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Johnny Marr talks about remasters on Radcliffe and Maconie
Link and summary posted by Dave2006 in the forums (original thread):

Wednesday - With Johnny Marr - Radcliffe & Maconie, BBC Radio 6 Music

He says he's very very happy with the remasters.
He took all the 'nonsense' off the original records 'I knew we sounded better than that'.
Stephen Street was working in the next door studio at the time... and he came in from time to time... high fives all round.
Bernard Sumner was also involved - apparently he's a Smiths 'expert'. [Correction posted in the thread by minminmusic - "Go back and listen to the radio was Bernard BUTLER...not Sumner."]
He's not sure if the other Smiths have heard it... 'it's only just come out'. So, side stepping Morrissey's comments......
Gilbert O' Sullivan gave an interview to The Daily Yomiuri news source in the run-up to several performance dates in Japan in October. He spoke about his song, Nothing Rhymed, amongst other things, and about his feelings on why Morrissey might have chosen to cover it:

..."['Nothing Rhymed'] was an important song for many reasons. Apart from being the first hit, it was the first record with [former manager] Gordon [Mills]. Everything seemed to gel then, that first recording session when we did that, in 1970.

"In Japan, they liked it because they wanted me to go there. The world was interested in me at that point because of how I looked, so for a lot of people it's their favorite track of mine, which I don't mind at all," he said, adding that a certain legendary guitarist might have been in the studio for the recording.

"There's still a feeling--it's still debatable--I think Jimmy Page was the guitar...
Morrissey/Kirsty Young voted second best ever broadcast interview (Radio Times)
Uncleskinny sends the link:

David Frost v Richard Nixon voted best ever broadcast interview - Radio Times
Classic 1977 clash beats Kirsty Young, Victoria Derbyshire and Jeremy Paxman in RT poll

David Frost/Richard Nixon (1977) 18.6%
Kirsty Young/Morrissey, Desert Island Discs, Radio 4 (2009) 11.6%
Victoria Derbyshire/Ken Clarke, Radio 5 Live (2011) 10.8%
Jeremy Paxman/Michael Howard, Newsnight, BBC2 (1997) 7.8%
Becky Milligan/Anthony Steen, The World at One, Radio 4 (2009) 6.5%
Melvyn Bragg/Dennis Potter, C4 (1994) 5.5%

Mark Ronson: 'I enjoyed getting death threats from Smiths fans'
King Leer posts the link in the forums (original...
The Smiths - "Complete" CD box set is out now in the UK. Details of the release on the Rhino UK site.

The vinyl box set and collector's box set are released in one week on Oct. 3.



Related items:
Make Sure to Book Your Free Ticket

THESE CHARMING MEN (Dublin) will play Moz and Smiths songs 'unplugged' at the Launch...

Morrissey: Fandom, Representations and Identities
Friday, 7 October 2011, 7:00PM

Come along to the UK launch of this important collection of essays edited by Eoin Devereux, Aileen Dillane and Martin Power. Focusing on the solo career of this iconic artist, the book draws on a variety of disciplines to highlight the impact of Morrissey’s views and work on popular culture and identity. A must for all Manchester music lovers.

SPECIAL GUESTS (from Dublin) These Charming Men will play 'unplugged' at the launch.

TICKETS: Admission is Free, however places are strictly limited, so please reserve a free ticket on the 1st Floor of Waterstone's Deansgate, or by calling 0161 837 3000.

(And you can go to the Star And Garter afterwards)

An anonymous person sends the press release and Rough Trade bio (May 13, 1983) from Rhino US.

Excerpt from the press release:

COMPLETE will be available October 18 in CD and vinyl versions. The CD boxed set version features each album packaged in a mini-LP replica sleeve complete with the original artwork, including gatefolds and inner sleeves where relevant. The vinyl boxed set version consists of the original albums – five single LPs and three doubles – pressed on 180-gram audiophile vinyl and presented in all their 12” glory with beautifully restored artwork. Each will be available at physical retail outlets for suggested list prices of $78.98 (CD), $249.98 (LP) and $39.99 (Digital).

A Deluxe Collector’s Edition will be offered as well, exclusively at Packaged in an individually numbered, trunk-style box, this version is limited to 4,000 pieces worldwide, with only 750 available in the U.S., only at It contains all eight albums on CD and vinyl,...
I wonder if she ever saw his infamous little cameo in Brookside South? :lbf:

Jo Brand wants singer Morrissey in her new film - Unrealitytv

Comedienne Jo Brand has revealed that she wants singer Morrissey to star in her new film, which is a TV adaptation of her book, The More You Ignore Me.

Jo has reportedly been commissioned by the BBC to adapt her novel, which centres on a troubled young girl who finds comfort in Morrissey’s music, and Jo would like the man himself to play the part.

She said, “I’ve just completed the final draft of the script based on one of my novels, which the BBC has commissioned as a 90-minute film.

“I’m really, really pleased about that. I’m going to try to get Morrissey to play the vicar in it, but I’m not holding out much hope.”

Jo is also about to star in Jo Brand’s Big Splash, a comedy series in which she tries out all manner of water based activities....