Morrissey Is Super Serious About Re-releasing 'World Peace Is None of Your Business'
Published Aug 10, 2016It's almost become a running joke at this point, but Morrissey is set to "reissue, repackage, repackage" yet another one of his LPs. Following the acrimonious debacle that was the rollout of 2014's World Peace Is None of Your Business, Moz is apparently ready to relaunch his most recent full-length.
Details have yet to be revealed in full, but a message delivered today (August 10) through semi-official site True To You explained that "plans remain in place for the re-launch of World Peace Is None of Your Business." Also in the post is a photo of some newly updated artwork.
While the original release found a sneakers and T-shirt Morrissey hanging out with a handsome, chocolate-coated pooch, the cover to the upcoming reissue showcases a still from 1928 French silent film The Passion of Joan of Arc.
As previously reported, Morrissey had been unhappy with the original release of World Peace Is None of Your Business, saying that Harvest Records botched the promo push for the record and that he was quickly dropped by the label. Harvest said that wasn't true, but Moz held his ground on the matter, and the album was then pulled from digital shelves. Shortly thereafter, Morrissey printed up shirts that read "Fuck Harvest" for his backup band to wear during a show in Lisbon, Portugal's Coliseu Dos Recreios.
Morrissey would later go on to say that several labels were interested in re-releasing the full-length. Judging by the bottom left corner of the updated cover art, the reissue appears to be getting re-released through Etienne Records.