Information regarding EMI catalogue - TTY

Sheridan Whiteside

Sweet and Tender Hooligan
Information regarding EMI catalogue
14 December 2010

EMI Music (Europe) have deleted the following Morrissey titles from their catalogue :

BEETHOVEN WAS DEAF (1993)

WORLD OF MORRISSEY (1995)

SUEDEHEAD-BEST OF MORRISSEY (1997)


http://www.true-to-you.net/
 

CrystalGeezer

My secret's my enzyme.
What does this mean? :confused:
 

Fulham Road Lights

Ill-adjusted
Presumably that no new pressings will be made of the albums, so after the existing copies all sell out there will be no new ones.
 

CrystalGeezer

My secret's my enzyme.

Cornflakes

"A bit iffy" ★★☆☆☆ - AV Club
On the upside, the withdrawal of the "Best of" compilations probably means there is another in the works that they don't want these to compete with. There's no way they'd just delete those and keep the regular albums, from a sales point-of-view.

On second thoughts, is that actually an upside?

A definite upside is that if you are hard-up in a few years time you will probably be able to sell your copy of Beethoven on eBay for forty squids.
 

SparkleBoy

worships Johnny Thunders
On the upside, the withdrawal of the "Best of" compilations probably means there is another in the works that they don't want these to compete with.

It happens all the time.
 

butley

Well-Known Member
These albums are still on Itunes and probably will be so, ever more.

I'm not usually a doom and gloomer but should we read something into Morrissey posting this information? He's making something of it after all.

Maybe this is the first time he's been "deleted" and that's all it is but is he letting us down gently by hinting that the game is finally up?

Surely his whole back-catalogue is not still available everywhere it was ever issued?

We never did get the exciting news that Janice Long and Jonathan Ross got so it's obvious something drastic happened just before the re-issue of Bona Drag....
 

Sim Tappertit

New Member
This is logical to some extent.

World Of and Suedehead are both non-essential compilations featuring single tracks that could just as easily be included on expanded reissues of the original EMI albums.

And Beethoven Was Deaf is a great live album but since it is mostly Your Arsenal live then maybe it will be included as part of a deluxe YA reissue package or double or triple CD boxset some time in the future?
 
These albums are still on Itunes and probably will be so, ever more.

I'm not usually a doom and gloomer but should we read something into Morrissey posting this information? He's making something of it after all.

Maybe this is the first time he's been "deleted" and that's all it is but is he letting us down gently by hinting that the game is finally up?

Surely his whole back-catalogue is not still available everywhere it was ever issued?

We never did get the exciting news that Janice Long and Jonathan Ross got so it's obvious something drastic happened just before the re-issue of Bona Drag....

Well, it was just after the Guardian debacle. I wouldn't be surprised if that had an impact on the lack of interviews/news around that time.

Maybe you're right, but I'm hoping that it's just being posted to let us know that at some point the albums will no longer be officially available.
 

Harsh Truth

Ever Felt Had?
I love how this qualifies as "news" on the only current official Morrissey site.

How about something about 2011's plans? Even in a top-level general sense? Like this:

"Still no real label interest, but I (believe it or not) have a few ideas and will be heading to the studio in March with Boz and Co. for a week. We'll see what comes out of it. We are considering some live dates in the May/June/July timeframe, but nothing has been set in stone. Stay tuned here for news. Merry Christmas. Please eat Tofurkey. Yours for the taking, MORRISSEY."

So simple. Yet so NOT our man Morrissey.

Oh well. :D
 
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Stoned

Oh well...enough said
Well , to me at least, the fact that Moz decided to have on TTY this piece of news must have some sort of meaning : reissues coming up. That is what I thought when I read that. I could be wrong but....
Cheers Moz
 

not_me_not_I

New Member
Maybe he's saying that now that EMI is his official label ("the perfect home"), he'll be keeping us updated on the goings-on with it.
 
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