Morrissey "Wrestles With Russell" On Years Of Refusal Deluxe Edition

posted February 16, 2009

Morrissey "Wrestles With Russell" On Years Of Refusal Deluxe Edition

Morrissey's new studio album "Years of Refusal" will be released on February 17th on Attack/Lost Highway and is preceded by the single "I'm Throwing My Arms Around Paris." The Deluxe edition of the album will feature a DVD with exclusive content including "Wrestle with Russell," a revealing 20 minute filmed interview with Russell Brand recorded at the comedian's home in LA in November '08. The friends talk candidly about music, lyrics, image, fame and hair in a piece that is both serious and highly entertaining. Morrissey's performances of "That's How People Grow Up" from Friday Night with Jonathan Ross and "All You Need Is Me" from Later With Jools Holland will also feature, as will the video promo for the single "All You Need Is Me." iTunes have an exclusive digital booklet for those who purchase the standard album version via their site.

"Years of Refusal" was completed in 2008 at Conway Studios in LA with the late Jerry Finn, producer of Morrissey's acclaimed 2004 UK No.2/Billboard Top 20 album "You Are The Quarry." Morrissey describes the new album, the follow up to 2006's "Ringleader of The Tormentors" (a UK No.1 & Billboard Top 20), as his strongest work to date. The 12-track album includes a clutch of new songs played live in recent months including "I'm Throwing My Arms Around Paris," "Something Is Squeezing My Skull," "Mama Lay Softly On The Riverbed" and "One Day Goodbye Will Be Farewell." Long time band members Boz Boorer, Jesse Tobias, Matt Walker, and Solomon Walker play on the album, which also features a contribution from Jeff Beck on the track "Black Cloud."

TRACK LISTING:

  1. Something Is Squeezing My Skull
  2. Mama Lay Softly On The Riverbed
  3. Black Cloud
  4. I'm Throwing My Arms Around Paris
  5. All You Need Is Me
  6. When Last I Spoke To Carol
  7. That's How People Grow Up
  8. One Day Goodbye Will Be Farewell
  9. It's Not Your Birthday Anymore
  10. You Were Good In Your Time
  11. Sorry Doesn't Help
  12. I'm OK By Myself

DELUXE EDITION BONUS DVD:

  1. Wrestle with Russell interview with Russell Brand
  2. That's How People Grow Up performed on Friday Night With Jonathan Ross
  3. All You Need is Me performed on Later with Jools Holland
  4. All You Need is Me (Video)

Tour of Refusal US Leg:

  • 2/28 Boca Raton, FL Mizner Park
  • 3/1 Orlando, FL Hard Rock live
  • 3/3 Jacksonville, FL Florida Theater
  • 3/4 St. Petersburg, FL Jannus Landing
  • 3/6 Myrtle Beach. SC House of Blues
  • 3/7 Atlanta, GA Variety Playhouse
  • 3/9 Asheville, NC Orange Peel
  • 3/11 Durham, NC Durham Performing Arts Center
  • 3/13 Richmond, VA The National
  • 3/14 Washington, DC Warner Theater
  • 3/16 Montclair, NJ Wellmont Theater
  • 3/17 Pittsburgh, PA Carnegie Music Hall
  • 3/19 Buffalo, NY U of Buffalo Center for the Arts
  • 3/21 New York, NY Bowery Ballroom
  • 3/22 Philadelphia, PA Academy of Music
  • 3/25 New York, NY Webster Hall
  • 3/26 New York, NY Carnegie Hall
  • 3/28 Mashantucket, CT Foxwoods
  • 3/29 Boston, MA House of Blues
  • 3/31 Ann Arbor, MI Michigan Theater
  • 4/1 Columbus, OH Palace Theater
  • 4/3 Milwaukee, WI Eagles Ballroom
  • 4/4 Chicago, IL Aragon Ballroom
  • 4/6 Minneapolis, MN State Theater
  • 4/7 Kansas City, MO Midland Theater
  • 4/8 St. Louis, MO Pageant Theater
  • 4/10 Dallas, TX Palladium Ballroom
  • 4/11 Houston, TX Jesse H. Jones Hall
  • 4/12 Austin, TX Bass Concert Hall
  • 4/14 El Paso, TX Chavez Theater
  • 4/15 Albuquerque, NM Sunshine Theater

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