The CD Singles '88–91'

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The CD Singles '88–91'
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Box set by Morrissey
Released 19 June 2000
Recorded 1987–1991
Label EMI
Producer Stephen Street, Clive Langer, Alan Winstanley
Morrissey compilation chronology
My Early Burglary Years
(1998)
The CD Singles '88–91'
(2000)
The CD Singles '91–95'
(2000)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars[1]

The CD Singles '88–91' is a box set of Morrissey's first ten singles as a solo artist, from "Suedehead" (1988) to "Pregnant for the Last Time" (1991).

Contents[edit]

Although each disc contains the three or four songs from the original Compact Disc edition, they are housed in a cardboard sleeve (instead of a jewel case) and replicate the 12-inch artwork, with the titles of songs that were exclusive to CD written on afterwards.

Several of the A and B-sides on these singles appeared on the compilations Bona Drag (1990) and My Early Burglary Years (1998), while others were made available again for the first time since their first release, including "I Know Very Well How I Got My Name", "East West", and the full version of "Will Never Marry".

A number of cover versions also appear: "East West" by Herman's Hermits, The Jam's "That's Entertainment"; T. Rex's "Cosmic Dancer"; Bradford's "Skin Storm"; and a version of "Sweet and Tender Hooligan" by Morrissey's former band The Smiths.

Packaging[edit]

The ten discs are housed in a flip-top box. The cover image is from a photograph by Anton Corbijn. It first appeared in the CD booklet for Morrissey's debut album Viva Hate.[2]

Reactions[edit]

In a 4/10 review, the NME described the set thus:[3]

Writing for AllMusic, Stephen Thomas Erlewine was more enthusiastic:[4]

In September 2000 the set was followed up by The CD Singles '91-95'.

Track listing[edit]

References[edit]