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Fifteen Minutes With You - Interview book to be published soon (UK, 2015)

16h July, 2015

It has been a long time in the making, but now its close to the release: Mozarmy founder Julie Hamill's collected 'Interviews with Smiths/Morrissey collaborators and fans' such as former band mates and producers Stephen Street, Jonny Bridgwood, Mike Farrell, Spencer Cobrin, Vini Reilly, Mark Nevin, Clive Langer or Andrew Paresi will finally be released as a book soon by FBS Publishing.

You still can read some of the interview interviews on her homepage juliehamill.com to get a first impression. She'd done the '15 minutes' interviews for several years now

You'll find more Information on the exact release date, price etc of Fifteen Minutes With You here as soon as they're in, you can also follow @juliehamill and @FBSPublishing on Twitter to get first hand information!

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from Twitter

juliehamill.com

 

'next Morrissey live album'

16th July, 2015

The following message was posted by Dan Silbermann on Instagram. It seems that Morrissey's next record will be another live album, featuring recordings of his successful World Tour, most likely from an US concert.

Morrissey released his last live album Live At Earls Court in 2006, but also released some tracks from the withdrawn DVD Live At The Hollywood Bowl as a bonus disc to his Deluxe Edition of Greatest Hits (2008) and did the same with the Deluxe Edition of Swords (2009), to which he added a disc called Live At Warzaw.

Adding his live videos Who Put The M in Manchester? (2005) and 25Live (2013) as well as various B-Sides to his 00's singles, Morrisseys live performances of the last decade have already been documented very well.

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from Twitter

 

 

Discography 2004-2015 Update

12th July, 2015

Finally, i had the time to go through the purchases of the last 18 months and started to update the releases section, adding all the South American, Australian, Asian and East European versions i've found in that time.

At least i've added everything after YTAQ; but there are any more additions to come. After Parlophone took over the EMI part of Morrissey, they silently re-released some previous European compilations in other parts of the world e.g. widely in South America: Suedehead - The Best Of Morrissey and Viva Hate - Centenary Edition have been released in Mexico, Argentine, Brazil and Columbia under the Parlophone moniker.

But also in Europe the old compilations are pressed again. Note that slightly change in the title of the rerelease of this former 2009 compilation...

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from Editor's Desk

Official Releases

 

Morrissey covers (I Never Promised You A) Rose Garden in Nashville

8th July, 2015

Morrissey opened his concert in Nashville, TN with a cover of one of the best know country songs (I Never promised You A) Rose Garden, famously covered by Lynn Anderson in 1970.

 

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from Twitter

Morrissey's Cover versions

 

HVM releases limited editions of Morrissey LPs on golden vinyl (UK)

24th June, 2015

It's been a golden day for collectors last saturday as the british HMV records chain released three Morrissey LPs on golden vinyl, each available only in the UK stores of HMV and Fopp and all limited to 500 copies. As a part of their 'bring vinyl back to the masses' campaign, they have ordered this exclusive pressing from Parlophone / Warner and did release exclusives from other artists, too.

The LPs in question are the remastered releases of Viva Hate (2012), Your Arsenal (2014) and Vauxhall And I (2014). The later two are - apart from the gold vinyl used and a sticker with a new catalogue-no. - identical to last years editions.

But as Viva Hate was rereleased on Liberty / EMI in 2012 the new copyright owners did some changes on the sleeve: replaced three Liberty logos by the Parlophone ones, as well as the credits now read (c) 2012 Parlophone Records. But the inner sleeve (blue sleeve with 'LIBERTY' written in big letters) as well as the label on the disc remained untouched, which shows that this wasn't a well planned rerelease...

The discs themselves are beautiful and thanks to my Twitter network i was able to get all three discs. Needless to say that the touts on eBay asked for ridiculous high prices on the same day, asking up to GBP 140 each for the disc which was GBP 19,99 in the store.

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from Editor's Desk

 

 

Morrissey in the charts again... sort of (UK)

15h April, 2015

Morrissey has placed three of his singles in the Top 30 at one time - but its only the Official Top 40 Biggest Vinyl Singles and Albums of the decade, as compiled by the UK Official charts...

Nevertheless, Moz came in with:

#5 - Everyday Is Like Sunday (2010)
#9 - Glamorous Glue (2011)
#22 - Satellite Of Love (2013)

Source and further information:

from Morrissey-Solo

official-charts.com

 

Labelless Morrissey releases Kiss Me A Lot as download only single

5th April, 2015

Finally, a first sign of a release in 2015 - but it's a vague one: Kiss Me A Lot has been made available as a download only 'single'. The track is the same version as on WPINOYB, with no additional songs on offer.

As WPINOYB has been withdrawn from physical as well as digital sales, this is the only official way to get this song digitally now.

The only new thing is the accompaning 'sleeve' picture.

We won't talk about the video that Morrissey's nephew has created for this release. We just pretent that it does not exist.

 

Update: the 12" thing that was shown on The Jimmy Kimmel Show when Morrissey performed this song live on US TV does not indicate a physical release but was only a dummy using the photo on the right...

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iTunes

 

World Peace Was One Of My Businesses

15h January, 2015

So finally, a collection of an album and it's promos that is currently officially not available... versions from the EU, the US, Argentine, Mexico, Brazil, France, Japan, Korea and Taiwan... on CD, CD-E, CD-R, 10", 12", coloured 12" - and nearly on a 7"!

Morrissey stated that he intends to licence the album again to another label, so that pile may rise again...

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from Editor's Desk

Morrissey releases 2014

 

Happy New Moz Year 2015

15h January, 2015

Sorry for the unregular updates of this site in the second half of 2014 - but apart from Morrissey's successful tour in 2014 (which will be extended in March 2015 for 9 more gigs) there weren't substantial Morrissey news and nothing from a collector's side.

From a collector's point of view, Harvest was the worst that could happen: an US company trying to use 'modern' release channels and ideas and putting the digital format in the focus. It couldn't work from the start. Neither Morrissey, nor his fans (--> Harvest's customers!) were accepting things like track-downloads, a paper-thin CD package that did not look accidentally like a by-product, non-existing promotion, the absence of singles and such a communication disaster about releases.

Though it's the sign of the times that physical singles, the CD format or even downloads are outdated, a future record company has to take into account that Morrissey's fanbase has other purchasing wishes and habits compared to the fanbase of - lets say - Lily Allen. Fulfil this need with limited physical releases, which are - unlike the US WPINOYB 10" or the orange vinyl 12" - available everywhere and not only in the US (and eBay...).

Let's hope the 'new album' rumours are true and that we're looking forward to an interesting new year!

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from Editor's Desk

 

 

Morrissey posts picture of unreleased 7" The Bullfighter Dies

8th January, 2015

We know since August that four 7" vinyl were planned for a (limited) release by Harvest, but now it was Morrissey himself - on the True-To-You website - who posted pictures from a scrapped 7" The Bullfighter Dies b/w One Of Our Own [French Mix]

He states "The 45 pictured below was scheduled for global release by Harvest, but scrapped by Steve Barnett at the last minute. The b-side was the original French mix of the song One of Our Own."

