posted by davidt on Tuesday June 15 2004, @09:00AM
An anonymous person writes:

This is just to let you know that NME are giving away a free CD compiled exclusively by Morrissey this week on the fromt cover. the issue goes on sale 15th June

Over the course of the CD Morrissey leads you by the hand from spikey punk to sun-kissed country grooves via bands he knows he's influenced and new acts he's now consciously endorsing as the legacy of his talent and work. It really is a great CD for all Morrissey fans!

For more info on the Cd and to ge the chance to listen to the tracks go to http://www.nme.com/morrissey/


Click to enlarge sleeve - front, back (tracklist)


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  • stocks NME in NYC these days? Haven't bought it in years...
    Anonymous -- Tuesday June 15 2004, @09:04AM (#110770)
    • Re:Who by Anonymous (Score:0) Tuesday June 15 2004, @09:53AM
    • Re:Who by mozmic_dancer (Score:1) Tuesday June 15 2004, @11:53AM
  • Nice to see M. pointing some of his new fans in the direction of the always unjustly neglected Gene. Not the most interesting song they ever did, but nonetheless.
    MontyClift -- Tuesday June 15 2004, @09:22AM (#110777)
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  • but will these issues make it to the states with the disc intact?
    eugenius -- Tuesday June 15 2004, @09:55AM (#110790)
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    I'm almost sure you can do better than that.
  • Just based on the tracklisting, cover art, & clips alone, I think this will be as good if not better than "Under The Influence." This would undoubtedly sell in record shops like hotcakes. And here it is free! My prayers were answered. Raymonde's "No One Can Hold A Candle To You" is on this CD. Pony Club's "Single" is stunning. Many of The best things in this world come from the United Kingdom.

    Thanks.
    Belligerent Ghoul -- Tuesday June 15 2004, @11:07AM (#110814)
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  • Sweet to see Moz likes Gene. I haven't heard their last couple albums yet. I have "Fighting Fit," whichever album that was.
    I think Moz totally over hypes that Raymonde song. It's boring. But I haven't heard Mozzer's version yet.
    Anonymous -- Tuesday June 15 2004, @11:39AM (#110820)
  • the NME are evn boring ME with their Morrissey obsession, which takes some doing. How long before the backlash begins?
    MyMelody -- Tuesday June 15 2004, @11:52AM (#110825)
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  • Does it come out the same week/day as it does in England? Curious because I want it but I'll have to drive about an hour to get it...and there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth if it's the wrong issue. Thanks
    Anonymous -- Tuesday June 15 2004, @12:16PM (#110829)
  • from my experience buying UK mags w/ freebies here in the US...if you buy from a chain retailer (ie Borders, Tower, B&N ect) they do not receive copies of the mags w/ the CDs cause of that whole "licensing issues" crap. but if you buy from and independent store or (especially) indie news stand, they mostly always have the freesbies. not sure if these sellers get their stock from a different source but that's the pattern i've noticed going back to the good ol' Select days.
    suededisco -- Tuesday June 15 2004, @01:24PM (#110844)
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  • I just listened to the preview on the NME site, this has some wicked tracks and the cover is tasty! I WANT THIS!
    Teenage Boy -- Tuesday June 15 2004, @01:54PM (#110848)
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  • would someone please:
    a) buy NME
    b) rip the tracks to mp3
    c) share the tracks somehow
    and
    d) front and cover scans? yes, thank you :-)
    SoSueMe -- Tuesday June 15 2004, @02:29PM (#110850)
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    [that was a SoSueMe intervention]
  • I really looking forward to this. The tracklist looks very promising.

    I've grown to like Under the Influence (after initial ambivalence)and Songs to Save You Life looks very promising with an eye scanning the distant past, the more recent and the here & now.

    I love the Ludus track on Under the influence so I'm glad there's another snippet on this.

    First of The Gang and all those B-sides are still to come.

