Morrissey has announced the release of a limited edition 7-inch picture disc of his classic single "The Last of the Famous International Playboys" and a remastered version of his second album 'Kill Uncle' on April 8 via Parlophone Records.
Originally released in 1989, 'The Last of the Famous International Playboys' was Morrissey's third single and charted at #6 in the UK. The song tackles the media glamorisation of, and public hypocrisy regarding, crime - in particular, the sensationalism of how mass-murderers are always automatically awarded the media fame they crave.
It will be available on 7" picture disc single, CD single and digital download from April 8th. All three formats are backed with new songs: 'People are the Same everywhere (BBC live version)', 'Action is my Middle Name (BBC live version)' and 'The Kid’s a Looker (BBC live version)', recorded on Radio 2 in June 2011.
Also a remastered version of ‘Kill Uncle’ will be released that day, featuring a new tracklisting and cover art, with the addition of the songs ‘Pashernate Love’ and ‘East West’ (a Herman’s Hermits cover), as well the ‘live in studio’ version of ‘There’s a Place In Hell For Me and My Friends’.
The new 'Kill Uncle' tracklisting is as follows:
01. Our Frank
02. Sing Your Life
03. Mute Witness
04. King Leer
05. Asian Rut
06. Pashernate Love
07. East West
08. Found Found Found
09. Driving Your Girlfriend Home
10. The Harsh Truth of the Camera Eye
11. There's a Place in Hell for Me and My Friends (live in the studio version)
12. (I'm) the End of the Family Line