Johnny Marr Announces Greatest Hits Compilation 'Spirit Power'

Listen to new track "Somewhere" now

BY Sydney BrasilPublished Sep 20, 2023

Guitar legend Johnny Marr is releasing a greatest hits compilation. Spirit Power: The Best of Johnny Marr arrives November 3 via BMG.

The tracks for the comp were personally selected by Marr, and span the last ten years of his career. Two new songs also made the cut — "The Answer" and "Somewhere" — the latter released as a single today.

"I've played a lot of arenas over the years, and in terms of songwriting, there's nowhere to hide," Marr said of "Somewhere" via press release. "For a song to work, it has to be a banger. I know it's almost uncool to think in those terms, but I grew up in a house where my parents listened to Motown, where you couldn't get a song released if it wasn't full of hooks."

We guess "greatest hits" is a subjective term, but at least we're also getting Marr's book Marr's Guitars, this fall. 

Listen to "Somewhere" and check out the tracklist for Spirit Power below.

Spirit Power: The Best of Johnny Marr

1. Armatopia
2. New Town Velocity
3. Easy Money
4. Spirit Power & Soul
5. Hi Hello
6. Somewhere
7. The Messenger
8. I Feel You
9. The Answer
10. Dynamo
11. Spiral Cities
12. Night and Day
13. Sensory Street
14. Walk into the Sea
15. Candidate
16. Tenement Time
17. Hi Hello (Demo)
18. Somewhere (Demo)
19. The Answer (Crazy F Version)
20. The Messenger (Demo)
21. Speak out Reach Out (Crazy F Version)

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