Although this B-Side information does not correspond to the previous leaked information, the picture shows that a cat.-no. was already given and according to fellow collectors, test pressings are already in circulation.

Source and further information:

from True-To-You

true-to-you.net

 

A new album to be recorded in February 2015?

15th December, 2014

In one of the recent interviews, this time for the serbian magazine B92, Morrissey mentioned a new album. The interviewer later shared the whole (English) interview on the Morrissey-solo.com boards. Interesting Qs and also some insightful answers, but the biggest surprise was that Morrissey plans to record a successor to WPINOYB very soon. He states: 'We have written a new album and we’d like to record it in February'

Excerpts from the interview:

Q: How are you health wise these days?
A: There are no certainties for any of us, but I’m by no means shrivelled up.

Q: Has your songwriting process changed over the years?
A: No. I’ve always been a social writer, and this can occasionally sound like mischief – but it isn’t. I’m in the thrall of life, and life is obviously erratic. I don’t want to sing about being horny on a dance floor… so I’m not on the radio very often.

Q: If somebody never heard any of your albums and he wants to start exploring, which albums do you think would be the best start?
A: I think the best ones are the recent ones … “World Peace Is None of Your Business”, “Years of Refusal”, “Ringleader of the Tormentors”, “You Are the Quarry”, and I am very proud of “Vauxhall and I”, “Your Arsenal” and ”Southpaw Grammar”, “Bona Drag”, and so on. I don’t like the comparison game, but I much prefer solo to Smiths.

Q: In your opinion, what “World Peace Is None Of Your Business” separate from your previous albums? What is so special about the new one?
A: It is magnificent in every way … the music and the voice merge perfectly … and songs such as ‘I’m Not a man’, ‘Earth is the Loneliest Planet’, ‘Staircase at the University’, ‘Kick the Bride Down The Aisle’ and ‘The Bullfighter Dies’ are themes that have never before been expressed as musical recordings… as far as I’m aware. The title track is very strong, and the album offers a great deal for people to think about… which is unusual these days.

Q: Although you recently recorded a new album, do you have plans for a future album?
A: Yes. We have written a new album and we’d like to record it in February.

For full Interview see the link below!

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from Morrissey-Solo

morrissey-solo.com

 

Rare Reference discs for planned US '05 re-release series on eBay

30th November, 2014

So this is how the story, of which i'm aware for a few years, goes: Warner, holding the US rights for Morrissey's releases from Viva Hate to Southpaw Grammar, planned a re-release series in 2005 in the wake of the YATQ 'comeback'. For that purpose, a small group got reference CD's of the remastered albums along with bonus tracks from the vaults to check them.


Southpaw Grammar 2-CDR - These are the reference discs for 1995’s “Southpaw Grammar” and features a unique running order for the album with two additional tracks along with mastering not present on the original release or the 2009 re-issue. It also features a unique bonus disc of unreleased masters, session demos and alternate takes. These tracks are mostly taken from the highly sought after “Mirival Sessions” which were recorded at Miraval Studios and features drastically different versions of songs featured on the album.

 

Needless to say that those CDs were ultra-rare and the project itself an ultra-secret, too. Many tracks have surfaced on the actual re-release series from EMI 2010-2014 in Europe, but as we had four (!) discs of this planned series on eBay (two sold at astronomic prices and two were withdrawn) we now can tell the story of an alternate, imho better remaster series.


Kill Uncle CDR - features unique mastering not present on the original release or the 2013 re-issue. It features the full length version of “My Love Life” and the unreleased song “Striptease With A Difference.” This version is different from the one found on leaked bootlegs. There are also two live tracks taken 1991.

 

The eBay seller stated 'Rhino planned a series of re-issues to coincide with the release of Morrissey’s “You Are The Quarry” in 2004. All of Morrissey's prior albums (with the exception of Maladjusted) were fully remastered and the plan was to release extra “bonus” tracks along with each album. These extra tracks ranged from unreleased songs and demos to alternate versions and alternate mixes that have never been released officially'


Vauxhall And I CDR -features unique mastering not present on the original release or the 2014 re-issue. It also features alternate versions of Why Don't You Find Out For Yourself, Black-Eyed Susan, Used To Be A Sweet Boy, Interlude and Swallow On My Neck

 

I will create a special dedicated page here later, where i put in all the info i have, like the photos and tracklists - as there are still information missing e.g. the Viva Hate tracklist. So wtachn this space here...


Your Arsenal CDR - features unique mastering not present on the original release or the 2014 re-issue. It features alternate versions of “Pashernate Love” and “There Speaks A True Friend” along with a truly stunning and beautiful alternate version of “Seasick, Yet Still Docked.” The song is just Morrissey and an acoustic guitar in the studio, no effects or heavy production.

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from the Editor's Desk

 

 

Solomon Walker quits the tour, is on a 'temporary leave'

7th November, 2014

The cancellation of two dates of the current tour might not only be caused by the reported illness. A statement on True-To-You confirmed that bassist Solomon Walker has left the band, his replacement  is Mando Lopez. However, due to the statement this change is only temporarily:

Following the recent predictable attacks of influenza, both the team and I were ecstatic at last night's reception at Hannover. We are very grateful to the crowd for such a huge boost, and we are thrilled to resume what has (sneezes aside) been a triumphant tour for World peace is none of your business. Our thanks will outlive time. Bass player Solomon is on "compassionate leave", and our new bass player is Mando Lopez, to whom we are instantly indebted. Our covered wagon rolls onwards ...

Morrissey
Hamburg, Germany
6 November 2014

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from True To You

true-to-you.net

 

Morrissey reveals series of cancer treatments: 'If I die, then I die'

7th November, 2014

The bad news was spread fast: in a recent Spanish-language interview in early October, Morrissey has said that he has undergone a series of cancer treatments. Meanwhile the then rumor and/or translation error has proved to be correct as Morrissey has now confirmed this.

This information let us see the various concert cancellations and health issues in the last years in a different light. He had a bleeding ulcer in early 2013, double pneumonia in March 2013, food poisoning in July 2013 and a respiratory infection in June 2014, but this is Morrissey's first mention of cancer.

“They have scraped cancerous tissues four times already, but whatever,” Morrissey said to the newspaper El MundoIf I die, then I die. And if I don’t, then I don’t. Right now I feel good. I am aware that in some of my recent photos I look somewhat unhealthy, but that’s what illness can do. I’m not going to worry about that, I’ll rest when I’m dead.”

Doctors had told him to stop touring, but he will continue.

Source and further information:

from Morrissey-Solo

theguardian.co.uk

 

I Blame Morrissey - New book available for preorder

25th October, 2014

Jamie Jones (@iblamemorrissey) writes:

"My new book "I Blame Morrissey" is a look back at the 1990's through the eyes of a lad growing up in suburbia who one day buys "Beethoven Was Deaf" and within an hour has declared his love for Moz, It is available to pre-order from this Friday from: www.britainsnextbestseller.co.uk.

