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Viva Hate (Remastered) writes:

For those who care about little things like this, apparently all current UK Morrissey press releases are handled by Black Arts PR...

Aren't they doing a swell job advertising this reissue?

Also featured is a nice large picture of the new Viva Hate sleeve art...
Very good interview, Street is pretty forthright in his comments:

Stephen Street talks "Viva Hate" and trying to keep Morrissey happy - superdeluxeedition

March 29, 2012 by Paul Sinclair

Morrissey’s debut solo album Viva Hate is reissued next week. Producer and co-writer Stephen Street talks to us about the record and gives his verdict on the reissue.
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Good and sane review:

Viva Hate - Pitchfork
By Tom Ewing; March 28, 2012

UPDATE Mar. 28, 2:00PM PT:

Another review, link posted by sweetness522:

Viva Hate review by Martin Aston, BBC
An anonymous person writes:

One of Britain's best athletes, the world number one squash player James Willstrop from Yorkshire, has written about being inspired by Morrissey in his new book of diaries, 'Shot and a Ghost'. The diaries chronicle the ups and downs in a year of the life of one of the world's fittest sportsmen. He talks candidly about his rivalries on the world tour, the pain of day to day training, the death of his mother in 2000, and of course his admiration for Morrissey. See the extract below from the book.


One day at home, in the house I had once shared with Mum, sitting as I sometimes did, gazing at her pictures during a quiet moment of the day, I remember sobbing myself dry.
In the aftermath of this one episode, I turned on the television and skipped music channels, when onto the screen came a bequiffed figure wearing a white blazer, waving his microphone cord and arms in a way that was awkward, yet compelling. I didn’t recognise the song...
the rash of these chiptune covers inspired me to finish my 8bit version of 'stop me'.

made with nothing but gameboys and a deep deep love for the smiths and Morrissey.

i just returned from me 'olidays in Thailand - flew on Thai airways. In the in-flight entertainment tv selection there was something called "studio sesions" which had documentary footage of various artists (mostly new acts) recording "live" versions of recent tracks in the studio setting, this episode (episode 1) included Morrrisey. Tony Visconti produced the session in Temple Lane studios (quite recently) and he was there encouraging and engineering rather than activiely producing (as the song were recorded as "live" takes) they was very brief behind the scenes footage of banter between him morrissey and the band and they played the four new songs (not art-hounds). I hadn't seen this footage anywhere else before - has anyone else heard of this or seen it?

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