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Photo: Rome, December 2005: Jed Weitzman (of Sanctuary Management) and Morrissey
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Photo: Morrissey in Rome
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New photograph

26 November 2015

New photograph

New Photograph Taken By Sam Esty Rayner

taken by Sam Esty Rayner

Universal Music, the approach made to David Joseph, since denied by David Joseph

25 November 2015

Universal Music, the approach made to David Joseph, since denied by David Joseph

On 18 Nov 2015, at 15:29, Boz Boorer -------------------- wrote:

Dear David,

My name is Boz Boorer and I represent all of the musicians who played

We are shocked that you have made no move this week to promote the
above song (download/special 7-inch/special CD) to support the people
of Paris. Any other artist would be number 1 with this song RIGHT NOW.

Why are you doing nothing? There is no other song in modern music that
aptly supports the people of Paris.

Most sincerely yours




From: John Reid --------------------
Date: November 19, 2015 at 6:39:51 PM GMT-2
To: Boz Boorer --------------------
Subject: Re: Paris

Dear Boz

Thank you for copying your email to me.

I think we all know that this would be an appropriate and compelling gesture.

I spoke with David Joseph today. His position is that owing to Universal having a very close connection to the events, much as they see your point, they are not intending to release any records in response to the tragic events of last Friday. They feel it is too raw for them given the death of one of their staff members and instead they are going to show support and solidarity in other ways, including concerts in Paris later this year by some of their artists.

However, I believe that Universal would licence the song back for eg a release for proceeds to relevant charities (which I assume would be the plan). In short there may be a possibility here but it would have to be a release via a third party. Personally I think there could be a very forceful statement to be made. It will of course require M's input. Have you discussed this with him - I assume so.

If you want me to pursue this, please let me know. Time inevitably is of the essence.

Yours sincerely


John Reid
Russells Solicitors

Universal Music

25 November 2015

Universal Music

Universal Music (London) have denied refusing to re-issue Morrissey's I'm Throwing My Arms Around Paris in support of the victims of the recent Paris atrocities.
Morrissey is in possession of a letter from John Reid at Russells (London) in which it is clearly stated that David Joseph of Universal Music (London) has no interest in re-issuing I'm Throwing My Arms Around Paris, but has instead planned his own tribute to the Paris victims for December which will only involve current Universal bands.
Universal Music has claimed to be "hurt" by the suggestion that such a letter exists.
The letter can be freely made available to anyone who wishes to read it.

24 November 2015

Manchester comic book, November 2015​

23 November 2015

Manchester comic book, November 2015​

Manchester Comic Book, November 2015​

Morrissey and band in Brazil, 22 November 2015

22 November 2015

Morrissey and band in Brazil, 22 November 2015

Morrissey And Band In Brazil, 22 November 2015

left to right: Boz Boorer, Jesse Tobias, Morrissey, Mando Lopez, Matthew Ira Walker, Gustavo Manzur.

Morrissey, tonight in Sao Paulo

20 November 2015

Morrissey, tonight in Sao Paulo

Universal Music, London

19 November 2015

Universal Music, London

David Joseph at Universal Music in London has refused the request made by Morrissey and the band to re-issue 'I'm Throwing My Arms Around Paris' as a loving tribute to the lives lost in the Paris atrocities. David Joseph is instead arranging his own tribute to Paris utilizing his current crop of Universal artists.
The photograph below is Morrissey singing 'I'm Throwing My Arms Around Paris' to an audience of 12,000 in Chile last week.

Morrissey Singing 'I'm Throwing My Arms Around Paris'

photograph taken by Trinity.

Monarchy is Anarchy

18 November 2015

Monarchy is Anarchy

Royal Babylon

What The Royal Family Doesn't Want You To See

Morrissey audience in Chile​

16 November 2015

Morrissey audience in Chile​

Morrissey Audience In Chile​


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