The Best of Morrisseyby Morrissey
There was a lot of competition, but Manchester's Smiths were arguably one of the best British bands of the 1980s (sorry, New Order). And their influence extended beyond just music: The quartet made it cool to be a bookish, cardigan-sporting smart-nerd, and it ended up passing the torch to current pop acts like Belle &/a>/a>… See more details below
There was a lot of competition, but Manchester's Smiths were arguably one of the best British bands of the 1980s (sorry, New Order). And their influence extended beyond just music: The quartet made it cool to be a bookish, cardigan-sporting smart-nerd, and it ended up passing the torch to current pop acts like Belle & Sebastian, who have been known to cover "The Boy with the Thorn in His Side" in concert. Leading this revolution was the bespectacled and charismatic singer-lyricist Morrissey, an unlikely sex symbol who is worshiped like Sinatra, Michael Jackson, and Elvis, albeit on a smaller scale. Smiths fans originally objected to Morrissey sans his guitar-pal Johnny Marr but quickly came around once his solo career took off. This collection features 21 tracks Moz selected from his six albums and countless singles. There's the smart, funny gems such as "Sister I'm a Poet," "We Hate It When Our Friends Become Successful," and "Interesting Drug," along with songs so familiar one might mistake them for Smiths tunes: "Every Day Is like Sunday," "Sing Your Life," and "November Spawned a Monster." A nearly perfect comp in a most imperfect world.
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- The More You Ignore Me, the Closer I Get
- Everyday Is Like Sunday
- Glamorous Glue
- Do Your Best and Don't Worry
- November Spawned a Monster
- The Last of the Famous International Playboys
- Sing Your Life
- Hairdresser on Fire
- Interesting Drug
- We Hat It When Our Friends Become Successful
- Certain People I Know
- Now My Heart Is Full
- I Know It's Gonna Happen Someday
- Alma Matters
- Hold on to Your Friends
- Sister I'm a Poet
Performance CreditsMorrissey Primary Artist
Technical CreditsHugh Brown Art Direction
Bill Inglot Producer
Stephen Street Composer
Alain Whyte Composer
Howie Klein Producer
Mark E. Nevin Composer
Maria Villar Art Direction
Leigh Hall Liner Note Coordination
Michael Bracewell Liner Notes
Ingrid K. Olson Producer
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Althought the headline is somewhat in jest(I would love something new from the ''Pope of Mope''), this truly is a collection that contains some beautiful music set to the most brilliant voice and lyrisist of our generation. Buy with Confidence.
Best of... most of... satiate the need slip them into different sleeves buy both and feel deceived...
THE FIRST TIME I HEARD MORRISSEY'S MUSIC WAS THE FIRST TIME I TOUCHED HEAVEN. HE IS THE GREATEST ARTIST IN THE WHOLE WORLD
Morrissey knows Just how to get inside the heart of fans world wide. I first heard his poetry through a friend (johnnie)that I have lost touch with over the years. I have been a fan since. Ah, the memories! Great tunes!!
I'm a Smiths/Morrisey and these are great songs, but hasn't this album already been released a few other times? Could Someone let me know what is diferent about this offering? Is this a different version or have they been remixed? He seems to release the same songs again every couple of years. Is this some kind of mistake??
I'm so glad to see that there is a more complete collection of hits coming from the Moz Man! These songs are incredible and I can't wait to hear how they sound remastered!
My greatest love and soul mate turned me on to Morrissey. Today would have been his 25th B-day.(thanks Serg)Morrissey is absolutely brilliant. As a writer, he has inspired me time and time again. His lyrics capture your heart and soul...
Anyone familiar with the Smiths track ''Paint A Vulgar Picture'' will in no doubt get my point. The joke is on us, the obsessed fans. Though I already have all the tracks on ''Best of...,'' (with the exeption of ''Lost'')I'll still go out and buy it. And yes, I feel manipulated and used. But hey, Morrissey just has that effect on me.
I love Morrissey