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Morrissey / Low In High School

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Morrissey will release his new album Low In High School on in November.

The first single, Spent The Day In Bed, has been unveiled today and in SDE’s opinion, it’s a great pop record. The new album features twelve tracks including Who Will Protect Us From The Police?, Home Is A Question Mark and When You Open Your Legs.

There was a suggestion for a while that the cover with the boy holding the ‘Axe The Monarchy’ banner – and an actual axe – would prove too ‘controversial’ for UK retailer HMV and that this had led to problems for the record company, however BMG took to twitter to specifically deny this.

If the standard CD or vinyl of Too Low In High School isn’t enough for you then the official Morrissey store has 16 different variations and bundles including a seven-inch vinyl box set, multiple coloured vinyl editions, a cassette and a T-shirt. I’m pretty sure the standard vinyl (on Amazon etc) is CLEAR vinyl, but I’m not going to state that categorically until it’s properly confirmed.

Low In High School will be released on 17 November 2017, a month after The SmithsThe Queen Is Dead reissue. The standard prices below will come almost certainly down.

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Low In High School vinyl LP

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Amazon uk 6LP coloured vinyl box 22.99
Amazon de 6LP coloured vinyl box 23.99
Amazon it 6LP coloured vinyl box 26.09
JPC de 6LP coloured vinyl box 23.99
HMV uk 6LP coloured vinyl box 22.99
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Low In High School - CD edition

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Amazon uk 6LP coloured vinyl box 9.99
Amazon de 6LP coloured vinyl box 15.99
Amazon fr 6LP coloured vinyl box 15.99
Amazon it 6LP coloured vinyl box 18.19
Amazon es 6LP coloured vinyl box 16.99
JPC de 6LP coloured vinyl box 15.99
FNAC fr 6LP coloured vinyl box 15.99
HMV uk 6LP coloured vinyl box 9.99
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Low In High School - cassette tape

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Amazon de 6LP coloured vinyl box 7.99
FNAC fr 6LP coloured vinyl box 7.01
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Low In High School – vinyl LP

Side 1
1. My Love, I’d Do Anything for You
2. I Wish You Lonely
3. Jacky’s Only Happy When She’s Up on the Stage
4. Home Is a Question Mark
5. Spent the Day in Bed
6. I Bury the Living

Side 2
1. In Your Lap
2. The Girl from Tel-Aviv Who Wouldn’t Kneel
3. All the Young People Must Fall in Love
4. When You Open Your Legs
5. Who Will Protect Us from the Police?
6. Israel

Low In High School – CD

1. My Love, I’d Do Anything for You
2. I Wish You Lonely
3. Jacky’s Only Happy When She’s Up on the Stage
4. Home Is a Question Mark
5. Spent the Day in Bed
6. I Bury the Living
7. In Your Lap
8. The Girl from Tel-Aviv Who Wouldn’t Kneel
9. All the Young People Must Fall in Love
10. When You Open Your Legs
11. Who Will Protect Us from the Police?
12. Israel

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82 responses to Morrissey / Low In High School

  1. smorrissey says:

    Thats too much vinyl obsession, ill be getting the cd and the iTunes versions.
    Glad tha cd singles times are over for good.

  2. bob says:

    I was really hoping that sleeve was only a temporary mock up.
    How can Morrissey have had such brilliant sleeve designs for The Smiths and suck shockingly bad ones for his solo career?
    This is is very bad even by his recent standard.

  3. Alan B says:

    I have been a fan of the Smiths/Morrissey since 1984 but the amount of variants for this album is farcical. CD, 5 (yes 5) different coloured vinyls, 7 inch box set and cassette. If you want all versions it will cost you around £150. And that doesn’t include any T-shirts and pins you may wish to buy as part of the umpteen other bundles. The world has gone mad. And to top it off the official store is operated by Sandbag who are appalling. They charge your credit card instantly and not on release, pack poorly and have a woeful/non existent customer service if you have any problems with your order. Marvellous.

