Sanctuary confirms Morrissey signing, official press release
posted by davidt on Thursday June 05 2003, @08:30AM

nonesoever writes:

A celebration update to the main page is in order, as Morrissey now is officially signed to Sanctuary.

Sanctuary Records Group Announcement

MORRISSEY SIGNS TO SANCTUARY RECORDS

Sanctuary Records Group and Morrissey have announced that they have resurrected the Attack label to release the forthcoming new album by Morrissey.

The label will be distributed via BMG in the US, Pinnacle in the UK and Sanctuary Records Group's various distribution partners in the rest of the world. The deal was signed on the 20th of May and Morrissey will begin recording his first album since 1997's Maladjusted immediately.

The Attack label - part of the legendary Trojan Records family - released records by The Pioneers, Gregory Isaacs, The Upsetters, Big Youth and I Roy amongst many others between 1969 and 1980.

The Sanctuary Group Inc Chief Executive Officer Merck Mercuriadis commented, "Morrissey is one of the most important artists of the last 20 years and we are delighted that he has given us the opportunity to lead the charge on this significant next phase of his career with a deal that is as innovative as his music. Early on in our discussions Morrissey proved himself to be a connoisseur of our Trojan Records catalogue and expressed an interest in using the Attack label for the release of his records much as he did the HMV label when he was with EMI. We are very pleased to accommodate and hope that he will also find new artists to release on Attack. Attack Records will be a reflection of his creative vision and his exclusive domain. "

The Sanctuary Records Group's labels and artists include Rough Trade Records, Fantastic Plastic, Trojan Records, The Strokes, Spiritualized, The Libertines, Ween, Death In Vegas, British Sea Power, Pet Shop Boys, The Beatings, Tricky and The Futureheads.

A brand new documentary, entitled 'The Importance Of Being Morrissey' will be screened on Channel 4 on Sunday 8th June at 11.15pm (BST).
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Marcello also writes:

This time is true. Now get on with the recording!!!

Morrissey finally signs record deal - NME.com

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KB also writes:

Well I have seen the news on the NME site, Sanctuary site, and here, but did not expect it to be on the BBC Entertainment site. Looks like lots of Smiths press, and Morrissey news hitting at the same time.
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Martin also writes:

Got the press release from a friend working for "der spiegel", the most important Germany weekly.
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    All of the rumours keeping me grounded... (Score:1)
    I never said, I NEVER SAID, that they were completely unfounded.

    We're all yours...

    kl
    king leer -- Thursday June 05 2003, @08:38AM (#64004)
    (User #80 Info)
    to quote no one special... (Score:1)
    "WOOOO-HOOOOO!!!"

    i am so f***kin' happy!!

    peace to all of you. ryan
    s-man -- Thursday June 05 2003, @08:38AM (#64005)
    (User #1233 Info)
    New Record Deal (Score:1)
    Finally Morrissey has signed a new record deal to the Sanctuary Records Groups on the resurrected Attack label.
    Morrissey is back !!!
    Viva MOZ
    Riccardo -- Thursday June 05 2003, @08:39AM (#64006)
    (User #3607 Info)
    yes (Score:0, Troll)
    YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEESSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    I can't believe it. This is the best day of my life!
    This is the greatest day of the 21st century.
    I'm gonna get f***ing loaded tonight!
    WOOHOO!!
    Spineless Swine <kingbeer@morrissey.zzn.com> -- Thursday June 05 2003, @08:40AM (#64007)
    (User #4968 Info)
    Leave your future behind you.
    • Re: yes by Anonymous (Score:0) Friday June 06 2003, @03:15AM
      • Re:yes by inlovewiththepast (Score:1) Friday June 06 2003, @06:34AM
        • Re:yes by Anonymous (Score:0) Friday June 06 2003, @07:14AM
          • Re:yes by Spineless Swine (Score:1) Saturday June 07 2003, @07:06AM
            Now my heart is full.. (Score:1)
            This is great news, and once again this site proves to be very important in moz carreer, notice how they put it as the official site of moz.
            ok enough, time to drink!
            Frankly Vulgar -- Thursday June 05 2003, @08:53AM (#64013)
            (User #1967 Info)
            "You can tell, by the way, i sleep all day"
              I hope that (Score:1)
              it works also in the sense of softening his heart :) Yes, I'm happy for him!
              Havfine -- Thursday June 05 2003, @08:59AM (#64014)
              (User #284 Info)
              "Have you forgotten how to love yourself?" Red House Painters
                POR FIN!! (At Last!) (Score:1)
                Congrats David, You are now the official Artist Page!! hopefully this means that we will have dibs on tickets for the forthcoming Tour 2003!!
                Felicidades al Mozz de parte de sus amigos en Playas de Tijuana!!
                ojon1 -- Thursday June 05 2003, @08:59AM (#64016)
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                all I can say is (Score:1)
                Thank God.......!
                Sharron Needles -- Thursday June 05 2003, @09:00AM (#64017)
                (User #762 Info)
                Inside every adult male is a denied little boy -Nancy Friday
                  gratis Deo! (Score:0)
                  hallelu Yah!
                  charis to Theo!
                  gratis Deo!
                  Gott sei dank!
                  remerciez dieux!
                  Ągracias a Dios!
                  God be praised!
                  pugz -- Thursday June 05 2003, @09:17AM (#64023)
                  (User #7675 Info)
                  Morrissey solo is Moz official website (Score:0)
                  I don't think he'll sue you now David, Congrats!
                  Anonymous -- Thursday June 05 2003, @09:39AM (#64032)
                  Merry X-mas (Score:1, Redundant)
                  Does this mean a new album by X-mas?

