Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Morrissey Boycott: DON'T BUY MY 7" VINYL BOX SET! (re-issue)

Morrissey has requested that fans don't buy any of the upcoming box set reissues from his back catalog.

Former frontman of The Shiths claimed in a statement issued to fan site True-to-you.net, which he often communicates through, that he wouldn't receive any money from the reissues, released on November 2, and that he was not asked for approval for their release.

The Morrissey reissues will see singles and B-sides re-packaged as new 7" vinyl single releases.

"Morrissey would like it to be known that he has not been consulted by EMI/HMV/Parlophone Record labels with regards to two upcoming boxed sets of Morrissey singles," the message read.

It continued: "Morrissey does not approve such releases and would ask people not to bother buying them. Morrissey receives no royalty payments from EMI for any back catalogue, and has not received a royalty from EMI since 1992.

In addition "Morrissey doesn't approve of, and was not consulted on, the recent Rhino box of Smiths CDs, or the Warner releases of Smiths LPs on 180 gram vinyl.

Claiming "I last received a royalty payment from Warners ten years ago and ask people not to bother buying the reissued LPs"

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