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25 / 6: “The Queen Is Dead” June.

25 / 6: “The Queen Is Dead” June.

Playing tracks by

The Smiths.

This month we celebrate one the most influential records of the 1980's - "The Queen Is Dead" by The Smiths. Featuring the epic "There Is A Light That Never Goes Out" and now regarded as arguably their greatest work. Ian Camfield explores the making of this landmark album and the legacy it's left behind.

Contributors include; guitarist Johnny Marr, engineer Stephen Street, Brett Anderson, Billy Bragg, Mani, Guy Garvey, The Wombats, New Order, Clint Boon.

Special thanks to Dr. Eoin Devereux, Snr. Lecturer & Head of Dept., Dept. of Sociology, Faculty of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences, University of Limerick, Ireland. Editor of "Morrissey: Fandom, Representations and Identities" with Aileen Dillane and Martin Power. Intellect Books, June '11.

XFM 25; June 2011 “The Queen Is Dead” by The Smiths

First Broadcast; Sun. June 26th, 10pm / 50 mins

Presenter; Ian Camfield
Producer; Sam Coley
Assistant Producer; Oliver Carter
Exec. Producers; Andy Ashton, Mike Walsh