                  Accompanied by a DVD, a limited editon enhanced CD and a single with three new B-sides?
                  Eric Hartman -- Thursday June 05 2003, @09:48AM (#64035)
                  (User #5103 Info | http://www.godhatesfags.com/ )
                  Homosexuality is God's way of insuring that the truly gifted aren't burdened with children.
                    Hooray! (Score:0)
                    Hooray! It's been a long time coming and the moment has finally arrived! I was holding back my excitement for this official news so 3 cheers!!

                    Does anyone else find it odd that the press release at Sanctuary Records says that Morrissey's site is morrissey-solo.com? This is an unofficial site, what's up with that?
                    Anonymous -- Thursday June 05 2003, @09:50AM (#64037)
                    • Re:Hooray! by Havfine (Score:1) Thursday June 05 2003, @09:58AM
                      • Re:Hooray! by Anonymous (Score:0) Thursday June 05 2003, @10:04AM
                      wow (Score:1)
                      i almost teared up when i read this. FANTASTIC news, after such a long wait it's finally here.

                      i cannot wait to hear the polished studio versions of First of the Gang, ect, let alone the stuff we haven't heard...and i hope the new version of EDILS makes it as at least a b-side.

                      and almost as exciting, there sure to be another tour coming up soon :)

                      yay!
                      mr. superinvisible -- Thursday June 05 2003, @09:51AM (#64038)
                      (User #6367 Info)
                      Album NOT recorded yet (Score:1, Informative)
                      The new album hasn't been recorded yet so be patient.

                      Sanctuary's first release will be a DVD of the Paris concert last year which will be out in the autumn.

                      luv,
                      Sanctuary Mole
                      Anonymous -- Thursday June 05 2003, @09:52AM (#64040)
                      O gluckliche Tag!!!! (Score:1)
                      O Happy Day!
                      I can't wait to hear the new stuff,particularly First of the Gang,I like You and Crashing Bores in studio versions and of course Irish Blood.
                      I think it will be out pretty soon.
                      2003 is gonna be a veritable Mozfest!
                      O'Muirgheasa -- Thursday June 05 2003, @10:08AM (#64048)
                      (User #7536 Info)
                      Perhaps my best years are gone.When there was a chance of happiness.But I wouldn't want them back.
                      • Re:O gluckliche Tag!!!! by Anonymous (Score:0) Friday June 06 2003, @08:32AM
                        • Kazaa by Anonymous (Score:0) Tuesday June 10 2003, @12:08AM
                          • Re:Kazaa by Anonymous (Score:0) Wednesday June 11 2003, @07:00AM
                          the 3 i's.....i will survive! (Score:1)
                          Fan-tastic, how lovely is it to see an actual confirmation on the main page, no more rumours...
                          a big *nod* to Sanctuary for having the balls to sign him. I don't give a f*ck how sad i sound, this has made my year...nevermind day, maybe i'll even get laid now...well i'll take one miracle at once eh!
                          Good luck with the new album Moz and congratulations once again!
                          FRED UP -- Thursday June 05 2003, @10:26AM (#64050)
                          (User #3917 Info)
                          Now My Heart Is Full! (Score:0)
                          Break up the family/and let's begin to live our lives/I'm in love for the first time/and I don't feel bad!
                          Morrissey's signed!