    So much from Moz in such a little time....int it luverly.
    Feno -- Tuesday June 15 2004, @02:40PM (#110853)
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  • Does anyone from Sweden know if Morrissey's appearance at Hultsfred will be shown on SVT?
    Anonymous -- Tuesday June 15 2004, @02:43PM (#110854)
  • It said that there would be a rare Morrissey track on there too. FIRSTODIE
    Anonymous -- Tuesday June 15 2004, @11:02PM (#110870)
    • Re: free cd by Anonymous (Score:0) Wednesday June 16 2004, @12:13AM
      • Re: free cd by Anonymous (Score:0) Wednesday June 16 2004, @09:47AM
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  • The Raymonde song sounds classic. Unfortunately I hadn't heard it before I heard Morrissey sing it live.

    Seems like a very good selection of songs, although I'm not convinced about Sack, even after watching them live twice ;)

    broken
    Anonymous -- Wednesday June 16 2004, @01:13AM (#110894)
    • Re:free CD by Robert Jakob (Score:0) Wednesday June 16 2004, @05:27AM
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  • Su*ba*ra*sh*i!
    Anonymous -- Wednesday June 16 2004, @02:24AM (#110906)
  • singing Let Me Kiss You

    I'm determined to hear it, please make my day!
    Anonymous -- Wednesday June 16 2004, @02:36AM (#110907)
  • Just bought NME and the CD sounds good =)
    Frankly Vulgar -- Wednesday June 16 2004, @06:59AM (#110931)
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  • I work in a nightclub in Manchester, and we are planning a charity event to coincide with Morrissey's apperance at the move festival in July. We have a large grafetti portrait of Morrissey by the well known grafetti artist Kelzo, and we want Morrissey to sign it and nominate his favourite charity, so we can then auction it, with all the proceeds going to the designated charity. The trouble is, we can't get hold of Morrissey. We've tried through his record label, his management company, his website,everything. Does anyone out there know how to get in touch with him? After all, it is in a very good cause. If anyone does know, could they please e-mail me at [email protected]
    will_42 -- Wednesday June 16 2004, @07:07AM (#110934)
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    • Re:urgent!!!!! by Eric Hartman (Score:1) Wednesday June 16 2004, @07:23AM
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  • is this only available in the uk or in the states as well? i know that most cool things that come out are on ly through the uk, so i have doubts that this is available here in Texas!?!
    TheMusikBox <[email protected]> -- Wednesday June 16 2004, @09:04AM (#110967)
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  • my local Tesco Metro ( yes - I am THAT cosmopolitain) has erected a large poly promo display at the tills with 100's of copies of NME and big special promo graphics.

    so - Moz brings culture to the great unwashed hordes of Aigburth Road - we are the arty-est part of Liverpool after all.

    CD wise - what a beauty - not a single duff track!!! - far better than most of the stuff I pay a tenner for - great to hear Sack and Pony Club together, thumbs up to the NME for finally coming up trumps after years in the dolldrums.
    Brighton Rich -- Wednesday June 16 2004, @10:19AM (#110999)
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  • Is it just me or are the pony club song and "come back to camden" very VERY similar??? What with it being on a CD he chose i'd hazard a guess it isnt coincidence.
    Sorry if this has been said before but i just thought id mention it.
    Anonymous -- Wednesday June 16 2004, @11:46AM (#111035)
  • Interesting to see a post mentioning the Aigburth branch of Tesco Metro. Yes you are quite cosmopolitan but I was wandering around Liverpool today listening to this new compilation on my iPod so I win. I walked around Falkner Square (which is where Morrissey would live if he lived in Liverpool without any shadow of a doubt) and then around Percy St and down to Granby St. It was a beautiful afternoon and on the corner of Canning St the sun hit me and I think it probably made be look very interesting and arch which pleased me enourmously.

    Anyway, the NME are stating it might well be the best CD they've ever given away and they're right. It's a thing to cherish.

