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Product details

  • Audio CD (14 July 2014)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: Deluxe Edition
  • Label: Virgin EMI
  • ASIN: B00KAMX1KY
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (190 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 11,005 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. World Peace Is None Of Your Business
  2. Neal Cassady Drops Dead
  3. I'm Not A Man
  4. Istanbul
  5. Earth Is The Loneliest Planet
  6. Staircase at the University
  7. The Bullfighter Dies
  8. Kiss Me a Lot
  9. Smiler With A Knife
  10. Kick the Bride Down the Aisle
  11. Mountjoy
  12. Oboe Concerto
  13. Scandinavia
  14. One OF Our Own
  15. Drag the River
  16. Forgive Someone
  17. Julie in the Weeds
  18. Art - Hound

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Morrissey is one of few iconic musicians making radical, counter-cultural work. World Peace Is None Of Your Business explores the tragedy of human apathy in our turbulent, modern era. Morrissey's career as a writer reaches new lyrical heights but maintains his signature humor, drama, and emotional longing. World Peace Is None Of Your Business was produced by Joe Chiccarelli at La Fabrique Studios in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, France. The album is available as a standard and deluxe edition as well as on vinyl.

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While not Morrissey's greatest album, this is still an invigorating addition to the (substantial, bulging) catalogue. The fact that his music is becoming more Latin in flavour all the time, is unexpected, even surreal, but given the make-up of his band, a somewhat natural development. I don't think any fan could have imagined him singing such mournful lyrics as 'Earth is the Loneliest Planet of All' to an uptempo flamenco-drenched backing track, ten years ago, but such is life. It's certainly peculiar, and yet he kind of pulls it off. Still not one of the better tracks on the album though . . . could have been a big hit if Harvest had given a toss about the recordings. Oh well another record label dispensed with . . . how many can he get through before his unthinkable death? It's exciting on this album to hear him being really vocally ingenious again, like he was back in mideighties prime, particularly on 'I'm Not A Man'. The lyric though is a bit predictable for the Moz, as he's essentially repeating everything he's ever said (overfamiliarity also threatens with Kick The Bride Down The Aisle, which is basically a lyrical reworking of William It Was Really Nothing . . . a misogynistic but comic portrait of woman as ensnarer of the previously footloose and fancy free bachelor within the dreaded institution of marriage; if one took a Freudian position, it reflects Morrissey's fear of the vagina, viewing it as a kind of Venus flytrap from which you never can escape; this fear is sublimated through the symbol of marriage as an imprisonment of the male . . . end of lecture). Neal Cassady spotlights Morrissey's own Northern version of rapping, which is highly entertaining, and inevitably, morbid.Read more ›
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World Peace Is None Of Your Business
At this stage of the game Morrissey must seriously be contemplating that caring, sometimes with a big stick, is unachieveable.
His unwavering belief that the world is beyond any type of repair, is what is so true about where his beliefs lie for 40+ years. The opening tune is an obvious album opener with a simple but why is nobody listening? anthem.
A lot of fans would rightly notice the sympathetic hand over the shoulder of someone in despair, amiss here, while he asks are you a victim, or lifes adventurer? during "Neal Cassady Drops Dead". Also It's funny to me how some journalists & professional reviewers come to the conclusion that this type of song is Morrissey speaking for himself...
The Dads:"you brought it all on yourself" approach of "Staircase at The University", to a head spinning student who cannot seem to please her favourite auntie. A familiar tribute like song, with ghostly sounding vocals at the latter of the chorus. Hilarious stuff.
This Album imo is possibly Morrissey's white flag wave of giving up trying to show how the world is run & how we all follow...
Police, Politicians, Murderous Bullfighters topped off with arrogant rich Royal sneerers, they all get a bit of his mind here.
No doubt he will never let cruelty to animals off, nor the Windsors. (quite rightly).
The opening of Mountjoy prison & onwards is a story only Morrissey could tell from his angle, in "Mountjoy" quite brilliant it is too with 7 out 10 real-life Mountjoy screws applauding his accuracy concerning the prison today.
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By Andy Sweeney TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 17 July 2014
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It would be wrong, and a little lazy, to say that Steven Morrissey is a bit like Marmite, because he's surely a lot more more divisive and strong-flavoured than that. Even people who consider themselves admirers, fans and possibly even friends of the Mancunian mouthpiece must wince at the controversial things he's quoted as saying from time to time, usually when speaking about animal welfare issues. Naturally, it is his unique view of the world, combative mind and razor sharp tongue which all combine to make an artist who is capable of writing some of the best lyrics of his generation and very seldom produces anything that could be labelled as uninteresting. A new Morrissey album is always an event and “World Peace Is None Of Your Business”, Moz's tenth solo album since The Smiths broke up, is one of the strongest records he has made. The material on the album was co-written by Morrissey and stalwart co-songwriter Boz Boorer, as well as half a dozen songs with guitarist Jesse Tobias, a collaborator since “Ringleader Of The Tormentors”, and a handful with piano, organ and keys player Gustavo Manzur, so this record is quite the team effort.

Pleasingly, there are quite a few excellent compositions on this album, which begins with the musically dramatic title track, a scathing assessment of world politics and the control exerted over the people by those who hold the power. The lyrics subscribe to the viewpoint recently expressed by Russell Brand; “Each time you vote/you support the process”. It's an excellent piece to listen to if you want to get angry about the disenfranchisement of the electorate by stealth, but offers no solution, just a talking point.
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