                          Morrissey, I'll see you on tour in New York City.

                          Meilleurs salutations monsieur!
                          Anonymous -- Thursday June 05 2003, @10:29AM (#64053)
                            So Happy Now!!! (Score:1)
                            Now my heart is full and I just can't explain so I won't even try to!!!

                            Can't wait for the album,tour,interviews,etc....
                            TheOneThatYouDreamOn -- Thursday June 05 2003, @10:37AM (#64056)
                            (User #8371 Info)
                            moztastic (Score:1)
                            I have a feeling that this new album will be spectacular. He's had six years to come up with new material and we all know what Moz is capable of. We've heard a handful of his new songs already, but those aren't going to be the best songs on the record. Why would he play those songs live if he thought they were the best ones? We would just end up being disappointed. He won't waste his time on a lackluster album. As Moz said himself, "I'm going to have to take over."
                            JakeBo -- Thursday June 05 2003, @10:47AM (#64058)
                            (User #8432 Info)
                              Finally! (Score:1)
                              Yes! Yes! Yes! Not one day to early. I think this causes for some celebration!

                              I'm off!
                              bjaebb -- Thursday June 05 2003, @10:55AM (#64060)
                              (User #8393 Info)
                                Lawsuit (Score:0)
                                David, did Sanctury ask permission to quot your site as the Artists site?
                                Anonymous -- Thursday June 05 2003, @10:56AM (#64061)
                                • Re:Lawsuit by Frankly Vulgar (Score:1) Thursday June 05 2003, @11:32AM
                                  • Re:Lawsuit by Anonymous (Score:0) Friday June 06 2003, @08:34AM
                                    • Re:Lawsuit by Davey Boy (Score:1) Saturday June 07 2003, @12:18PM
                                      The First of the Gang to die... (Score:1)
                                      The first of the gang to have died....The dead walk again. hell yessssss.
                                      COWBOY -- Thursday June 05 2003, @11:05AM (#64063)
                                      (User #7647 Info)
                                        Irish Blood, English Heart (Score:0)
                                        I'm so happy now, Finally!

                                        Since I've only listened to Smiths and Morrissey for 1 ˝ years this will be the first Morrissey release I will experience. Maybe I can even get my hands on my first Morrissey single, do you think it will be released in Sweden?
                                        Anonymous -- Thursday June 05 2003, @11:12AM (#64065)
                                          this is good news (Score:1)
                                          this is good news
                                          JiltedJim -- Thursday June 05 2003, @11:19AM (#64067)
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                                            Vile reggae? (Score:1)
                                            Is reggae still vile, then?
                                            pivic -- Thursday June 05 2003, @11:20AM (#64068)
                                            (User #8482 Info)
                                            Yay!! (Score:1)
                                            happy happy day ;^)
                                            Mud <reversethis-{moc ... {ta} {odnatyaj}> -- Thursday June 05 2003, @11:21AM (#64069)
                                            (User #454 Info | http://jaytando.tripod.com/meeting-morrissey/ )
                                            I'm really just Some Totally Random Moz Fan
                                              Get in on Teletext! (Score:0)
                                              It was on teletext news page 316 on ITV rubbing shoulders with other worthy issues such as the WMD debate, the usual spate of murders, kidnap and scandal! I've heard many rumours throughout the past couple of years but you know when it comes up on 301 news headlines on ITV teletext IT MUST BE TRUE! Long live Teletext, booked it, packed it, fooked off!!!
                                              Anonymous -- Thursday June 05 2003, @11:31AM (#64071)
                                              Nice (Score:0)
                                              Does this mean another TOUR to promote the new album? When will it be finished?
                                              Anonymous -- Thursday June 05 2003, @11:32AM (#64072)
                                              • Re:Nice by Anonymous (Score:0) Saturday June 14 2003, @11:17AM
                                                Told you so! (Score:1)
                                                I knew it would happen.
                                                Can't wait to see him perform again!
                                                Until then I'll just stretch out and wait...
                                                OnlyWithYou -- Thursday June 05 2003, @12:46PM (#64082)
                                                (User #8362 Info)
                                                I know...and I don't mind.
                                                  Thank you Morrissey (Score:1)
                                                  At the record company meeting, on their hands a LIVING STAR!!YAY! That is just great news! At last!
                                                  mozzergirl -- Thursday June 05 2003, @01:07PM (#64084)
                                                  (User #2801 Info)
                                                  Will you put your arms around me, I won't tell anybody
                                                    well... (Score:0)
                                                    well idunno. i talked to boz, and he said

