"¡The Best Of! Morrissey" first time release on vinyl (clear 2LP, Aug. 30, 2019)

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    1. Famous when dead
      Famous when dead
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    2. ordinaryboy86
      I hope this is accurate and it’s 1,000 worldwide. That’s quite a small number tbh and might make it quite collectible down the line.
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    3. Anonymous
      Morrissey's 2001 greatest hits collection finally gets vinyl release

      'The Best of Morrissey' is a compilation of the singer's solo songs released between 1988 and 1998 and was originally released on CD in North America only.

      Now, Parlophone is revisiting that classic compilation this year and it will come out as a double-LP in vinyl format on August 30.

      Rhino.co.uk will also release a "clear" vinyl version, limited to 1000 copies on the same day.

      Morrissey launched his solo career with his 1988 album 'Viva Hate' following the shock break-up of his band The Smiths in 1987.

      In the next decade the 'This Charming Man' hitmaker released six albums and achieved five top ten UK singles, including 'Suedehead', 'Everyday Is Like Sunday' and 'The More You Ignore Me, the Closer I Get'.

      'The Best of Morrissey' is comprised of 21 tracks including 'We Hate It When Our Friends Become Successful' and 'Glamorous Glue' from his Grammy nominated 1992 LP 'Your Arsenal' and 'The More You Ignore Me, The Closer I Get' and 'Hold On To Your Friends' from his 1994 album 'Vauxhall And I'. It also includes non-album singles 'Interesting Drug' and 'The Last of the Famous International Playboys', which were collected on compilation album 'Bona Drag'.

      Rarities include the non-album single 'Sunny', and the B-sides 'Sister I'm a Poet' and 'Lost'.

      All the other studio albums the singer released between 1988 and 1997 are represented with 'Sing For Your Life' from 1991's 'Kill Uncle', 'Do Your Best And Don't Worry' from 1995 record 'Southpaw Grammar' and 'Alma Matters' from 1997's Maladjusted (1997).

      Morrissey's latest album is 'California Son' which is a collection of covers of some of his favourite songs and features contributions from a host of musicians including Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong and singer/songwriter LP.

      The tracklisting includes The Fifth Dimension's 'Wedding Bell Blues', Bob Dylan's 'Only a Pawn In Their Game' and Roy Orbison's 'It's Over'.

      'The Best of Morrissey two LP tracklisting:

      Side A
      'The More You Ignore Me, The Closer I Get'
      'Everyday Is Like Sunday'
      'Glamorous Glue'
      'Do Your Best And Don't Worry'
      Side B:
      'November Spawned A Monster'
      'The Last Of The Famous International Playboys'
      'Sing Your Life'
      'Hairdresser On Fire'
      'Interesting Drug'
      Side C:
      'We Hate It When Our Friends Become Successful'
      'Certain People I Know'
      'Now My Heart Is Full'
      'I Know It's Gonna Happen Someday'
      Side D:
      'Alma Matters'
      'Hold On To Your Friends'
      'Sister I'm A Poet'

    4. Famous when dead
      Famous when dead
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    5. Pokey
      This must be better than porn for some people here. Dicks will be rubbed fuckin' raw over these comments.
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    6. Thewlis
      Fantastic tracklist to be sure!
    7. nairng
      It's a good tracklist...except for Do Your Best!
      Why is that on there instead of, eg, Boxers??
    8. ninetimesfined
      If anyone needs ‘a reminder’ to unfollow someone or remnants of someone then frankly they can’t care enough and are just waxing lyrical on social media
    9. Anonymous
      ehh i'll pass wake me up when they reissue maladjusted and YATQ on vinyl
    10. Hovis Lesley
      Hovis Lesley
      Great compilation. Apart from the singles collections, this is the best!
    11. Famous when dead
      Famous when dead
      FWIW: my record store contact (who's normally spot on) confirms what you suggest. That this is not available to indies and is exclusive to Rhino & is limited to 1000. Probably worth a preorder.
    12. Anonymous
      It come with an extra track and a right-wing badge.
    13. ordinaryboy86
      Warner Aus, also listing the Clear version

    14. It'sNotFunnyAnymore
      Another re-edition! Boring!!
      No supporting a right-wing artist and Brexit fan. I'll leave it for his blinded followers!
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    15. Hovis Lesley
      Hovis Lesley
      If all the people who are apparently stopping buying Morrissey records were really buying his records in the first place, he would’ve recently enjoyed a string of platinum-selling albums.

      In truth, these ‘boycotting’ music fans are indignant, low life, liars who’ve been gifted a platform by social media. They are the modern equivalents of ‘Disgusted’, from Tunbridge Wells.
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    16. Last Night I Tripped
      Last Night I Tripped
      This is the press release I got from the label.....says 500.


      The Legendary Singer’s 2001 Hits Collection Makes Its Vinyl Debut As A Double-LP Set With Classics Like “Hairdresser On Fire” And “Everyday Is Like Sunday”

      Available From Sire / Parlophone On August 30

      Morrissey surpassed the commercial success of his former band the Smiths after the singer-lyricist launched a solo career in 1988. Over the next 10 years, “Moz” released six studio album and a string of hit singles before going on a brief recording hiatus. On November 6, 2001, THE BEST OF MORRISSEY, a collection that brought together his most memorable work as a solo artist up to that point, was released on CD in North America only.
      Sire / Parlophone will revisit that classic compilation this year by releasing it, for the first time ever, on vinyl. THE BEST OF MORRISSEY will be available on August 30 as a double-LP set for $31.98. Rhino.com will also release a “clear” vinyl version, limited to 500 copies, on the same day.

      Soon after the Smiths disbanded in 1987, Morrissey returned with his debut as a solo artist Viva Hate (1988). The album was certified gold in both the U.K. and the U.S. and topped the album charts in England. THE BEST OF MORRISSEY includes two key tracks from Viva Hate: “Everyday Is Like Sunday” and “Suedehead.”

      The singer followed his debut with a series of non-album singles that were eventually collected on Bona Drag (1990) along with several B-sides. The collection was certified gold in the U.S. and reached the Top 10 in the U.K. THE BEST OF MORRISSEY has several tracks from the album, including “Interesting Drug,” “The Last Of The International Playboys,” and “Hairdresser On Fire,” the B-side of “Suedehead.”

      This collection also spotlights two key albums from the solo-Morrissey canon with eight songs from Your Arsenal (1992) and Vauxhall And I (1994). Featured songs include “We Hate It When Our Friends Become Successful” and “Glamorous Glue” from the GRAMMY®-nominated Your Arsenal; and “The More You Ignore Me, The Closer I Get” and “Hold On To Your Friends” from the #1 U.K. album Vauxhall And I.

      All the other studio albums the singer released between 1988 and 1997 are represented on THE BEST OF MORRISSEY with “Sing Your Life” from Kill Uncle (1991), “Do Your Best And Don’t Worry” from Southpaw Grammar (1995) and “Alma Matters” from Maladjusted (1997). Other tracks on the collection include the non-album single “Sunny” and the B-sides “Sister I’m A Poet” and “Lost.”
    17. marred
      Left wing = good. Right wing = bad. Brexit= bad. Stay = good.
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    19. everydayslikesunday
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    20. Anonymous
      Released in 2001 which you didn’t know existed.
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