"It's Over" b/w "It Happens Every Time" blue vinyl 7" released (UK Jan. 24, 2020; HMV-Dec 20, 2019)

From the Jan. 2, 2020 post on Morrissey Central: "It is now reported that the official BMG release date for Morrissey's "It's Over" is January 24th, by which time "Morrissey will be 116 years old" (secret source.)"




December 20 finally sees the UK release of the 7" blue vinyl of It's Over.
There is no matrix message on this record.
The word 'stereo' is replaced by 'rodeo' on the B-side (as pictured).
It features a cover of Tim Buckley's "It Happens Every Time".


Information about dates/stock outside of HMV and European sellers isn't currently available other than the release dates already quoted on their sites.

The convoluted It's Over timeline from announcement to release:
  • February 25, 2019 - appears on Spotify.
  • February 26, 2019 - released digitally as an 'instant grat' & pre-order bonus prior to California Son (radio airplay of the track especially in the UK). Physical single is mentioned (with Brow Of My Beloved as B-side - Mitchum green, red & white cover shown).
  • March 27, 2019 - Central shares an unofficial It's Over video.
  • September 18, 2019 - Central inform us of a new single - no release date given (featuring Mitchum on the 7" with green, red & white font/colour)
  • October 1, 2019 - "heartbreaking" news that BMG have shelved the single (7" pictured again as per September 18).
  • October 9, 2019 - Central states the single will be released "in the second week of November"
  • October 11, 2019 - Central post "hold on, it's coming". Monroe is pictured holding the original 7" sleeve as pictured via their September 18th post.
  • October 12, 2019 - Central post "It's Starting" with a blue vinyl 7" shown and new black, blue & white font/colour, no other information.
  • November 12, placeholder spotted on UK Amazon - also on the Italian Amazon with November 29 as a release date (showing the original artwork and fonts as per September 18).
  • November 14, 2019 - the single appears on the Warner's portal site with product number "4050538559873" (seen with my own eyes). The single has not been listed on any Warners buying in sheets throughout the year - especially November or December so no indie shops are aware of it officially as the sheets dictate what is available to buy.
  • November 14, 2019 - a new image for the 7" with moved lettering/new crop is found on an Italian record shop site - also citing December 13 as the release date.
  • November 16, 2019 - Amazon UK removes the single from their listings. It remains on the .DE/FR/IT sites.
  • November 22, 2019 - Central posts "It's Somewhere". The mysterious VH asserts it should have been released and the first blue vinyl 7" picture is shown again.
  • November 23, 2019 - Member @Marco informs us Crash Records are citing a release "early next year".
  • December 11, 2019 - Cover art updates on all Amazons and the listing reappears on the UK site.
  • December 20, 2019 - @Kennethwilliamsunderstudy informs us HMV are stocking the 7" in Newcastle and I find them in Birmingham HMV too.
  • December 20, 2019 - Morrissey via Central's "… AND ‘IT’S OVER’ CAME TUMBLING AFTER." stated the single was: "spotted in a couple of HMV's - six weeks after its release date."
  • December 25, 2019 - The Krays are pictured 'finding' copies of the single in a Central post entitled: "Miracle".
  • December 27, 2019 - It's Over enters the UK vinyl singles chart at #2 on HMV sales alone.
  • December 28, 2019 - Central comments on the charting via: "A MORRISSEY SINGLE IS RELEASED BY MISTAKE - IT STILL REACHES NUMBER 2"
  • December 31, 2019 - Amazon .DE & .IT were observed to change the release date from 11th to 24th of January.
  • January 1, 2020 - Central assert BMG have January 10 scheduled as the official release date.
  • January 2, 2020 - Central update the release date information to January 24.
  • January 2 - 2020 - Central post Roy Orbison 'finding' a copy of the single.
  • January 6, 2020 - It's Over reaches #1 in the vinyl singles chart still on HMV sales alone.
  • January 10, 2020 - UK indies & Amazon list It's Over as releasing on January 24 and list it for sale - all sellers now saying 24th.
  • January 22, 2020 - Central restate the 24th as the release date.
  • January 24, 2020 - the single is finally released and being shipped via Amazon & Indies (no sign of a digital B-side at time of updating).

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Famous when dead

A small guess: HMV have received stock early and were meant to release on Jan 10 like everywhere else has listed.
Some HMVs have put them out for sale and probably shouldn't have.
I don't believe this release is super limited and if people have patience, it won't need to be bought from Ebay grifters.
The 7" as a concept is just for novelty now. The image I took of the copies in HMV Birmingham (circulating uncredited on various tweets and FB pages tut tut), was their entire 7" section.
LPs, coloured & 180g vinyl is everywhere, but the 7" format really is not being pushed apart from RSD and reissues.
I'd be more interested in an exclusive, unique-tracked 10" vinyl release myself.
Anyway, I'd expect the digital version to turn up shortly at some point as it has with all prior releases.

Famous when dead

Ending the year as it started - a bit of a mess with regards to information.
Italian & German Amazon have 'adjusted' the date from the 10th to:


The French site remains the 10th currently.
I will be glad when there's nothing left to type regarding this release.


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Thanks FWD, just ordered a couple copies.

I generally use Piccadilly Records or Lost in Vinyl, but neither currently stock it. A bit annoyed standard postage is £4.49! Although better than paying an over inflated price off Ebay?

Famous when dead

There are 11 copies of the single in 'The Vault' which is Birmingham's new HMV mega store when the Bullring one closes.


Also, £13 for 2 cover versions! Wtf!

Ah, but the vinyl is blue!

Yeah, but the tracks are covers!

Hmm, good point!

Famous when dead

Mporium marketing email today:
It offers you the ability to pre-order the number one vinyl single that was out long enough to get to number one, but isn't out yet and needs to be pre-ordered :crazy:



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