– ‘The Queen Is Dead’ was the third studio album from The Smiths
– The majority of the album was recorded in the winter of 1985 at Jacob Studios in Farnham, under the working title “Margaret on the Guillotine”.
– The album cover, which was designed by Morrissey, features Alain Delon from the 1964 film L’Insoumis.
– All songs written and composed by Morrissey and Johnny Marr, except “Take Me Back to Dear Old Blighty” (used as an intro to “The Queen Is Dead”), written by A.J. Mills, Fred Godfrey and Bennett Scott.
– In 2013 The Queen Is Dead was ranked the greatest record of all time on NME Greatest Albums of All Time list.
Listen to ‘The Queen Is Dead’ in full below: