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On May 24, 2019.

On May 24, 2019, “étienne” and “BMG” labels released “California Son”, the twelfth Morrissey studio album. It was recorded July – August 2018, at “Sunset Sound” in Hollywood, and was produced by Joe Chiccarelli.


  • Morrissey– lead vocals
  • Steve Aho – orchestration, music copying, musician contractor
  • Boz Boorer– acoustic guitar, electric rhythm guitar, electric guitar, mandolin
  • Joe Chiccarelli– recording, mixing, stylophone, drum programming
  • Roger Manning – electric piano, synthesisers, keyboards, backing vocals, string arrangement, horn arrangement
  • Zac Rae– organ, upright piano, keyboards
  • Gustavo Manzur – synthesisers, accordion
  • Jesse Tobias– electric guitar, 12-string electric guitar, slide guitar, electric rhythm guitar, fuzz guitar, electric baritone guitar, backbeat guitar, acoustic guitar, ebow guitar
  • Dave Levita – acoustic guitar
  • Sean Hurley – bass
  • Matthew Ira Walker – drums, drum programming
  • Valerie Pinkston – group vocals
  • Arnold McCuller – group vocals
  • Brigette Bryant – group vocals
  • Ed Droste– backing vocals
  • Billie Joe Armstrong– backing vocals
  • Ariel Engle– backing vocals
  • Sameer Gadhia– backing vocals
  • Petra Haden– backing vocals
  • LP– additional vocals
  • Lydia Night– backing vocals
  • Little Willie Iniesta – vocals, dog barking
  • Bill Mims – recording
  • Chris Dugan – additional engineering
  • Tim Kvasnosky– additional engineering
  • Marcus Paquin – additional engineering
  • Ryan Freeland – mixing
  • Ken Sluiter – mixing
  • Chris Allgood – mastering
  • Emily Lazar – mastering
  • Lars Fox – digital editing
  • Liam Lynch – art, design
  • Michael Muller – front photography photography

Track listing:

  1. Morning Starship – Jobriath
  2. Don’t interrupt the Sorrow – Joni Mitchell
  3. Only a Pawn in Their Game – Bob Dylan
  4. Suffer the Little Children – Buffy Sainte – Marie
  5. Days of Decision – Phil Ochs
  6. It’s Over – Roy Orbison, Bill Dees
  7. Wedding Bell Blues – Laura Nyro
  8. Loneliness Remembers What happiness Forgets – Burt Bacharach, Hal David
  9. Lady Willpower – Jerry Fuller
  10. When You Close Your Eyes – Carly Simon, Billy Mernit
  11. Lenny’s Tune – Tim Hardin
  12. Some Say I Got the Devil – Melanie Safka


On April 17, 2020.

On April 17, 2020, Matthew Seligman died aged 64. He was musician (bass), member of The Soft Boys, Thompson Twins, Bruce Woolley & The Camera Club and The Dolphin Brothers, recorded and performed with Thomas Dolby, David Bowie, Robyn Hitchcock, Kimberley Rew, Alex Chilton, The Waterboys, Peter Murphy, Transvision Vamp, Morrissey, Stereo MC’s, Sam Brown, Tori Amos, Stereo MC’s and Sinéad O’Connor.

On November 17, 2017.

On November 17, 2017, “BMG” label released “Low in High School”, the eleventh Morrissey studio album. It was recorded in 2017, at “Forum Studios” in Italy, “La Fabrique Studios” in France, and was produced by Joe Chiccarelli.


  • Morrissey– lead vocals
  • Jesse Tobias, Boz Boorer– guitars
  • Gustavo Manzur – keyboards
  • Mando Lopez – bass guitar
  • Matthew Ira Walker– drums

Track listing:

  1. My Love, I’d Do Anything for You – Morrissey, Mando Lopez
  2. I Wish You Lonely – Morrissey, Boz Boorer
  3. Jacky’s Only Happy When She’s Up on the Stage – Morrissey, Boz Boorer
  4. Home Is a Question Mark – Morrissey, Mando Lopez
  5. Spent the Day in Bed – Morrissey, Gustavo Manzur
  6. I Bury the Living – Morrissey,Jesse Tobias
  7. In Your Lap – Morrissey, Gustavo Manzur
  8. The Girl from Tel-Aviv Who Wouldn’t Kneel – Morrissey, Gustavo Manzur
  9. All the Young People Must Fall in Love – Morrissey, Boz Boorer
  10. When You Open Your Legs – Morrissey,Jesse Tobias
  11. Who Will Protect Us from the Police? – Morrissey, Boz Boorer
  12. Israel – Morrissey, Gustavo Manzur


On February 16, 2009.


On February 16, 2009, “Decca” label released “Years of Refusal”, the ninth Morrissey studio album. It was recorded 2007 – May 2008, and was produced by Jerry Finn. It was the last album completed by producer Jerry Finn before his death.