                                                    -gremlin
                                                    Anonymous -- Thursday June 05 2003, @01:24PM (#64085)
                                                      What A Wonderful Day! (Score:1)
                                                      Let's hope Morrissey becomes as productive as he was in late 80's early 90's, Viva Morrissey!!!!
                                                      The Garage Flower -- Thursday June 05 2003, @02:12PM (#64098)
                                                      (User #8484 Info)
                                                      From SPAIN !!! We´re Happy (Score:1)
                                                      Hi ! Come Soon New Work !!! Fast !!!!! And Tour !!!!! MOZ Hard Work !!
                                                      Williams -- Thursday June 05 2003, @02:16PM (#64099)
                                                      (User #6796 Info)
                                                      Williams,
                                                      He's everywhere! (Score:1)
                                                      http://www.sky.com/skynews/article/0,,30500-12338864,00.html
                                                      jason25 -- Thursday June 05 2003, @02:34PM (#64101)
                                                      (User #5890 Info)
                                                        Sanctuary Records (Score:1)
                                                        This is happy news indeed :D

                                                        And for those who like Lloyd Cole, I can tell you that he have signed with Santuary too. But in his case the album will be out 9th June this year.
                                                        The Headmaster -- Thursday June 05 2003, @02:41PM (#64103)
                                                        (User #8485 Info)
                                                        Finding new artists? (Score:1)
                                                        So, Morrissey owns (in a way) Attack records and can get new artists signed to it. That's pretty bold. Moz, where do we send our demos?
                                                        Fence -- Thursday June 05 2003, @02:45PM (#64104)
                                                        (User #1034 Info)
                                                        Heel in the back, size 13
                                                        Er... (Score:1)
                                                        Don't wanna be a pedant but am I the only who recalls his hatred for reggae music ("Reggae is vile" - 1985)? So what's this 'connoisseur of the Trojan catalogue' all about?
                                                        Ramon -- Thursday June 05 2003, @02:52PM (#64105)
                                                        (User #2577 Info)
                                                        "I'm all over you...like a vulture, like impending death"
                                                        • Re:Er... by Martin (Score:1) Friday June 06 2003, @03:37AM
                                                          • Re:Er... by Spineless Swine (Score:1) Friday June 06 2003, @09:49AM
                                                            • Re:Er... by Anonymous (Score:0) Tuesday June 10 2003, @12:54AM
                                                              • Re:Er... by Martin (Score:1) Friday June 13 2003, @09:29AM
                                                            Re: Trojan records; The skinhead connection. (Score:1, Interesting)
                                                            I note that people keep bringing up the "reggae is vile" comment, as if this displays contradictory behaviour. However, I suspect it was either a comment on the limp 80s version of reggae, or simply a throwaway contraversial comment. In fact, an interest in the Trojan label type reggae of the 60s and 70s is entirely consistent with his interest in English skinhead culture, which adopted Trojan reggae as its own, in the late 60s right up to the late 70s, early 80s.
                                                            stockwell martyr -- Thursday June 05 2003, @03:07PM (#64108)
                                                            (User #5795 Info)
                                                              Reggae (Score:2, Insightful)
                                                              Morrissey has called regae "Black Supremicist" music.. He didn't say that was true of the current reggae scene.. he just said it. Now, that doesn't mean he's a racist. It would be like saying that the Nazis were vile. The difference is that most people would agree with that statement about Nazi's because the things they did were quite obvious while reggae, if one is to consider it "black supremicist", one would have to interpret it.
                                                              bored -- Thursday June 05 2003, @10:00PM (#64154)
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                                                              Finally... (Score:1)
                                                              ...seriously.
                                                              BreakUpTheFamily -- Thursday June 05 2003, @03:15PM (#64109)
                                                              (User #1715 Info)
                                                              • Re:Finally... by Anonymous (Score:0) Wednesday June 18 2003, @03:11AM
                                                                The anticipation... (Score:1)
                                                                will be sweet agony! I've been ever so curious to hear how living here in the States has inspired him...
                                                                J. Razor -- Thursday June 05 2003, @04:24PM (#64123)
                                                                (User #724 Info)
                                                                I'm Alone
                                                                About time (Score:1)
                                                                YaY!
                                                                Shadowplay -- Thursday June 05 2003, @05:08PM (#64127)
                                                                (User #6450 Info)
                                                                  Hooray for everything! (Score:1)
                                                                  Just when I thought my birthday could not have gone more splendidly..... HOORAY FOR ME!!! Oh yes, and all the other Morrissey fans, too!