The synopsis of the book is attached:

I Blame Morrissey is the story of how one boy became a man in the 1990’s whilst wrestling with teenage love, an indie music habit and an obsession with Morrissey

Jay is 13 when the story begins in 1990, living with his parents in Peterborough and he’s a contented adolescent. His life changes forever when his dad takes him to a David Bowie gig. With his hormones kicked into first gear by the combination of the Thin White Duke and a 20 something woman dancing near him at the gig, he embarks on his first steps towards manhood with Jo. They share a mutual love of Billy Bragg, Peterborough United Football Club and meeting behind the science block after school.

After his 18 month dalliance with Jo, Jay finds himself stood in a field at the Reading Festival falling head over heels in love with Tim Burgess, the lead singer of The Charlatans. He questions his sexuality further when in 1993; he buys a CD from a second hand shop for £2 and discovers Morrissey. Within days, he has become a Morrissey clone with the quiff haircut and the move to vegetarianism. Morrissey has become his inspiration for all of the questions that life has to offer a teenage boy looking to become a man.

A darkly comic incident with a bi-sexual male at a festival in 1993 convinces Jay that although he adores Morrissey, his hormones want to lie next to the opposite sex. He then plunders into the summer of Britpop in 1994 in the arms of his best mate’s ex-girlfriend and all seems well, until his inner-Morrissey forces him to end it all and go back to being a miserable git.

The move to Cardiff University in 1995 sees him fall for a girl called Amy, whose trainers he manages to ruin during their first meeting. This is despite the fact that he already has a girlfriend waiting for him back home. Unfortunately Amy fancies his flatmate Matt and Jay has to listen to their nocturnal escapades through the paper thin walls of their shared accommodation. Eventually Amy sees the error of her ways and through a combination of self-depreciating charm, mix-tapes and alcohol Jay eventually gets the girl (having first dumped Jess by using Morrissey lyrics to explain his reasoning).

They live in soft focus happiness for a time before the ugly presence of Jay’s inner-Morrissey reasserts its control and forces him into ever more ridiculous scenarios that cause utter misery to the love of his life. They then spend the next 2 years breaking each other’s hearts, minds and spirits in Cardiff, Paris and at a myriad of festivals and nights out.In 1998 she eventually leaves him, and distraught he ends up having a disastrous one-night stand with his old flame Jess in a budget hotel.

Jay still manages to fit in more musical addiction, a trip to the World Cup and 2 more relationships (one with his boss) before the story ends in a fateful Millennium Eve stood by the River Thames. He wakes on the first day of the new millennium to find himself being dumped by his girlfriend, whilst only wearing a pair of Elvis Presley boxer’s shorts and matching socks. As always in times of strife he turns back to the one person who understands his pain and the comedic shambles that is his life, Morrissey."

Source and further information:

from Twitter

britainsnextbestseller.co.uk

 

Morrissey curates Ramones for Black Friday RSD release (November 28th, 2014)

25th October, 2014

It was already stated in August on TTY that Morrissey has compiled the tracklisting for the forthcoming Best of Ramones LP which is due for release by Sire/Rhino on Black Friday (28th November). According to the NME, the release will be numbered and limited to 4,400 copies. The tracklisting is as follows:

01 Sheena Is A Punk Rocker
02 Rockaway Beach
03 I Wanna Be Sedated
04 Suzy Is A Headbanger (Remastered Version)
05 Loudmouth
06 Pinhead
07 Babysitter
08 Judy Is A Punk

Side B
01 I Remember You
02 Here Today, Gone Tomorrow
03 Carbona Not Glue
04 Beat On The Brat
05 Teenage Lobotomy
06 Cretin Hop
07 Blitzkrieg Bop
08 Why Is It Always This Way
09 Rock N’ Roll High School

Morrissey has also chosen a sleeve image which will be used for the back sleeve, the front cover has now been revealed too:

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from Morrissey-Solo

link

 

Orange vinyl version of World Peace Is None Of Your Business (US, 5th August 2014)

15th August, 2014

It's finally there: the orange 2-LP version, said to be limited to 1.000 copies, which is only available at Hot Topic in the US. Difficult to get, but worth it!!

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from the Editor's Desk

 

 

Morrissey reaches #2 in the UK charts with World Peace Is None Of Your Business

30th July, 2014

Morrissey has charted around the world with his new album World Peace Is None Of Your Business. However, Keane 2004 reloaded, he couldn't get to the most desired top spot of the UK Album charts, which was held by Ed Sheeran's album X.

Despite that, he reached top positions in the charts and that without any promotion from himself, with the vinyl version delayed a week so that it couldn't count and without a real leading single!

# 2 in the UK

# 8 in Germany

#15 in the US

 

Meanwhile, I am aware of the following pressings: EU, US, BRA. KOR, J, ARG, MEX, TW. Please take a look at the updated release section to get on overview!

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from the Web

Recent Releases

 

Orange vinyl version of World Peace Is None Of Your Business delayed (US, 5th August 2014)

30th July, 2014

News was spread on Twitter that the special offer via the US chain Hot Topic, a limited vinyl edition of WPINOYB in orange vinyl will be delayed and will hit the shops and the online store on the 5th August now.

Source and further information:

from Twitter

hottopic.com

 

First real promos spotted for World Peace Is None Of Your Business

30th July, 2014

Forget the two previously shown pictures - they don't seem to be real. The first official 12 track US promo copy of WPINOYB hit eBay last week and was sold for an unbelievable US$ 294.

So this is the real 12 track promo:

 

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from eBay

 

 

World Peace Is None Of Your Business - CD versions released in Germany today (UK 14th July, US 15th July)

11th July, 2014

Today has been the great day when the first new Morrissey album since 2009 was released in some countries. Despite the reluctant information given by the record company Harvest, some pics have been shared on social media so that we could get a first impression. Today we could buy the CD versions, as the European LP release has been postponed a week due to rumoured pressing problems.

But there were already pictures shared from the US double LP, showing that it contains 12 tracks on 2-LP and due to the sticker on the sleeve, it contains a download code for the 18 track deluxe version, too

So the standard CD with 12 tracks and the 18 track deluxe versions are both out - and disappoints if you see how they are packed. The standard version comes in a fold-out paper sleeve, which we already know from the last re-releases, but this one is even cheaper: 2-4 mm thick, it does contain neither lyrics nor a booklet at all - just the plain CD.

The deluxe version is slightly better: the digipak contains two CDs and a booklet, which has nothing but the lyrics in it. Next disappointment: although this booklet is unique to the deluxe edition, it does only contain the lyrics to the 12 songs of the standard edition!

Its clear to see that the CDs are not made with passion - and that for a Morrissey release, for the man who took care for sleeves and vinyl details since his first release! That is the really sad news. Avoid the standard CD, go for the Deluxe Edition!