    I've been after 'A Child Ill' for ages and it's mind blowing. Second to that, the Pony Club and Sparks tracks are immense and it's interesting to finally hear this Jobriath chap - he does sound something like Bowie and the compilation will be worth buying.

    Just as satisfying is that The Never Played Symphonies has found it's natural home as an album lead off track. Many thought it should have been the first track on YATQ and it does the job here. Those kids still unsure about taking the plunge and buying a record by an old man might be swayed on hearing it.

    What else? Oh, the sleeve quotes Panic as having a release year of 1988 but we'll forgive that. I'm sure Moz didn't approve THAT bit of the design however and it's irksome that some div hasn't done his homework.

    The CD itself is either a very cheap one (do blank ones vary in quality?) or my CD player's on it's last legs because it only played the first 14 tracks and then, on reinserting, didn't read anything. I had to put it into my computer to access all the tracks. Anyone else had a problem?

    Anyway - FANTASTIC stuff and easily the best value LP of all time.
    • Re:Exceptional by Brighton Rich (Score:1) Wednesday June 16 2004, @02:56PM
      • Re:Exceptional by Stan (Score:1) Wednesday June 16 2004, @04:28PM
        • Terry? by Anonymous (Score:0) Thursday June 17 2004, @05:22AM
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            • Re:Terry? by Brighton Rich (Score:1) Thursday June 17 2004, @07:39AM
  • Is the CD in a jewel case, or a cardboard slipcase?
    LawrenceM -- Wednesday June 16 2004, @07:26PM (#111090)
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    • Re: sleeve? by Anonymous (Score:0) Thursday June 17 2004, @01:25AM
      • Re: sleeve? by Biscuit Buscemi (Score:1) Thursday June 17 2004, @03:40AM
  • GD are one of my favourite bands and I got into them through Moz. He doesnt seem to champion them anymore. theyre last two albums have been there best in my opinion and the released an excellent compilation album last year. Does anybody know if Moz fell out with them?? Theyre a million times better than Sack and kick ass live.
    Anonymous -- Wednesday June 16 2004, @08:04PM (#111092)
  • This is a great compilation, and one of those rare occassions when a 'free' cd won't merely end up gathering dust on my shelf!

    For such a compilation, it is highly consistent from start to finish, and demonstrates the sublime nature of Morrissey's taste. Not ALL of the tracks are spectacular - there are lesser efforts from Gene, The Ordinary Boys and Sack - but even these are never less than solid.

    'The Never Played Symphonies' opens the cd in style - like many of the Bona Drag tracks it seems to gain in power when issued in stand alone form. Nostalgic and plaintive, and possessing some swooning vocals from Moz, it will now rightly be heard by a wider audience.

    As to the rest of the cd, well, Moz chooses exceptionally well (compare Paul McCartney's twee selection for Uncut), but for me personally the highlights are the tracks by The Killers, Sparks, The Slits, New York Dolls, Franz Ferdinand, Pony Club, Raymonde (James Maker's vocals are unbelievably reminiscent of Morrissey's at times) and The Libertines. That's quite a few highlights!

    I also liked Damien Dempsey's track and think Remma could have potential.

    Good to finally hear the much-trumpeted Jobriath at last, though it'll take me a few more listens to decide whether or not he's merely a pale imitation of Bowie. Hell, I'll probably end up loving him - certainly would be interested in the Rhino anthology of his work due later this year. I can already imagine Moz's liner notes for that one.

    So, all in all, a super compilation, featuring some cracking songs and never less than interesting.

    Probably the best of its kind - at least its by far the best of the many 'free' cds I've heard.

    Cheers Moz!
    Anonymous -- Thursday June 17 2004, @07:41AM (#111171)
  • The tracklisting looks a bit shit and the NME are clearly still obsessing pathetically over 'The Mozfather'. This is nothing but a reminder why I no longer purchase music magazines.
    margot tenenbaum -- Thursday June 17 2004, @02:33PM (#111279)
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    • Re:hmm by inlovewiththepast (Score:1) Thursday June 17 2004, @11:09PM


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