|COVERS Compilation Album|
|Name||'The Smiths Is Dead'|
|Release||6 November 1996|
- The Queen Is Dead - The Boo Radleys – 5:33
- Frankly, Mr. Shankly - The High Llamas – 3:35
- I Know It's Over - The Trash Can Sinatras – 6:16
- Never Had No One Ever - Billy Bragg – 3:36
- Cemetry Gates - The Frank And Walters – 4:15
- Bigmouth Strikes Again - Placebo – 3:51
- The Boy With The Thorn In His Side - Bis – 3:21
- Vicar In A Tutu - Therapy? – 2:42
- There Is A Light That Never Goes Out - The Divine Comedy – 5:18
- Some Girls Are Bigger Than Others - Supergrass – 3:35
- Executive-Producer [For Les Inrockuptibles] - Christian Fevret
- Other [Cover Star] - David Bradley In 'Kes' By Ken Loach
- Photography By [Morrissey & Marr] - Paul Slattery
- Sleeve [For Bulldog] - Céline Columbo
- Written-By - Johnny Marr
- Written-By - Morrissey
Tribute album to The Smiths.
Booklet contains credits, all lyrics and a small reprint of the review of the original album (by Nick Kent) as printed in the NME in June 1986
Warner Music UK Ltd. ℗ & © 1996 Les Editions Indépendantes / Les Inrockuptibles Cover Star Photo © Les Films Du Paradoxe Distribution Sony Music.
Original copies come with a subscription slip for 'Les Inrockuptibles'. Cat# LI 9602 on spine. Cat# 486 745-2 on spine, back cover and CD. Cat# 14- 486 745-10 on booklet, back cover and CD. Made in Austria.
- The Smiths Is Dead - Discogs master release: https://www.discogs.com/master/280606
- The Smiths Is Dead (Album) - Discogs release: https://www.discogs.com/release/394682-Various-The-Smiths-Is-Dead
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, with the same tracklist being covered. The album was released at the height of the Britpop era and contained covers by popular Britpop acts such as Supergrass, the Divine Comedy and the Boo Radleys. The cover is of David Bradley in a promotional shot for the 1969 film adaptation of A Kestrel for a Knave, entitled Kes.