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World Peace Is None Of Your Business [Deluxe Edition]

Morrissey Audio CD
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (104 customer reviews)
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Steven Patrick Morrissey (born 22 May 1959), known primarily as Morrissey, is an English singer-songwriter. He rose to prominence in the 1980s as the lyricist and vocalist of the alternative rock band The Smiths. The band was highly successful in the UK but broke up in 1987, and Morrissey began a solo career, making the top ten of the UK Singles Chart in the United Kingdom on ten occasions. ... Read more in Amazon's Morrissey Store

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  • Audio CD (14 July 2014)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: Deluxe Edition
  • Label: Virgin EMI
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (104 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 335 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars As uncompromising as ever... 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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21 of 27 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars He never bores me, he never disappoints. 14 July 2014
By Dave
Format:Audio CD
If you don't like Morrissey already, then I don't expect this record will change your mind. If you do like Morrissey already, well, that doesn't mean you'll like this record... Say what you want about Morrissey, but at least he isn't boring, and unlike some artists he has kept some variety throughout his career. This does mean that some Morrissey fans only like the first couple of albums, some don't like anything released since the 90s, and so on... Personally I like pretty much everything he's done, with the exception of the Maladjusted album, and I think Years of Refusal (the last album, from 2009) was one of his best for a long time. World Peace though certainly does stand out against the more recent Morrissey records. It reminds me a little of Kill Uncle, and perhaps even recalls some Smiths era sounds, but at the same time this certainly isn't a backwards looking album. There is a strong, bright and confident feel that I've not heard in some time. The producer has clearly done a great job, and the band have been allowed to stretch themselves beyond the more conventional sounds heard on the last few releases. I don't think anyone was expecting anything as adventurous as this. In my opinion though this really is up amongst his best work - certainly deserving a place alongside Vauxhall & I and Your Arsenal. I struggled over whether this really is a five star piece of work, but i'm certain it deserves more than four stars. Don't be fooled by the 'singles' releases over the past few months - they really don't represent the best material on the record, and don't think the deluxe edition bonus disc isn't worth bothering with either - a couple of tracks there are a little on the middling side, but others are up there with the best on the album. Can't wait to see what he comes up with next.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent new release from Morrissey 11 Sep 2014
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Excellent new release from Morrissey. Worth getting the double disc version as the songs on the second disc are just as good on the first disc. Charted at #2 in the UK.
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Half a dozen listens were all that was required to confirm it as an almost-work-of-genius. At first, I was a little underwhelmed -turned off even by the title track, with its Russell Brand-ish anti-statist blandishments ("each time you vote, you support the process") and the clunky, gauche artlessness of the closing lyric ("Brazil and Bahrain/Oh, Egypt, Ukraine... so many people in pain"... yuk). Must do better... thankfully, he mostly does. Great title, anyway (as ever, with Morrissey). 'Course, Moz's lyrics will always be scrutinised with a keenness that others' aren't. The man is a first and foremost versifier, not composer - he just 'directs' the music, or so the wisdom goes... and in this case it's mostly c/o Boz Boorer (with a very big nod to new multi-instrumentalist Gustavo Manzur); gone is Alain Whyte, Moz's main songwriting partner since Your Arsenal and a particular influence on the pretty basic, fairly crude 'chug-rock' sound of everything since then, the last three records especially. Musically speaking, World Peace *sounds* much more delicate, demure, and plain interesting than anything on You Are The Quarry, Ringleader of the Tormentors or Years of Refusal; all of them good Moz albums, but tunefully a little... lumpen. Whereas here we have autoharp, Spanish acoustic guitar, accordion; the record was made in Provence and carries a certain (pleasing) Continental aftertaste. The main instrument of note though is Moz's own voice; it's an absolute revelation here; seldom better in recent memory (just listen to the mannered acrobatics on the brilliantly camp 'Kiss Me A Lot'). Highlights? The anti-macho, anti-carnivorous diatribe of 'I'm Not A Man' (the only song I know to rhyme 'T-Bone steak' with 'cancer of the prostate'... Read more ›
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Once again he wins
Excellent album.
Published 1 hour ago by Rosa
5.0 out of 5 stars Love Moz!!!!
Fantastic! Nothing else to say :)
Published 3 days ago by MRS C HAMER
3.0 out of 5 stars The vinyl version is off my Christmas list
Whilst every Morrissey fan is going to want this to complete the collection, it is undoubtedly the weakest offering from Morrissey since Kill Uncle. Read more
Published 8 days ago by Mr Colin Prestwich
4.0 out of 5 stars Morrissey in business again
Exquisite production and a Spanish/Latino thread make WPINOYB a strong album, and of course lyrically always interesting, sometimes thought provoking . Read more
Published 8 days ago by Mick Park
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Published 9 days ago by Chris Williams
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great music, great packaging, great quality, perfect!
Published 10 days ago by Steve Baker
3.0 out of 5 stars Hmmmmm not sure
Trundles along - lift music. Not very catchy which is unusual for Morrissey it will take a few more goes I think.
Published 11 days ago by frances mcalaney
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent from beginning to end
Typical Morrisey ... Excellent from beginning to end.
Published 12 days ago by Fergal
3.0 out of 5 stars Always liked the smiths and Morrissey
Always liked the smiths and Morrissey. This is a good album, but is a little bit lacking in the gritty humour but has plenty of vitriolic bile. Do I like this album..yes.. Read more
Published 13 days ago by Steven
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Best album for a long time , typical Morrissey on top form
Published 17 days ago by Mr. Clive Winter
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