Rick Astley and Morrissey

Last month, Morrissey announced that David Bowie put the kibosh on the sleeve of his “Last of the Famous International Playboys” reissue, on which Moz had hoped to use a “previously unseen private photograph” of himself with Bowie taken in 1992. Seems one-hit-wonder and Internet meme kingpin Rick Astley is more willing — or just lacks the power to stop it.

Tonight, Morrissey, through quasi-official fansite True To You, debuted the artwork for the upcoming reissues of his 1991 album Kill Uncle and the aforementioned single, the latter of which features a widely circulated snapshot of Moz and the “Never Gonna Give You Up” crooner backstage at BBC’s “Top of the Pops,” where the two appeared following the February 1989 release of their “The Last of the Famous International Playboys” and “Hold Me In Your Arms” singles, respectively.

Below, you can see the new sleeves for Kill Uncle and the CD, digital and 7-inch formats of the “Last of the Famous” single, all of which are due to be released by EMI on April 8 in the U.K.

 

Sleeve: Kill Uncle reissue

Morrissey, 'Kill Uncle' reissue

 

Sleeve: “The Last of the Famous International Playboys” CD single

Morrissey, 'The Last of the Famous International Playboys' CD single

 

Sleeve: “The Last of the Famous International Playboys” digital single

Morrissey, 'The Last of the Famous International Playboys' digital single

 

Sleeve: “The Last of the Famous International Playboys” 7-inch picture disc

Morrissey, 'The Last of the Famous International Playboys' 7-inch

 

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