The Queen Is Dead’ (5.08)
13. ‘I Know It's Over’ (7.39)

Recorded at the Great Woods Center For The Performing Arts on 5th August 1986.

DVD:

‘The Queen Is Dead’ on 96kHz / 24-bit PCM stereo.
‘The Queen is Dead – A Film by Derek Jarman’.




5LP box – featuring the 2017 master of the album, additional recordings and the ‘Live In Boston’ recording. Housed in lift-off box with 2 double gatefolds and 1 single sleeve pressed on 180g heavy weight vinyl.


LP 1 – Original album: 2017 master

Side A:
1. ‘The Queen Is Dead’
2. ‘Frankly, Mr. Shankly’
3. ‘I Know It’s Over’
4. ‘Never Had No One Ever’
5. ‘Cemetry Gates’

Side B:
6. ‘Bigmouth Strikes Again’
7. ‘The Boy With The Thorn In His Side’
8. ‘Vicar In A Tutu’
9. ‘There Is A Light That Never Goes Out’
10. ‘Some Girls Are Bigger Than Others’

LP 2 & 3 – Additional recordings

Side A:
1. ‘The Queen Is Dead’ (full version)
2. ‘Frankly, Mr. Shankly’ (demo)
3. ‘I Know It’s Over’ (demo)

Side B:
4. ‘Never Had No One Ever’ (demo)
5. ‘Cemetry Gates’ (demo)
6. ‘Bigmouth Strikes Again’ (demo)

Side C:
7. ‘Some Girls Are Bigger Than Others’ (demo)
8. ‘The Boy With The Thorn In His Side’ (demo mix)
9. ‘There Is A Light That Never Goes Out’ (take 1)

Side D:
10. ‘Rubber Ring’ (b-side)
11. ‘Asleep’ (b-side)
12. ‘Money Changes Everything’ (b-side)
13. ‘Unloveable’ (b-side)

Tracks 1-7 and 9 are previously unreleased.
Track 8 was released on 7” for Record Store Day.
Tracks 10 and 11 are 2017 masters of b-sides from ‘The Boy With The Thorn In His Side’.
Tracks 12 and 13 are 2017 masters of b-sides from ‘Bigmouth Strikes Again’.

LP 4 & 5 – ‘Live in Boston’ – previously unreleased

Side A:
1. ‘How Soon Is Now?’ (5.25)
2. ‘Hand In Glove’ (2.58)
3. ‘I Want The One I Can’t Have’ (3.24)
4. ‘Never Had No One Ever’ (3.29)

Side B:
5. ‘Stretch Out And Wait’ (3.09)
6. ‘The Boy With The Thorn In His Side’ (3.34)
7. ‘Cemetry Gates’ (3.01)
8. ‘Rubber Ring/What She Said/Rubber Ring’ (4.17)

Side C:
9. ‘Is It Really So Strange?’ (3.23)
10. ‘There Is A Light That Never Goes Out’ (4.09)
11. ‘That Joke Isn't Funny Anymore’ (4.51)

Side D:
12. ‘The Queen Is Dead’ (5.08)
13. ‘I Know It's Over’ (7.39)

Recorded at the Great Woods Center For The Performing Arts on 5th August 1986.

CD1 – Original album: 2017 master

1. ‘The Queen Is Dead’
2. ‘Frankly, Mr. Shankly’
3. ‘I Know It’s Over’
4. ‘Never Had No One Ever’
5. ‘Cemetry Gates’
6. ‘Bigmouth Strikes Again’
7. ‘The Boy With The Thorn In His Side’
8. ‘Vicar In A Tutu’
9. ‘There Is A Light That Never Goes Out’
10. ‘Some Girls Are Bigger Than Others’

