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A paperback edition of Morrissey's Autobiography will be published by Penguin Classics in the US on 4 November 2014


30 October 2014

A paperback edition of Morrissey's Autobiography will be published by Penguin Classics in the US on 4 November 2014.

Italia!


24 October 2014

Italia!

As the first part of our tour concludes, we express over-emotional thanks to everyone who attended the shows. It has been fantastic for us, and it brings a new sense of accomplishment for which, again and again, we thank you.
The generosity of the Spanish and Italian print media has also been quite breath taking, and their support is inspiring. An added joy for me was to sing "The bullfighter dies" on television in Rome, and to sing both "The bullfighter dies" and "Kiss me a lot" for television in Milan. Capping the excitement so far:

1 Bologna, ITALY (17 Oct)
2 Pescara, ITALY (19 Oct)
3 Madrid, SPAIN (9 Oct)
4 Barcelona, SPAIN (10 Oct)
5 Florence, ITALY (21 Oct)
6 Padova, ITALY (22 Oct)
7 Lisbon, PORTUGAL (6 Oct)
8 Rome, ITALY (14 Oct) second night
9 Rome, ITALY (13 Oct) first night
10 Milan, ITALY (16 Oct)

We, too, were shocked by the venues in Roma and Milan - both abysmal - Milan quite shockingly abysmal... not a theater at all ... just a field with a roof. I have never looked out at such an unhappy, uncomfortable and trapped audience in my life. We all did our best. Consider the many majestic concert halls in Milan, and yet there we were on a brutal patch of waste ground on the edge of the city. It was unfathomable. I should stress that we have no idea what the venues are like until we arrive at them. Thankfully, everywhere else was a proper hall.

Autobiography is one year old, and continues to sell very well. It is the people who buy the book that provide inspiration.
There are several record labels interested in releasing World peace is none of your business. I hope this happens soon. The carefully preserved monotony of the music industry is a decline inflicted upon all of us by the dumb and the sterile, and their old tyranny should not be allowed air. Speak up and shout out!
Forgive a further mention of the homemade videos on You Tube that cover the songs from World peace is none of your business, but their number is quite phenomenal, and their articulate intensity proves that the people are ahead of the labels when it comes to understanding the songs.
But of course!


Morrissey
Vienna, Austria
24 October 2014

Morrissey on Gazebo


12 October 2014

Morrissey will sing The Bullfighter Dies live on Italian television tonight. The show is Gazebo (Rai 3), and is recorded at the RAI Teatro delle Vittorie, Via Monte Asolone 13, Roma. The show begins at 11:45 pm, and Morrissey will sing at 11:50.

Videos

17 August 2014

Morrissey: World Peace Is None Of Your Business (Unofficial Video) by Sharon Jheeta

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uBCg28Pxc0Q


Morrissey - World Peace Is None Of Your Business (Unofficial Video) by wpeace123456

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bq-uOIJKEm0


Morrissey- The Bullfighter Dies (Unofficial Video) by trentmorrison

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NXVtaYCDoLo


Morrissey: Oboe Concerto (Unofficial Video) by Sharon Jheeta


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mG_IDcxFRKs

More thanks

17 August 2014

More thanks

"Thank you to everyone who has added new videos on You Tube to support World peace is none of your business. Of the newer batch, I am especially moved by The bullfighter dies by trentmorrison, and also by Oboe concerto by Sharon Jheeta. I am so glad that you understand.
I am so sorry that Harvest Records did not understand what they had.
You have explained it to them, and I will always be in your debt".

