Listen To Entire New Album Online
Despite being a contrary and cantankerous kind of chap, Morrissey has given some of his fans and detractors a chance to listen to his 10th solo album, his first since 2009’s Years Of Refusal, in its entirety a full week before it’s official release at NME.
As usual, the former The Smiths frontman has been courting controversy recently, cancelling a succession of concerts in the US due to a mysterious illness and subsequently blaming the entire debacle on support act Kristeen Young. A war of words ensued.
Prior to this entanglement, Morrissey engaged in another spat with We Are Scientists and PAWS. Reports emerged that suggested that Morrissey had had attempted to have a We Are Scientists/PAWS gig cancelled due to his concerns that their loud indie music would disturb his gig as they were due to play in adjoining venues. PAWS posted a rant on the Facebook page calling Morrissey an “ego-maniac” and “power-hungry”. In the end, the matter was resolved with We Are Scientists and PAWS moving the time of their gig slighly later so as not to disturb Morrissey’s.
The release of his new album, World Peace Is None Of Your Business, remains scheduled for July 15th via Harvest Records/Universal. Spanning 12 tracks, the album was recorded in France with Moz’s touring lineup of Boz Boorer (guitar), Jesse Tobias (guitar), Solomon Walker (bass), Matthew Walker (drums), and Gustavo Manzur (keyboards). Joe Chiccarelli served as producer.
World Peace Is None of Your Business Tracklist:
01. World Peace is None of Your Business
02. Neal Cassady Drops Dead
04. I’m Not a Man
05. Earth Is the Loneliest Planet
06. Staircase at the University
07. The Bullfighter Dies
08. Kiss Me a Lot
09. Smiler With Knife
10. Kick the Bride Down the Aisle
12. Oboe Concerto
13. Scandinavia [Deluxe]
14. One of Our Own [Deluxe]
15. Drag the River [Deluxe]
16. Forgive Someone [Deluxe]
17. Julie in the Weeds [Deluxe]
18. Art-Hounds [Deluxe]