Morrissey launched his prolific solo career with his 1988 album Viva Hate following The Smiths shock disbandment in 1987. Over the next 10 years, “Moz” released six studio albums and a string of hit singles, including “Suedehead”, “Everyday Is Like Sunday” and “The More You Ignore Me, the Closer I Get”.
In November of 2001, The Best Of Morrissey; a collection that brought together his most memorable work as a solo artist up to that point, was released on CD in North America only. Now, the classic hits compilation album makes its vinyl debut as a limited edition 2LP clear record. Each album is individually numbered on a special card insert. Check it out HERE.
The Best of Morrissey is comprised of 21 tracks selected from studio albums the singer released between 1988 and 1997, including “Sing For Your Life” from 1991's Kill Uncle which superimposed lyrics of alienation and insecurity over a punk-inspired jangle of guitars.
“Sing For Your Life”
“We Hate It When Our Friends Become Successful” and “Glamorous Glue” come from Morrissey’s Grammy-nominated 1992 LP, Your Arsenal which was a surprisingly rock cut from the eccentric frontman, bolstered by the conversational grace of his lyric writing.
“We Hate It When Our Friends Become Successful”
“The More You Ignore Me, The Closer I Get” and “Hold On To Your Friends” come from the 1994 album, Vauxhall And I. It was meant to be Morrissey’s last stand, but of course, it didn’t pan out that way – the man came back with a new album the very next year.
“The More You Ignore Me The Closer I Get”
From 1995’s Southpaw Grammar is the single “Do Your Best And Don't Worry” and included from 1997's Maladjusted is “Alma Matters”.
Rarities include the non-album singles “Interesting Drug” and “The Last of the Famous International Playboys”, and the B-sides “Sister I'm a Poet” and “Lost”. Check out the full tracklisting for the limited edition 2LP clear vinyl HERE.
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