Viva Hate: Centenary Edition CD (1997)

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Label Msi Music
SKU 62273369
UPC 724385632525
UPC 14 00724385632525
Format CD
Release Date 3/25/1997
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Author Morrissey
Associated Artist/Work Kelis
Associated Artist/Work Resnik
Technical Info
CatalogID 8563252
Lable Name EMI Music Distribution
Released 03/25/1997
Original Release 1988
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00724385632525
Album Notes and Credits
Personnel: Morrissey (vocals); Vini Reilly (guitar, keyboards); Stephen Street (guitar, bass); Fenella Barton, Richard Koster (violin); John Metcalfe (viola); Mark Davies, Robert Woollard, Rachel Maguire (cello); Andrew Paresi (drums).
Recorded at Wool Hall Studios, England in 1987.
Remastered British release includes nine extra songs.
CD contains 9 bonus tracks.
One of pop's most eagerly awaited albums, VIVA HATE followed the demise of the Smiths with little delay. Produced and composed by Stephen Street (who also worked on the Smiths' last album), VIVA HATE was a sure-footed rebuttal to a world of critics who couldn't imagine Morrissey without guitar deity Johnny Marr. VIVA HATE contains far more sonic experimentation than most of the Smiths' work. Guitar duties are notably assumed by Durutti Column's sonic mastermind Vini Reilly, who fills the album with his trademark brand of expressive, intertwining lead lines.
VIVA HATE proved a victory of many sorts for Morrissey--the anthemic "Everyday Is Like Sunday" provided another hit song, as well as proving that his lyrical powers were far from ebbing. One real stunner, "Angel, Angel, Down We Go Together" is just vocal and strings; a suicide reference as gripping and dramatic as The Smiths' "Asleep," it is nothing short of transcendent. On tunes like the bizarre opener, "Alsatian Cousins," Reilly's guitars rage and storm like fiery ghosts, while on "Late Night, Maudlin Street," they provide echoing atmospherics, leaving the real storytelling to the album's star, who more than rises to the occasion.
Professional Reviews
Rolling Stone - 3.5 Stars - Very good
Q (3/02, p.138) - 3 stars out of 5 - "...Contains his career-high singles, the fractious 'Suedehead' and steam-age melancholia of 'Everyday Is Like Sunday'..."
Q (Magazine) (p.112) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "[N]o fiddling about can mask VIVA HATE's transitional quality, at times touched by rare grace..."
Mojo (Publisher) (p.101) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "Vini Reilly's guitars are sublime -- and it's fascinating to hear Morrissey, still in his twenties, looking back on his pre-Smiths days..."
Disc 1
0 VIVA HATE ( BONUS TRACKS) (REMASTERED):
1 Alsatian Cousin
2 Little Man, What Now
3 Everyday Is Like Sunday
4 Bengali in Platforms
5 Angel, Angel, Down We Go Together
6 Late Night, Maudlin Street
7 Suedehead
8 Break up the Family
9 Ordinary Boys
10 I Don't Mind If You Forget Me
11 Dial a Cliche
12 Margaret on the Guillotine
13 Let the Right One Slip In
14 Pashernate Love
15 At Amber
16 Disappointed (Live)
17 Girl Least Likely To
18 I'd Love To
19 Michael's Bones
20 I've Changed My Plea to Guilty
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