The Impossibility Of Choice In The Mind Of A Fan - your Best of Morrissey compilation?

Agharta

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Hello.

If push came to shove, came to...(well, let's not go there eh?)...what would you choose as your favourite Morrissey solo tracks for your own personal Best Of compilation?

Only caveat is it needs to be one hour long, max. Don't ask, it just does.

Here's my rough and ready stab at it -a selection chosen to represent a sweep of stuff. Clocks in at 57 mins.

01. Suedehead
02. Billy Budd
03. All You Need Is Me
04. Ammunition
05. Angel, Angel, Down We Go Together
06. Istanbul
07. Glamorous Glue
08. It's Not Your Birthday Anymore
09. The Last Of The Famous International Playboys
10. Late Night, Maudlin Street
11. Irish Blood, English Heart
12. Seasick, Yet Still Docked
13. Speedway
14. You Were Good In Your Time
 
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Anonymous

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The album, "World Peace..." plus the song "Scandinavia" - a 59 minute deserted island compilation
 

Orson Swells

Well-Known Member
Now this is a thread I like. It is an impossible task as you say, but I did try to represent every era (sorry Kill Uncle). There are probably too many ballads to be a truly representative selection, but I came up with...


I Know Very Well How I Got My Name 2:03
Speedway 4:30
Trouble Loves Me 4:39
Everyday Is Like Sunday 3:36
Nobody Loves Us 4:50
I'm Not a Man 7:49
Jack The Ripper 4:11
Come Back To Camden 4:15
Life Is A Pigsty 7:23
Why Don't You Find Out For Yourself 3:20
It's Not Your Birthday Anymore 5:10
Tomorrow 4:06
Lost 3:54

60 mins
 

billybu69

Junior Member
Subscriber
Now this is a thread I like. It is an impossible task as you say, but I did try to represent every era (sorry Kill Uncle). There are probably too many ballads to be a truly representative selection, but I came up with...


I Know Very Well How I Got My Name 2:03
Speedway 4:30
Trouble Loves Me 4:39
Everyday Is Like Sunday 3:36
Nobody Loves Us 4:50
I'm Not a Man 7:49
Jack The Ripper 4:11
Come Back To Camden 4:15
Life Is A Pigsty 7:23
Why Don't You Find Out For Yourself 3:20
It's Not Your Birthday Anymore 5:10
Tomorrow 4:06
Lost 3:54

60 mins
I'll take 2 copies.
 

George the 23rd

Still-Mostly-Mute Witness
The Very, Very Best of Morrissey:

1. Alsatian Cousin 3:13
2. Everyday Is Like Sunday 3:33
3. November Spawned A Monster 5:25
4. Mute Witness 3:32
5. Tomorrow 4:05
6. We'll Let You Know 5:17
7. Jack the Ripper 3:30
8. The More You Ignore Me, the Closer I Get 3:44
9. Boxers 3:28
10. Reader Meet Author 3:39
11. Maladjusted 4:42
12. First of the Gang To Die 3:38
13. I Will See You In Far Off Places 4:13
14. When Last I Spoke To Carol 3:24
15. Istanbul 4:40

Total Length- 01:00:03 (Come on, I can have an extra three seconds)
 
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Anonymous

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impossible. id have instant regret the second i chose. thered be the songs about external subjects and story telling, these types of morrissey songs i like the most, then thered be the more self obsessed songs where he sings or at least appears to sing about himself like trouble loves me (great songs but sometimes i think these songs help me fluff up my ego to much as i sometimes try and relate them to myself as if im ready with ready wit and the talked talked about figure that id sometimes like to see myself as) and then of course theres the funny songs like please help the cause against loneliness or disappointed. then of course theres the beautiful melodies that could change anything at any time be it an aggressive song (for morrissey) like satan rejected my soul and tomorrow or the flip side of those songs like ambitious outsiders. to hard, much to hard
 

Derek17

Well-Known Member
As we've seen with previous Morrissey "best of"s it's hard to do his entire career justice if you limit it to like 15 songs.

I think ideally you'd go with a career spanning 25ish+ track album. But! Four our purposes I will do my best...

1. You're Gonna Need Someone on Your Side (3:38)
2. Alma Matters (4:48)
3. Irish Blood, English Heart (2:37)
4. Suedehead (3:54)
5. The Last of the Famous International Playboys (3:37)
6. Staircase At the University (5:30)
7. Tomorrow (4:17)
8. My Love Life (4:24)
9. The More You Ignore Me, the Closer I Get (3:43)
10. Now My Heart Is Full (4:58)
11. First of the Gang To Die (3:38)
12. Istanbul (4:40)
13. Everyday Is Like Sunday (3:33)
14. Lost (3:54)
15. Late Night, Maudlin Street (7:40)

It's a bit over but that's my best offering.
 

