In some ways I'd be pleased if Oboe Concerto was the very last song he ever released, what a way to call time on your career. 'The rhythm of life goes 'round.'
I'd personally be quite disappointed. That song (in specific the uninspired lyrics) was a let down for me after having read all the ridiculously optimistic reviews of it. I went in listening to it hoping for something moody and epic, a complex, sinister track. What I got was a lazy, roundabout jaunt about Morrissey drinking to the tune of a sub-par Boz chord progression.
See aint that the thing? I lurve that song. I think it is the simplicity I like best, kinda like 'I'd Love To' in that the lyrics and music are sparse but powerful (to me that is, not to you, haw haw.)
Well see, to me, "I'd Love To" is really quite complex and textured. Whereas "Oboe Concerto" just comes off as a Morrissey's-band's-take-on-a-studio-jam to me.
Gawd, he needs to play "I'd Love To" live, a la "Asleep." Somehow transition into it from the chaotic end of "Life is A Pigsty." Ugh, that'd be perfect.
You can keep your "Oboe Concerto"
This may be stupid but I am going to put it out there. If you are going to call an album "World Peace..." would it not make sense to include those songs which mention other places on Earth? Scandinavia, Art-Hounds ("European Museums")....or am I being too literal? Keep Smiler With Knife in because I don't see any sonically similar substitute, take out Mountjoy, add Scandinavia and Art-Hounds and 13 track the album.
p.s. Now I return to listening to it the way it was intended.
I defer to others since I actually thought the song was about fans and not critics...