The album, as we could hear it as it leaked in the last week is great, unusual but great! Nothing similar to anything Morrissey has released before, with a strong Latin influence and - as usual - some of the best tracks are hidden on the second disc of the deluxe edition

Source and further information:

from Twitter

 

 

World Peace Is None Of Your Business - limited 10" released in the US

9th July, 2014

First it was only a rumour, but then actual copies appeared in the US - there is a physical single release, a white label containing all 4 previously released tracks World Peace Is None Of Your Business, Istanbul, Earth Is The Loneliest Planet and The Bullfighter Dies.

The release is a 10" single on 45 rpm, sold for a bargain price of US$ 2 - including a US$ 2 voucher for a rebate when purchasing the album, which comes out next week. In fact it was given away free then.

The disc is limited and numbered and within hours eBay prices skyrocket up to US$ 99. The Marketing department of the Sirius Cybernetic Cooperation Harvest in their wisdom will know what this is all about.

Rumour spreads that on Monday, 14th July this 10" will be available in the UK, too, though there is no sign on any website or knowledge in any real record store so far. The vinyl is also offered in online stores in Germany and Scandinavia, but according to amazon.de its 'temporarily unavailable', which never meant something good in the past. Is this release is identical or replacing the supposed Istanbul single (as stated of the promo sticker) is also unknown.

Its also rumoured that there are pressing problems in Europe as the vinyl album version of World Peace Is None Of Your Business has been officially postponed a week and will be released on 18th July in Germany and 21st July in the UK.

Source and further information:

from Twitter

 

 

World Peace Is None Of Your Business - additional pictures

9th July, 2014

Harvest Records and some lucky ones who have already copies at their hands have shared some images hwo the new album looks like. It seems to be that even the standard CD version comes as a digipak, and it does not look like as there is a booklet attached - which means the lyrics are indeed an added value for those who have ordered the deluxe bundle.

Source and further information:

from Twitter

 

 

Foreign releases of recent Morrissey albums

9th July, 2014

Offers on eBay show that there will be Korean and Japanese versions of the new album and judging from the past we are very confident that there will be some interesting South American versions, too.

Thanks to Erica Calil; i got a link to a Brazilian Website (equivalent to eBay) from her which brought me some new additions to my wish list, e.g. this unique version of the recent Your Arsenal Reissue in a plastic DVD longbox.

Source and further information:

from Twitter

 

 

World Peace Is None Of Your Business - limited LP edition 'orange vinyl' announced

29th June, 2014

News was spread on Twitter that the US chain Hot Topic will offer a limited edition on the WPINOYB vinyl in their shops and online on 22nd July, 2014. Its said that it's an orange coloured vinyl, but confirmation that this exists is still not given - Harvest's release politics are still a mystery.

Source and further information:

from Twitter

hottopic.com

 

First promo disc for WPINOYB spotted on Facebook

29th June, 2014

The first promo disc picture for the new album was spotted on Facebook - apart from the picture we don't have anything so we do not know the country of origin or whether it is the 12 track or 18 track version

picture withdrawn, supposed to be a fake

Source and further information:

from Twitter

 

 

World Peace Is None Of Your business additional release info

26th June, 2014

As the release date (11-15th July, 2014 worldwide) comes nearer, here's what we can expect as official releases. Apart from that we can expect South American pressings (MEX, ARG, COL) as well.

EU / US
WPINOYB - standard CD, deluxe CD, double vinyl - as advertised in the mags and online stores (11-15th July)

EU
WPINOYB - 4 track 10" vinyl combining the prereleased downloads - as seen on some Amazon / Universal stores, but not in the UK... (4th July)

GB
Istanbul - Audio / Video combination as a single - as advertised on the sticker (14th July)

J
WPINOYB - 2 CD deluxe edition - containing Japanese extras

 

 

All new releases

 

First WPINOYB promo discs

21st June, 2014

Though there isn't a full CD promo yet, we do have got news from an US 4 -Track promo that combines all released tracks, a test pressing of the album and a1-Track UK promo that contains an elsewhere unavailable Radio Edit (3:19) of Istanbul that sounds more like a remix than an edit.

It seems that Harvest has just one photo for all releases the front is always the same...

Source and further information:

from eBay

 

 

Rereleases from different countries

21st June, 2014

When Viva Hate and Kill Uncle were rereleased in 2012/2013 it was an European affair only. The new editions weren't released officially in the US, in Japan or elsewhere. This has changed now with the 2014 rereleases by Parlophone / Warner. Your Arsenal and Vauxhall And I have been released around the world, with issues from EU, US, J, MEX and ARG known for Your Arsenal and EU, US and ARG versions already released for Vauxhall and I (Japan to follow in July).

Sometimes such a little thing makes such a big difference...

  

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Vauxhall And I (20th Anniversary Definitive Remaster) - promo discs

29th May, 2014

Tomorrow will see the release of the final reissue of all Morrissey's studio albums here in Germany (UK to follow next Monday). The series started in 2009, the last is line is Vauxhall And I released on Parlophone / Warner; the promos look like this:

Source and further information:

from eBay

 

 

Istanbul lifted as second album teaser

21th May, 2014

As predicted, Istanbul is the second track that has been made available as a one-track download (Amazon, iTunes) from the forthcoming album. Again, there is no physical release, no B-Sides, not even a promo disc. And no own sleeve this time - the low point has been reached from a collector's view.

Source and further information:

from iTunes Website

 

 

Bundles for WPINOYB available in official store

20th May, 2014

The Marketing Lingers on: after launching a shop that was only accessible in MENA, Asia and NAFTA, Universal has finally opened a store where you can buy various bundles of the forthcoming Morrissey album.

The bundles are as follows, combining the standard CD, the vinyl version, a personalized poster with your name on it, a T-shirt and the deluxe version of the album as well as Digital downloads. Only the Poster and the T-Shirt are unique to this store, all other items can be purchased elsewhere, too.

Uber Deluxe Bundle - T-Shirt, Poster, Vinyl c/w digital card, Standard CD, Album Litho and Lyrics, Deluxe digital Album (GBP 70)

Super Deluxe Bundle - T-Shirt, Poster, Vinyl, Deluxe digital Album (GBP 45)

Deluxe Bundle - T-Shirt, Poster, Standard CD, Deluxe digital Album (GBP 35)

LP & Poster Bundle - Poster, Vinyl (GBP 25)

Deluxe CD and T-Shirt Bundle - T-Shirt, Deluxe CD (GBP 23)

Digital Album and T-Shirt Bundle - T-Shirt, Deluxe digital Album (GBP 20)

Digital Album and Poster Bundle - Poster, Deluxe Digital Album (GBP 17)

CD Album and Poster Bundle - Poster, Standard CD (GBP 15)

You can also buy the Deluxe CD Album (GBP 13), the Standard CD (GBP 10), the their digital counterparts (GBP 9 res. 12) but you can't buy the Vinyl alone. Luckily you can do so and the normal online shops.

What's not offered: a Collectors Deluxe Bundle with Vinyl, Standard CD, Deluxe CD and Digital downloads.....

Source and further information:

from the Universal website

store.universal.com

 

New Website worldpeaceisnoneofyourbusiness.com

20th May, 2014

At it was for the last releases, the record company has launched a new website to promote the forthcoming album.

