Morrissey Central "DANA GILLESPIE" (March 26, 2024)

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"DANA GILLESPIE"

Spent The Day In Bed is one of the tracks featured on the new album by Dana Gillespie, and is released on May 31st. The album is called First Love, and is available on CD, standard black vinyl, and translucent red vinyl. It is produced by Marc Almond and Tris Penna. Dana has released over 70 albums, and her most famous single release so far has been 'Andy Warhol' (RCA, 1974).

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Spent The Day In Bed was written by Morrissey and Gustavo Manzur. It is from the 2017 album Low In High School.




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Dana Gillespie announces new studio album, "First Love" (includes "Spent The Day In Bed", out May 31, 2024)

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Legendary singer-songwriter Dana Gillespie, with over 70 albums to her credit in a career spanning six decades, adds a new chapter with the release of her stunning new album First Love on 31st May 2024 through Fretsore Records. The album will be released on CD, standard black and limited edition translucent red vinyl.
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The first single release is Morrissey’s Spent The Day In Bed. “We’ve never met,” Dana continues, “but he sent this amazing email saying ‘Your version is far better than mine!’

Dana Gillespie - First Love is released by Fretsore Records on 31 May 2024.
Track Listing:
1 Boulevard of Broken Dreams (Billie Joe Armstrong/Tré Cool/Mike Dirnt)
2 Spent The Day In Bed (Gustavo Manzur/Morrissey)
3 Dance Me To The End of Love – featuring Marc Almond (Leonard Cohen)
4 Not Dark Yet (Bob Dylan)
5 Brewer Street Blues (Marc Almond/Neal Whitmore)
6 Gods And Monsters (Elizabeth Grant/Tim...

Morrissey Central "DARLING, IT’S ALL FOR YOU" (March 25, 2024)

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Morrissey and Siouxsie's 'Interlude' has been reissued by Warner Records. On limited gold vinyl, the 12-inch disc also has a colorized sleeve. The single was recorded and produced by Boz Boorer in 1994, where it reached UK #25 on the Parlophone label.



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SPIN: "5 Albums I Can’t Live Without: Kevin Griffin of Better Than Ezra" includes "Louder Than Bombs" (March 24, 2024)

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Louder Than Bombs is on Kevin Griffin's list of Albums he can't live without, for Spin - https://www.spin.com/2024/03/5-albums-i-cant-live-without-kevin-griffin-of-better-than-ezra/?

4. Louder Than Bombs, The Smiths
This was a compilation from one of my all-time favorite bands. Morrisey’s [sic] voice and lyrics… Johnny Marr’s sublime guitar work…oh my it’s heaven!

Morrissey Central "Elegance" (March 23, 2024)

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Record Collector: Jim Reid (The Jesus And Mary Chain) on The Smiths debut album

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Couple of bits from the latest Record Collector #556 (April, 2024):

The Smiths
(Rough Trade, 1984)

"William is a massive Smiths fan. I wasn't a fan then and I'm not a fan now. It used to drive me mad because I couldn't find anyone back then who didn't like The Smiths. I don't get them at all. They leave me completely cold."

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Small bit on a record shop too:

FWD.

Musicradar: "...How The Smiths defied expectations on their final album, Strangeways, Here We Come" (March 20, 2024)

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By Neil Crossley.

“Every time I opened a music paper it said, ‘Johnny Marr – jingle jangle’. I'd just had enough”: How The Smiths defied expectations on their final album, Strangeways, Here We Come.

Excerpt:

"Delve back through rock and pop history and it’s often the most unlikely unions that create the most innovative and exhilarating music. Such was the case with Steven Patrick Morrissey and John Martin Maher, the former a writer, vocalist and visionary, who turned Mancunian mundanity into exquisite paeans of desire and disaffection; and the latter, a streetwise guitarist whose dazzling style and technique were matched by melodic prowess."

The Guardian: Neil Morrissey on Morrissey - "Poor bloke" (March 14, 2024)

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In a Guardian interview out today (I think), Neil Morrissey is asked
'Do you find it gratifying that you have had two UK No 1 singles, while Morrissey has had none?'
He replies:
'Poor bloke. I do actually feel gratified. It was a turn in my career I never expected. I ended up vicariously on Top of the Pops, even though it was a Bob animation. But listen, Morrissey is still making music, so he can keep trying.'

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