Rhino has set a Nov. 6 release date for the 21-track set "The Best of Morrissey." The collection was produced with the notoriously mercurial ex-Smiths frontman's "blessing and assistance," according t
Rhino has set a Nov. 6 release date for the 21-track set "The Best of Morrissey." The collection was produced with the notoriously mercurial ex-Smiths frontman's "blessing and assistance," according to the label, and features such modern rock favorites as "Tomorrow," "November Spawned a Monster," "The More You Ignore Me, the Closer I Get," and "We Hate It When Our Friends Become Successful."
Also included is the 1997 U.K. single "Lost," which has never been commercially released in the U.S. The album's booklet includes lyrics for each track, a new Morrissey interview, and rare photographs.
With no new Morrissey material in sight (the artist has not released a studio album since 1997's "Maladjusted"), archival and repackaged releases have reached new levels in recent years. In July, EMI U.K. released the 10-disc singles package "Singles Box - Volume 2," covering Morrissey's solo career from 1991-1995. In June, WEA U.K. released "The Very Best of the Smiths," which was quickly disavowed by the group's former guitarist Johnny Marr in a post on his official Web site.
Last year, Reprise issued separate video collections from both the Smiths and Morrissey.
Here is the tracklist for "The Best of Morrissey":
"The More You Ignore Me, the Closer I Get"
"Everyday Is Like Sunday"
"Do Your Best and Don't Worry"
"November Spawned a Monster"
"The Last of the Famous International Playboys"
"Sing Your Life"
"Hairdresser on Fire"
"We Hate It When Our Friends Become Successful"
"Certain People I Know"
"Now My Heart Is Full"
"I Know It's Gonna Happen Someday"
"Hold On to Your Friends"
"Sister I'm a Poet"