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IOW statement from Morrissey

28 May 2005

IOW statement from Morrissey:

I have not ever, at any time, agreed to play the Isle of Wight Festival. The announcement that I would play was made by Sanctuary — and it was their error. However, record companies will never take the blame for their own mistakes and Sanctuary's press statement today reflects this.
In truth, I am not at all under pressure with the follow-up to You Are The Quarry — everything is in hand, and ready. However, my contract with Sanctuary ended last year and hasn't been renewed. Hence, no promotional appearances for Live At Earls Court or the accompanying single. Surely somebody noticed?
Secondly, I have NOT parted company with Deano, and I am annoyed that Sanctuary have thrown this in without consulting either Deano or myself. But that's just the way it goes. Call it anything other than what it is.
Thirdly, I have no connection at all with the site called Morrisseymusic.com. It is controlled by Sanctuary and I am neither consulted nor involved.
When a concert is announced in error — as with Japan last year — the inevitable news to follow is that I have "pulled out"; but I can't pull out if I've never been in in the first place, and even though Janice Long kindly announced very early on that the IOW wouldn't happen, unfortunately Sanctuary would not confirm this and this encouraged people to buy tickets.
I am very angry about the IOW, but I can't control Sanctuary. I also realise that, regardless of the facts, people will always blame me for any unfortunate incidents — somehow believing that I control the entire spectrum of human events. In truth, since our closing dates last year in London and Dublin, my personal involvement in anything that has followed has been sub minus zero.
There will be a new signing for the new album, so please wait until you hear the news from my lips. Everything else is just gossip.
love to you from MORRISSEY.

27 May 2005

Who Put The 'M' in Manchester?: DVD released in the U.S. and the U.K.

6 April 2005

On the 29th of March, Who Put The 'M' in Manchester? — a DVD of songs recorded live during Morrissey's 2004 tour — was released in the U.S. On the 4th of April, the DVD was released in the U.K.

The DVD tracklisting is:

"First Of The Gang To Die"
"Hairdresser On Fire"
"Irish Blood, English Heart"
"The Headmaster Ritual"
"Subway Train"/"Everyday Is Like Sunday"
"I Have Forgiven Jesus"
"I Know It's Gonna Happen Someday"
"How Can Anybody Possibly Know How I Feel?"
"Rubber Ring"
"Such A Little Thing Makes Such A Big Difference"
"Don't Make Fun Of Daddy's Voice"
"The World Is Full Of Crashing Bores"
"Let Me Kiss You"
"No One Can Hold A Candle To You"
"Jack The Ripper"
"A Rush And A Push And The Land Is Ours"
"I'm Not Sorry"
"Shoplifters Of The World Unite"
"There Is A Light That Never Goes Out"
(all live from Manchester, 22nd May 2004)

"First Of The Gang To Die"
"I Have Forgiven Jesus"
"Everyday Is Like Sunday"
"There Is A Light That Never Goes Out"
"Irish Blood, English Heart"
(all live from Manchester, 11th July 2004)

"Irish Blood, English Heart" (music video)
"First Of The Gang To Die" (music video—U.K. version)
"First Of The Gang To Die" (music video—U.S. version)
"I Have Forgiven Jesus" (music video)

Also included on the U.S. DVD is the PETA video that all meat-eaters should watch and every vegetarian should own, "Meet Your Meat." Narrated by Alec Baldwin, the PETA video covers each stage of life of animals raised for food. For more information, visit www.GoVeg.com.

Live At Earls Court: Album released in the U.S. and the U.K.

6 April 2005

On the 29th of March, Live At Earls Court — an album of songs recorded live during Morrissey's 2004 tour — was released in the U.S. On the 4th of April, the album was released in the U.K.

The album tracklisting is:

"How Soon Is Now?"
"First Of The Gang To Die"
"November Spawned A Monster"
"Don't Make Fun Of Daddy's Voice"
"Bigmouth Strikes Again"
"I Like You"
"Redondo Beach"
"Let Me Kiss You"
"Subway Train"/"Munich Air Disaster 1958"
"There Is A Light That Never Goes Out"
"The More You Ignore Me, The Closer I Get"
"Friday Mourning"
"I Have Forgiven Jesus"
"The World Is Full Of Crashing Bores"
"Shoplifters Of The World Unite"
"Irish Blood, English Heart"
"You Know I Couldn't Last"
"Last Night I Dreamt That Somebody Loved Me"

There Is A Light That Never Goes Out/Redondo Beach: Single released in the U.K.

