L.A. TURNAROUND by MORRISSEY Compact Disc UNCD035

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 L.A. TURNAROUND

by MORRISSEY
Compact Disc

 UNCD035

Label: UNICORN

EXTRAORDINARY MORRISSEY BROADCAST FROM HIS MALADJUSTED TOUR 

After his solo-contract with EMI expired, Morrissey signed to RCA in 1995. On his new label he recorded his next album, Southpaw Grammar, at the Miraval Studios in southern France. It reached number 4 in the UK album charts, but made little impact compared to its two predecessors. In September 1995, Morrissey served as the support act for the European leg of David Bowie's Outside Tour. Backstage at the Aberdeen gig, Morrissey was taken ill and taken to hospital; he did not return for the rest of the tour. Later referring to the tour critically, he stated that when you become involved with Bowie, "you have to worship at the Temple of David". • Morrissey returned on Island Records in 1997, releasing the single ‘Alma Matters’ in July, followed by his next album Maladjusted in August. The album peaked at number 8 in the UK album charts. Its further two singles, ‘Roy's Keen’ and ‘Satan Rejected My Soul’, both peaked outside the top 30 on the UK singles chart. • The Maladjusted Tour began in Toronto on 12th September ’97, and ended its first leg on 12th October at LA’s Greek Theatre, where Moz and his band performed probably the finest show of the tour. Recorded for live broadcast on West Coast Radio, the gig remains previously unreleased but is now finally available on this new CD. • Bonus tracks here come from an earlier broadcast made in the KROQ studio on 16th August ’97, for the station’s Modern Rock Live segment.

1. The Operation 2:25
2. The Boy Racer 4:31
3. Alma Matters 4:19
4. Billy Budd 2:45
5. Reader Meet Author 3:51
6. Nobody Loves Us 4:48
7. Wide To Receive 4:03
8. Roy's Keen 3:30
9. Speedway 4:29
10. The More You Ignore Me, The Closer I Get 4:04
11. Ambitious Outsiders 4:11
12. Paint A Vulgar Picture 5:32
13. Now My Heart Is Full 5:05
14. Shoplifters Of The World Unite 1:19
15. Maladjusted 4:06
16. Trouble Loves Me 4:28
17. Satan Rejected My Soul 2:45