noticed a few comments about the tracklisting and some people talking about the original S.G. I like this new tracklist it will give S.G. a different feel, which is or maybe was the point?
As the only copy I have of this is on cassette tape (as its not the greatest Moz LP ever) i am actually going to indulge myself in purchasing the remastered copy. Maybe it'll come out the same day as the new LP about babies and valium and Russell Brand too.
Bet it is not as good a remastering blah blah of Magazine's Correct Use Of Soap.
Incidentally isn't it a bit sick mentioning the birthday one of the revered film actors of our time who has recently deceased in a thread about Morrissey's rereleased LP?
also new management info, counter to previous information...
1 October 2008
Morrissey is now managed by Irving Azoff, at 10866 Wilshire blvd, suite 250, Los Angeles CA 90024.
BMG have announced 26 January 2009 as the release date for the re-issued 'Southpaw grammar'.
Full track-listing is : 1 The Boy Racer
2 Do Your Best and Don't Worry
3 Reader Meet Author
4 Honey, You Know Where to Find Me
5 Dagenham Dave
7 Best Friend on the Payroll
8 Fantastic Bird
9 The Operation
10 The Teachers are Afraid of the Pupils
11 You Should Have Been Nice to Me
12 Nobody Loves Us
The album also features new sleeve artwork by Anthony Lui, including previously unseen photographs by Linder Sterling. Anthony had also designed the sleeves for 'Ringleader of the Tormentors,' 'Live at Earls Court' and 'Greatest hits' plus the last eleven UK singles. Tracks 4, 8 and 11 of the new 'Southpaw grammar' are previously unreleased.
i dont think i have heard fantastic bird , has it been known as anything else ?
Nope, one of the few people to hear it is Stephane at Passionsjustlikemine. In fact the lyrics are up there. Apparently it's a rocker. There's already speculation it might be about Vic Reeves or Michael Legge, but as I say, it's wild speculation. You Should Have Been Nice To Me is a slow/medium song, and if you have in your archives a song entitle "Untitled Instrumental Number 2" from the Miraval Sessions, then that's an early version of the same song. The lyrics to this song are also at Passionsjustlikemine. Honey You Know Where To Find Me is a fine song indeed, and most will have heard the demo with vocals. Again, Stephane has the lyrics up at his site.
Hm. On the one hand, I don't like the "revisionist history" method to re-releases. But it does indicate that Morrissey cares about this presentation so I'll give it a whirl. I'm not so much disconcerted by the location of Teachers as the 10 min plus Southpaw in the middle of the programme. It always felt like an album ender. (Raspberry, also, for hacking away You Must Please Remember.)
I would hope that the recordings of Honey, etc, are new versions from the actual Southpaw sessions rather than the version we are familiar with from the internet leak (a "Miraval session"). The sound of that session is in stark contrast to Southpaw and would stick out like a sore thumb if it wasn't added at the end. Ditto Fantastic Bird, if this is indeed the version supposedly recorded in 1992.