'Swords' ~ Redux

joe frady

Vile Refusenik
So I'm luvin' the 'Swords', but I felt bad about those unwanted tracks that Moz decided to leave off. For completenesses sake I decided to try to incorprate them into 'Swords'. The placing of tracks is a key part of any album, as Morrissey clearly knows. I've been listening to my 'Swords' for the last week and I need some help and advice. This is my redux version ~
No One Can Hold A Candle To You
Good Looking Man About Town
Don't Make Fun Of Daddy's Voice
If You Don't Like Me, Don't Look At Me
My Dearest Love
The Never-Played Symphonies
Sweetie Pie
Christian Dior
The Public Image
Shame Is The Name
Munich Air Disaster 1958
I Am Two People
I Knew I Was Next
It's Hard To Walk Tall When You're Small
The Slum Mums
Teenage Dad On His Estate
Children In Pieces
A Song From Under The Floorboards
Friday Mourning
My Life Is A Succession Of People Saying Goodbye
Human Being
Drive-In Saturday
Because Of My Poor Education
I think it works quite well. I've always thought 'Candle' would make a cracking opener and I find it punches in better than 'Good Looking'. 'Public Image' really holds it's own after the quadruple-whammy of the 'MDL' to 'CD' section.
But I don't think 'Mexico' and 'Two People' fit where I've put them. 'Slum Mums' is fine but maybe 2 too many covers in the final third of the album?
Any advice or criticisms would be welcome.
Or I suppose I could have just put them on a 7 track album on their own ~ 'Refusal of Swords' perhaps?
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