Today is the official release date for ¡The Best Of! Morrissey.
This is the first time it has been available on black/clear 180g vinyl.
The black Parlophone vinyl has been available almost a week prior in many UK indie shops and one clear ltd. vinyl Rhino version of the record has been spotted via Twitter so far (insert with the record states 1600 made):
The standard version is showing in the majority of usual suppliers.
A selected few: HMV (their online ordering is finally fixed) Amazon UK /...
Rights to use the photograph from the film 'Eva' (1962) for the "Lady Willpower" 45 - as previously unveiled on M-central - has been denied. The sleeve is now changed and features Lili St Cyr. This will delay the single release for a few weeks.
Morrissey's physical single/45 "Lady Willpower" will be available to buy on August 23rd.
The song was originally recorded by Gary Puckett and the Union Gap, reaching number 2 in the U.S. in 1968.
The B-side is Morrissey's version of "Rainbow Valley" by The Love Affair which reached number 5 in the U.K. in 1968.
The single is released by BMG Records worldwide.
Artwork (above) is actor Stanley Baker from the 1962 film "Eva".
"Lady Willpower" has already been premiered on Radio 2 by Alan Carr.