CD2 – Additional recordings

1. ‘The Queen Is Dead’ (full version)
2. ‘Frankly, Mr. Shankly’ (demo)
3. ‘I Know It’s Over’ (demo)
4. ‘Never Had No One Ever’ (demo)
5. ‘Cemetry Gates’ (demo)
6. ‘Bigmouth Strikes Again’ (demo)
7. ‘Some Girls Are Bigger Than Others’ (demo)
8. ‘The Boy With The Thorn In His Side’ (demo mix)
9. ‘There Is A Light That Never Goes Out’ (take 1)
10. ‘Rubber Ring’ (b-side)
11. ‘Asleep’ (b-side)
12. ‘Money Changes Everything’ (b-side)
13. ‘Unloveable’ (b-side)

Tracks 1-7 and 9 are previously unreleased.
Track 8 was released on 7” for Record Store Day.
Tracks 10 and 11 are 2017 masters of b-sides from ‘The Boy With The Thorn In His Side’.
Tracks 12 and 13 are 2017 masters of b-sides from ‘Bigmouth Strikes Again’.



Friday, 21 April 2017

Records Store Day 22n April 2017

A letter for anyone planning on queuing for RSD at Marrs Plectrum on Saturday morning...

Hello fans of popular tunes,

Thank you so much for coming out at stupid o’clock for some pop records. There’s no better way to spend a Saturday morning, eh? Hope you don’t mind if I take a few moments to explain some RSD workings to you…

  • ·      There’s a separate queue for eBay flippers and scalpers who will be given the treatment they deserve. Please form an orderly line at the Bus Station.
  • ·      Many titles will be very limited and we may just have a single copy. There’s over 250 shops taking part so a run of 500 records won’t go far. Remember, we’ve worked our socks off to get you that one copy. Many shops won’t even have that. Please be understanding.
  • ·      Say hello and make friends with the queue. Help each other out. Vinyl people are good people.
  • ·      Can you do us a solid? Can you check in on our Facebook page please? Share the page? Tag a mate? Tweet a photo? Hashtag #RSD17 Thank you!
  • ·      Yes, there will be tea and coffee and rumours of a bacon or egg butty are completely true.
  • ·      All stock is sold on a first come first served basis. No more than 10 items per customer/household whilst there’s a queue. You can go to the back of the queue and start again if you wish. No queue? No limits!
  • ·      Free Fred Perry tote bags whilst they last. We just ask for a donation to the official RSD charity which supports musicians on hard times. Thank you.
  • ·      Yes, we really did get quite a few copies of The Smiths 7” because of the shop’s name. And probably the The The single too. Aces. No, we’re not changing our name to BowieBeatlesPearlJamPrinceCabbageCureElasticaGoldiePlacebos Plectrum.
  • ·      We’re in a residential area so kindly keep the noise down. Most sensible people are still in the land of nod. Please make sure that you’ve not parked on a grass verge or blocked access to a drive. We know you know and every year you’ve been amazing. Thank you.
  • ·      RSD is about getting people into independent record shops. Like you, here today. Remember, we do this everyday of the year. We stock 1,000’s of records and can pre-order new releases for you all year round. We genuinely believe that Peterborough would be a better place for having more small independently owned businesses. Support them.
  • ·      Ralph is in the shop today helping us out. We’re not paying him anything but a commission if he sells the Sting LP that’s been here since we opened. Be excellent to Ralph.
  • ·      We’re opening Sunday 11.00am until 2.00pm. Then I’m going to sleep for 24 hours.


Many thanks for all your support – have an amazing RSD 2017.


Love Matt and Claire.

Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Kate Tempest announced as 3rd Champion for Record Store Day 2017

The wonderful Kate Tempest has been announced as the 3rd Champion for Record Store Day 2017. We love Kate Tempest. Have a listen to her talk about independent record shops. Bless her...


Tuesday, 14 March 2017

Anton Newcombe announced as 2nd Record Store Day 2017 Champion...

Brian Jonestown Massacre legend, Anton Newcombe, has been announced as the 2nd Champion for this years 10th anniversary Record Store Day. RSD 2017 will be happening right here at Plectrum HQ on Saturday 22nd April 2017...


Slaves announced as Record Store Day UK 2017 Champions....

We bloody loves them Slaves boy at Plectrum HQ. We've even had Isaacs mum and dad in the shop. So it's super cool that they've been announced as RSD UK Champions...


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