Morrissey Gets Members of Broken Social Scene, Green Day and Grizzly Bear for 'California Son' Covers Album

Stream his cover of Roy Orbison's "It's Over" now

BY Sarah MurphyPublished Feb 26, 2019

After teasing the new covers album California Son late last year, Morrissey has fully detailed his new studio effort, as well as revealed his version of Roy Orbison's "It's Over."

We already knew that the upcoming album would feature new takes on tracks by Joni Mitchell, Bob Dylan, Buffy Sainte-Marie and Carly Simon, but now Moz has announced some of the special guests that appear on the Joe Chiccarelli-produced record.

Grizzly Bear's Ed Droste collaborated on opener "Morning Starship" (originally by Jobriath), while Ariel Engel of Broken Social Scene and La Force helped out on Morrissey's rendition of Joni Mitchell's "Don't Interrupt the Sorrow."

Elsewhere, we hear Petra Haden, Sameer Gadhia, Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong and Lydia Night.

See the full tracklisting and guest list below.
"It's Over," meanwhile, features the artist LP. The song was originally written by Orbison and Bill Dees, and released in 1964. Listen to Morrissey and LP's 2019 rendition of the song below.

California Son will arrive on May 24 via BMG on Moz's own imprint Etienne. See the dates for Morrissey's upcoming Canadian tour here.

California Son:

1. Morning Starship [ft. Ed Droste] (Jobriath cover)
2. Don't Interrupt the Sorrow [ft. Ariel Engle] (Joni Mitchell cover)
3. Only a Pawn in Their Game [ft. Petra Haden] (Bob Dylan cover)
4. Suffer the Little Children (Buffy Sainte-Marie cover)
5. Days of Decisions [ft. Sameer Gadhia] (Phil Ochs cover)
6. It's Over [ft. LP] (Roy Orbison cover)
7. Wedding Bell Blues [ft. Billie Joe Armstrong and Lydia Night] (The Fifth Dimension cover)
8. Loneliness Remembers What Happiness Forgets (Dionne Warwick cover)
9. Lady Willpower (Gary Puckett cover)
10. When You Close Your Eyes [ft. Petra Haden] (Carly Simon cover)
11. Lenny's Tune (Tim Hardin cover)
12. Some Say I Got Devil (Melanie cover)

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