To celebrate its 20th anniversary, the Morrissey compilation Bona Drag is being reissued as a remastered and expanded edition on CD and double LP. Originally released in October 1900, the album brings together his first seven singles, four of which went Top 10: his Top 5 debut, ‘Suedehead’; the anthemic ‘Everyday Is Like Sunday’; ‘Interesting Drug’, and ‘The Last Of The Famous International Playboys’. Completing the album come the Top 20 hits ‘Ouija Board, Ouija Board’, ‘November Spawned A Monster’ and ‘Piccadilly Palare’ alongside a selection of high quality b-sides from all the singles.
With Morrissey’s full involvement, the original album has been remastered and expanded with six previously unreleased tracks, the first four of which will be completely new to fans as they have never before been heard:
– Happy Lovers At Last United (Outtake from ‘Sunday” sessions)*
– Lifeguard On Duty (Outtake from Viva Hate sessions)*
– Please Help The Cause Against Loneliness (demo) (Outtake from Viva Hate, previously covered by Sandie Shaw)*
– Oh Phoney (Outtake from Bona Drag sessions)*
– The Bed Took Fire (early version of ‘At Amber’)
– Let The Right One Slip In (alternate long mix)
* Previously unheard
To mark the event, EMI are holding a special night of Morrissey music tomorrow (Fri 1st) at the Mercantile in Dame St. Entry is free and it kicks off at 10pm.