Everyday Is Like Sunday: Special Edition, featuring previously unreleased material, to be released 26th September

11 August 2010

Following the announcement last month of the 20th anniversary Special Edition of Bona Drag, to launch the album the week before EMI will release through the resurrected 1960s Major Minor label, with Morrissey's full cooperation, a special edition of his timeless 'Everyday Is Like Sunday' single.

Originally released in 1988, 'Everyday Is Like Sunday' reached no. 9 on the UK singles chart. The song is one of Morrissey's - if not the - greatest and most-loved English pop singles ever released, in what has proved an inimitable and prolific career, from an artist who has redefined the cultural landscape. Its distinctive opening bass line and stabbing and sweeping strings frame a melancholic, yet uplifting anthemic lament of apocalyptic foreboding, amidst a forgotten seaside town.

Written in language which evokes the poetic prowess of John Betjeman or Philip Larkin, 'Everyday Is Like Sunday' is a gloriously eternal piece of high-pop-art, which has endured to become a favourite of each new generation.

In keeping with the song's pop classicism, it will be made available on two vinyl 7-inch singles – the first with an orange Major Minor label and a rare Morrissey photo on the cover; the second with a red, black and white MM label and range bag - as well as an E-CD and digital download, with all formats featuring previously unreleased songs, including the alternate version of 'November Spawned A Monster', 'November The Second' (E-CD), and an incredibly rare TOTPs performance of 'Everyday Is Like Sunday', which is unavailable anywhere, including YouTube.

All of this has been remastered and overseen by Morrissey himself.

Formats:

- 7-inch single no. 1
A. Everyday Is Like Sunday
B. Trash (live at Pacific Amphitheatre, Costa Mesa, CA, 1991) (previously unreleased)

- 7-inch single no. 2
A. Everyday Is Like Sunday
B. Everyday Is Like Sunday (live at the Hollywood Bowl, June 8, 2007)
(previously unreleased)

- E-CD single
1. Everyday Is Like Sunday
2. November The Second (previously unreleased)

E-CD section:
Everyday Is Like Sunday (original promotional video)
Everyday Is Like Sunday (on Top Of The Pops, 9th June, 1988) (previously unreleased)

- Digital Download
1. Everyday Is Like Sunday
2. November The Second (previously unreleased)
3. Everyday Is Like Sunday (live at the Hollywood Bowl, June 8, 2007) (previously unreleased)

Following the single's release, on 4th October a remastered 20th Anniversary Special Edition of Bona Drag will be released, with six previously unreleased and much coveted songs from the era:

- Happy Lovers At Last United
(Outtake from 'Sunday' sessions)

- Lifeguard On Duty
(Outtake from Viva Hate sessions)

- Please Help The Cause Against Loneliness (demo)
(Outtake from Viva Hate)

- Oh Phoney
(Outtake from Bona Drag sessions)

- The Bed Took Fire (early version of 'At Amber')

- Let The Right One Slip In (alternate long mix)

This reissue has also been overseen by Morrissey, and will feature updated artwork, hand-picked and rarely-seen photos. It will be available on CD - housed in a gatefold, card sleeve with an eight-page booklet, which will contain the aforementioned photos – and 180g heavyweight vinyl, housed in a wide-spine sleeve with a pull-out poster.

Major Minor Records was started by Radio Caroline manager Phil Solomon. Its truly eclectic roster of artists and singles releases makes it a perfect home for Morrissey. This will be the first release on the label since 1970.