Up to now, worldpeaceisnoneofyourbusiness.com, is a just a tour plan, a link to Facebook annd to the digital store, but hopefully there will be more soon.

Source and further information:

from the Morrissey Website

 worldpeaceisnoneofyourbusiness.com

 

Spoken word videos for new somgs

20th May, 2014

Morrissey did release three spoken word videos for World Peace Is None Of Your Business, feat. a cameo from Nancy Sinatra, Istanbul and The Bullfighter Dies:

Source and further information:

from the Morrissey Solo Website

 worldpeaceisnoneofyourbusiness.com

 

Busy week: further Information on WPINOYB

19th May, 2014

It seems that the DL only strategy will not work; WPINOYB did not reach high chart places^, ended up at #83. Meanwhile, many new information come in: the most important one is, that there will be a Deluxe version of the new album with six additional tracks, including Art-Hounds and Scandinavia!

The six extra songs listed in the Deluxe Edition pre-order on iTunes / NZ:

Scandinavia 3.34
One Of Our Own 3.33
Drag The River 4.40
Forgive Someone 3.10
Julie In The Weeds 3.59
Art-Hounds 5.06

In addition, new posters have been spotted, also including the release date:

 

Not to forget the @itsmorrissey debacle on Twitter: all of a sudden, the Twitter account that wasn't used since promoting the 2009 Swords release, was coming alive with a cryptic message. The follower numbers climbed from roughly 80k to 280k within 24h, especially when someone confirmed that it was indeed Morrissey himself tweeting.

This illusion was gone after the fourth tweet was revealed to be pure marketing and when the real Morrissey stated clearly on TTY that he wasn't involved in either the Twitter or the Facebook account bearing his name:

I would like to stress that I do not have either a Twitter or a Facebook account. I gather that a Twitter account has been opened in my name - as 'It's Morrissey' - but it is NOT Morrissey. I do not know who has opened this recent Twitter account, but please be aware that it is bogus. That's, of course, if you should remotely care.

Untwitterably yours,
MORRISSEY
Salt Lake City
15 May 2014.

As Harvest does belong to Universal just as the last owner of the account, Polydor (and was the only account followed by 'Morrissey'...) it was quite obvious that someone responsible for marketing at the record company has underestimated the response and still doesn't know how to treat a fanbase lke Morrissey's. Instead of admitting a mistake they made it even worse by stating:

Source and further information:

from the xx Website

website

 

World Peace Is None Of Your Business - track download, sleeve, release information

12th May, 2014

Out of the blue, the title track from the forthcoming Morrissey album World Peace Is None Of Your Business will be available as a download only 'single' according to various only sources

I would not call it a single, but a teaser... and we have a sleeve, too. The album will be released on 14th July, 2014 in the UK.

There is no sign whatsoever of a proper physical release as a real single with B-Sides etc. Maybe its the sign of the times that even Morrissey will give in and won't release singles - which would be a great loss not only for collectors! No promo disc of any contenet has been spotted so far, too.

Source and further information:

from the iTunes Website

 

 

Three singles in a row lifted from WPINOFB??

6th May, 2014

According to information spread on Twitter, Morrissey will release three singles from his new album in three weeks time, already starting next week!

Due to Lee Thompson, Music Editor at Record of the Day, @leethommo on Twitter, the releases are:

14/05 - World Peace Is None Of Your Business
21/05 - Istanbul
04/06 - Earth Is The Loneliest Planet

No word on formats or b-sides yet. This would be a very unusal strategy, especially if you take into account that Morrissey is very keen on good places in the charts

Source and further information:

from Twitter

 

 

Sleeve rumours for WPINOYB

5th May, 2014

Posters popped up in various cities, that may hint on the sleeve or at least the font used for the forthcoming album. Its about time, as marketing for the 'second comeback' shoud start anytime now... maybe that's the first step, but it does not fit to the picture showing a possible sleeve for the album

Source and further information:

from Twitter, Morrissey-Solo

 

 

Morrissey's Autobiography will NOT be translated in other languages

12th April, 2014

Sad news from the TTY website. Obviously, Morrissey has changed his mind and does not want his Autobiograpky be translated into other languages.

It's not known yet why or when he decided that way, as many translations had already been scheduled for release; the German one for example was due out in August 2014 by Rowohlt.

 

On TTY Morrissey simply states:

Morrissey has rejected the many and varied requests to have his Autobiography translated into several languages. As per his wishes, the book will remain a UK Penguin Classic, and will not be printed in the countries listed on this site some months ago.

Source and further information:

from the True To You Website

True-To-You-net

 

World Peace Is None Of Your Business - track list revealed on TTY

11th April, 2014

Morrissey's new album, World Peace Is None Of Your Business, is confirmed for July release.

The tracks are:

1 WORLD PEACE IS NONE OF YOUR BUSINESS (4:21)
2 NEAL CASSADY DROPS DEAD (4:02)
3 ISTANBUL (4:40)
4 I'M NOT A MAN (7:50)
5 EARTH IS THE LONELIEST PLANET (3:38)
6 STAIRCASE AT THE UNIVERSITY (5:30)
7 THE BULLFIGHTER DIES (2:05)
8 KISS ME A LOT (4:03)
9 SMILER WITH KNIFE (5:13)
10 KICK THE BRIDE DOWN THE AISLE (5:18)
11 MOUNTJOY (5:08)
12 OBOE CONCERTO (4:07)

The record will be released worldwide on the Harvest label through the Capitol Music Group in Los Angeles.

Source and further information:

from the True-to-You Website

True-To-You.net

 

Vauxhall And I comes as '20th Anniversary Definitive Master' Edition with live disc

29th March, 2014

Morrissey has confirmed details of the 20th Anniversary Definitive Master of Vauxhall And I.

The new edition will be released on June 2 on Parlophone Records and will come with a bonus CD featuring an unreleased 1995 live concert recorded at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, London.

Originally released on March 14, 1994, Vauxhall And I was a UK No 1 album. The accompanying concert CD was recorded at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane on February 26, 1995.

The tracklisting for Vauxhall And I 20th Anniverary Definitive Master is:

CD 1, vinyl and digital download:
1. Now My Heart Is Full
2. Spring-Heeled Jim
3. Billy Budd
4. Hold On To Your Friends
5. The More You Ignore Me the Closer I Get
6. Why Don't You Find Out For Yourself
7. I Am Hated For Loving
8. Lifeguard Sleeping, Girl Drowning
9. Used To Be A Sweet Boy
10.The Lazy Sunbathers
11.Speedway

CD 2 & DD 2: Morrissey - Live At The Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, 1995
1. Billy Budd
2. Have-A-Go Merchant
3. Spring-Heeled Jim
4. London
5. You’re The One For Me Fatty
6. Boxers
7. Jack The Ripper
8. We’ll Let You Know
9. Whatever Happens I Love You
10.Why Don't You Find Out For Yourself
11.The More You Ignore Me the Closer I Get
12.National Front Disco
13.Moon River
14.Now My Heart Is Full


Read more at http://www.uncut.co.uk/node/20009#kEUFqZsv3008Iqbl.99

The last album of the reissue series will be the first that is totally unchanged: No new running order, no replacements of tracks with demos or live versions, juts a slightly change of the fonts used on the sleeve:

from Uncut:

Morrissey has confirmed details of the 20th Anniversary Definitive Master of Vauxhall And I. The new edition will be released on June 2 on Parlophone Records and will come with a bonus CD featuring an unreleased 1995 live concert recorded at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, London.