MORRISSEY
17 August 2014

Morrissey statement

5 August 2014

Morrissey statement

I am indebted to three sources that have placed their own well-crafted videos on You Tube for the song World peace is none of your business. The three individual sources are named as Sharon Jheeta, Héctor González and wpeace123456. These videos fully understand the intent of the song, and I am relieved that these films exist. Yes, a similar document ought to have been harvested by the record label, but please understand that the pop or rock industry can be as dedicated to perpetuating public deception as the world of politics itself. God bless social media!
Liberty, equality and fraternity are the essence of the song; no monarchic rule, no political hierarchies, no bought-and-paid-for government thugs, security forces no longer beyond prosecution, and an end to megalomania, repression and corruption. Meat consumption is climate change, and if ever there were a self-evident lost cause it is the British so-called "royal family". Societies have never been so nervous; Pan Am Flight 103 differs not a jot from Malaysian Flight 17. The United Nations failure to imprison Tony Blair and George W. Bush for war crimes against Iraq has told us all that there can never be enough bloodshed, and the world is suffering its worst nervous breakdown. Do not feel powerless!
Many apparently powerless causes have succeeded in shifting political stupidity and greed. You are intellectual sanity. It is possible for nonviolent change; there are more people than there are aging despots; there are more people than there are world leaders. In truth, the world is leaderless. Please stop watching Fox News; anti-monarchial Britain has given up on the BBC – we know that every slot is paid for. We know that the number 1 position on the pop charts is "bought"; this is not 1955.
Thank you to all of my friends in Israel, Chile, Sweden, Poland, Argentina, Hungary, Romania, Finland and Italy who bought World peace is none of your business. It is 30 years on since The Smiths album entered the UK chart at number 2 with zero airplay and zero promotion, and the struggle for the airwaves remains difficult. Yet, I am writing this to you now, and you are reading it.
In answer to many people who have asked, I should like to finally make it clear that I have not received any television invitations – worldwide! – to either discuss World peace is none of your business, or even to sing any songs from the album.

Thank you for reading this. We have our first World peace is none of your business concert booked in Lisbon (Portugal) on October 6th.

All we have is each other.

for the animals, for intellectual sanity ...

MORRISSEY
5 August 2014.

World Peace Is None Of Your Business: Album released today in the US

15 July 2014

World Peace Is None Of Your Business: Album released today in the US

World Peace Is None Of Your Business Sleeve Artwork

Morrissey's World Peace Is None Of Your Business is released today in the US.

The album is available on standard CD, deluxe CD, vinyl LP, standard digital download, and deluxe digital download formats.

The deluxe CD includes a lyric booklet, whereas the standard CD does not.

The tracklistings for the various formats are as follows.

Standard CD tracklisting:

"World Peace Is None Of Your Business"
"Neal Cassady Drops Dead"
"I'm Not A Man"
"Istanbul"
"Earth Is The Loneliest Planet"
"Staircase At The University"
"The Bullfighter Dies"
"Kiss Me A Lot"
"Smiler With Knife"
"Kick The Bride Down The Aisle"
"Mountjoy"
"Oboe Concerto"

Deluxe CD tracklisting:

"World Peace Is None Of Your Business"
"Neal Cassady Drops Dead"
"I'm Not A Man"
"Istanbul"
"Earth Is The Loneliest Planet"
"Staircase At The University"
"The Bullfighter Dies"
"Kiss Me A Lot"
"Smiler With Knife"
"Kick The Bride Down The Aisle"
"Mountjoy"
"Oboe Concerto"
"Scandinavia"
"One Of Our Own"
"Drag The River"
"Forgive Someone"
"Julie In The Weeds"
"Art-hounds"

Vinyl LP tracklisting:

"World Peace Is None Of Your Business"
"Neal Cassady Drops Dead"
"I'm Not A Man"
"Istanbul"
"Earth Is The Loneliest Planet"
"Staircase At The University"
"The Bullfighter Dies"
"Kiss Me A Lot"
"Smiler With Knife"
"Kick The Bride Down The Aisle"
"Mountjoy"
"Oboe Concerto"

Standard digital download tracklisting:

