Now My Heart Is Full

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"Now My Heart Is Full"
Single by Morrissey
from the album Vauxhall and I
Released 23 August 1994
Format CD, cassette
Genre Alternative rock
Length 4:58
Label Sire Records
Writer(s) Morrissey, Boz Boorer
Producer(s) Steve Lillywhite
Morrissey singles chronology
"Interlude"
(1994)
"Now My Heart Is Full"
(1994)
"Boxers"
(1995)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3/5 stars[1]

"Now My Heart Is Full" is a song by British singer Morrissey from his fourth solo album Vauxhall and I. The song's refrain of "Dallow, Spicer, Pinkie, Cubitt" addresses the gangsters from Graham Greene's 1938 novel Brighton Rock and so has a thematic link with Morrissey's 1989 song about the Kray twins "The Last of the Famous International Playboys".[2] In an interview published in Les Inrockuptibles in 1995, Morrissey stated "This song was the definitive expression of my change to adulthood, of my maturity. And, to be honest, I was very happy to be able to sing this text, to have reached this state. After this song I could perfectly retire: I've come full circle." [3]

Track listings[edit]

Cassette[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Now My Heart Is Full" 4:57
2. "Moon River" 4:43

CD[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Now My Heart Is Full" 4:57
2. "Moon River" (extended) 9:38
3. "Jack the Ripper" (live in Paris 12/12/1992) 4:14

Reviews[edit]

Ned Raggett of AllMusic wrote "Morrissey's quiet purr at the start turns into one of his best, most soaring performances by the end."[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Raggett, Ned. "Now My Heart Is Full Review". AllMusic. Retrieved October 19, 2012. 
  2. ^ Urban, K Ghosts from an Imperfect Place: Philip Ridley's Nostalgia Modern Drama, Volume 50, Number 3, Fall 2007, pp. 325-345 Retrieved 1 September 2011
  3. ^ http://compsoc.man.ac.uk/~moz/quotes/lesinroc.htm

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