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Here we go:

Oh, and look: both NME & Spin are copied in to the tweet and they both ran the story yesterday.

@hmvtweets / Twitter.
Contrary to reports, hmv have not refused to stock the new Morrissey album. Full comment below @NME @SPIN

contrary to reports, hmv have not refused to stock the new Morrissey album.

BMG shared the artwork with us last week and we are looking forward to continuing to work with BMG on the forthcoming release.

for the second time this year it appears Morrissey's camp have made a statement about hmv without being fully aware of the facts.


Posted by an anonymous person:

Doesn't look like this relationship will sour any time soon. Korda...
Linder just posted what seems to be the cover of the new album! Nothing you wouldn't have expected from Morrissey, to be quite honest...

Image has been removed from Linder's Instagram.

Also posted in the comments by Bluebirds:

According to a FB post by James Maker which shows said cover (Follow-up posted by Famous when dead: "James Maker has since clarified the issue - HMV is the problem"):

I publish this in support of a friend, and in the cause of democracy. Trade and Retail* have informed BMG that they will refuse to handle Morrissey's new album, 'Low in High School' on the grounds that the sleeve art is "offensive". Thus, the entire campaign is in jeopardy unless Morrissey and his record company rethink the album cover. x

(* The HMV chain refuse to stock it.)

Link posted by Famous when...
Again. This time about a career change. I particularly liked 'Curled friend is a cobra'.

I don't think this has been posted, apologies if it has.
The Guardian shares an 'exclusive' Soundcloud link to Rubber Ring / What She said.

Listen to an exclusive unreleased Smiths song, recorded live in Boston - The Guardian

Live In Boston - recorded at the Great Woods Center For The Performing Arts on August 5, 1986.

"Muscular, honest, funny – The Queen is Dead has all the most endearing traits of the Smiths dialled up to the max, and is thought of by many as the band’s masterpiece album. With Bigmouth Strikes Again, There is a Light That Never Goes Out and The Boy With the Thorn in His Side, it certainly contains many of their signature songs.

It’s now getting the full dad-pleasing Christmas box set treatment: a 3xCD and DVD combo with the original album, demos and B-sides, Derek Jarman’s beautiful music video trilogy, and Live in...
Four unpublished pictures shared on Twitter - Moz, Boz & Gaz.

These were doing the rounds yesterday, but with my commitments to the Gary Barlow forum, I only just got round to posting them.

Sam Esty Rayner Photography / Facebook:

"Mark Gill's England is Mine is a lie.

This is not our family or how we lived.

It is an OFFENSIVE misrepresentation.

He has made a shambles of a glorious opportunity."

-Jacqueline Morrissey
September 5, 2017.

Closing the stable door...