Very Best of Morrissey

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Very Best of Morrissey
Compilation album by Morrissey
Released 25 April 2011
Recorded 1987–1994
Genre Alternative rock, indie rock
Length 75:13
Language English
Label Major Minor Records/EMI
Morrissey compilation chronology
Swords
(2009)
Very Best of Morrissey
(2011)

Very Best of Morrissey is a compilation album by Morrissey, containing material he released during the 1980s and 1990s on EMI.[1] It was released on 25 April 2011.

About the album[edit]

The album covers material released between his 1988 debut album Viva Hate and his 1995 single "Boxers". Interestingly, the track listing bears a slight resemblance to that of 1997's Suedehead: The Best of Morrissey. The album also features a solo version of "Interlude" without Siouxsie Sioux. Strangely, it includes just one track from 1994's Vauxhall and I, Morrissey's commercial and critical high watermark. All tracks have been remastered for the album. The album did not chart (top 75) but did reach number 80 in the UK albums chart.

Release and promotion[edit]

In promotion of the album, the single "Glamorous Glue" from Your Arsenal was re-issued on CD and 7" vinyl. It charted at #69 in the UK charts, replacing "Hold on to Your Friends" as Morrissey's lowest charting single.[2] To date, it was the final Morrissey single to chart in the UK Top 75.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "The Last of the Famous International Playboys" – 3:39
  2. "You're Gonna Need Someone on Your Side" – 3:35
  3. "The More You Ignore Me, the Closer I Get" – 3:42
  4. "Glamorous Glue" – 4:04
  5. "Girl Least Likely To" – 4:48
  6. "Suedehead" – 3:52
  7. "Tomorrow" (US mix) – 3:55
  8. "Boxers" – 3:23
  9. "My Love Life" – 4:48
  10. "Break Up the Family" – 3:47
  11. "I've Changed My Plea to Guilty" – 3:38
  12. "Such a Little Thing Makes Such a Big Difference" – 2:50
  13. "Ouija Board, Ouija Board" – 3:46
  14. "Interesting Drug" – 3:19
  15. "November Spawned a Monster" – 5:23
  16. "Everyday Is Like Sunday" – 3:32
  17. "Interlude" (solo version) – 3:39
  18. "Moonriver" – 9:38

References[edit]

  1. ^ 09:59. "Music - Review of Morrissey - Very Best Of". BBC. Retrieved 2011-12-04. 
  2. ^ "Official UK Singles Top 100 - 10th December 2011". Official Charts. Retrieved 2011-12-04. 

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