Morrissey’s reissue campaign moves forward once again come February with the release of the “definitive master” of his third album, 1992’s Your Arsenal, featuring, as usual these days, a slightly tweaked tracklist, plus an unusually generous bonus: a DVD featuring a previously unreleased 18-song live performance.
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This week sees the release of brand-new studio albums from OMD, Big Country (with Mike Peters of The Alarm) and The House of Love, plus reissues from Morrissey (‘Kill Uncle’) and Electronic (‘Electronic’), a live album from Sparks and a new 7-inch single from The Fall.
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 Rick Astley is more willing — or just lacks the power to stop it.
It’s not all bad news these days for Morrissey fans: The ex-Smiths singer today announced that he will reissue his sophomore album ‘Kill Uncle’ this April along with his 1989 single “The Last of the Famous International Playboys,” the latter of which will feature three new, previously unreleased songs as B-sides.
As we wait for the delayed announcement of Morrissey’s U.S. tour this fall, here’s a little something to bide the time: eight minutes of rare footage from 1991′s ‘Kill Uncle’ tour, showing Moz milling about the Pacific Amphitheatre in Costa Mesa, Calif., and joining his band onstage to soundcheck ‘Sing Your Life.’
It’s Morrissey’s birthday today — he’s 52 — and to celebrate, here’s a full, 20-song ‘Kill Uncle’-era concert filmed at London’s Hammersmith Odeon on Oct. 4, 1991, and later broadcast on Japanese TV — hence the subtitles.