Originally released on March 14, 1994, Vauxhall And I was a UK No 1 album. The accompanying concert CD was recorded at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane on February 26, 1995.

The tracklisting for Vauxhall And I 20th Anniversary Definitive Master is:

CD 1, vinyl and digital download:
1. Now My Heart Is Full
2. Spring-Heeled Jim
3. Billy Budd
4. Hold On To Your Friends
5. The More You Ignore Me the Closer I Get
6. Why Don't You Find Out For Yourself
7. I Am Hated For Loving
8. Lifeguard Sleeping, Girl Drowning
9. Used To Be A Sweet Boy
10.The Lazy Sunbathers
11.Speedway

CD 2 & DD 2: Morrissey - Live At The Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, 1995
1. Billy Budd
2. Have-A-Go Merchant
3. Spring-Heeled Jim
4. London
5. You’re The One For Me Fatty
6. Boxers
7. Jack The Ripper
8. We’ll Let You Know
9. Whatever Happens I Love You
10.Why Don't You Find Out For Yourself
11.The More You Ignore Me the Closer I Get
12.National Front Disco
13.Moon River
14.Now My Heart Is Full

Morrissey has confirmed details of the 20th Anniversary Definitive Master of Vauxhall And I.

The new edition will be released on June 2 on Parlophone Records and will come with a bonus CD featuring an unreleased 1995 live concert recorded at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, London.

Originally released on March 14, 1994, Vauxhall And I was a UK No 1 album. The accompanying concert CD was recorded at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane on February 26, 1995.

The tracklisting for Vauxhall And I 20th Anniverary Definitive Master is:

CD 1, vinyl and digital download:
1. Now My Heart Is Full
2. Spring-Heeled Jim
3. Billy Budd
4. Hold On To Your Friends
5. The More You Ignore Me the Closer I Get
6. Why Don't You Find Out For Yourself
7. I Am Hated For Loving
8. Lifeguard Sleeping, Girl Drowning
9. Used To Be A Sweet Boy
10.The Lazy Sunbathers
11.Speedway

CD 2 & DD 2: Morrissey - Live At The Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, 1995
1. Billy Budd
2. Have-A-Go Merchant
3. Spring-Heeled Jim
4. London
5. You’re The One For Me Fatty
6. Boxers
7. Jack The Ripper
8. We’ll Let You Know
9. Whatever Happens I Love You
10.Why Don't You Find Out For Yourself
11.The More You Ignore Me the Closer I Get
12.National Front Disco
13.Moon River
14.Now My Heart Is Full


Read more at http://www.uncut.co.uk/node/20009#kEUFqZsv3008Iqbl.99

Source and further information:

from the Morrissey-Solo Website

Uncut.co.uk

 

Vauxhall And I completes reissue series (2nd June, 2014)

15th March, 2014

Parlophone (UK) will issue Vauxhall and I  on June 2nd as re-mastered by Bill Inglot in Los Angeles. The 1994 album will include previously unused photographs, and will be available on CD and LP.

No Information has been given yet whether it will contain any extra or edited tracks or if there will be a supporting single. After that release, all original albums by Morrissey from 1988 to 1997 have got a reissue since 2009, spread around the labels Polydor (Universal), RCA (Sony), Liberty (EMI), Major Minor (EMI) and Parlophone (EMI / Warner).

Source and further information:

from the True To You Website

true-to-you.net

 

New Morrissey album called World Peace Is None Of Your Business

7th March, 2014

Morrissey's new album, World Peace Is None of Your Business, has been provisionally set for late June / early July release worldwide by Harvest Records an imprint by Capitol Records (Universal). Morrissey is said to be beyond ecstatic with the album, all 12 tracks of which were produced by Joe Chiccarelli in France in February 2014.

Source and further information:

from the True To You Website

true-to-you.net

 

Recent Chart entries for Morrissey

7th March, 2014

Still Morrissey is obsessed with chart nominations, so here are a few he shared via the True-To-You Website (and from some other sources). In the UK Charts, Your Arsenal came up to 49 and Satellite Of Love peaked outside the Top 100 at #123, but

The re-mastered Your Arsenal has entered the U.S. Vinyl Album Chart at #13, and is #8 on the U.S. Tastemakers Chart.

Your Arsenal has also charted in Hungary at #18.

The single Satellite of Love has spent five weeks in the U.S. Hot Singles Sales Chart, at positions #1, #2, #4, #6, and this week at #3.

Satellite of Love also reached number 1 in Sweden (physical chart), number 10 in Mexico (physical), number 15 in Mexico (download chart), number 10 in Belgium (download).

Source and further information:

from the True To You Website

 

 

The Interactive Sound Of The Smiths - new discography website

5th March, 2014

Warner have launched a new website on The Smiths, a timeline where you can switch through the bands discography. Apart from trivia, all sleeves and official records are displayed and if you're connected to Sportify you can listen to the tracks according to the releases.

Source and further information:

from Twitter

officialsmiths.co.uk

 

Your Arsenal (Definite Remaster) released in the UK and US

25th February, 2014

The Definite Remaster of Your Arsenal has been released in the UK and in the US on CD, heavyweight gatefold vinyl LP, and digital download formats. The release will be on the Parlophone label in Europe and on the Sire label in the US, both belonging to Rhino/Warner.

The CD format comes with a bonus DVD of Morrissey's concert at the Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, California, on October 31st, 1991.

This time tracklist and running order of the original tracks have remained unchanged, however Tomorrow comes in the US Mix (aka Steve Pack Remix) which was only issued on a promo disc in the US back in 1992.

Unfortunately, again the release does not look as if made with passion. The CD/DVD combo comes in a gatefold paper sleeve without any inlay, lyrics, liner notes. No additions on the LP version, the protecting sleeve for the record is - just as it was on the Kill Uncle reissue last year - a plain black one.

As far as the DVD is concerned, there is an obvious reason why it hasn't released so far: though the sound is ok, the concert itself looks likw beeing transfered from an aged VHS-Videotape.

Only Highlight: The inner Parlophone labels (also used for the Sire release) are great, in the same style used for the Satellite Of Love 12".

Source and further information:

from theTurntable

 

 

Morrissey announces US Tour with special guests Cliff Richard and Tom Jones

15th February, 2014

Always good for a surprise, Morrissey has announced an US tour in June 2014 with two shows featuring special guests Cliff Richard and Tom Jones. Whether European, especially German dates will follow is still now known...

Source and further information:

from the True To You Website

 

 

First promo spotted for Your Arsenal reissue

12th January, 2014

Thanks to Gareth for a picture of the promo CD+DVD of the forthcoming release.

