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Swords [Morrissey]


  • 1. Good Looking Man About Town
    2. Don't Make Fun of Daddy's Voice
    3. If You Don't Like Me, Don't Look at Me
    4. Ganglord
    5. My Dearest Love
    6. Never-Played Symphonies, The
    7. Sweetie-Pie
    8. Christian Dior
    9. Shame is the Name
    10. Munich Air Disaster 1958
    11. I Knew I Was Next
    12. It's Hard to Walk Tall When You're Small
    13. Teenage Dad on His Estate
    14. Children in Pieces
    15. Friday Mourning
    16. My Life is a Succession of People Saying Goodbye
    17. Drive-In Saturday - (live)
    18. Because of My Poor Education
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  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 13597

  • Credits
    Producer
    Engineer

    Liner Note Author: Peter Murphy.
    Photographer: Morrissey.
    The latest in a long line of stray track compilations that stretches all the way back to BONA DRAG, if not HATFUL OF HALLOW, 2009's SWORDS gathers up 18 highlights from the b-sides of singles from YOU ARE THE QUARRY, RINGLEADER OF THE TORMENTORS, and YEARS OF REFUSAL-- the three albums that constitute the great Moz comeback of the new millennium. Not all the flipsides are here, but all the noteworthy ones are, including a cameo from Chrissie Hynde on "Shame Is the Name," a cover of David Bowie's "Drive-In Saturday" with new lyrics all about the New York Dolls.

  • Critic Reviews
    Spin (p.82) - "The mordant humor and camp sensibility never wavers, nor does the inimitable voice."
    Billboard (p.32) - "[The songs] show the artist's continued creative stretch, from the staggered orchestral layers of 'The Never-Played Symphonies' to the ambient 'Sweetie-Pie'..."
    Q (Magazine) (p.136) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "With his trademark mix of comedy, tragedy and self-pity still a match for anyone, SWORDS is a collection of buried B-sides dating back to 2004."
    Record Collector (magazine) (p.88) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "[T]his, a collection of often preposterously-named B-sides from his past four albums, gets the thumps-up."
    Uncut (magazine) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "Morrissey's compilation demonstrates yet again the man's peculiarly quixotic muse."
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