Morrissey signed to Harvest (Capitol); to record in France with producer Joe Chiccarelli


Link posted by Uncleskinny:

Morrissey has signed a two-album deal with Capitol Music in Los Angeles, and is set to record a new album in France starting on February 1st -
15 January 2014

Morrissey has signed a two-album deal with Capitol Music in Los Angeles. He is set to record a new album in France starting on February 1st. Producer is Joe Chiccarelli, and musicians are Boz Boorer (guitar), Jesse Tobias (guitar), Gustavo Manzur (piano), Solomon Walker (bass guitar) and Matt Walker (drums). This will be Morrissey's first album since Years Of Refusal, which was recorded in 2008. Morrissey has been signed by Steve Barnett at Capitol Music.

Posted by mozzalini999 (original post):

Twitter alive with reports of a new deal. Check this out:

Globally-Acclaimed And Highly Influential Recording & Performing Artist To Record First New Album In Five Years For Release Later In 2014


HOLLYWOOD, Calif., Jan. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Harvest Records has signed globally-renowned artist Morrissey to a worldwide recording agreement, it was announced today by the label's General Managers Piero Giramonti and Jacqueline Saturn. Morrissey's first album under the deal will be released in the second half of this year.

Morrissey stated that he is "thrilled" with the agreement, and will commence recording of his new album – the artist's first since 2009's Years Of Refusal – later this month in France with producer Joe Chiccarelli. Joining Morrissey in France will be his longtime recording and touring band, including Boz Boorer (guitar), Jesse Tobias (guitar), Solomon Walker (bass), Matthew Walker (drums) and Gustavo Manzur (keyboards). Tour dates for 2014 will be announced soon.

According to Capitol Music Group Chairman and CEO Steve Barnett, "Morrissey is clearly one of music's most important and influential artists. He is the rare soul who has stayed consistently true to his artistic vision and ethical principles since he first exploded onto the scene in the 1980s. We are so happy that he has chosen Capitol Music Group as his home and that his forthcoming album on Harvest will bring new Morrissey music to the world."

CMG Executive Vice President Michelle Jubelirer added, "Morrissey is a truly singular artist whose music and live performances first captured a worldwide audience thirty years ago and never let go. He is uncompromising in his integrity, extremely devoted to his fans and an artist with a unique and needed voice in our culture. It's so great that Morrissey is with CMG, and, more important, that he is about to record his first new album in five years."

Link and translation via Google Translate posted by Intl_Playboy / Twitter:

Morrissey, il prossimo album uscirà per la nuova Harvest - Rockol

Google Translate to English, excerpt:

January 15, 2014
Ended the relationship with Decca, Morrissey remains linked to the major label Universal Music under a new record deal signed with the Harvest (Capitol group). This was announced by the general manager of the label, Piero Giramonti and Jacqueline Saturn, anticipating that the artist Manchester will begin recording a new album this month in France along with the musicians who work with him for some time and the producer Joe Chiccarelli.

"Morrissey is one of the most important and influential artists in the music scene," said the number one Capitol Music Group Steve Barnett. "It 's also one of the few to have remained substantially true to his artistic vision and his ethical principles since he exploded onto the scene in the '80s." For its part, "Moz" had words of appreciation for the Harvest, the historic brand created in the 70s by which they recorded for EMI Pink Floyd and Deep Purple and that Universal has recently relaunched and mean to make it a sort of indie arm inside the majors.

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My secret's my enzyme.
Ahem. :rolleyes:

Congrats Morrissey! Have fun working.


Oh well...enough said
Thanks Morrissey!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Cheers Moz

Harsh Truth

Ever Felt Had?
Good news all around!


Teenage Lightning
Fantastic news.

Considering Visconti's apparent lack of involvement with the upcoming album, I guess it's safe to say that the "gem" he mentioned he's working on isn't anything Morrissey-related.


Well-Known Member
Wonderful ! I'd really thought we'd seen the end of Moz as a recording artist ...


A Burnt Child
Joe Chiccarelli's wiki entry states "He also engineered and mixed track's on Morrissey's "Swords" album". Anyone have any ideas which songs he worked on?


We are all we Need
very nice!!! and a tour, so in

about bloody time get on with your songs moz


New Member
Excellent news, really really pleased. Oh and late 2014 means retirement by 55 is off the table (thank God).


Accountant, rampant.
It's about time. Old news, but good job.

Interested in seeing what Chiccarelli has to offer...I have a feeling it will be a bare-bones production.
I don't know... Chiccarelli produced the Shins Wincing The Night Away and that is layer upon layer of awesomeness. He also was the engineer on the White Stripes Icky Thump. I'm actually kind of excited about a new album now as those are both my favorite albums from the Shins and White Stripes.

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