Written by: Alex Green
Morrissey is set to release a new album of all covers in 2019.
The follow-up to Moz’s 2017 effort Low In High School, the new album is called California Son and it’s said to be coming out in March.
Produced by the Boston-based Joe Chiccarelli (The Shins, Augie March), California Son finds the former Smiths singer taking on numbers by a wide spectrum of artists, including Bob Dylan, Melanie, Laura Nyro and Jobriath.
In other news, Morrissey’s Low In High School is being treated to a deluxe reissue this week in the form of a double vinyl or four-cd set. The expanded reissue will include his reading of the Pretenders’ “Back On The Chain Gang” as well as b-sides and five live tracks, including a version of
“Rose Garden” recorded at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville.
Below are the tracks for California Son. The order is said to be not finalized.
“Morning Starship” (Jobriath)
“Don’t Interrupt The Sorrow” (Joni Mitchell)
“Only A Pawn In Their Game” (Bob Dylan)
“Suffer The Little Children” (Buffy Sainte-Marie)
“Days Of Decision” (Phil Ochs)
“It’s Over” (Roy Orbison)
“Wedding Bell Blues” (Laura Nyro)
“Loneliness Remembers What Happiness Forgets” (Dionne Warwick)
“Lady Willpower” (Gary Puckett & The Union Gap)
“When You Close Your Eyes” (Carly Simon)
“Lenny’s Tune” (Tim Hardin)
“Some Say I Got Devil” (Melanie)