Aaah you put such passion into your negativity. I suppose it has to go somewhere.No. ...because few have revealed themselves to be hack f***ing shells of their former selves, with the zeal and fervour of Moorissey.
“Fake it till you make it” doesn’t work for folks who set it up hard and rode it for a decade before descending into clownish buggery.
...and how THE f*** is an old, dedicated fan supposed to react to this? Nobody here even knows who Pat Boone is, so the comparison is moot.
It’s fine for the lot who have ZERO concept of who Roy Orbison was or what his oeuvre means to the development of modern music. ...but PLEASE f***ing stop talking like you have a clue.
Your music collection dated back to 2010 until your wise auntie told you about the Smiths. You haven’t listened to a 1908 Smithsonian field recording, delta blues, the rise of jazz, the progress toward what we have on offering today. ...but you’re good with your wee hole and happy to spout shit.
That says everything about YOU. ...and NOTHING about those who’ve invested heart, mind and soul into doing their musical homework.
It’s YOU, Moorissey, Pat Boone, Puff Daddy and Sting. Stay in your f***ing lane.
He's in very fine voice, but still: this is just Morrissey covering an old song without any proper inspiration or attempting to do anything new with it. It's basically just karaoke. A very beautiful karaoke number, but yawn.
Comments Roy Orbison’s son, Roy Jnr:
“We love Morrissey! Morrissey’s hair, and melancholy and poetic lyrics always reminded me of my Dad. His version of “
It’s Over” is great.”
What a compliment.
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Cover art maybe!?
EDIT: see the Morrissey Central post confirming it's the single cover art here:
Well, we've seen:This cannot be the final version of the cover art.
I like the album cover though.
Yep his voice is excellent, the high notes superb. The backing band sound like zombies that were dug up for the night. So bored by their playing that their own jaws fell off from yawning. Moz needs to escape now before the sun finally sets.Moz's voice sounds great.
The original is a classic so hard to go wrong.
The production sounds mediocre.
The cover art is awful.
Come on, Moz - wtf?
I dunno. The end doesn't bother me. He hits the high notes throughout and changed the ending a little. I'm glad it's not a carbon copy. The woman's voice adds to it too, but I think there was room for some nice gentle guitar work on that song instead of the band playing it safe. They sound old fashioned somehow, but Moz is ace on it.You can’t do It’s Over without the iconic final note. It’s the best thing about Roy Orbison’s version - a completely iconic moment of performance.
I was really impressed with Moz’s version until the end - completely ruins it by going down where he should have been soaring. It’s a pretty straight cover, so that’s a really weird decision to make.