Greatest Hits (Morrissey album)

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Greatest Hits
Greatest hits album by Morrissey
Released 11 February 2008
Recorded 1987–2007
Genre Alternative rock
Length 51:01
Label Polydor/Decca Records
Producer Jerry Finn, Tony Visconti, Stephen Street, Steve Lillywhite
Morrissey compilation chronology
The Best of Morrissey
(2001)
Greatest Hits
(2008)
The HMV/Parlophone Singles '88–'95
(2009)
Singles from Greatest Hits
  1. "That's How People Grow Up"
    Released: 4 February 2008
  2. "All You Need Is Me"
    Released: 2 June 2008
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]
Digital Spy 3/5 stars[2]
NME 6/10 stars[3]
Pitchfork Media (6.1/10)[4]

Greatest Hits is a compilation album by English singer Morrissey, released on 11 February 2008. Unlike 1997's greatest hits, Suedehead: The Best of Morrissey, this compilation predominantly features songs from the then previous two studio albums, You Are the Quarry and Ringleader of the Tormentors. The album also features two new songs, lead single "That's How People Grow Up" and "All You Need Is Me", both of which were later included on studio album Years of Refusal.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "First of the Gang to Die" (from You Are the Quarry, 2004) Morrissey, Alain Whyte 3:37
2. "In the Future When All's Well" (from Ringleader of the Tormentors, 2006) Morrissey, Jesse Tobias 3:52
3. "I Just Want to See the Boy Happy" (from Ringleader of the Tormentors, 2006) Morrissey, Tobias 2:56
4. "Irish Blood, English Heart" (from You Are the Quarry, 2004) Morrissey, Whyte 2:36
5. "You Have Killed Me" (from Ringleader of the Tormentors, 2006) Morrissey, Tobias 3:06
6. "That's How People Grow Up" (new track) Morrissey, Boz Boorer 2:59
7. "Everyday Is Like Sunday" (from Viva Hate, 1988) Morrissey, Stephen Street 3:31
8. "Redondo Beach" (from Live at Earls Court, 2005) Patti Smith, Lenny Kaye, Richard Sohl 3:56
9. "Suedehead" (from Viva Hate, 1988) Morrissey, Street 3:49
10. "The Youngest Was the Most Loved" (from Ringleader of the Tormentors, 2006) Morrissey, Tobias 2:58
11. "The Last of the Famous International Playboys" (Non-Album single, 1990) Morrissey, Street 3:36
12. "The More You Ignore Me, the Closer I Get" (from Vauxhall and I, 1994) Morrissey, Boorer 3:41
13. "All You Need Is Me" (new track) Morrissey, Tobias 3:11
14. "Let Me Kiss You" (from You Are the Quarry, 2004) Morrissey, Whyte 3:30
15. "I Have Forgiven Jesus" (from You Are the Quarry, 2004) Morrissey, Whyte 3:43

Bonus live CD[edit]

Initial runs of the album will be accompanied by a bonus CD of songs recorded live at the Hollywood Bowl in 2007. The international version features eight tracks, whereas the US version features "That's How People Grow Up" as track 8, pushing "Life Is a Pigsty" to track 9.

International track listing:

  1. "The Last of the Famous International Playboys" (Morrissey, Street)
  2. "The National Front Disco" (Morrissey, Whyte)
  3. "Let Me Kiss You" (Morrissey, Whyte)
  4. "Irish Blood, English Heart" (Morrissey, Whyte)
  5. "I Will See You in Far-Off Places" (Morrissey, Whyte)
  6. "First of the Gang to Die" (Morrissey, Whyte)
  7. "I Just Want to See the Boy Happy" (Morrissey, Tobias)
  8. "Life Is a Pigsty" (Morrissey, Whyte)

US track listing:

  1. "The Last of the Famous International Playboys" (Morrissey, Street)
  2. "The National Front Disco" (Morrissey, Whyte)
  3. "Let Me Kiss You" (Morrissey, Whyte)
  4. "Irish Blood, English Heart" (Morrissey, Whyte)
  5. "I Will See You in Far-Off Places" (Morrissey, Whyte)
  6. "First of the Gang to Die" (Morrissey, Whyte)
  7. "I Just Want to See the Boy Happy" (Morrissey, Tobias)
  8. "That's How People Grow Up" (Morrissey, Boorer)
  9. "Life Is a Pigsty" (Morrissey, Whyte)

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