He states on twitter 'The DVD with the new 'Your Arsenal' feels like watching an old YouTube clip, with admittedly slightly clearer audio than you'd expect'.

It's two individual discs that seem to be send out as a package. No copies have been spotted on eBay etc. so far.

The release date is February, 24th, 2014 in Europe.

Source and further information:

from Twitter

 

 

Autobiography Audio Disc released (US, 21st December 2013)

12th January, 2014

Morrisseys Autobiography has been released, too, as an Audiobook by Penguin Audio, read by actor David Morrissey. It comes in a 11 disc box, but its said on Morrissey-Solo that it comes bare, without any further information or sheet.

Source and further information:

from the Morrissey-Solo website

morrissey-solo.com

 

Morrissey to record a new album soon

3rd January, 2014

Morrissey starts the new year with a Q & A at True-to-You (though no-one i know was aware that such a Q&A had been announced before...). Amongst various statements, such as that he is 'halfway through' writing a novel, he states :

"Well, we are about to record our new album, and one of the tracks is called Istanbul."

So, fingers crossed!

Source and further information:

from the True To You website

true-to-you.net

 

Satellite Of Love first promo cd spotted

19th November, 2013

Despite the release will be the first Morrissey single not be be available on CD, the first promos - on CD - have been spotted. Although the 1 track download will be offered on 2nd December 2013 in the UK and even earlier in Germany, the promo discs states '2014' - when the vinyl editions will be released:

Source and further information:

from ebay

 

 

Autobiography release in the US with slightly different cover (US, 3rd December 2913)

16nd November, 2013

Morrisseys Autobiography will now be released officially in the US, too. It will be available on 3rd December 2013 by Penguin, too, and will cost US$ 34,95.

The cover is a slightly different version on the UK paperback:

Source and further information:

from Twitter

penguin.ca

 

Lou Reed song Satellite Of Love released as a live version (UK, 2nd December 2013)

14th November, 2013

Morrissey will pay a tribute to his friend Lou Reed who passed away on the 27th October by releasing a live version of his song Satellite Of Love. The song will be available as a one track download only on December 2nd (Germany 29th November) and will be released by Parlophone.

The song was recorded live at the Chelsea Ballroom at the Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas on 25 November 2011, the release will be further available in January 2014 as a heavyweight 12-inch disc, a 7-inch picture disc and a 3 track digital download, supported by additional live tracks. All formats will contain Your Gonna Needs Someone On Your Side from Your Arsenal.

Parlophone have also said more Morrissey news will be announced soon. Parlophone itself is now a Warner subsidiary after the assets of EMI have been split up. It seems that Morrissey's back catalogue from 1988-1994 is now in Warners hands on both sides of the Atlantic, as the recordings of The Smiths already are since 1992.

So far for the good news; this will be the first Morrissey solo release EVER not to be available on CD! Hopefully promos CDs will be released to fill that gap for collectors.

The inclusion of Your Gonna Need Someone On Your Side does hints more towards a re-release of Your Arsenal as to a new album. Judging by the substandard re-releases for Kill Uncle and Viva Hate this outlook is not a general good one.

Source and further information:

from True To You

true-to-you.net

 

Autobiography will be released as a 'special hardback edition' (UK, 5th December 2013)

14th November, 2013

Morrisseys Autobiography, issued directly as a paperback, will now be released as a hardback edition in the UK. The edition will get a new cover and will include not only 'a number of new images chosen by Morrissey' as the press release states, but also 'a complete discography of Morrissey's work'. It will cost GBP 30

.

Source and further information:

from Morrissey-Solo

morrissey-solo.com

 

Mozipedia released in Brazil

10th November, 2013

The great Mozipedia by Simon Goddard has got a Brazilian release on the 1st November 2013. Editiora Leya has released the 768-page book and state

Morrissey gosta mais de gatos ou de cachorros? Torce para algum time de futebol? É verdade que ele adora nadar? Mozipédia responde a essa e outras curiosidades a partir de um dos estudos mais detalhados e completos já feitos sobre o artista. Divididos em seis categorias principais: da música dos Smiths e da carreira solo de Morrissey, passando por detalhes biográficos, das influências, cidades e locais importantes em sua vida, os verbetes ajudam a montar o misterioso mosaico em torno deste ícone do rock'n'roll. Mozipédia, mais do que um presente perfeito a todos os fãs, responde às perguntas que todos sempre quiseram saber sobre o compositor, mas pela via inversa: perscrutando os seus enigmas.

  • ISBN: 9788580447446
  • 1.ª edição: 2013-11-01
  • In Portuguese language, its the first known translation of this dictionary-style book. We still wait for a German translation, but up to now there is no sign that this will happen in the near future.

    Source and further information:

    from Morrissey-Solo

    leya.com.br

     

    Morrissey 25Live released on DVD and BluRay

    22nd October, 2013

    After being screened in selected cinemas around the world (still ongoing!) Morrissey's concert film 25Live has now been released by Eagle Vision on DVD and BluRay. Its the first Morrissey release available on BluRay.

    Update 8th Nov.: the release entered the Official video charts in the UK at No.2, falling down to No.12 in its second week

    Source and further information:

    from Morrissey-Solo

     

     

    Autobiography sold 20.000 copies at the first day

    20th October, 2013

    Morrisseys memoirs have sold 20.000 copies on its first sales day in the UK alone according to Michael Cader from Publishers Lunch.

    He states: After one of the strangest paths to publication we've seen, British musician Morrissey's memoir AUTOBIOGRAPHY sold 20,000 trade paperback units in its first day on sale, Penguin UK reported. A spokesman for Waterstones Jon Howells explained to the AP, "In Britain, he is one of our icons. His is the great untold story from the '80s generation of music heroes." The author launched the book at a signing...in Sweden. Reviews in the UK newspapers have ranged from high to low. For a quick overview, the Daily Beast has already culled the "juiciest bits."

    Source and further information:

    from Morrissey-Solo

    lunch.publishersmarketplace.com

     

    Autobiography released

    17th October, 2013

    The long awaited autobiography was released today. Morrissey did a signing to support the release - in Sweden!

    (right Photo: Twitter, pls claim copyright)

    Source and further information:

    from Twitter

     

     

    Morrissey's Autobiography to be finally released (UK, 17th October 2013)

    3nd October, 2013

    At last, Penguin books has issued a press release that they will indeed release Morrissey Autobiography soon:

    On 17 October 2013, Penguin Classics will publish Autobiography by Morrissey.

    Steven Patrick Morrissey was born in Manchester on May 22nd 1959. Singer-songwriter and co-founder of the Smiths (1982-1987), Morrissey has been a solo artist for twenty-six years, during which time he has had three number 1 albums in England in three different decades.

    Achieving eleven Top 10 albums (plus nine with the Smiths), his songs have been recorded by David Bowie, Nancy Sinatra, Marianne Faithfull, Chrissie Hynde, Thelma Houston, My Chemical Romance and Christy Moore, amongst others.

