My Love Life

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"My Love Life"
Single by Morrissey
Released 17 September 1991[1]
Format 7", 12", CD, cassette
Genre Indie pop
Length 4:24
Label HMV (UK)
Writer(s) Morrissey, Mark Nevin
Producer(s) Clive Langer and Alan Winstanley
Morrissey singles chronology
"Pregnant for the Last Time"
(1991)
"My Love Life"
(1991)
"We Hate It When Our Friends Become Successful"
(1992)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars [1]

"My Love Life" was a single by Morrissey released in September 1991. It was a stand alone single rather than taken from any studio album, although it was included on the compilation albums World of Morrissey (1995) and Suedehead: The Best of Morrissey (1997).

Rather than continuing with the rockabilly sound of "Pregnant for the Last Time", Morrissey and song writing partner Mark Nevin returned to a poppier sound for the final single they would release together. Featuring Chrissie Hynde on harmony vocals, the single reached number 29 in the UK singles chart.

This was the last Morrissey release before he joined up with Alain Whyte and Boz Boorer on a full-time basis.

Track listings[edit]

7" vinyl and cassette (UK)[edit]

  1. "My Love Life" (UK version)
  2. "I've Changed My Plea to Guilty" (UK version)

12" vinyl and CD (UK)[edit]

  1. "My Love Life" (UK version)
  2. "I've Changed My Plea to Guilty" (UK version)
  3. "There's a Place in Hell for Me and My Friends" (KROQ)

12" vinyl and CD (USA)[edit]

  1. "My Love Life" (US version)
  2. "I've Changed My Plea to Guilty" (US version)
  3. "Skin Storm" (Bradford cover)

Reviews[edit]

"My Love Life" was reviewed in NME by John Peel as the "best one he's [Morrissey] made in a long time" and the song was described as "catchy, romantic [and] endearing".[2] Ned Raggett of Allmusic called the song "a gentler ramble in comparison to things like the live "Sing Your Life," and though the lyrics are a bit curious (Morrissey asking for a ménage à trois?), the performance is a fine one all around."[1]

Music Video[edit]

The music video, directed by Tim Broad was shot mostly on Van Buren Street in Phoenix, Arizona. It depicts Morrissey driving in a Rolls Royce Corniche II along with members of his band who have their hair cut in Morrissey's style.[2]

Musicians[edit]

Note: Morrissey's recently recruited live band, Boz Boorer, Alain Whyte, Spencer Cobrin and Gary Day, are erroneously credited on the single sleeve.[3]

Live performances[edit]

The song was performed live by Morrissey on his 1991 tour.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Raggett, Ned. "My Love Life Review". Allmusic. Retrieved October 24, 2012. 
  2. ^ a b NME My Love Life Review
  3. ^ Goddard, Simon (2009). Mozipedia: The Enclopedia of Morrissey and the Smiths. London: Random House. p. 279. 

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