Our song for today is another cover version, this time Morrissey's version of Jobriath's "Morning Starship", taken from his self-titled album of 1973. Morrissey's cover was the lead-off track on California Son.
What do we think?
I'm with you on this - absolutely love it! It just sounds so fresh and sparkly and crisp and the way he enunciates in his singing is spectacular. I still listen to this loads and loved it at Wembley last year, too.Seems like this may be a controversial opinion...
I actually love this cover. I’ve adored it since it was released before the album. Basically: Morrissey goes synth, and I love it!
The production is crisp and allows for each sound to surround you: perhaps that’s why they kept Ed Droste’s vocals as more of a texture, than “traditional” backing vocals. The synth sounds are great, fizzing and popping all over, juddering bass underneath. Moz delivers another excellent latter day vocal performance- which is kind of a given now anyway - especially the soaring words at the end.
I enjoy the Jobriath original, but, like some of the covers on the LP, Moz transforms it into something new and different.
Fresh for some, sounds extremely smooth for others. Chiccarelli removes all life from the version and Manning, through his work with Jellyfish, I would have thought more vintage authenticity. I am very sorry to say that.I'm with you on this - absolutely love it! It just sounds so fresh and sparkly and crisp and the way he enunciates in his singing is spectacular. I still listen to this loads and loved it at Wembley last year, too.