Morrissey – Live at The Civic Hall, Wolverhampton, 1988 (Limited Edition 12-Inch Album on Pink Vinyl)
This release is limited to 500 units.
On 22 December 1988, Morrissey performed for the first time as a solo artist, performing to 3,000 adoring fans at The Civic Hall, in Wolverhampton.
Whilst this was officially Morrissey’s first solo gig, it was originally intended as a Smiths farewell concert. Morrissey was backed by former Smiths bandmates Andy Rourke and Mike Joyce, as well as the band’s onetime touring guitarist, Craig Gannon. The setlist featured a mixture of Morrissey tracks alongside Smiths tracks from 1987, so none of it had been performed in front of a live audience before.
The build up to the event is almost as biblical as the performance itself. The gig had all the quirks you’d come to expect of the man: it was free entry, but you were only allowed in if you were wearing Smiths or Morrissey merchandise. Some reports state that up to 20,000 came with the hope of getting in on the night.
- Stop Me If You Think You’ve Heard This One Before
- Interesting Drug
- The Last of the International Playboys
- Sister I’m a Poet
- Death at One’s Elbow
- Sweet and Tender Hooligan
Format: Vinyl / 12” Album (Coloured Vinyl)
Label: Mind Control
Catalogue No: MIND716P
Release Date: 3 Nov 2023
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