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

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Famous when dead, Jan 10, 2020.

By Famous when dead on Jan 10, 2020 at 12:42 PM
  1. Famous when dead

    Famous when dead Vulgarian Moderator

    Dec 7, 2000
    Birmingham, U.K.
    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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Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Famous when dead, Jan 10, 2020.

    1. docinwestchester
      Tour dates soon?
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    2. ACTON
      Yes. Even their wrong song titles (e.g. Interest in drugs) were better than the new song titles.
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    3. ACTON
      I wonder how could anyone ever like that cover. Its almost as bad as California Son. Anyone with a computer or phone or etch a sketch could cobble together a better album cover in less than 30 minutes. It is beyond lazy. It's actually worse than the original Maladjusted cover.
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    5. Nikita
      The only good thing in this cover is that he’s not wearing his awful green outfit.
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    6. Anonymous
      Yes! ...for the 250 people who buy it on vinyl, red vinyl and cassette.

      Enjoy the wallet rape. Top-5 in Poland, for sure!!!
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    7. Anonymous
      “Intelligence”? Stay in your lane, bitch.
    8. ordinaryboy86
      Ach fuck it, its only rape if you don’t consent. I bought 3 copies myself, clear, black, & red. No ones putting guns to heads and forcing people to buy.
      I gave the “test” a miss tho.
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    9. JoeSellMozza
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    10. Ugly Devil
      Ugly Devil
      What was the last Morrissey album you actually liked? I know you're a collector of sorts, but there's still some degree of loyalty that resides in that decrepit husk of yours. It's curious, to an outside observer.
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    11. Johnnie Ray
      Johnnie Ray
      Smiling away...in a 10 year old photo. Dude cannot come to terms with his current age.
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    12. ordinaryboy86
      I don’t mind Refusal. Infact I quite like it, it’s aged well considering what followed. Last great album tho, Ringleader. There isn’t a Morrissey album pre-2014 that I hate, listen to them all regularly, besides Kill Uncle.

      The last 3 are atrocious! Legacy damaging albums, and that’s mostly down to his band and Chiccarelli.
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    13. Johnnie Ray
      Johnnie Ray
      Yeah, that was brutal. Gave it 3 listens. His career is officially in the shitter.
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    14. Johnnie Ray
      Johnnie Ray
      California Son was the first Smiths/Morrissey album I had no interest in whatsoever. The songs I heard were absolutely embarrassing and cringeworthy. I had hope that LIHS might have a few moments of greatness. It didn't and I haven't played it in 2 years. All good things must come to an end. It was a great run though.
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    15. vegan cro spirit 888
      vegan cro spirit 888

      MOZ IS FULL OF MONEY FROM HIS SUCCESS!!!:moneybag::moneybag::moneybag:

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    16. Johnnie Ray
      Johnnie Ray
      Instead of hoping for The Smiths reuniting (which will never happen) everyone should be clamoring for his greatest solo band reuniting, Alain, Boz, Gary, and Spencer. I would actually prefer that to The Smiths. His current band blows.
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    17. Morrissey_Sucks
      No shit! That is SERIOUSLY the album sleeve? Fuck me. Before I semi-joked that he has lost it, but now he really has. He really does suck. Embarrassing is putting it lightly.
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    18. Anonymous
      For the love of God, please bring back Alain Whyte.

      His last decent album was Refusal. No coincidence.

      Why can’t he write songs like The More You Ignore Me or First of the Gang anymore?
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    19. Ugly Devil
      Ugly Devil
      I think Refusal is his best album since Vauxhall and I. But then I'm in a minority that thinks Quarry, (barring 4 songs) is extremely mediocre.
      You certainly have some strong opinions about his recent output. But do you not agree his voice, generally is a lot better on those last 3 albums? For me, his voice is so powerful and rich, he can even make sub-par compositions appealing.
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    20. Stephen Hofmann
      Stephen Hofmann
      Not sure where to put this but.......anyway....Lynn, Boz's wife, just posted this on her fb page at the funeral doo for Boz's mum.

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