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

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  1. Agharta

    Agharta New Member

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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
     
  2. Anonymous

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

    Orson Swells Well-Known Member

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    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
     
  4. Agharta

    Agharta New Member

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    Is it deserted because you're playing the album?

    Sorry, I couldn't resist. Carry on.
     
  5. billybu69

    billybu69 Junior Member Subscriber

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    I'll take 2 copies.
     
  6. George the 23rd

    George the 23rd Still-Mostly-Mute Witness

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    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)
     
  7. 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
     
  8. Derek17

    Derek17 Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
  9. Oh my god. it's Robby!

    Oh my god. it's Robby! spontaneously luminescent

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    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:
    [​IMG]
    :guitar: it was stuck in the mid 30's number of selections when something happened, right?
     
  10. 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
     
  11. Peterb

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    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.
     
  12. Derek17

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    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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  13. Emil

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    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.
     
  14. billybu69

    billybu69 Junior Member Subscriber

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    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?
     
  15. Skylarker

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    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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  16. Skylarker

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    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.
     
  17. Detritus

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    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
     
  18. marred

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    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
     
  19. Derek17

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    Is that you Moz?
     
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