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Morrissey: 'Warner refused to re-release 'The Queen Is Dead' for its 30th anniversary'

Iconic music star Morrissey has revealed that he really wanted to re-issue single 'The Queen Is Dead' by The Smiths to mark its 30th anniversary, but the record label refused. 

On a post shared via the website True To You, he explained that he tried to get it re-released, but was met with a resounding no from Warner UK and Sire US:

"I am sorry that Warner UK or Sire US cannot provide any celebrations for the anniversaries of both recordings, but, perhaps some label bosses have their eye on a tatty OBE, and perhaps others simply have detachable heads."

He continued: "It would not quite be the Smiths if not classically ignored by the dried-out lawns of the establishment. I urged Warner UK to issue a special 'The Queen Is Dead' single release for the first week of June... but... brick wall."

"Bleeding to death, I therefore have the restless gall to ask of you that, should you have 99 cents/pence, that you purchase 'The Queen Is Dead' track in the final week of May, thus possibly edging it into the corner of everyone's ear in the UK Top 100 - if only to let them know that we are still here and fully aware of the fox-fur on the hall-stand."

"I am sorry to ask more of you than you have already given, but we all do as well as we can in such ludicrous times. I can only ask."

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Watch The Smiths performing 'The Queen Is Dead' here:


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