Morrissey's physical single/45 "Lady Willpower" will be available to buy on August 23rd.
The song was originally recorded by Gary Puckett and the Union Gap, reaching number 2 in the U.S. in 1968.
The B-side is Morrissey's version of "Rainbow Valley" by The Love Affair which reached number 5 in the U.K. in 1968.
The single is released by BMG Records worldwide.
Artwork (above) is actor Stanley Baker from the 1962 film "Eva".
"Lady Willpower" has already been premiered on Radio 2 by Alan Carr.
This single had a bit of a confused start to its life.
First reported on Morrissey Central (28 Feb) and again on Morrissey Central (24 March) that it would have the B-side "I Thought You Were Dead".
With the pre-information and release of Lover-To-Be for Record Store Day, it became apparent that the B-side wasn't going to be "I Thought You Were Dead".
Various online portals subsequently updated their information and "Brow Of My Beloved" was confirmed for the B-side.
This song title has been known from about 2017 and is one of several Morrissey/Boorer compositions slowly becoming available.
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Today sees the release of Lover-To-Be b/w I Thought You Were Dead 7" red vinyl.
Both tracks were recorded in 2017 as part of the Low In High School sessions (confirmed by Damiano Mazzarella who contributes vocals - via his IG and by the vinyl itself).
With no clear details, it appears there are somewhere between 1000-4000 copies of this record worldwide.
That said: by hook or by crook the B-side will eventually appear here for people to hear.
There have always been decent people here who strive to share rarities and this track won't be an exception.
Even if I have to tunnel through my storage locker to find my turntable.
This year's RSD has a very varied mixture of rarities and the general feeling I just experienced at the midnight opening event I attended was positive and friendly - no tension over the rarer items.