Oh my god. it's Robby!

spontaneously luminescent
that was damn near impossible to do Agharta :eek: I think I hate you now ;)
but I made it through it anyways, so here is a list like you asked for:

:guitar: it was stuck in the mid 30's number of selections when something happened, right?
 
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Mister Education

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I can't be bothered adding up the timings

Suedehead
Everyday Is Like Sunday
The Last Of The Famous Int Playboys
Will Never Marry
Sister I'm A Poet
Shame Is The Name
My Dearest Love
The Loop
I've Changed My Plea To Guilty
Sunny
Staircase At The University
Munic Air Disaster 1958
Friday Morning
On The Streets I Ran
Something Is Squeezing My Skull
I'm Throwing My Arms Around Paris
Kiss Me A Lot
 

Peterb

Well-Known Member
Can I have a go?

Last of the Famous International Playboys
Everyday is like Sunday
Lost
Nobody loves us
Kiss me a lot
Something is Squeezing my Skull
I Have Forgiven Jesus
Satan rejected my soul
Now I am a Was

I'm sure there's more but that's off the top of my brain.
 

Derek17

Well-Known Member
As we've seen with previous Morrissey "best of"s it's hard to do his entire career justice if you limit it to like 15 songs.

I think ideally you'd go with a career spanning 25ish+ track album. But! Four our purposes I will do my best...

1. You're Gonna Need Someone on Your Side (3:38)
2. Alma Matters (4:48)
3. Irish Blood, English Heart (2:37)
4. Suedehead (3:54)
5. The Last of the Famous International Playboys (3:37)
6. Staircase At the University (5:30)
7. Tomorrow (4:17)
8. My Love Life (4:24)
9. The More You Ignore Me, the Closer I Get (3:43)
10. Now My Heart Is Full (4:58)
11. First of the Gang To Die (3:38)
12. Istanbul (4:40)
13. Everyday Is Like Sunday (3:33)
14. Lost (3:54)
15. Late Night, Maudlin Street (7:40)

It's a bit over but that's my best offering.
AND just for fun here's my extended version because to be honest it is adjacently criminal to leave some of these tracks off:

1. You're Gonna Need Someone on Your Side (3:38)
2. Sing Your Life (3:40) (At KROQ version)
3. Alma Matters (4:48)
4. Irish Blood, English Heart (2:37)
5. Interesting Drug (3:32)
6. Something Is Squeezing My Skull (2:38)
7. Suedehead (3:54)
8. The Last of the Famous International Playboys (3:37)
9. We Hate It When Our Friends Become Successful (2:29)
10. The Boy Racer (4:55)
11. November Spawned a Monster (5:25)
12. Staircase At the University (5:30)
13. Tomorrow (4:17)
14. Let Me Kiss You (3:30)
15. My Love Life (4:24)
16. The More You Ignore Me, the Closer I Get (3:43)
17. Now My Heart Is Full (4:58)
18. Jack the Ripper (3:30)
19. You Have Killed Me (3:08)
20. I Have Forgiven Jesus (3:41)
21. Speedway (4:30)
22. Boxers (3:28)
23. The National Front Disco (4:23)
24. First of the Gang To Die (3:38)
25. Sunny (2:43)
26. Istanbul (4:40)
27. Everyday Is Like Sunday (3:33)
28. Lost (3:54)
29. I've Changed My Plea To Guilty (3:44)
30. Late Night, Maudlin Street (7:40)
 
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Emil

A Burnt Child
1. Angel, Angel Down We Go Together 1:40
2. Will Never Marry 3:39
3. Mute Witness 3:33
4. My Love Life 4:49
5. I've Changed My Plea To Guilty 3:39
6. Seasick, Yet Still Docked 5.07
7. Now My Heart Is Full 4:57
8. Nobody Loves Us 4:50
9. Sunny 2:46
10. Trouble Loves Me 4:41
11. First Of The Gang To Die 3:39
12. The Never-Played Symphonies 3:01
13. Dear God Please Help Me 5:52
14. It's Not Your Birthday Anymore 5:10
15. Staircase At The University 5:27

I can't be bothered to count how long it is but it should be around 60 minutes.
 

billybu69

Junior Member
Subscriber
Each and everyone of these selections is better than any official greatest hits collection I've paid money for, why do the record companys find it so hard to do?
 
