Morrissey Central "BMG DUMP MORRISSEY" (November 16, 2020)

https://www.morrisseycentral.com/messagesfrommorrissey/bmg-dump-morrissey

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BMG Records have dropped Morrissey. Following the March 2020 release of I AM NOT A DOG ON A CHAIN
(#1 Scotland, #1 Poland, #3 Britain, #3 France, #10 Spain, #13 Germany, #2, #9, #17, #18 U.S.A. - depending
on which official chart you follow), BMG have appointed a new Executive who does not want another Morrissey
album. Instead, the new BMG Executive has announced new plans for 'diversity' within BMG's artist roster, and
all projected BMG Morrissey releases/reissues have been scrapped.

"This news is perfectly in keeping with the relentless galvanic horror of 2020," said Morrissey, "we would be critically insane to expect anything positive."

Morrissey is once again in search of a new label willing to release his music.

"My three albums with BMG have been the best of my career, and I stand by them till death. Recording them has been a pivotal period in my life, and I thank the previous BMG team and everyone involved for that. It's still important to me to do music my own way, and I wouldn't want to be on a label that dictates so specifically how their artists should behave - especially when the word 'talent' is notably never mentioned."

Morrissey's duet with David Bowie is now available on Parlophone via Warner.

"There are too many cases of successful artists languishing at labels who are no longer interested in them." Alistair Norbury, BMG.

Morrissey's Las Vegas residency remains in place for 2021.

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MozAngeles1974

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https://www.morrisseycentral.com/messagesfrommorrissey/bmg-dump-morrissey

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Excerpt:

BMG Records have dropped Morrissey. Following the March 2020 release of I AM NOT A DOG ON A CHAIN
(#1 Scotland, #1 Poland, #3 Britain, #3 France, #10 Spain, #13 Germany, #2, #9, #17, #18 U.S.A. - depending
on which official chart you follow), BMG have appointed a new Executive who does not want another Morrissey
album. Instead, the new BMG Executive has announced new plans for 'diversity' within BMG's artist roster, and
all projected BMG Morrissey releases/reissues have been scrapped.

"This news is perfectly in keeping with the relentless galvanic horror of 2020," said Morrissey, "we would be critically insane to expect anything positive."

Morrissey is once again in search of a new label willing to release his music.

"My three albums with BMG have been the best of my career, and I stand by them till death. Recording them has been a pivotal period in my life, and I thank the previous BMG team and everyone involved for that. It's still important to me to do music my own way, and I wouldn't want to be on a label that dictates so specifically how their artists should behave - especially when the word 'talent' is notably never mentioned."

Morrissey's duet with David Bowie is now available on Parlophone via Warner.

"There are too many cases of successful artists languishing at labels who are no longer interested in them." Alistair Norbury, BMG.

Morrissey's Las Vegas residency remains in place for 2021.

above quotes collected by V.Pearson for M.Central.
full interview will be printed shortly.


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Last 3 albums were my best? Hardly...Viva Hate, Vauxhall and I and You are the quarry...
 
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MozAngeles1974

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Best 3 albums I've made? Hardly....Viva Hate, Vauxhall and I, You are the quarry, Years of refusal are all better than the last 3 by far.
 
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Sami Pinarbasi Tick Tock

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Best 3 albums I've made? Hardly....Viva Hate, Vauxhall and I, You are the quarry, Years of refusal are all better than the last 3 by far.
Point stands but seriously iffy examples there sport. Years of Refusal, but no Your Arsenal?
 

GirlAfraidWillNeverLearn

Nobody's Nothing
I've been thinking about the Central post in July that said that Visconti was working on "rebooting" Ringleader and if that work and money they already put into it could mean that the reissue still might see the light of day. Considering that BMG said they are "working with his team to ensure it [the back catalogue] gets the attention it deserves."
 
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Anonymous

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Maybe someone could shoot a message to Visconti and ask if any work had actually been done on this? If BGM have already financed the remix, then you think they'd still issue it to recoup some money. I guess it's possible that Visconti might have even done the work upfront (I'm presuming the guy has his own studio, or can work on the tracks at home) before actually getting paid. Always risky in relation to anything to do with Morrissey, but certainly a possibility.

The album was a big sales success for Morrissey at the time though, so I am still quite hopeful that it will eventually get released by someone.
 

Cornflakes

"A bit iffy" ★★☆☆☆ - AV Club
Think just the fact of Visconti's involvement makes reasonable to speculate that (a) Morrissey isn't controlling the project (b) Morrissey's relationship with BMG broke down some time ago.
 

Famous when dead

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Think just the fact of Visconti's involvement makes reasonable to speculate that (a) Morrissey isn't controlling the project (b) Morrissey's relationship with BMG broke down some time ago.
Probably worth factoring in that some of the information being taken as definite on Central is probably more in the realms of wishful thinking on the poster's part or plain factually incorrect reporting/getting ahead of themselves. As evidenced by incorrect B-sides, wrong release dates, mock-up art work that was shown in lieu of actual product etc etc...
Regards,
FWD.
 

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