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Lovely tunes and lovely Riah!,
This review is from: Bona Drag [20th Anniversary Edition] (Audio CD)The music on this CD is superb. Sure, it's a nostalgic road trip but what a journey back! At the time of the original release `solo Morrissey' was, in my opinion, at his peak in terms of the lyrics he was producing and also in his eclectic choice of songwriting partners. Morrissey `the icon' was in a pretty good place at the time too. He looked great, as the pictures in the CD booklet clearly attest, shining with relaxed, uncomfortable, isolated cool.
Undeniably, Morrissey did gradually lose some of his creative edge to the ageing process and to the adopted LA lifestyle of wealth and sunshine but he has still never produced anything less than interesting.
`Bona Drag' is of course much more than interesting. It's a moving, comic and enthralling document which is more than worth revisiting at a time when banal manufactured X factor puppets and their like dominate the media.
So, buy this release because it's been remastered, buy it for the new tracks (a "baseball bat to the collar bone" indeed) or buy it just because he looks so damn good!
Oh, and no previous reviewer has mentioned the fact that the glorious `Piccadilly Palare' on this remastered edition now includes the two extra verses first brought to my attention by Jo Slee in `Peepholism'. A very lovely surprise which almost made me drop my buttered scone onto my copy of De Profundis!!
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Initial post: 15 Oct 2010 01:38:29 BDT
Last edited by the author on 15 Oct 2010 01:39:28 BDT
Did the subsequent very nasty surprise of the butchered "Ouija Board" make you hurl your copy of De Profundis across the room?
In reply to an earlier post on 15 Oct 2010 20:02:58 BDT
Stephen Lloyd says:
Certainly not! I do however recall furrowing my brow slightly and languidly lowering my head. I guess, if you love and follow this man, then you are compelled to accept some of his more annoying idiosyncrasies.
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