  4. Bugger me, he phoned that one in, didn’t he? Zzzzzz…..

  5. Paul Fraser says:

    I agree with Bob. Terrible photoshop. Quite a ham-fisted idea executed with no finesse. It’s a long way from the iconic Smiths covers. To quote the man himself: truly, truly disappointed.

  6. Sean Hewitt says:

    Much of the above re: packaging etc is true – but that single is really quite wonderful.

  7. Pim says:

    I’ve said it before – if the sign wasn’t as obnoxious it would be quite a nice cover IMO.

  8. James says:

    After spending the day in bed, he should have spent another.

    A dull and sadly tiresome effort that would have struggled to reach b-side status back in the day when we truly loved him.

  9. RJS says:

    It sounds like a Robbie Williams song! Such a naff and cheap album cover.

  10. Tim says:

    It seems Mr M has bought wholesale into the marketing industry he always formerly denounced…I mean, a literal Morrissey Fan for a Morrissey fan?!?!

  11. Colin Harper says:

    Still, at least he’s put a stop to all that lumpen Boz Boorer band stodge.

  12. Tim says:

    …and the ‘…Morrissey Limited Edition “M Harrington” Jacket with Morrissey crest embroidery and tartan lining’…slightly Alan Partridge….

  13. Jan says:

    First solo Morriswey record without a pic of him on it?

  14. Neil says:

    No 3xl t shirts for us fatties then ? Total disgrace considering he released a single called You’re The One For Me, Fatty.

  15. Tim-meh says:

    Like everyone else, what a dreaful cover. Its not so much the poor photoshop quality but this is an issue Mozzer has been barking on about since the 80s. Each to their own but in 2017 I think there are more relevant and worthy targets.

  16. Alan Wilson says:

    There’s a fifth vinyl colour….. Indies only green vinyl as well

    • Alan B says:

      Indies and HMV. If you remove both of those who exactly is left in terms of actual shops? So basically the green vinyl is for all shops only. Hardly exclusive is it? You couldn’t make it up.

  17. memoryboy says:

    “When WILL you open your legs”. or “When You Open Your Legs.”
    It’s one or the other.

  18. GentleRabbit says:

    Must admit, completely befuddled by the formats – the completist in me would have appreciated a tad few less options… I collect what I can but having trouble justifying shelling out for the four different colour variations of the one record, four different prefect badges and assorted t-shirts etc. I nabbed the 7″ box just in case they go (no mention of limited quantities, though?) in the bundle with CD and cassette (the last I admit purely for nostalgic reasons, and it was the cheapest bundle with the box). Once I can afford it, I know I’m barking but I still can’t decide whether to settle for the standard clear vinyl, badge and t-shirt or the full monty vinyl set… Can’t wait for the record though, especially after losing so many special artists recently it’s a good feeling knowing that there’s a new Morrissey album on the way. Long may he reign. Haven’t heard the single yet, but plan on doing so with a glass of wine before bed.

    • Bassel hassouna says:

      When “World peace is none of your business” was releasefmd, best buy in the states had a limited copy with a second cd of bonus tracks. Wonder if the same will happen now

  19. Ben Williams says:

    Has anyone mentioned the “tacky badge” yet? Is this Morrissey having a little joke with us?

  20. ed says:

    unless im blind ( possible) couldn’t see any cassette version on morrisey store

  21. Martin says:

    I like choice in the vinyl options. But this is a money making farce and not one I would have associated Morrissey with but I guess pop truly does eat itself. Will await a deal on the vinyl but not on my must have list this time

  22. Darren Briscoe says:

    No American links yet Paul?

  23. Alan B says:

    Believe it or not the cassette is no longer available so must have sold out! You usually can’t give the cassette version away as it is a totally useless and defunct format.

    • Caroline says:

      James sold quite a few cassettes of their last album through their webstore, that may have been the “inspiration”.

