Introducing Morrissey was originally released in 1995 on VHS, but thanks to Rhino Entertainment, they have gone back and digitally remastered the film for the modern age. As I recall, Introducing Morrissey was the second live film, but it was much superior to Live in Dallas, which only had two cameras!
I had no idea, but apparently the VHS was only available as a limited collector's item... and yes, of course, I own this, along with Live in Dallas and Hulmerist, and The Malady Lingers On.
As much as I like old things and old technology, I am deeply looking forward to seeing the film for the first time in clean, clear video and audio.
Introducing Morrissey full tracklisting:
- Billy Budd
- Have-A-Go Merchant
- Spring-Heeled Jim
- You're The One For Me, Fatty
- The More You Ignore Me, The Closer I Get
- Whatever Happens, I Love You
- We'll Let You Know
- Jack The Ripper
- Why Don't You Find Out For Yourself
- The National Front Disco
- Moon River
- Hold On To Your Friends
- Now My Heart Is Full
As if you didn't need to be reminded, but the second annual Cassette Store Day is taking place tomorrow, September 27th.
Among the 300+ releases, there is this Smiths cover cassette called Allen & Dennis Callaci Sing/Aaron Alcala Plays The Smiths Songbook (Shrimper Records). The Callaci are two-third of a band called Refrigerator and Alcala previously recorded with Refrigerator... why not just re-titled it Refrigerator on The Smiths?
The cover artwork is a drawing of the Smiths' Rank live album, featuring star Alexandra Bastedo.
Details of the release:
The cassette is a limited edition of 200 hand numbered copies w/ cover art by Dennis Callaci. Tapes hand dubbed and hand labeled. Light In The Attic is the exclusive distributor of this release.
- Stop Me If You Think That You’ve Heard This One Before
- This Night Has Opened My Eyes
- Bigmouth Strikes Again
- I Know It’s Over
- Golden Lights
- The Death of a Disco Dancer
- I Won’t Share You
Check out this promotional picture of Little Cinema, featuring singer/songwriter Tyler Womack in a yellow Smiths T-Shirt. It's also a nod to films and movies, given his band name.
A little trivia, but the Richard Davalos image was from the film East of Eden (1955) and was later used on The Smiths' ... Best I (US Cover) in 1992. Image was handpicked by Morrissey, and according to Jo Slee's excellent Peepholism book, she writes:
photo by Eliot Black