The live show recorded for this DVD showcases Morrissey on his birthday at a homecoming in Manchester, England on May 22, 2004. The set list includes You Are The Quarry selections like “Irish Blood, English Heart,” “First Of The Gang To Die” and “Let Me Kiss You” plus Morrissey classics like “Every Day Is Like Sunday” and “Hairdresser On Fire.” The live performace DVD is directed by Bucky Fukumoto from A/V Club, who also directed Morrissey’s three music videos for this album, all of which are included as DVD extras.
First Of The Gang To Die Hairdresser On Fire Irish Blood, English Heart The Headmaster Ritual Everyday Is Like Sunday I Have Forgiven Jesus I Know It’s Gonna Happen Someday How Can Anybody Possibly Know How I Feel? Rubber Ring
Such A Little Thing Makes Such A Big Difference Don’t Make Fun Of Daddy’s Voice The World Is Full Of Crashing Bores Let Me Kiss You No One Can Hold A Candle To You Jack The Ripper A Rush And A Push And The Land Is Ours I’m Not Sorry Shoplifters Of The World Unite There Is A Light That Never Goes Out
This CD captures performances from the five sold out dates on Morrissey’s critically acclaimed world tour: London, Glasgow, Birmingham, Brighton and Dublin. Count on You Are The Quarry gems like on the DVD, but also some additional never-before-performed b-sides, rare Morrissey classics as well as The Smiths classics rarely performed by Morrissey.
BOW WOW WOW singer ANABELLA LEWIN is among forty-nine artists who have donated tracks to a tsunami victims benefit album in the US. The compilation 'Of Hands And Hearts - Music For The Tsunami Disaster Fund' also features WANG CHUNG, THE FIXX and DRAMARAMA among many others.
SINEAD O'CONNOR is the subject of a new collaboration to be released on May 23rd. 'Collaborations' is an album dedicated to O'Connor's collaborative work and features seventeen tracks including her collaborations with U2, JAH WOBBLE, THE THE, PETER GABRIEL and THE COLOURFIELD and TERRY HALL.
JODY WATLEY will release a new album later this year, 'Remixed, Reconstructed and Remade' will feature new versions of some of her classic material alongside some much anticipated new material.
JOE JACKSON and TODD RUNDGREN will play three UK dates together. The joint headline tour will play shows in Portsmouth, Bristol and London in late May and June.
THE ICICLE WORKS' fromer frontman IAN McNABB will be the supprt act on the forthcoming UK tour from JOHN MARTYN as well as lining up a series of 2005 dates of his own. THE DREAM ACADEMY are reunited on a new album from the band's GILBERT GABRIEL. The album 'The Believers - Angels & Fools' features contributions from NICK LAIRD-CLOWES and KATE ST JOHN as well as featuring a version of THE SMITHS classic 'Please Please Please, Let Me Get What I Want'.
TOYAH is to have all her singles released across two compilations from Cherry Red. Each album will feature all her Safari Records singles complete with b-sides, starting with 'The Safari Records Singles Collection Part 1 (1980 to 1981)' in May followed by Part 2 in August.
MADONNA is already at work on a new studio album, the follow up to 2003's 'American Life', and has reportedly finished one track 'I Love New York' for the currently untitled album. THE COCTEAU TWINS have pulled out of their forthcoming Coachella Festival appearance in the US citing personal reasons as the reason for their cancellation. This cancellation is expected to end previous plans the newly reunited band had to play any other shows elsewhere. THE CUTTING CREW, T'PAU and DR & THE MEDICS are among artists to be featured on a new UK television show 'Hit Me Baby One More Time'. The show will air on ITV1 at primetime on Saturday nights and will reunite acts from the seventies, eighties and nineties. Each act will perform the hit they are most associated with, plus a new track. ELVIS COSTELLO, THE UNDERTONES and VAN MORRISON have all been confirmed for this year's Glastonbury Festival which runs from June 24 - 26 and will also feature sets from KYLIE MINOGUE and NEW ORDER. LATIN QUARTER's frontman STEVE SKAITH will release a new album 'Empires & Us' on April 25th in time for a short series of UK dates in late April and early May.
Two of the most influential figures in alternative rock, Morrissey and his special guests Roxy Music are set to play the Nokia Isle Of Wight festival on Saturday 11th June. Morrissey ?? the undisputed comeback kid of 2004 - released his double platinum You Are The Quarry, album last year and was the only artist to have 4 Top 10 hit singles in the in that period. This is Roxy Music¹s first UK live appearance since their critically acclaimed world tour in 2001, Bryan Ferry, Phil Manzanera, Andy Mackay & Paul Thompson will perform their potent cocktail of classics.
The festival site is expanding into surrounding fields this year, with an extreme sports village, a unique Bollywood Cocktail bar from the Bestival, and an all new Kids Zone.
Morrissey & Roxy Music are joining Friday night headliners Faithless & Razorlight and Sunday¹s REM, Embrace and Snow Patrol to make up an unrivalled line up in the fourth Isle Of Wight festival since the 1970¹s.