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Morrissey allies with Capitol US for new album

By | Published on Tuesday 1 November 2022


Universal Music’s Capitol Records in the US has signed Morrissey and will release his new album next year. What could possibly go wrong with that?

The new album is called ‘Bonfire Of Teenagers’ and features guest spots from Flea, Miley Cyrus and Iggy Pop. Flea’s current and former Red Hot Chili Peppers bandmates Chad Smith and Josh Klinghoffer are also the main session players on the record, which has been produced by Andrew Watt.

Capitol has also seemingly acquired the rights to previous Morrissey albums ‘Southpaw Grammar’, ‘You Are The Quarry’, ‘Ringleader Of The Tormentors’, ‘Years Of Refusal’ and ‘World Peace Is None Of Your Business’, and will release deluxe vinyl editions of each of them.

The Capitol deal excludes the UK, where Morrissey seemingly remains unsigned. Because, well, I guess we know why. Unless there’s some big old UK-specific deal in the pipeline. But probably not.

It’s not the first time Morrissey has worked with a label within Universal’s US-based Capitol Music Group. Last time he allied with its Harvest Records label. And that was, well, an interesting alliance. Maybe someone should get some Fuck Capitol t-shirts printed up and ready to go.