Ahead of the release of a newly-mastered and expanded version of The Smiths’ The Queen Is Dead on October 20, we have an exclusive first listen to some previously unreleased live tracks.

The newly-mastered release of what is widely considered the band's masterpiece features three CDs in total including a live recording of a Boston gig. Here’s a chance to listen to live performances of Rubber Ring and What She Said.

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The new master of the album follows two recent limited edition vinyl singles sourced from the archives - a demo mix of The Boy With The Thorn In His Side, released for Record Store Day, and lead track The Queen Is Dead.

A light that will never go out 

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/one DVD box set, 2CD version - featuring the 2017 master and additional recordings - and a five LP box set, featuring the 2017 master of the album, additional recordings and the Live In Boston recording.

This should please the press in Belgium