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{{Discobox
 
{{Discobox
 
| Name = Alma Matters
 
| Name = Alma Matters
| Total Length =  
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| Total Length = 4:47
| Recorded =  
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| Recorded = Winter 1996
 
| Writer = Morrissey/Whyte
 
| Writer = Morrissey/Whyte
 
| Producer = [[Steve Lillywhite]]
 
| Producer = [[Steve Lillywhite]]
 
| Mastered =  
 
| Mastered =  
| Art =  
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| Art = Derick Ion
 
| Vinyl Etching =  
 
| Vinyl Etching =  
| Publisher =  
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| Publisher = [[Island Records]]
 
| Format =  7" Vinyl, 12" Vinyl, CD
 
| Format =  7" Vinyl, 12" Vinyl, CD
| Release =  
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| Release = 21 July 1997
| Chart = UK  
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| Chart = UK #16
 
| Type = Single
 
| Type = Single
 
| Previous = Sunny  
 
| Previous = Sunny  
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| NextLink = Roy's Keen (single)
 
| NextLink = Roy's Keen (single)
 
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[[Category:Morrissey Lyrics]]
  
 
==Information==
 
==Information==
 
 
===Recording===
 
 
 
===Release===
 
 
  
 
==Track list==
 
==Track list==
  
===7" Vinyl===
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===CD===
 
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[Island Records – CID 667]
 
{{tracklist
 
{{tracklist
| 01 =  
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| 01 = Alma Matters
| 01link =  
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| 01link = Alma Matters (single)
| 01-duration = 0:00 (Morrissey/)
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| 01-duration = 4:47 (Morrissey/Whyte)
| 02 =  
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| 02 = Heir Apparent
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| 02link = Heir Apparent
| 02-duration = 0:00 (Morrissey/)
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| 02-duration = 3:56 (Morrissey/Whyte)
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| 03 = I Can Have Both
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| 03link = I Can Have Both
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| 03-duration = 4:04 (Morrissey/Boorer)
 
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== Lyrics ==
 
== Lyrics ==
  
 
{{lyrics
 
{{lyrics
|So, the choice I have made
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So, the choice I have made
 
May seem strange to you
 
May seem strange to you
 
But who asked you anyway?
 
But who asked you anyway?
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Oh yeah
 
Oh yeah
 
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==Personnel==
 
 
* [[Morrissey]] - Vocals <br>
 
*  - Bass guitar, guitars<br>
 
*  - Guitars, keyboard<br>
 
*  - Drums<br>
 
* Producer - <br>
 
* Assistant Engineer - <br>
 
* Art co-ordination - <br>
 
* Layout - <br>
 
* Photography - <br>
 
 
== Sleeve Artwork ==
 
<gallery  perrow="6">
 
File: | Original cover art. (1988)
 
File: | Alt cover. (2012)
 
 
 
</gallery>
 
  
 
==Music Video==
 
==Music Video==
[[Video:Alma Matters|500px]]
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<youtube>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C_pfMoUVNPw</youtube>
 
===Credits===
 
===Credits===
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* Directed by Matthew Rolston
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== Related Item==
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* [https://www.morrissey-solo.com/article.pl?sid=01/08/22/0335202 "Alma Matters" cereal box from video for sale on Ebay] - Morrissey-solo (Aug. 22, 2001)
  
==Live History==
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Latest revision as of 08:25, 21 August 2021

Cover art
MORRISSEY Single
Name Alma Matters
Release 21 July 1997
Length 4:47
Recorded Winter 1996
Writer/composer Morrissey/Whyte
Producer Steve Lillywhite
Art work Derick Ion
Vinyl Etching
Publisher Island Records
Format(s) 7" Vinyl, 12" Vinyl, CD
Chart position UK #16
Single chronology
Sunny
Alma Matters
Roy's Keen

Information

Track list

CD

[Island Records – CID 667]

  1. Alma Matters – 4:47 (Morrissey/Whyte)
  2. Heir Apparent – 3:56 (Morrissey/Whyte)
  3. I Can Have Both – 4:04 (Morrissey/Boorer)

Lyrics

So, the choice I have made May seem strange to you But who asked you anyway? It's my life to wreck my own way

You see to someone, somewhere Oh yeah, alma matters In mind, body and soul In part and in hole

Because to someone, somewhere Oh yeah, alma matters In mind, body and soul In part and in hole

So, the life I have made May seem wrong to you But I've never been surer It's my life to ruin my own way

You see to someone, somewhere Oh yeah, alma matters In mind, body and soul In part and in hole

Because to someone, somewhere Oh yeah, alma matters In mind, body and soul In part and in hole

To someone, somewhere Oh yeah, alma matters In mind, body and soul Part and in hole

So to someone, somewhere Oh yeah, alma matters In mind, body and soul Part and in hole

To someone, somewhere Oh yeah Oh yeah Oh yeah Oh yeah Oh yeah

Music Video

Credits

  • Directed by Matthew Rolston

Related Item

Live History

Play count (Morrissey concert): 326

Morrissey live history:

... further results


Appears On



Discogs Information

Credits

  • Bass - Jonny Bridgwood
  • Design - Louis Marino
  • Drums - Spencer Cobrin
  • Engineer - Alex Black
  • Engineer - Danton Supple
  • Guitar, Clarinet - Martin Boorer
  • Guitar, Piano, Backing Vocals - Alain Whyte
  • Photography By - Derick Ion
  • Producer - Steve Lillywhite
  • Written-By - Morrissey

Notes

Pressed on heavyweight vinyl.

Images

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Wikipedia Information

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"Alma Matters" is a song by Morrissey, released as a single in July 1997. It was the first single to be taken from the Maladjusted album and was released one week before the album. The single reached number 16 on the UK Singles Chart, becoming Morrissey's first top 20 hit since "The More You Ignore Me, the Closer I Get" in 1994. The song was also notable for seeing Morrissey reference the film A Taste of Honey for the first time since his early days in The Smiths in the line "it's my life to ruin my own way". The song title is a pun on Alma mater.


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