The Smiths And Morrissey Legacy Reissue Series - Passions Just Like Mine
Often imitated, never matched, The Smiths have grown to be one of Britain's most influential groups, and Morrissey one of the world's most influential and controversial recording artists.
To celebrate the 30th anniversary of the release of the Smiths' debut album and Morrissey's 55th anniversary, Warmer-Rhino-Universal is proud to announce the upcoming launch of the Smiths and Morrissey Legacy Reissue Series.
As an extension to the Complete Smiths reissue programme of 2011 and Morrissey's recent reissue campaign, the Legacy Reissue Series will see the long-awaited release of previously unavailable songs, studio outtakes, alternate versions and concerts. It will be available for pre-order from 01.04.2014 and will be released on 31.04.2014.
Every studio album by Morrissey and the Smiths, as well as key compilations and live albums have been remastered and augmented with contemporary unreleased music and live concerts. Every reissued title will be made available in three variations: Legacy Edition, Deluxe Legacy Edition and Legacy Boxset. Also available is "Staged: Morrissey Live 1991-2009", a compilation of six previously unreleased concerts on 4 CDs + 2 DVDs or 4 LPS + 2 DVDs, only released as a boxset.
The Smiths material has been remastered by Johnny Marr in 2011 or JG Wilson in 2014.
The Morrissey material from 1988 to 1997 has been remastered between 2009 and 2014 by Bill Inglot, Tibor Pecsi, Dan Hersch, John Davis, Stephen Street or JG Wilson.
The Deluxe Legacy Edition of Hatful Of Hollow includes:
I Want A Boy For My Birthday (Spirit Studios demo) / Miserable Lie (Drone Studios full length demo) / I Misses You (instrumental demo) / Fast One (instrumental demo) / Don't Blow Your Own Horn (home demo) / A Matter Of Opinion (rehearsal demo) / What Do You See In Him? (rehearsal/demo) / This Night Has Opened My Eyes (unreleased studio version) / This Charming Man (Amanda Malone version) / Girl Afraid (Amanda Malone version)
The Deluxe Legacy Edition of Strangeways, Here We Come includes:
(Now And Then There's) A Fool Such As I (unfinished outtake) / You Don't Know Anything (unfinished)
The Deluxe Legacy Edition of Viva Hate includes:
I Don't Want Us To Finish
The Deluxe Legacy Edition of Vauxhall And I includes:
Sharp Bend, Fast Car, Goodbye
The Deluxe Legacy Edition of Southpaw Grammar includes:
You Should Have Been Nice To Me (demo) / Glass Menagerie
The Deluxe Legacy Edition of Maladjusted includes:
Hanratty / I'm Not Worth Hitting / I Know Who I Love / The Leeches Go On Removing / Nightmare
The Deluxe Legacy Edition of Years Of Refusal includes:
I'm Looking Forward To Going Back / I Was Bully Do Not Forget Me / The Longer I Live / When I Was Young / Teresa,Teresa
UPDATE Feb. 18:
As noted by several people in the comments, the release is an early April Fools' Day joke.
UPDATE Feb. 20:
Just added to the description:
Okay, there is no such thing as a Legacy Reissue Series. But the back catalogue of other artists have been treated this way, it's nice to dream about seeing something similar for the Morrissey and Smiths back catalogues. What would be the ultimate Morrissey or Smiths reissue?. Taking it to the extreme, ignoring the fact that the material belongs to different labels and that some of it is not even in the hands of record labels, here's my take on what the ultimate reissue programme could look like.