  24. Chad says:

    Can anyone tell me what the items were that have sold out from the webstore?

  25. Bobbyjean says:

    People moaning about anything to do with morrissey is funny

  26. Jeremy Kay says:

    Recordstore have the cassette individually to pre-order in case it floats anyone’s boat. We have lost some options on the moz website (mainly the 7″ set ones) but I’m a bit disappointed with the choices available and may just get it on cd, it’s all a bit excessive and cash in. Where’s a decent deluxe edition with extra tracks? A limited box set maybe for the collector?, Who really needs all that vinyl, it’s just all novelty till the vinyl craze wears off again and a bit against what moz always stood for, can’t imagine he needs the money either……
    http://www.recordstore.co.uk/recordstore/Coming-Soon/Low-in-High-School/5NP60E3I000

  27. Robert says:

    I’ve only listend once to the single “Spent the Day in Bed”. And I have to say that I like this song, it’s a catchy tune.

  28. Jim says:

    That cover looks like a petrol station Smiths compilation designed by someone who has a vague idea that Morrissey is a bit ‘edgy’ and doesn’t like the queen much.

  29. James Dawson says:

    There should be time to change that disappointingly bad cover before November, which would be nice. Also: With song titles “The Girl From Tel-Aviv Who Wouldn’t Kneel” and “Israel,” it will be interesting to hear Morrissey’s musical takes on the Mideast…

  30. Mark Porter says:

    Remember the generic blank 7” single sleeves from 70’s and earlier – which I hate – (always have to have a picture sleeve) I would rather have one of those than the sleeve he has chosen for this.

  31. HalloweenJack says:

    Spent the day in bed and came up with the forgetful little number.

  32. Mark Porter says:

    Doubt I’ll buy this. At a push iTunes only and that leaves a sad gap in the collection I have on CD.

  33. plucker says:

    In the last paragraph, the album title is incorrect. It is “Low In High School” not “Too Low In High School”.

    Did anyone notice that MPorium does not show any shipping options to seal-clubbing Canada?

    And did anyone also question why the Japanese version is on yellow vinyl?

    The email we received from Morrissey’s Gmail also stated that there is a 7″ preorder for “Spent The Day In Bed”. Anyone come across a link for that yet?

  34. Steven says:

    Everything seems available to me on the Morrissey store, just ordered the 7″ box set on it’s own. Postage a bit juicy taking total price to just over £50.

  35. Dave Richards says:

    I think it is cool that the 10 year old who designed the cover is also on the cover, very clever Sir!

  36. Simonf says:

    Dear me, what a lot of reactionary Daily Mail readers SDE appears to have acquired. That album sleeve is totally brilliant and just what we need in a world where everyone walks around on eggshells, totally scared to say or do anything that might offend someone else. Well done Moz.
    I love the look on that kids face. Similar to the classic Diane Arbus photo ‘Child with Toy Hand Grenade in Central Park, New York City’ (1962) which I was looking at this morning after learning that he was the inspiration for Bart Simpson. Check it out here; http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/works-of-art/2001.474/ and see what I mean…

  37. Eamonn says:

    It’s not exactly Foxbase Alpha is it?!

    I guess he would have been in high school when Low came out. 25 years after the Dame covered him, we can at least pretend it’s a Bowie ref.

    • Larry Davis says:

      There are similarities to Foxbase Alpha & Foxbase Beta…but with a boy and an axe…so Moz!!

    • Stan Butler says:

      Wouldn’t mind a The Next Day type white box over this cover. ( I do know that was covering ‘Heroes’, not Low). Might have to make my own up.

  38. Rik Skyline says:

    I strongly suspect he doesn’t like the queen.

  39. Alan Jones says:

    My name is Alan and I’m a coloured vinyl addict. 4 x colour vinyl ordered and a green one to come. I think the cover is OK too! Please pray for me.

