Release Date: 30 November 2009
Format: 7 Inch Box Set
|Morrissey The Singles Collection 91-95 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.
Singles Collection ’91 – ’95 consists of nine singles. Beginning with ‘My Love Life’, it moves through three singles from the Mick Ronson-produced ‘92 album ‘Your Arsenal’ – ‘We Hate It When Our Friends Become Successful’, ‘You’re The One For Me, Fatty’ and ‘Certain People I Know’ – on to what’s considered by many his greatest album - and final for Parlophone - ‘Vauxhall and I, with singles ’The More You Ignore Me The Closer I Get’ and ‘Hold On To Your Friends’. Also included is the ’94 duet with Siouxsie Sioux, ‘Interlude’, and non-album singles ’Boxers’ and ’Sunny’, which indicated the direction he would take on his next album, ‘Southpaw Grammar’. B-sides include a live version of ‘Suedehead’ (recorded??), the gorgeous ‘Used To Be A Sweet Boy’, Moz’s exploration of London’s underbelly, ‘Have-A-Go Merchant’ and ‘Black-Eyed Susan’, and an affecting version of ‘Moonriver’.
Singles Collection ’91 – ’95 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.
A - My Love Life
B - I’ve Changed My Plea To Guilty
A - We Hate It When Our Friends Become Successful
B - Suedehead
A - You're The One For Me, Fatty
B - Pashernate Love
A - Certain People I Know
B - Jack The Ripper
A - The More You Ignore Me The Closer I Get
B - Used To Be A Sweet Boy
A - Hold On To Your Friends
B - Moonriver
A - Interlude (Morrissey with Siouxsie)
B - Interlude (extended)
A - Boxers
B - Have-A-Go Merchant
A - Sunny
B - Black-Eyed Susan