"I Am Not A Dog On A Chain" - pre-order, format details and exclusives summary; new bundles site

Following on from the Amazon thread, Crash indicate:

Morrissey – I Am Not A Dog On A Chain:
CD Album,
Standard Black Vinyl LP or
Indies Exclusive Coloured Vinyl LP

The vinyl colour that is exclusive to indies is to be confirmed (but rumour has it: clear red vinyl edit: now confirmed as clear red vinyl):

Release Date Friday 20th March

I Am Not A Dog On A Chain

CD Album £11.99
Standard Black Vinyl LP £19.99
Indies Exclusive Coloured Vinyl LP £19.99
(colour to be confirmed)


Jim Jim Falls
Love Is On Its Way Out
Bobby, Don’t You Think They Know
I Am Not A Dog On A Chain
What Kind of People Live in These Houses?
Knockabout World
Darling, I Hug A Pillow
Once I Saw the River Clean
The Truth About Ruth
The Secret of Music
My Hurling Days Are Done

There is no second disc as Amazon first indicated.

The press release (cut and paste from the Warner's sales portal) doing the rounds with the album details is brief:

"First new studio album since 2017, I Am Not A Dog On A Chain was recorded at La Fabrique in France in 2018. The eleven track album, which was produced by Joe Chiccarelli, launches officially on the 10th of January 2020 and will be released on Friday 20th March 2020."


Piccadilly Records now list it too with the same information (and have added It's Over to buy on the 24th too):


Same via Rough Trade (they, too, have added It's Over 7"):


Amazon (UK), since last night, now have the CD & black vinyl versions added and listed separately.

Now for something via superdeluxe and it brings a couple of exclusives too.

Clear vinyl:


And an exclusive cassette.
All found here - this is official and is a portal to buy pretty much everything except the indie red vinyl:


As linked to here:

There is an extended bit of press release there and Joe is quoted:

‘I Am Not A Dog On A Chain’ was produced by the Grammy Award-winning producer Joe Chicarelli (Beck, The Strokes, The Killers). It was recorded during sessions at Studio La Fabrique in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, France and Sunset Sound in Hollywood, California.

"I have now produced four studio albums for Morrissey,” said Chicarelli. “This is his boldest and most adventurous album yet. He has pushed the boundaries yet again - both musically and lyrically. And once again proving that as a songwriter and singer, he is in his own category. In truth, no one can be Morrissey but… Morrissey!”

So, to summarise:
Digital download,
Black vinyl,
Mporium w/l 'test pressing' (Limited to 100 copies?),
Indie only clear red vinyl,
Website only clear vinyl,
Website only cassette.

Apologies for the long post, lots of information happened at the same time.

For the press release in full, please see here via Shorefire.com:


(link courtesy of @JoeSellMozza).

Central's post:
Morrissey Central: "Album Pre Order Links" - January 11, 2020
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Plumbers Ass in Buffalo
After hearing the new song and seeing these song titles, I don't hold much hope that this album will be anything better than the last three. The last three, being of course, utter stinkers, both commercially and literally.

Ugly Devil

Well-Known Member
I can't get over how atrocious the album cover is. This makes Malajusted's cover look semi palatable.
Who's responsible for this design?
Likin' this album cover 'cause Moz is just up there smilin'.
They've been workin' real hard to tear him down and still they didn't tear him down.
Let's go ahead and let'em have a smile for failin'.


Don't Leave Us In The Dark
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?
No writing credits. They used a random song/cacophony generator preprogammed to overlay chug guitars over everything.
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