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Release Info

"Brow of my Beloved" added on Spotify and other services as a digital single (July 12, 2019)

"Lady Willpower" c/w "Rainbow Valley" - physical single release (available Aug. 23, 2019); artwork

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Lady Willpower. - Morrissey Central
July 10, 2019

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.

"California Son" released (May 24, 2019); full album now on YouTube

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California Son is released on May 24, 2019.

Posted May 21:

Posted May 25:

Posted May 28:



At about 12:05 UK time, all the rest of the album tracks were posted on Morrissey's YouTube.

Press the icon at the top left to select other songs:


Regards,
FWD.


A short promo video for the album:

"Wedding Bell Blues" - vinyl 45 released today (10 May, 2019)

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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.
There is no matrix message on...

"California Son": 'Ultimate M Box' details - Morrissey Official FB (9 May, 2019)

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Link resolves to:

"THIS BUNDLE IS AVAILABLE TO CUSTOMERS RESIDING IN THE UNITED STATES ONLY.
UK/EUROPE STOCK WILL BECOME AVAILABLE SOON.

Bundle includes the following items:
  • Exclusive California Son Limited Edition Record Player
  • Exclusive California Son Celebratory Pin
  • California Son Album Vinyl
  • Wedding Bell Blues 7'' Vinyl
  • Exclusive Special Edition T-Shirt
THIS ITEM WILL SHIP MAY 29TH, 2019"

https://morrissey-california-son-ul...cts/morrissey-california-son-ultimate-box-set

$200 US only - Europe to follow.

Custom record player!?



Regards,
FWD.

"I Thought You Were Dead" on streaming sites

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I Thought You Were Dead appears on Spotify and iTunes


From Famous when dead - now also on Amazon.co.uk with a release date of April 26, 2019 and image:

Recordstore.co.uk: EMI reissue Morrissey singles box sets in stock for 11 May, 2019

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Recordstore are selling the item as described:
Release Date: 11 May, 2019
£37.99 - pre-order.

Box 1:
https://www.recordstore.co.uk/recor...les-88-91-10-x-7-inch-singles-Box/0LOP0000000

Box 2:
https://www.recordstore.co.uk/recor...gles-91-95-9-x-7-inch-Singles-Box/63YV0E3I000

I suspect this will go down like a lead balloon given Moz asking people to boycott their reissue back in 2009:

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https://www.nme.com/news/music/morrissey-280-1305133

Thanks to @crotty32 for the initial info.
Regards,
FWD.

"Lover-To-Be" red vinyl 45 released today for Record Store Day (13 April, 2019)

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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.

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