  • Morrissey– vocals
  • Boz Boorer– guitar
  • Jesse Tobias– guitar
  • Solomon Walker– bass guitar
  • Matt Walker– drums
  • Roger Joseph Manning Jr.– keyboards
  • Mark Isham– trumpet
  • Jeff Beck– guitar
  • Michael Farrell– keyboards, accordion, cowbell
  • Kristopher Pooley– backing vocals
  • Kristeen Young– additional vocals
  • Chrissie Hynde– backing vocals
  • Seth Waldmann – engineering
  • Jake Walters – front cover photography
  • Travis Shinn – sleeve photography

Track listing:

  1. Something is Squeezing My Skull – Morrissey, Alain Whyte
  2. Mama Lay Softly on the Riverbead – Morrissey, Alain Whyte
  3. Black Cloud – Morrissey, Boz Boorer
  4. I’m Throwing My Arms Around Paris – Morrissey, Boz Boorer
  5. All You Need Is Me – Morrissey, Jesse Tobias
  6. When Last I Spoke to Carol – Morrissey, Alain Whyte
  7. That’s How People Grow Up – Morrissey, Boz Boorer
  8. One Day Goodbye Will Be Farewell – Morrissey, Boz Boorer
  9. It’s Not Your Birthday Anymore – Morrissey, Alain Whyte
  10. You Were Good in Your Time – Morrissey, Alain Whyte
  11. Sorry Doesn’t Help – Morrissey, Jesse Tobias


On September 28, 1987.


On September 28, 1987, “Rough Trade” label released “Strangeways, Here We Come” the fourth and final Smiths studio album. It was recorded in 1987, at “The Wool Hall” in Beckington, Somerset, and was produced by Johnny Marr, Morrissey and Stephen Street. The album cover was designed by Morrissey,


  • Morrissey– vocals, piano
  • Johnny Marr– guitar, keyboards, harmonica, autoharp, synthesised strings and saxophone arrangements, additional vocals
  • Andy Rourke– bass guitar
  • Mike Joyce– drums, percussion
  • Stephen Street– additional drum machine programming, trings arrangement
  • Steve Williams – assistant engineer

Track listing:

All tracks by Morrissey and Johnny Marr.

  1. A Rush and a Push and the Land is Ours
  2. I Started Something I Couldn’t Finish
  3. Death of a Disco Dancer
  4. Girlfriend in a Coma
  5. Stop Me If You Think You’ve Heard This One Before
  6. Last Night I Dreamt That Somebody Loved Me
  7. Unhappy Birthday
  8. Paint a Vulgar Picture
  9. Death at One’s Elbow
  10. I Won’t Share You



On June 16, 1986.

The Smiths - The Queen-is-dead

On June 16, 1986, “Rough Trade” label released “The Queen Is Dead”, the third Smiths studio album. It was recorded in 1985, and was produced by Morrissey and Johnny Marr. The album cover was designed by Morrissey and features Alain Delon photograph from the 1964 film “L’Insoumis”. “The Queen Is Dead” has received unanimous critical acclaim worldwide. “NME” magazine voted “The Queen Is Dead” the “Greatest Album of All Time’. “Rolling Stone” magazine ranked the album at number 216 on its list of the “500 Greatest Albums of All Time”.


  • Morrissey– vocals
  • Johnny Marr– guitars, harmonium, synthesised string instruments and flute arrangements
  • Andy Rourke– bass
  • Mike Joyce– drums

Track listing

All tracks by Morrissey and Johnny Marr, except “Take Me Back to Dear Old Blighty” (used as an intro to “The Queen Is Dead”), by A.J. Mills, Fred Godfrey and Bennett Scott.

  1. The Queen Is Dead
  2. Frankly, Mr.Shankly
  3. I Know It’s Over
  4. Never Had No One Ever
  5. Cemetery Gates
  6. Bigmouth Strikes Again
  7. The Boy With The Thorn in His Side
  8. Vicar in a Tutu
  9. There is a Light That Never Goes Out
  10. Some Girls are Bigger Than Others


On April 3, 2006.


On April 3, 2006, “Attack” label released “Ringleader of the Tormentors”, the eighth Morrissey studio album. It was recorded September–November 2005,  at “Forum Music Village” in Rome, and was produced by Tony Visconti.


  • Morrissey– vocals
  • Alain White– guitar, backing vocals
  • Boz Boorer– guitar
  • Jesse Tobias– guitar
  • Gary Day– bass guitar
  • Matt Chamberlain– drums
  • Michael Farrell– piano, organ, keyboards, trumpet, trombone, percussion
  • Ennio Morricone– string arrangement on “Dear God Please Help Me”
  • Children’s choir:
  • Laura Adriani
  • Gaia e Andrea Baroni
  • Niccolo Centioni
  • Julia D’Andrea
  • Alice e Ester Diodovich
  • Marco Lorecchio
  • Charlotte Patrignani

Track listing:

  1. I Will See You in Far-Off Places – Morrissey and Alan White
  2. Dear God Please help Me – Morrissey and Alan White
  3. You Have Killed Me – Morrissey and Jesse Tobias
  4. The Youngest Was the Most Loved – Morrissey and Jesse Tobias
  5. In the Future When All’s Well – Morrissey and Jesse Tobias
  6. The Father Who Must Be Killed – Morrissey and Alan White
  7. Life Is a Pigsty – Morrissey and Alan White
  8. I’ll Never Be Anybody’s Hero Now – Morrissey and Alan White
  9. On the Streets I Ran – Morrissey and Jesse Tobias
  10. To Me You Are a Work of Art – Morrissey and Alan White
  11. I Just Want to See the Boy Happy – Morrissey and Jesse Tobias
  12. At Last I Am Born – Morrissey and Michael Farrell