Morrissey stabs at our hearts with ‘Swords’

09.25.09 8 years ago

Mope meister Morrissey will release “Swords,” a collection of B-sides, on Nov. 3.

The tunes are culled from the back sides of the singles that were released from 2004’s “You Are the Quarry,” 2006’s “Ringleader of the Tormentors” and “Years of Refusal.”  Included are “Munich Air Disaster 1958,” about Manchester United soccer players killed in a crash, and a live version of David Bowie’s “Drive-In Saturday.”  Guests include Chrissie Hynde on “Shame is the Name.”

The release comes in a year that has seen Morrissey almost on a tear to tour and spread his music. He’s been on a seemingly endless tour. In fact, “Swords” comes in a limited edition package that includes a CD of songs from Morrissey’s July concert in Warsaw.

But, oh, he’s not done playing yet. Morrissey will continue touring in the U.K. and Europe in October and November before returning to the U.S. for more dates in late November.

The tracklist for Swords:

 Good Looking Man About Town
Don’t Make Fun Of Daddy’s Voice
If You Don’t Like Me, Don’t Look At Me
My Dearest Love
The Never-Played Symphonies
Christian Dior
Shame Is The Name
Munich Air Disaster 1958
I Knew I Was Next
It’s Hard To Walk Tall When You’re Small
Teenage Dad On His Estate
Children In Pieces
Friday Mourning
My Life Is A Succession Of People Saying Goodbye
Drive-In Saturday
Because Of My Poor Education

 “Swords” Tour Dates:

11/29: Seattle, WA @ Paramount
11/30: Portland, OR @ Roseland Theatre
12/2: Oakland, CA @ Paramount
12/4: Indio, CA @ Fantasy Springs
12/5: Las Vegas, NV @ The Joint
12/7: Pomona, CA @ Fox Theatre
12/8: San Diego, CA @ Copley Symphony Hall
12/10: Los Angeles, CA @ Gibson Amphitheatre
12/11: Ventura, CA @ Ventura Theatre 


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