Both albums issued on BMG Label for the first time, including inner booklets. LP and CD formats.
MESSAGES FROM MORRISSEY on MORRISSEY CENTRAL
Both JPGs describe the images as 'gatefold'.
I really like the new Quarry cover. I always found it really irritating that the gun was cropped in the original. Now I can sleep for the first time in 16 years.Taking into consideration the shape the world is in at the moment, these covers and Morrissey’s decision to use them should be the least of our concerns or at least don’t deserve the anger they are stirring up in some folks here.
As Johnny Marr would say ....
‘Get a grip’
Used on the cover/picture disc of I Just Want To See The Boy Happy as well.í don't think Fabio Lovino took a duff shot of Moz. The 'new' one is a variant on the one used for the 2007 tour press ads ~
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If you read "Autobiography" you would be aware of just how much he wanted the full length of his Tommy gun on display on the Quarry cover, and how aggrieved he was when various releases mysteriously curtailed it, without his permission. This time round it would appear he is making sure by squeezing the image to make it fit. It also makes it look like he weighs the same as he did in 1983. It's really quite silly. And the ruination of a fine Greg Gorman photgraph.
I was wondering about this too. Some of us were musing earlier in the year about whether or not Morrissey and BMG had come to the end of their relationship. Do these reissues indicate that everything is rosy between M and BMG, or is the latter just trying to squeeze out an easy few quid before the inevitable divorce?BMG - "You can get tae f*** if you think we're funding any more recordings, you're on your final warning as it is. Dredge up some stuff that's already had a re-release, and rummage down the back of the couch for something to include"
True, true. Though even so, I can't imagine who is going to buy this? How many copies and different formats of a mediocre 25-year-old album does any fan need to have?
Do BMg get money for Spotify even though they don’t do anythingI assume that the huge interest is the digital market rather than physical copies.
Of course, people buys CDs and LPs, but most people use spotify or something similar... so it may make sense for BMG (when it comes to selling music, I assume BMG is wiser than anyone here who thinks he knows a lot about such thing).