The album is generally considered to be the band’s best work and features the classic There Is A Light That Never Goes Out (only a single in France at the time, fact fans).
The five-LP box set is housed in lift off box with two double gatefolds and one single LP.
Morrissey said in a press release:
You cannot continue to record and simply hope that your audience will approve, or that average critics will approve, or that radio will approve. You progress only when you wonder if an abnormally scientific genius would approve – and this is the leap The Smiths took with The Queen Is Dead.