Morrissey is at the centre of another controvertial debate after claiming that the Chinese are a "sub-species" because of the way they treat animals. During an interview with poet Simon Armitage in the Guardian the former Smiths singer said: "Did you see the thing on the news about their treatment […read more…]
"this ain't mere genius, this is rock 'n' roll" – Kerrang, October 1984
U2's fourth album, 'The Unforgettable Fire' has been remastered and will be released by Mercury Records on 26th October.
This special edition marks 25 years since the album's original release in October 1984. Recorded at Slane Castle, Ireland, 'The Unforgettable Fire' was the first U2 album to be produced by Brian Eno and Danny Lanois, and spawned two top 10 UK singles – 'Pride (In The Name Of Love)' and 'The Unforgettable Fire'.
Special formats of The Unforgettable Fire will also feature bonus audio material, including two previously unheard tracks from the Slane Castle sessions: “Yoshino Blossom”, and “Disappearing Act” (a track which the band recently completed), and a DVD including music videos, a documentary and unreleased live footage from the Amnesty International Conspiracy of Hope Tour in 1986. The Unforgettable Fire has been remastered from the original audio tapes, with direction from The Edge.
It draws b-sides from many of the singles taken from 'You are the Quarry', 'Ringleader of the Tormentors', 'Greatest Hits' and 'Years Of Refusal'.
Although these tracks were originally released as b-sides, heard together and alongside each other on this CD they sound superb as a collection in their own right, and is a wonderful journey through some of Morrissey's lesser heard tracks recorded over the last 5 years.
There is a limited edition format for initial orders that comes superbly packaged with an extra disc recorded live in Warsaw. It contains 8 tracks never before released, recorded during his current 2009 world tour and captures Morrissey on awesome form.
Guitarist uses Twitter to express his distaste at PM's name-dropping, adding definitively: 'I forbid you to like it' It has become something of a tradition for British prime ministers to name-drop a rock star or two in the hope that a bit of cool will rub off by association, only […read more…]