The Moz/Smiths Top 100, Part 82: I WILL SEE YOU IN FAR OFF PLACES

How do you rate I Will See You In Far Off Places?

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Junior Member
While we wait for the new album to arrive, let us go about rating the songs we know, on a daily basis, and compile our own Morrissey/Smiths Top 100.
And instead of chronologically, let's do them alphabetically.


Voting should be something along these lines:
10: Perfection
9: Near perfect, brilliant
8: Really good Moz/Smiths song
7: Good Moz/Smiths song
6: Decent, OK, Nothing special
5: Uninspired
4: Poor
3: Bad
2: Should never have been released
1: He/They should be ashamed

The songs we've done so far (voting is still open, click to vote):

Part 1: A Rush And A Push And The Land Is Ours
Part 2: A Song From Under The Floorboards
Part 3: A Swallow On My Neck
Part 4: Accept Yourself
Part 5: All The Lazy Dykes
Part 6: Alma Matters
Part 7: Alsatian Cousin
Part 8: Ambitious Outsiders
Part 9: America Is Not The World
Part 10: Ammunition
Part 11: Angel, Angel, Down We Go Together
Part 12: Asian Rut
Part 13: Ask
Part 14: Asleep
Part 15: At Amber
Part 16: At Last I Am Born
Part 17: Back To The Old House
Part 18: Barbarism Begins At Home
Part 19: Bengali In Platforms
Part 20: Best Friend On The Payroll
Part 21: Bigmouth Strikes Again
Part 22: Billy Budd
Part 23: Black-Eyed Susan
Part 24: Boxers
Part 25: Break Up The Family
Part 26: Cemetry Gates
Part 27: Certain People I Know
Part 28: Christian Dior
Part 29: Come Back To Camden
Part 30: Cosmic Dancer
Part 31: Dagenham Dave
Part 32: Dear God Please Help Me
Part 33: Death At One's Elbow
Part 34: Death Of A Disco Dancer
Part 35: Dial-A-Cliche
Part 36: Disappointed
Part 37: Do Your Best And Don't Worry
Part 38: Don't Make Fun Of Daddy's Voice
Part 39: Driving Your Girlfriend Home
Part 40: East West
Part 41: Everyday Is Like Sunday
Part 42: First Of The Gang To Die
Part 43: Found Found Found
Part 44: Frankly Mr Shankly
Part 45: Friday Mourning
Part 46: Ganglord
Part 47: Get Off The Stage
Part 48: Girl Afraid
Part 49: Girl Least Likely To
Part 50: Girlfriend In A Coma
Part 51: Glamorous Glue
Part 52: Golden Lights
Part 53: Good Looking Man About Town
Part 54: Hairdresser On Fire
Part 55: Half A Person
Part 56: Hand In Glove
Part 57: Handsome Devil
Part 58: Have-A-Go Merchant
Part 59: He Cried
Part 60: He Knows I'd Love To See Him
Part 61: Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now
Part 62: Heir Apparent
Part 63: Hold On To Your Friends
Part 64: How Can Anybody Possibly Know How I Feel?
Part 65: How Soon Is Now?
Part 66: Human Being
Part 67: I Am Hated For Loving
Part 68: I Am Two People
Part 69: I Can Have Both
Part 70: I Don't Mind If You Forget Me
Part 71: I Don't Owe You Anything
Part 72: I Have Forgiven Jesus
Part 73: I Just Want To See The Boy Happy
Part 74: I Keep Mine Hidden
Part 75: I Knew I Was Next
Part 76: I Know It's Gonna Happen Someday
Part 77: I Know It's Over
Part 78: I Know Very Well How I Got My Name
Part 79: I Like You
Part 80: I Started Something I Couldn't Finish
Part 81: I Want The One I Can't Have


Not Dead Yet
Best Album opener since Now My Heart Is Full...but more powerful bombastic and In your face...everything muscially that America Is Not The World Could have been...Should have been a single..definitely....

Good that I'm generous today. Otherwise it would have been 8.
And only because of the oriental sound and "if the usa doesn't bomb you".

Edit> I thought I didn't like ROTT?
Yeah, nothing's changed, I'm still the same.
Who knows?
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Walkers Crisp

Nobody's Nothing
I love it because it's been the best album starter since "The Teachers Are Afraid Of The Pupils".

And it's a killer of a live song.

moz'art girl

oh la la
It is an original song and I am pleased there is some accordion played!:)


lovable loser
I have to go with an 8.5. It's a great opener with some feel of old Smiths/Moz. I like the asian undertones and gonging base (I picture myself doing deep dips to those parts in a dark dance bar) and of course the cherry on top is his trademark 'yodeling' at the end to close it out. I hope nobody bombs anyone and I DO get to see Morrissey in some far off place someday ;o) even if it's when we have both closed our eyes forever...


Hey Doug, how ya been??
I gave it a 2. The beginning of the song is the only appealing feature...


New Member
I like it live alot, but I just don't get it too much on record..but I still like it. 7

Well I Wonder

Now, Today, Tomorrow.....
9/10. A very strong song off an otherwise average album.


New Member
I hoped that Ringleader Of The Tormentors would be more of a experimental album then it was - still made that I wasn't expecting an amasing album but instead a progress. YATQ was good but sometimes quite boring, I was happy as long as he did something new. So when I got to hear this song I felt happy, it got many flaws but it took guts to record. (as with "Dear God, Please Help Me", "Life Is A Pigsty" and "At Last I Am Born"). In my opinion the rest of the songs on the album was rather plain but with these songs he acctually made something new - that's why I appriciate them.

Many could have done similair songs but this is a song that only could be written by Moz (as good or bad). Therefroe I consider this to be one of the highlights on ROTT.


New Member
I've never liked it much, although I must admit it did sound great live.

moz'art girl

oh la la
So when I got to hear this song I felt happy, it got many flaws but it took guts to record. (as with "Dear God, Please Help Me", "Life Is A Pigsty" and "At Last I Am Born"). In my opinion the rest of the songs on the album was rather plain
You like the same 4 songs than me on ROTT!:) I feel the same about the other songs on the album.

King Leer

Leering since '97
This has probably been asked before, but does this epic poll refer strictly to the studio recorded version of the song, or in any of their incarnations (some songs morph over different tours)?

I Will See You... blew me away when I first heard it. I thought it sounded huge, and I liked the somewhat Middle Eastern vibe to it. I referred to it as "Al Jazeera Disco." Then it got even better at the live shows.

But it hasn't stayed with me. Can't put my finger on why. It has power, but not staying power. It also seems at odds with the rest of the album.

I had the same reaction to The Chemical Brothers' Galvanize, which was an absolutely storming single (again, with a Middle Eastern hook) which burned brightly but briefly.
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