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    Morrissey-solo upgraded to Xenforo 2.1

    Pretty incredible that this site has been an IT work-in-progress for David since the 90s -- when I first started frequenting (around the time Maladjusted came out/toured). Now, almost a quarter of a century later we have Viva Moz Vegas and a brand new Morrissey-Solo.
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    "Viva Moz Vegas" - Caesars Palace residency confirmed (June 26, 27, July 1, 3, 4, on sale Feb. 28)

    This is pretty epic! The stage lights during Quarry were '68 comeback style -- now Moz has his own Vegas residency for the first time. Would love to go. Wonder what the set list will be like. And will he stretch his vocals for a few extra songs each night? Maybe longer audience banter/anecdotes...
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    "Knockabout World" released on YouTube / streaming platforms (Feb. 21, 2020)

    Man, this is like an unearthed track from the Viva Hate era (with a bit of Kill Uncle in the quiet bits) -- I love it.
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    Morrissey to play at the Cruel World Festival (Carson, CA, May 2, 2020)

    Impressive lineup. Can't wait to see the group photo.
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    Morrissey Central: "HMV Newcastle, Today" & "Illness As Art" (February 3, 2020)

    The Love Is... cover is the best of the four IMO, but they're all cool. Took a look at Butcher Billy's art -- he combines pop culture iconography in interesting ways.
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    Morrissey Official YT: "Love Is On Its Way Out" & instant grat MP3 released (January 31, 2020)

    I was gonna mention a harpsichord in my original post! Love that sound (The Doors etc.). I'd even go further and say this track would suit a Spector "wall of sound" treatment. I think the Mellotron is the choir sound, perhaps.
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    Morrissey Official YT: "Love Is On Its Way Out" & instant grat MP3 released (January 31, 2020)

    Maybe it's not kids, you're right. The overall sound is growing on me (and there is a Mellotron according to the credits, so I wasn't totally right about the lack of vintage elements). Should be a good one live. No Boz tracks is surprising. Can't find the full credits.
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    Morrissey Official YT: "Love Is On Its Way Out" & instant grat MP3 released (January 31, 2020)

    Pretty good album track -- not quite single material. Feels like a companion piece to Spent the Day in Bed. Good tempo. Excellent vocals and vocal melody -- Moz' voice is in top form. Lyrics are on-the-nose. That's just the Morrissey of today. Still, the phrase Love is on the Way Out should...
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    Song lengths for IANADOAC

    The Secret of Music, weighing in at 7:52! Has an epic, album closer feel. Followed by a punk outro of My Hurling... I like guessing how songs will sound and then being totally wrong. Wish I could hit that mini Euro tour just announced.
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    "I Am Not A Dog On A Chain" - pre-order, format details and exclusives summary; new bundles site

    Nah, it's exactly the 1990s free-with-Windows-software level graphic design I loved on Moz bootleg covers back then and which warms the cockles of my heart now.
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    "I Am Not A Dog On A Chain" - pre-order, format details and exclusives summary; new bundles site

    Is this the real cover? I don't dislike it but it reminds of the CD bootlegs I used to buy in the 90s. Any writing credits for the tracks? Cheers.
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    Alain Whyte - 'There is a Light That Never Goes Out' cover

    Thank you, Anonymous. I post far less than I used to (been leerin' here since '97) but still a big fan of our kid. And I agree 1000% with your assessment of that era in Morrissey's music. Particularly Vauxhall –– it will never date. I always remember Radiohead saying that they played Vauxhall...
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    Alain Whyte - 'There is a Light That Never Goes Out' cover

    This is enjoyable because it's Alain singing it and the playing is not bad. If you want to get critical I would say this is very good karaoke vocals. But why get critical? Alain gave us so many great Morrissey songs over the years, and as others have mentioned, backing vocals (Why Don't You Find...
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    Queens, NY - Forest Hills Stadium (Sep. 7, 2019) post-show

    Haven't been able to follow much about Morrissey in the past couple years (no, his controversies are not related). Good to catch up with this tour. This gig was storming! The Voice is fighting fit.
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