"World Peace Is None Of Your Business"
"Neal Cassady Drops Dead"
"I'm Not A Man"
"Istanbul"
"Earth Is The Loneliest Planet"
"Staircase At The University"
"The Bullfighter Dies"
"Kiss Me A Lot"
"Smiler With Knife"
"Kick The Bride Down The Aisle"
"Mountjoy"
"Oboe Concerto"

Deluxe digital download tracklisting:

"World Peace Is None Of Your Business"
"Neal Cassady Drops Dead"
"I'm Not A Man"
"Istanbul"
"Earth Is The Loneliest Planet"
"Staircase At The University"
"The Bullfighter Dies"
"Kiss Me A Lot"
"Smiler With Knife"
"Kick The Bride Down The Aisle"
"Mountjoy"
"Oboe Concerto"
"Scandinavia"
"One Of Our Own"
"Drag The River"
"Forgive Someone"
"Julie In The Weeds"
"Art-hounds"

World Peace Is None Of Your Business: Album released today in the UK and tomorrow in the US

14 July 2014

World Peace Is None Of Your Business: Album released today in the UK and tomorrow in the US

World Peace Is None Of Your Business Sleeve Artwork

Morrissey's World Peace Is None Of Your Business is released today in the UK and tomorrow in the US.

The album is available on standard CD, deluxe CD, vinyl LP, standard digital download, and deluxe digital download formats.

The deluxe CD includes a lyric booklet, whereas the standard CD does not.

The tracklistings for the various formats are as follows.

Standard CD tracklisting:

"World Peace Is None Of Your Business"
"Neal Cassady Drops Dead"
"I'm Not A Man"
"Istanbul"
"Earth Is The Loneliest Planet"
"Staircase At The University"
"The Bullfighter Dies"
"Kiss Me A Lot"
"Smiler With Knife"
"Kick The Bride Down The Aisle"
"Mountjoy"
"Oboe Concerto"

Deluxe CD tracklisting:

"World Peace Is None Of Your Business"
"Neal Cassady Drops Dead"
"I'm Not A Man"
"Istanbul"
"Earth Is The Loneliest Planet"
"Staircase At The University"
"The Bullfighter Dies"
"Kiss Me A Lot"
"Smiler With Knife"
"Kick The Bride Down The Aisle"
"Mountjoy"
"Oboe Concerto"
"Scandinavia"
"One Of Our Own"
"Drag The River"
"Forgive Someone"
"Julie In The Weeds"
"Art-hounds"

Vinyl LP tracklisting:

"World Peace Is None Of Your Business"
"Neal Cassady Drops Dead"
"I'm Not A Man"
"Istanbul"
"Earth Is The Loneliest Planet"
"Staircase At The University"
"The Bullfighter Dies"
"Kiss Me A Lot"
"Smiler With Knife"
"Kick The Bride Down The Aisle"
"Mountjoy"
"Oboe Concerto"

Standard digital download tracklisting:

"World Peace Is None Of Your Business"
"Neal Cassady Drops Dead"
"I'm Not A Man"
"Istanbul"
"Earth Is The Loneliest Planet"
"Staircase At The University"
"The Bullfighter Dies"
"Kiss Me A Lot"
"Smiler With Knife"
"Kick The Bride Down The Aisle"
"Mountjoy"
"Oboe Concerto"

Deluxe digital download tracklisting:

"World Peace Is None Of Your Business"
"Neal Cassady Drops Dead"
"I'm Not A Man"
"Istanbul"
"Earth Is The Loneliest Planet"
"Staircase At The University"
"The Bullfighter Dies"
"Kiss Me A Lot"
"Smiler With Knife"
"Kick The Bride Down The Aisle"
"Mountjoy"
"Oboe Concerto"
"Scandinavia"
"One Of Our Own"
"Drag The River"
"Forgive Someone"
"Julie In The Weeds"
"Art-hounds"

The Bullfighter Dies: Digital download released today

17 June 2014

Morrissey's "The Bullfighter Dies" is released as a digital download today.

The digital download is available now from online music stores.

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