Albert Finney is the cover star

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The Smiths have announced details of a new 7” single.

According to quasi-official fansite True To You, the single features two previously unreleased tracks: a demo mix of “The Boy With The Thorn In His Side” and an unreleased version of “Rubber Ring”.

The sleeve was designed by Morrissey and features a photograph of actor Albert Finney in the theatrical production of Billy Liar.

A release date for the single has not yet been announced.

The January 2017 issue of Uncut is now on sale in the UK – featuring our cover story on the Rolling Stones, plus a free CD of the year’s best music featuring Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Wilco, Bon Iver, Angel Olsen, Margo Price, Teenage Fanclub and more. Elsewhere in the issue, there’s Uncut’s review of 2016 – the 75 Best Albums and 30 Best Reissues alongside our films and books of the year. Plus Gillian Welch, Drive-By Truckers, Phil Collins, Ryley Walker, Chuck Berry, Neil Young, Kate Bush, Frank Zappa, 75 Dollar Bill, Dave Mason and more plus 108 reviews

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