  40. -SG- says:

    Good song. Artwork, blah. A selfie picture would have been better. At this stage fans can get together and make their own for itunes anyway. I know people buy 7″ box sets for albums, and they are cool for a variety of reasons, but has anyone here ever actually put it on the turntable and listened to it if it did not contain alternate mixes or anything special?

  41. daveid76 says:

    The lyrics are infantile. The tune is just listenable. I won’t be parting with my pounds on this piece of primadonna pish.

  42. frank says:

    Can’t help but laugh at you folks that say that buying multiple variants of the same album is crazy.

    You guys buy reissues all the time. C’mon!

  43. Brian says:

    I have had quite a bit of trouble enjoying his music because of his views. Thanks for taking care of that for me. This song is so bad I no longer have this inner struggle.

  44. Gorecki says:

    If he wants to axe the ‘British’ monarchy surely it should be ‘Low in Secondary School’? As in the things we have in Britain….. ;)

  45. Shane says:

    I can’t believe someone actually says that he’s glad singles are over! I can’t! I just can’t. Bye.

    I would love the 7″ box set but I think it’s overpriced, so I’ll just get the cd, and if I find a cheaper price for the clear vinyl maybe that too.

    • smorrissey says:

      Well, what can i say?, if you were located in the UK CD singles were pretty easy to get, if you are located in Mexico city for example singles were a pain to collect each single one, double the price, broken cases, low stock etc…i’m glad they are over (at least for me)
      However theres a 7″ vinyl single coming with judy as a punk as bside for those interested. I’m not interested because is vinyl an not a CD.

  46. Larry Davis says:

    It IS a good tune…it took me a LOOOOONG time to appreciate Moz and the Smiths, as initially, I couldn’t stand his voice!! But it grew on me. And his moaning is actually funny!! The 2 Israeli references in songs…either doing an anti-Roger Waters thing, an anti-anti-Semite thing, or about the mideast or Israel-Palestine conflict?? All the songtitles just crack me up tho…and the single is likely anti-Trump or anti-fake news…looking forward to this…

  47. moz says:

    7″ single of Spent The Day In Bed is available at ‘indie’ record stores in the UK. Pre order on rough trade, norman records etc

  48. Paul E. says:

    Johnny Marr never did anything like this…should have all the “Low In High School” vinyls collected in time for The Smiths’ reunion.

  49. Alan B says:

    First 1000 orders for the green vinyl LP from HMV get a free 12 x 12 inch print (the kind of print some artists are now trying to charge you up to £10 for)

  50. Straker says:

    Five different fonts on that front cover (counting the hand-written placard). As a trained graphic-designer whoever put that mess together should hang their head in shame.

    The artist/title font looks very much like a typeface Neville (The Face) Brody designed back in the eighties. I’m not up to date with Moz’s music but I don’t see Brody’s post-modern, but now dated, designs being a good match.

    • Gansbarre says:

      As a trained graphic-designer, what are your thoughts on the number of fonts the Sex Pistol’s “Nevermind the Bollocks” are using on the reissue?

      • Straker says:

        Jamie Reid’s work for the Pistols is more anti-design and owes debts to previous art movements as well as (for NMTB) appropriating the cut-out newspaper type associated with ransom notes so in that context the hodge-podge of typefaces is entirely appropriate and doesn’t it just replicate the original from 40 years ago anyway? I doubt anyone at any point suggested they redesign, clean-up or otherwise homogenise such an iconic graphics.

        Morrissey’s cover is just bad design which is somewhat odd as my understanding is he’s pretty much the guiding-hand on all his covers going right back to The Smiths and those Rough Trade singles and albums are rightly regarded as highly evocative, if simple, marriages of stock-pictures and type. He clearly had an eye for design but that seems to have deserted him if this latest work can be laid at his door.

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  53. smorrissey says:

    With all due respect: £42 gets you the 12 tracks across six clear vinyl singles in a box -> aint no stupid

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