You Are the Quarry [Deluxe Edition] [Bonus DVD]

You Are the Quarry [Deluxe Edition] [Bonus DVD]

by Morrissey

Overview

Seven months after the release of Morrissey's 2004 comeback album You Are the Quarry, the album was reissued in a "deluxe edition," featuring slightly different artwork (the backdrop behind Moz and his tommy gun has been changed from pink to silver, plus the liner notes turn into a fold-out poster of the man) and containing all of the B-sides from the album's first three singles ("Irish Blood, English Heart," "First of the Gang to Die," "I Have Forgiven Jesus"), plus a bonus DVD containing music videos for "Irish Blood" and "First of the Gang," plus three performances he gave on The Late Late Show With Craig Kilborn in the summer of 2004. While the hardcore fan certainly has these songs, it sounds like a nice way to collect all of the B-sides -- all of which are solid, if not quite noteworthy -- from the album and get the videos, which is true to a certain extent. The problem is, a week after this hit the stores on December 7, 2004, a fourth single was pulled from the album, containing three non-LP B-sides that aren't on this "deluxe edition," either. So, at best, this was prematurely released, depriving the dedicated (but not quite as hardcore) fans of a truly definitive collection of the album's B-sides. At worst, it's a cynical attempt to get Morrissey's legions of fans to buy material they already have to get a small, insignificant rarity -- which would be the videos, in this case, since the bonus tracks have already appeared on singles. But the author of "Paint a Vulgar Picture" would never do that intentionally, would he?

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You Are the Quarry 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have heard the album, and I must say this is the best work he's done since "The Queen is Dead" when he was with The Smiths. Come Back to Camden is the best song on the album, and IBEH is a brilliant single. Any Morrissey fan will most definately want to pick this up, and it could convert some new fans as well.
Guest More than 1 year ago
this cd is pretty darn good. I wouldnt say it is his best album, but it is very good. Vauxhaul and I is definately still one of his best. But this one is pretty good. One thing that did disappoint me was that most of his songs are some kind of protest or message. Its okay to mix beliefs and music sometimes but i think that in this case he shouldnt have. mixing politics and music is irretating and stupid.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Excellent CD- every song is great- especially America is not the world. Morrissey still completely has it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
After all these years -since the '97 'Maladjusted' Morrissey returns, and is better than ever. The most memorable songs are 'America Is Not The World', 'Irish Blood English Heart', 'Come Back to Camden', 'I'm Not Sorry' and 'First of the Gang To Die'.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Sanctuary Records could have had a major hit with this record.....Whoever decided what songs were going to be put on You are the Quarry should never be allowed to make these kind of decisions..They choose the wrong songs....The B sides were the songs I was Expecting from Morrissey.....Munich Air Disaster 1958 is one of Morrisseys greatest moments.....The Never Played Symphonies shows why Morrissey is one of our greatest singers in the last 25 years......If you bought You are the Quarry when it was released.....Go back and buy this edition....It is a good record.....The B sides make it great.......
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love "Irish Blood, English Heart"! The guitars sound so cool! I heard the song on my local rock station, and I thought, "Morrissey still has it!"