Published Nov 05, 2008After a long delay, Morrisseys Years of Refusal finally has a new release date. According to a statement released on the Morrissey website True to You, the upcoming Jerry Finn-produced album will now drop February 23 in the UK and Europe. And while there is no mention of whether the record will follow the industry norm and hit North America the following day, the website states that a "lengthy U.S. tour is to coincide with this February date, making a release here seem very likely.
As previously reported, Years of Refusal was originally set for a September release but was postponed due to label troubles. The albums release will be preceded by the single "Im Throwing My Arms Around Paris, which will be backed by two new songs: "Because Of My Poor Education and "Shame Is the Name. Both B-sides were produced by Finn, who passed away shortly after working on the Refusal sessions. "Shame also features a vocal contribution by Chrissie Hynde, who previously lent her voice to Morrisseys 1991 single "My Love LIfe.
As far the as the delayed reissues of Morrisseys Southpaw Grammar (1995) and Maladjusted (1997) are concerned, True to You reports both will be out with new artwork and remastered tracks the week followingYears of Refusals release.
A finalized tracklisting for Refusal has yet to be released.
Morrissey "My Love Life