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Singles Collection 88–91 Limited Edition 7 Inch Box Set


Label: EMI
Release Date: 30 November 2009
Format: 7 Inch Box Set

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Morrissey Singles Collection 88–91 Limited Edition 7 Inch Box Set
For the first time in 14 years, some of Morrissey’s best-loved singles will be made available in limited edition, 7-inch box sets.

Following The Smiths split in 1987 at the height of their creative powers and popularity, Morrissey lost his co-writer Johnny Marr in what is considered one of the most productive partnerships in British pop, leaving many to doubt his ability to continue the quality the pair had produced over a prolific five-year period. In February ’88 Moz silenced his doubters with the release of his debut solo single ‘Suedehead’; a slice of urgent, shimmering guitar-pop, featuring the Durutti Column’s Vini Reilly and produced by Stephen Street. It went to No. 5 in the UK Singles Chart. This was followed by the No. 9 single ‘Everyday Is Like Sunday’, considered by many his greatest song and described by the NME, in its Year in Review, as "The best No. 1 '88 never gave us." Morrissey’s solo career had begun with two timeless, Top 10 singles.

Beginning with ‘Suedehead’, Singles Collection ’88 – ’91 runs chronologically and consists of 10 incredible singles, six of which were non-album releases (though some appeared on the 1990 compilation ‘Bona Drag’). As well as his first two single releases, it also includes the highly acclaimed ‘The Last Of The Famous…’, ‘November Spawned A Monster’, ‘Piccadilly Palare’ and ends with ‘Pregnant For The Last Time’; the first single to feature his ongoing collaborator and musical director Boz Boorer who, along with Alain Whyte, added a distinctive American Rockabilly sound to Moz’s distinctive jangle pop. B-sides include the self-deprecating ‘Disappointed’, Moz’s witty jibe at The Rolling Stones, ‘Get Off The Stage’, his tribute to The Jam in his reworking of ‘That’s Entertainment’, and an exquisite cover of indie-skinhead band Bradford’s ‘Skin Storm’.

Singles Collection ’88 – ’91 is housed in a flip-top box, with a cover-image taken from a photograph by Anton Corbijn. The singles’ artwork will be faithfully reproduced with original sleeves.

Singles Collection ’88 – 91’
Record 1
A - Suedehead
B- I Know Very Well How I Got My Name
Record 2
A - Everyday Is Like Sunday
B - Disappointed
Record 3
A - The Last Of The Famous International Playboys
B - Lucky Lisp
Record 4
A - Interesting Drug
B - Such A Little Thing Makes Such A Big Difference
Record 5
A - Oujia Board, Oujia Board
B - Yes I Am Blind
Record 6
A - November Spawned A Monster
B - He Knows I’d Love To See Him
Record 7
A - Piccadilly Palare
B - Get Off The Stage
Record 8
A - Our Frank
B - Journalists Who Lie
Record 9
A - Sing Your Life
B - That’s Entertainment
Record 10
A - Pregnant For The Last Time
B - Skin Storm

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