6 April 2005

On the 28th of March, a double A-side single — "There Is A Light That Never Goes Out"/"Redondo Beach" — was released in the U.K. The U.K. single is available on three formats: Maxi CD single; DVD single; and 7" vinyl single.

The U.K. Maxi CD single tracklisting is:

"There Is A Light That Never Goes Out"
"Redondo Beach"
"Noise Is The Best Revenge"

The U.K. DVD single tracklisting is:

"Redondo Beach"
"There Is A Light That Never Goes Out"
"It's Hard To Walk Tall When You're Small"
"There Is A Light That Never Goes Out" (live video)
"There Is A Light That Never Goes Out" (live video from Manchester, 22nd May 2004)

The U.K. 7" vinyl single tracklisting is:

"Redondo Beach"
"There Is A Light That Never Goes Out"

The single has entered the U.K. singles chart at #11, and the U.K. indie singles chart at #1.

Morrissey's achievement of four U.K. Top 10 hits in 2004

24 December 2004

Morrissey is the only artist to achieve four consecutive Top 10 hits in the U.K. singles chart in 2004.

You Are The Quarry: Album deluxe edition released in the U.S.

14 December 2004

A deluxe edition of You Are The Quarry is now available as a CD/DVD combo set in the U.S. The U.S. deluxe edition was released on the Attack label through Sanctuary Records on the 7th of December.

You Are The Quarry: Album deluxe edition

4 December 2004

A deluxe edition of You Are The Quarry is now available as a two CD set in the U.K. A similar deluxe edition of the album will soon be available as a CD/DVD combo set in the U.S. The deluxe editions include all the tracks from the original album; B-sides from the singles released during the spring, summer, and autumn of 2004; recent videos; footage from Morrissey's U.S. television appearances in the summer of 2004; and photographs from his 2004 tour.

The U.K. deluxe edition tracklisting is:

"America Is Not The World"
"Irish Blood, English Heart"
"I Have Forgiven Jesus"
"Come Back To Camden"
"I'm Not Sorry"
"The World Is Full Of Crashing Bores"
"How Can Anybody Possibly Know How I Feel?"
"First Of The Gang To Die"
"Let Me Kiss You"
"All The Lazy Dykes"
"I Like You"
"You Know I Couldn't Last"
"Don't Make Fun Of Daddy's Voice"
"It's Hard To Walk Tall When You're Small"
"Teenage Dad On His Estate"
"Munich Air Disaster 1958"
"Friday Mourning"
"The Never-Played Symphonies"
"My Life Is A Succession Of People Saying Goodbye"
"I Am Two People"
"Mexico"
"Irish Blood, English Heart" (music video)
"First Of The Gang To Die" (live from The Late Late Show With Craig Kilborn)
"I Have Forgiven Jesus” (live from The Late Late Show With Craig Kilborn)
"Let Me Kiss You” (live from The Late Late Show With Craig Kilborn)
Photo gallery from the 2004 tour

The U.K. deluxe edition was released on the Attack label through Sanctuary Records on the 22nd of November. The U.S. deluxe edition is released on the 7th of December.

First Of The Gang To Die: U.S. DVD single and U.S. 7" vinyl single released today

20 July 2004

The U.S. DVD single and the U.S. 7" vinyl single of "First Of The Gang To Die" are released today.

The U.S. DVD single tracklisting is:

"First Of The Gang To Die" (live video from Manchester, 22nd May 2004)
"First Of The Gang To Die" (audio)
"Teenage Dad On His Estate" (audio)
"Mexico" (audio)

The U.S. DVD single also features a photo gallery.

The U.S. 7" vinyl single tracklisting is:

"First Of The Gang To Die"
"My Life Is A Succession Of People Saying Goodbye"
"Teenage Dad On His Estate"
"Mexico"

First Of The Gang To Die: Live version download available

20 July 2004

An exclusive live version download of "First Of The Gang To Die" is available for purchase. This version was recorded at the Manchester Evening News Arena on the 22nd of May 2004, and is used on the video for the single. It is otherwise unavailable to buy as an audio track. For more details about the live version download, please visit the official Morrissey website www.morrisseymusic.com.

First Of The Gang To Die: Single chart positions in the U.K.

20 July 2004

"First Of The Gang To Die" has entered the U.K. singles chart at #6, and the U.K. indie singles chart at #1.

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