- Released: September 3, 2009
- Publisher: Omnibus Press
Description by OLDIES.com:
An utterly compelling account of the legendary Mancunian singer/songwriter and his unique 25-year career.
Author Len Brown has interviewed Morrissey more times than any other journalist and the result is a biography of unequalled authenticity and insight. From the heady days of The Smiths to the 2006 release of the acclaimed solo album Ringleader of the Tormentors, Morrissey has enjoyed a fanatical following in the UK, Europe, Japan and the USA. Through songs that have single-handedly extended the range of contemporary pop, Morrissey has built a unique reputation without ever giving away too much about himself.
Now, often in his own words, Morrissey's wide-ranging enthusiams and disparate influences come into sharp focus courtesy of Brown's searching interviews. Meetings With Morrissey is more than a biography--it's an audience with one of British pop's most significant and radical artists.
Morrissey is amongst the most provocative and controversial performers in popular music. From the formation of his Manchester band The Smiths in 1982 through to the release of his acclaimed 2009 solo album "Years of Refusal", his career has spanned 50 UK top 40 singles and 20 UK Top 10 albums. This paperback edition of the bestselling hardback biography gets behind the public image to tell Morrissey's story in the man's own words and explores in detail the extraordinary lyrical content of the songs. It also celebrates the many artists Morrissey has elevated to iconic status - via the lyrics of Smiths covers including Cilla Black, Dusty Springfield, Billy Fury, Marc Bolan and the New York Dolls.