My Early Burglary Years

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My Early Burglary Years
Compilation album by Morrissey
Released 15 September 1998
Recorded 1987 - 1995
Label Reprise
Morrissey compilation chronology
Suedehead: The Best of Morrissey
(1997)
My Early Burglary Years
(1998)
The Best of Morrissey
(2001)
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My Early Burglary Years is a compilation album by Morrissey that was released in September 1998 in the United States on Reprise Records. It follows in the tradition of his previous compilation albums Bona Drag and World of Morrissey in that it collects various single a-sides and b-sides, some album tracks, live tracks and previously unreleased material.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Sunny" – 2:43 [single A-side]
  2. "At Amber" – 2:44 [B-side of "Piccadilly Palare"]
  3. "Cosmic Dancer" [live in Costa Mesa, June 1, 1991] – 3:56 [previously unreleased, T. Rex cover]
  4. "Nobody Loves Us" – 4:50 [B-side of "Dagenham Dave"]
  5. "A Swallow on My Neck" – 2:50 [B-side of "Sunny"]
  6. "Sister I'm a Poet" – 2:27 [B-side of "Everyday Is Like Sunday"]
  7. "Black-Eyed Susan" – 4:07 [B-side of "Sunny"]
  8. "Michael's Bones" – 3:08 [B-side of "The Last of the Famous International Playboys"]
  9. "I'd Love To" [US version] – 4:50 [B-side of "The More You Ignore Me, The Closer I Get" US CD single]
  10. "Reader Meet Author" – 3:42 [from Southpaw Grammar]
  11. "Pashernate Love" – 2:23 [B-side of "You're the One for Me, Fatty"]
  12. "Girl Least Likely To" – 4:51 [B-side of "November Spawned a Monster"]
  13. "Jack the Ripper" [live in Paris, December 22, 1992] – 4:11 [from Beethoven was Deaf & B-side of "Now My Heart Is Full"]
  14. "I've Changed My Plea to Guilty" [US version] – 3:14 [edited version of B-side of "My Love Life"]
  15. "The Boy Racer" – 4:45 [from Southpaw Grammar]
  16. "Boxers" – 3:30 [single A-side]