                                                                  this is just too creamy and delicious! I hope the album can capture the former glory that was Viva Hate up to Vauxhaull and I.

                                                                  HOORAY AGAIN!
                                                                  DeB of the Brew Crew
                                                                  Maplefreak -- Thursday June 05 2003, @05:09PM (#64128)
                                                                  (User #1234 Info)
                                                                  And the songs we sing, they're not supposed to mean a thing...
                                                                    Morrissey is signed.... (Score:0)
                                                                    **sigh**
                                                                    ....after all these years of dispair...

                                                                    the time, it's finally here. so lets all come together. no more bickering about who said what, and who did who. lets all be happy and feel alive...

                                                                    ...'cause our MAN MOZZ, has ben signed.
                                                                    Anonymous -- Thursday June 05 2003, @06:03PM (#64134)
                                                                      Screw the music club: BMG... (Score:1, Interesting)
                                                                      I'm buying my copy from Europe or Canada.
                                                                      Anonymous -- Thursday June 05 2003, @06:53PM (#64138)
                                                                        yessss (Score:1)
                                                                        The perfect birthday present for me!!! And I applaud his timing...planned no doubt.
                                                                        veradicere -- Thursday June 05 2003, @07:07PM (#64142)
                                                                        (User #8315 Info)
                                                                          cnn headline news blurb (Score:0)
                                                                          just saw the blurb on the CNN headline news tickertape.
                                                                          Anonymous -- Thursday June 05 2003, @07:09PM (#64143)
                                                                          Interesting! (Score:1, Interesting)
                                                                          Anyone click on the Sanctuary link to view the official press release article and see the "Artist's Site: http://www.morrissey-solo.com/" printed at the bottom?

                                                                          I wonder whose decision it was to put that there, Morrissey's or Sanctuary's?
                                                                          Anonymous -- Thursday June 05 2003, @08:18PM (#64148)
                                                                          I've seen this happen in other people's lives (Score:1)
                                                                          Wow. I just took "Viva Hate" off the shelf for the first time in 10 years and it's more beautiful than it ever was. I am so happy for Morrissey!! What a timeless songwriter. I can't wait for the next round of classics from him.

                                                                          I just might die with a smile on my face after all.

                                                                          Peace.
                                                                          jgs001 -- Thursday June 05 2003, @10:36PM (#64155)
                                                                          (User #8486 Info)
                                                                          The sun is up, I'm so happy I could SCREAM! (Score:1)
                                                                          "Morrissey will begin recording his first album since 1997's 'Maladjusted' immideately" might just be the most beautiful words I have ever read.
                                                                          Lock up your sons (and maybe daughters to) and start celebrating right now!
                                                                          The Mozzer is back!!!!!!
                                                                          Martin -- Thursday June 05 2003, @11:46PM (#64157)
                                                                          (User #278 Info | http://www.thefarm.cjb.net/ )
                                                                          A Slight Case of Overcombing
                                                                          i do like i like you!! (Score:0)
                                                                          let me go against the tide and say that i like you is a great song and have enormous single potential! it reminds your arsenal a lot, and we all know that this one was the most well received moz solo album! anyway, bring any of the five songs (or any other) as a single and i will be happy!!!!
                                                                          Anonymous -- Friday June 06 2003, @12:16AM (#64160)
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