Kul för Morrisseys många svenska fans:
För att fira 20-årsjubileet av storsäljaren Bona Drag släpper Morrissey en remastrad Special Edition av Bona Drag. Albumet släpps den 6 oktober på den återuppväckta 60-talsetiketten Major Minor.
Här ett pressmeddelande om detta, på engelska:
Originally released to much acclaim in October 1990, Bona Drag perfectly captures Morrissey’s effortless transition in becoming a solo artist. It brings together his exceptional first seven singles, four of which went Top 10: his triumphant Top 5 debut, ‘Suedehead’; the anthemic, apocalyptic lament to wet seaside towns, ‘Everyday Is Like Sunday’; ‘Interesting Drug’, and ‘The Last Of The Famous International Playboys’. The Top 20s ‘Ouija Board, Ouija Board’, ‘November Spawned A Monster’ and ‘Piccadilly Palare’, and a selection of high quality b-sides from all the singles, completes the album.
The compilation has now been remastered and overseen by Morrissey, and is updated with the addition of six previously unreleased and much coveted songs from the era:
– Happy Lovers At Last United (Outtake from ‘Sunday’ sessions)
– Lifeguard On Duty (Outtake from Viva Hate sessions)
– Please Help The Cause Against Loneliness (demo)
(Outtake from Viva Hate)
– Oh Phoney (Outtake from Bona Drag sessions)
– The Bed Took Fire (early version of ‘At Amber’)
– Let The Right One Slip In (alternate long mix)*
Directing the artwork for the reissue, Morrissey has chosen to return the cover art – taken from the ‘November’ video – back to its natural colour, so his shirt is black. In addition, he has also decided to update the back and inner artwork with a selection of favourite, hand-picked and rarely-seen photos.
The LP version will be a double heavyweight 180g vinyl, housed in a wide-spine sleeve with a pull-out poster. The CD will be housed in a gatefold, card sleeve with an eight-page booklet, which will contain the aforementioned photos.
A week before the Bona Drag release, the classic Morrissey single Everyday Is Like Sunday is released in three formats on September 28: two 7″ vinyl releases with previously unreleased B-sides and a enhanced CD single which includes a.o. an incredibly rare TOTP performance, which is unavailable anywhere, including YouTube.
Major Minor Records was started by Radio Caroline manager, Phil Solomon. Its truly eclectic roster of artists and singles releases makes it a perfect home for Morrissey.
‘Bona Drag’ tracklisting
1. Piccadilly Palare
2. Interesting Drug
3. November Spawned A Monster
4. Will Never Marry
5. Such A Little Thing Makes Such A Big Difference
6. The Last Of The Famous International Playboys
7. Ouija Board, Ouija Board
8. Hairdresser On Fire
9. Everyday Is Like Sunday
10. He Knows I’d Love To See Him
11. Yes, I Am Blind
12. Lucky Lisp
15. Happy Lovers At Last United Previously unreleased
16. Lifeguard On Duty Previously unreleased
17. Please Help The Cause Against Loneliness Previously unreleased
18. Oh Phoney Previously unreleased
19. The Bed Took Fire Previously unreleased
20. Let The Right One Slip In Alt. long mix, previously unreleased