"It's Over" - physical release & cover art - Morrissey Central (26 Feb, 2019)

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Famous when dead

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Cover star is obviously Robert Mitchum and is cited as 'stock':
1952, Film Title: Lusty Men,
Director: Nicholas Ray,
Studio: RKO,
Pictured: Bucking horse, Robert Mitchum.
(Credit Image: Snap/Zumapress.com)


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FWD.
 

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Peppermint

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'IT'S OVER' 45/SINGLE (Physical)

"B-side is Brow Of My Beloved.
Please watch usual outlets for availability.
BMG/etienne LABEL."

https://www.morrisseycentral.com/messagesfrommorrissey/it-s-over

The post also shares a fan made video:

'IT'S OVER' VIDEO, MADE BY ALEXANDMIRA

Now, I'm in no way shooting the messenger, FWD, but dear God that's dreadful. Why is he allowing this? It's as if he no longer cares. What a shame. The track actually sounds really good.
 

Famous when dead

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Now, I'm in no way shooting the messenger, FWD, but dear God that's dreadful. Why is he allowing this? It's as if he no longer cares.
I don't mind the random use of old film stills - there's a wealth of great stuff out there to choose and hopefully, what does get used has some meaning to him that he's trying to convey to us.
The fonts & positioning of said though are just poor.

What's looking to be a record store day (maybe) exclusive is done far more tastefully even if the cover star does little for anyone:

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Besides the Smiths covers which were labours of love - I enjoyed the Attack iconography and fonts probably more than anything recently.
I think Robert Mitchum deserves a bit more effort (the '45' in the corner is starting to annoy me!), but who are we to quibble?
To be kind: it's 'different'.
To be honest: it's not the best effort.
Regards,
FWD.

(I'm surprised PETA aren't chasing him for depicting horse cruelty by way of a movie about rodeos).
 

Amy

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I remember a story by Jo Slee - I think it was recounted in "Peepholism" - about the time that Morrissey sacked one of the Smiths' art assistants for casually saying "These covers only take me a few minutes." That was it, gone the next day. Now he allows this laughable, so-bad-it's-got-to-be-a-pisstake design?
 

NealCassidy

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marred

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Now, I'm in no way shooting the messenger, FWD, but dear God that's dreadful. Why is he allowing this? It's as if he no longer cares. What a shame. The track actually sounds really good.
The bit I love is that little bit of T shirt they left while photoshopping his neck. Genius.The recent deluxe sleeve of the vinyl LIHS was well done but when I opened the gatefold there's a weird treatment on his photo that looks like a mistake.
Importantly The music is sounding great as you pointed out.
 
I feel as though the images aren't bad per say, I think what is displeasing are the typography/font choices that have appeared on more recent records. Long gone are the days of Times New Roman.
 

AztecCamera

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I reckon that cowboy is sooooo Mank and foreign inn nn nn nn n n it din't n n it? Reckon it's take a piss that his belt and chaps are leather. Bit of a poppy cock in nnn n nnn n it.
 

Gejo

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What's the title of the film used for the unofficial video of IT'S OVER?
 

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