Release Info

Release Info

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California Son is released on May 24, 2019.

Posted May 21:


Posted May 25:


Posted May 28:




At about 12:05 UK time, all the rest of the album tracks were posted on Morrissey's YouTube.

Press the icon at the top left to select other songs:




Regards,
FWD.


A short promo video for the album:

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This single had a bit of a confused start to its life.
First reported on Morrissey Central (28 Feb) and again on Morrissey Central (24 March) that it would have the B-side "I Thought You Were Dead".
With the pre-information and release of Lover-To-Be for Record Store Day, it became apparent that the B-side wasn't going to be "I Thought You Were Dead".
Various online portals subsequently updated their information and "Brow Of My Beloved" was confirmed for the B-side.
This song title has been known from about 2017 and is one of several Morrissey/Boorer compositions slowly becoming available.
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Link resolves to:

"THIS BUNDLE IS AVAILABLE TO CUSTOMERS RESIDING IN THE UNITED STATES ONLY.
UK/EUROPE STOCK WILL BECOME AVAILABLE SOON.

Bundle includes the following items:
  • Exclusive California Son Limited Edition Record Player
  • Exclusive California Son Celebratory Pin
  • California Son Album Vinyl
  • Wedding Bell Blues 7'' Vinyl
  • Exclusive Special Edition T-Shirt
THIS ITEM WILL SHIP MAY 29TH, 2019"

https://morrissey-california-son-ul...cts/morrissey-california-son-ultimate-box-set

$200 US only - Europe to follow.

Custom record player!?



Regards,
FWD.
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I Thought You Were Dead appears on Spotify and iTunes


From Famous when dead - now also on Amazon.co.uk with a release date of April 26, 2019 and image:
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Recordstore are selling the item as described:
Release Date: 11 May, 2019
£37.99 - pre-order.

Box 1:
https://www.recordstore.co.uk/recor...les-88-91-10-x-7-inch-singles-Box/0LOP0000000

Box 2:
https://www.recordstore.co.uk/recor...gles-91-95-9-x-7-inch-Singles-Box/63YV0E3I000

I suspect this will go down like a lead balloon given Moz asking people to boycott their reissue back in 2009:

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https://www.nme.com/news/music/morrissey-280-1305133

Thanks to @crotty32 for the initial info.
Regards,
FWD.
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Today sees the release of Lover-To-Be b/w
I Thought You Were Dead 7" red vinyl.

Both tracks were recorded in 2017 as part of the Low In High School sessions (confirmed by Damiano Mazzarella who contributes vocals - via his IG and by the vinyl itself).

With no clear details, it appears there are somewhere between 1000-4000 copies of this record worldwide.
That said: by hook or by crook the B-side will eventually appear here for people to hear.
There have always been decent people here who strive to share rarities and this track won't be an exception.
Even if I have to tunnel through my storage locker to find my turntable.

This year's RSD has a very varied mixture of rarities and the general feeling I just experienced at the midnight opening...
UPDATE Apr. 8:

Here's the official one:


Posted by Thewlis:

Now on Spotify!



Wedding Bell Blues was played earlier today on the Ken Bruce show as a world exclusive.
Digital versions and a YouTube video followed thereafter.
It is reportedly the 22 year anniversary of Laura Nyro's passing today also (thanks Anon for the info).
The radio broadcast and other versions are available in the download section.
Regards,
FWD.


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