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Morrissey's birthday; All You Need Is Me: New single UK release information - release information (May 22, 2008)

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Summary

Regarding Morrissey's birthday and UK information about All You Need Is Me formats & release.

Statement

Forty-nine years ago to the day, a star was born. Happy Birthday, Steven Patrick Morrissey!

In a press release, Polydor UK have announced that Morrissey's new single, "All You Need Is Me" - originally due to be released on 19 May in the UK - is now set for a 2 June release and will be available for one week only.

"All You Need Is Me" is one of the new songs to have graced Morrissey's set lists at recent concerts. He also played the song earlier this year on Later...With Jools Holland, alongside other new songs - "That's How People Grow Up" and "Something Is Squeezing My Skull" - and his classic "The Last Of The Famous International Playboys."

The new single will be available on CD and two 7" vinyl formats. Two of the B-sides - "Children In Pieces" and "My Dearest Love" - are new songs recorded in Los Angeles with composer Gustavo Santaolalla, who has won Oscars for his music for the films Brokeback Mountain and Babel, as well as BAFTAs for his music for the films The Motorcycle Diaries and Babel. The new songs feature additional production and were mixed by Jerry Finn, producer of 2004's widely acclaimed UK #2 album You Are The Quarry, who has also produced the A-side "All You Need Is Me." A third B-side is a cover version of the David Bowie song "Drive-in Saturday." The cover version was recorded live during Morrissey's North American tour in 2007.

The UK CD single tracklisting is:

"All You Need Is Me"
"Children In Pieces"

The UK 7" vinyl single 1 tracklisting is:

"All You Need Is Me"
"My Dearest Love"

The UK 7" vinyl single 2 tracklisting is:

"All You Need Is Me"
"Drive-in Saturday" (recorded live at the Orpheum Theater, Omaha, Nebraska, 11 May 2007)

Jerry Finn is currently finishing production of Morrissey's new studio album, the highly anticipated follow-up to 2006's UK #1 album Ringleader Of The Tormentors. The new studio album is scheduled for autumn 2008. Details will be announced soon.

Morrissey's Greatest Hits compilation is out now on Decca/Polydor. The collection spans Morrissey's 20-year solo career and includes UK Top 10 and Top 20 singles.

Morrissey will headline O2 Wireless Festival in London's Hyde Park on 4 July - his only UK date this summer. He has chosen Beck, New York Dolls, The Courteeners, Black Kids, Siouxsie Sioux, Guillemots, Dirty Pretty Things, The Wombats, and Noise Is The Best Revenge, among others, to be his guests at Hyde Park.

"All You Need Is Me" can be pre-ordered from recordstore.co.uk.

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