    An animal protectionist, in 2006 Morrissey was voted the second greatest living British icon by viewers of the BBC, losing out to Sir David Attenborough. In 2007 Morrissey was voted the greatest northern male, past or present, in a nationwide newspaper poll. In 2012, Morrissey was awarded the Keys to the City of Tel-Aviv.

    It has been said 'Most pop stars have to be dead before they reach the iconic status that Morrissey has reached in his lifetime.'

    Penguin Classics will publish in the UK & Commonwealth and Europe.

    The book will be releases as a paperback for GBP 8,99.

    After using the oldest trick in the book - out of the blue there's Morrissey claiming that there won't be an Autobiography deal anymore due to differences with penguin to create publicity -  Penguin  will release it now straight away. I'd have prefered not to

    Source and further information:

    from xx

     

     

    Collectors Items - Site news

    18th August, 2013

    I took again too much time to update this site, but I can say to my excuse that it mainly mirrors that there are less news from the Morrissey release front, too!

    In the meantime I spent my time to get hold of a few foreign releases of Morrissey's older records; in former times we had releases from the UK, Germany, France, Holland and - the exotic ones - from the US, Australia and Japan. This has changed a lot as in Europe its now all 'Made in the EU' and there are no national releases anymore.

    But we got two totally new areas: Asia and South America. When Japan was the only country to release domestic manufactured records in Asia in, let say 1988, we do now have official (!) releases from Malaysia, the Philippines, Korea or Singapore. In Middle & South America it's Mexico, Colombia, Argentine and Brazil that have home made records now, too.

    I will add all those releases one-by-one in the next weeks to the 'official releases' session but here are a few examples in advance. Stay Tuned!

    Ringleader (China, unofficial) / Greatest Hits (Malaysia) / Ringleader (Russia)
    Ringleader (Singapore) / You Are The Quarry & YoR (Mexico) / Greatest Hits (Korea)
    Swords & Maladjusted [reissue] (Mexico)  / Years Of Refusal (Malaysia)

    Source and further information:

    from the Editiors Desk

    releases.htm

     

    Morrissey 25live screening starts 24th August, 2013

    18th August, 2013

    Next weekend the screening of Morrissey's concert film Morrissey 25 Live starts! In Germany the 23 UCI cinemas will present the movie one night only on the 25th August 2013.

    All Dates can be found on the new promotional website morrissey25live.com where you can see the trailer as well as a clip of Everyday Is Like Sunday performed at Hollywood High in March 2013 where the concert was filmed.

    As previously stated, the film will also be available on DVD and BluRay soon in October 2013.

    from the press text:

    "Filmed live during Morrissey’s most intimate gig in decades at the Hollywood High School in Los Angeles on 2 March 2013, this is the first authorised Morrissey film for nine years and marks 25 years of the solo career of one of the world’s most iconic and enigmatic performers.

    The film opens with fans talking about their unwavering devotion to the singer and the unique appeal of this unusual venue – a striking contrast to the sold out arena concert at the Staples Center on the previous night. Tickets to the concert in the 1,800-seater school auditorium were sold out in 12 seconds and this now legendary concert became Morrissey’s penultimate performance on the US Tour. Featuring many classic tracks from the artist’s prolific repertoire including Meat Is Murder, Everyday Is Like Sunday, Please, Please Please Let Me Get What I Want and The Boy With The Thorn In His Side, Morrissey 25: Live is an unmissable cinema event for fans worldwide."

    Source and further information:

    from Twitter

    morrissey25live.com

     

    At last: promo spotted for The Last Of The Famous International Playboys

    13th August, 2013

    I knew it had to be out there! But I did not manage to get hold of it, not even for a picture. But now the hunt is over: there is indeed a 4 track promo CD-R issued by EMI for the re-release of the latest single, the only possibility btw to get officially all three Janice Long Session songs in digital format:

    Source and further information:

    from eBay

    ebay.de

     

    New photobook on The Smiths

    12th August, 2013

    Despite beeing published officially today, a new photobook on The Smiths by Lawrence Watson, has alreyd been released by Foruli Codex.

    "The Smiths is a collection of photos taken in the early 1980 in Manchester and London, many previously unseen" says the press text about the 116 page booklet.

    Internet site The Digital Fix states:

    Watson followed the band from their cover of London’s City Limits magazine, to the session for the sleeve of Morrissey’s 'Interesting Drug' single. The majority of the images are previously unseen and context is provided by captions by Watson himself. Watson commented, "Resurrecting these photographs of Morrissey and The Smiths has reignited some wonderful memories of working with one of the greatest bands in the world. As their music will live on forever, so too will these photos which captured the group in their rawest form and convey what made them so special. For fans who, like me, were lucky enough to have been there - I share these with you".

    Source and further information:

    from Twitter

    thedigitalfix.com

     

    Morrissey 25 Live - DVD and BluRay release (October, 21st, 2013)

    1st August, 2013

    Shortly after the cinema screenings, the new concert film Morrissey 25 Live will be available on DVD - and for he first Morrissey release ever - on BluRay in late October 2013. Various online stores are already taking preorders like recordstore.co.uk, which sites states:

    Blu-ray details:

    MORRISSEY 25 LIVE is a legacy concert film marking 25 years of the solo career of one of the world’s most iconic and enigmatic performers. Shot during Morrissey’s most intimate gig in decades at the Hollywood High School in Los Angeles on 2 March 2013, the film opens with fans talking about their unwavering devotion to the singer and the unique appeal of this unusual venue – a striking contrast to the sold out arena concert at the Staples Centre on the previous night. Tickets to the concert in the 1,800-seater school auditorium had sold out in 12 seconds and this now legendary concert became Morrissey’s penultimate performance on the US Tour before he was forced to cancel the remaining dates due to ill-health. The first authorised Morrissey film for nine years and featuring many classic tracks from the artist’s prolific repertoire, Morrissey 25: LIVE is an unmissable Blu-ray release for fans worldwide.

    Bonus Features "Studio In Session": (1) The Kid’s A Looker (2) Scandinavia (3) Action Is My Middle Name (4) People Are The Same Everywhere / Behind The Scenes At Hollywood High / Grissle Bandage Present Lord Mudslide

    Tracklisting: 1) Alma Matters / 2) Ouija Board, Ouija Board / 3) Irish Blood, English Heart / 4) You Have Killed Me / 5) November Spawned A Monster / 6) Maladjusted / 7) Still Ill / 8) People Are The Same Everywhere / 9) Speedway / 10) That Joke Isn’t Funny Anymore / 11) To Give (The Reason I Live) / 12) Meat Is Murder / 13) Please, Please, Please Let Me Get What I Want / 14) Action Is My Middle Name / 15) Everyday Is Like Sunday / 16) I’m Throwing My Arms Around Paris / 17) Let Me Kiss You / 18) The Boy With The Thorn In His Side

    Screen Format: 16:9
    Sound Formats: DTS-HD Master Audio, LPCM Stereo
    Running Time: 116 mins approx.
    Certificate: E
    Region: Region Free
    Subtitles: (Bonus Only) English, French, Spanish, German

    Source and further information:

    from Morrissey-solo.com

    recordstore.co.uk