The Smiths Is Dead

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The Smiths Is Dead
Compilation album / tribute album
Released 1996
Genre Alternative rock
Length 42:17
Label Small
Producer Christian 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 phenomenon and contained covers by many popular Britpop acts such as The Boo Radleys, Supergrass, Bis and Placebo.

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 songs written and composed by Morrissey/Marr. 

No. Title Cover artist Length
1. "The Queen Is Dead"   The Boo Radleys 5:33
2. "Frankly, Mr. Shankly"   The High Llamas 3:35
3. "I Know It's Over"   The Trash Can Sinatras 6:16
4. "Never Had No One Ever"   Billy Bragg 3:36
5. "Cemetry Gates"   The Frank and Walters 4:15
6. "Bigmouth Strikes Again"   Placebo 3:51
7. "The Boy with the Thorn in His Side"   Bis 3:21
8. "Vicar in a Tutu"   Therapy? 2:42
9. "There Is a Light That Never Goes Out"   The Divine Comedy 5:18
10. "Some Girls Are Bigger Than Others"   Supergrass 3:35