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Morrissey - You Are The Quarry - Attack/Sanctuary

One would think that after 7 years of near exile and having recently turned 45, that the concept of Morrissey – let alone his music – would be irrelevant in the world of music as we know it. You Are The Quarry – Morrissey’s first album since 1997’s disappointing Maladjusted - is anything but irrelevant. It’s a solid, completely important comeback from the former Smiths' front man whose music never quite found the level of popularity in the States as it deserved.

For starters, Morrissey’s rich vocals sound as good as ever. Lyrically, he’s in full and predictable command of his subjects: rallying against Bush and Blair, his critics, organized religion, the politics of sex and loneliness. He’s still crooning, literate, intentionally outrageous and audacious. You Are The Quarry opens with a trilogy of Morrissey classics – “America Is Not The World,” “Irish Blood, English Heart,” and “I Have Forgiven Jesus.” And songs like “The First Of The Gang To Die,” “How Can Anybody Possibly Know How I Feel,” and “I’m Not Sorry,” are piercing standards from one of rocks quirkiest and most significant icons.

Recorded with producer Jerry Finn in London and Los Angeles, You Are The Quarry is Morrissey’s hotly anticipated, first new work in seven years.

Written by Bruce Warren

1.America Is Not the World - 4:03
2.Irish Blood, English Heart - 2:37
3.I Have Forgiven Jesus - 3:41
4.Come Back to Camden - 4:14
5.I'm Not Sorry - 4:41
6.The World Is Full of Crashing Bores - 3:51
7.How Can Anybody Possibly Know How I Feel? - 3:25
8.First of the Gang to Die - 3:38
9.Let Me Kiss You - 3:30
10.All the Lazy Dykes - 3:31
11.I Like You - 4:11 12.You Know I Couldn't Last - 5:51

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