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Skylarker

Guest
Disc 1
1. Suedehead
2. Every Day Is Like Sunday
3. The Last Of The Famous International Playboys
4. Will Never Marry
5. Sister I'm a Poet
6. Hairdresser On Fire
7. Interesting Drug
8. Ouija Board, Ouija Board
9. November Spawned a Monster
10. Girl Least Likely To
11. Piccadilly Palare
12. Our Frank
13. Driving Your Girlfriend Home
14. My Love Life
15. There's a Place In Hell For Me And My Friends
16. Tony the Pony

Disc 2
1. Glamorous Glue
2. We Hate It When Our Friends Become Successful
3. Tomorrow
4. Jack the Ripper
5. The National Front Disco
6. Now My Heart Is Full
7. The More You Ignore Me The Closer I Get
8. Speedway
9. I'd Love To
10. The Boy Racer
11. Southpaw
12. Maladjusted
13. Trouble Loves Me
14. Alma Matters
15. Lost
16. I Can Have Both

Disc 3
1. First Of The Gang To Die
2. The World Is Full of Crashing Bores
3. Irish Blood, English Heart
4. I Have Forgiven Jesus
5. Friday Mourning
6. The Never Played Symphonies
7. You Have Killed Me
8. Ganglord
9. Christian Dior
10. Something Is Squeezing My Skull
11. Mama Lay Softly On The Riverbed
12. Action Is My Middle Name
13. The Bullfighter Dies
14. Staircase At The University
15. Mountjoy
16. Art-Hounds​
 
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Skylarker

Guest
Hello.

If push came to shove, came to...(well, let's not go there eh?)...what would you choose as your favourite Morrissey solo tracks for your own personal Best Of compilation?

Only caveat is it needs to be one hour long, max. Don't ask, it just does.
I somehow missed the hour long rule part.

OK so to distill my picks into an hour's worth of Essential Morrissey I'd say

Suedehead
Everyday Is Like Sunday
The Last Of The Famous International Playboys
My Love Life
The National Front Disco
Jack The Ripper
Now My Heart Is Full
Speedway
The Boy Racer
Southpaw
Maladjusted
Trouble Loves Me
Irish Blood English Heart
Life Is a Pigsty
Something is Squeezing My Skull
Mama Lay Softly On The Riverbed
Action Is My Middle Name
Staircase at the University
Art-Hounds

...best I could do. Can't crunch any more than that.
 

Detritus

Teenage Lightning
This was much more difficult than I anticipated.

1. Every Day Is Like Sunday
2. Suedehead
3. I Know Very Well How I Got My Name
4. Interesting Drug
5. Will Never Marry
6. The National Front Disco
7. Jack the Ripper
8. We'll Let You Know
9. Now My Heart Is Full
10. Speedway
11. A Swallow On My Neck
12. Maladjusted
13. Trouble Loves Me
14. Let Me Kiss You
15. It's Not Your Birthday Anymore

Duration: 60 minutes
 

marred

Member
1. "World Peace Is None of Your Business" 4:21
2. "Neal Cassady Drops Dead" 4:02
3. "I'm Not a Man" 7:50
4. "Istanbul" 4:40
5. "Earth Is the Loneliest Planet" 3:38
6. "Staircase at the University" 5:30
7. "The Bullfighter Dies" 2:05
8. "Kiss Me a Lot" 4:03
9. "Smiler with Knife" 5:13
10. "Kick the Bride Down the Aisle" 5:18
11. "Mountjoy" 5:08
12. "Oboe Concerto" 4:07
Total length:
54:35
Deluxe edition bonus tracks[23]
No. Title Length
13. "Scandinavia" 3:34
14. "One of Our Own" 3:33
15. "Drag the River" 4:40
16. "Forgive Someone" 3:10
17. "Julie in the Weeds" 3:59
18. "Art-Hounds" 5:06
 

Derek17

Well-Known Member
1. "World Peace Is None of Your Business" 4:21
2. "Neal Cassady Drops Dead" 4:02
3. "I'm Not a Man" 7:50
4. "Istanbul" 4:40
5. "Earth Is the Loneliest Planet" 3:38
6. "Staircase at the University" 5:30
7. "The Bullfighter Dies" 2:05
8. "Kiss Me a Lot" 4:03
9. "Smiler with Knife" 5:13
10. "Kick the Bride Down the Aisle" 5:18
11. "Mountjoy" 5:08
12. "Oboe Concerto" 4:07
Total length:
54:35
Deluxe edition bonus tracks[23]
No. Title Length
13. "Scandinavia" 3:34
14. "One of Our Own" 3:33
15. "Drag the River" 4:40
16. "Forgive Someone" 3:10
17. "Julie in the Weeds" 3:59
18. "Art-Hounds" 5:06
Is that you Moz?
 

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