Morrissey hat in Decca/Polydor eine neue weltweite Plattenfirma gefunden. Näheres dazu:
MORRISSEY SIGNS TO DECCA
? Marketed And Promoted By Polydor UK
Morrissey has signed an exclusive world-wide recording contract with Decca.
With the signing, Decca re-enter the credible Pop market as a label historically associated with artists such as The Rolling Stones, Small Faces, Marianne Faithfull and Them.
All releases will be marketed and promoted through Polydor UK.
Since the disbanding of The Smiths in 1987 Morrissey?s 20-year solo career has established him as one of the UK?s greatest musical talents with a back catalogue of eleven albums, most recently 2006?s UK No.1 Ringleader of The Tormentors.
The first release under this new contract will be a Greatest Hits album of Morrissey solo material with two new songs in February 2008 which will follow a 6 night run of sold-out shows in January at London?s legendary Roundhouse.
Morrissey is currently recording a new studio album in LA, working once again with Jerry Finn, the producer of 2004?s widely acclaimed UK No. 2 album You Are The Quarry. The as yet untitled new album will be released in Autumn 2008.
"I am delighted to be part of the Decca and Polydor family and am very excited about the new singles and albums we are going to do together in 2008".
Christopher Roberts, President, Classics and Jazz, UMGI and Chairman, Decca Label Group US:
"Morrissey is the latest of many iconic artists signed to the Decca label. We at Decca and the many Universal companies around the world look forward to a successful creative and commercial relationship."
Bogdan Roscic, Managing Director of Decca:
"Morrissey’s career is pretty unique – not so many artists can look back on more than 25 years at the top of their game, staying as credible, creative and relevant as on the first day. From the recent performances and the new material, I know 2008 is going to be a stellar year for Morrissey, and we are very proud he is now a Decca artist."
David Joseph, President of Universal Music Operations:
?I?ve heard the new songs and Morrissey?s new music quite simply speaks for itself. We are very excited at the prospect of working with one of the UK?s most creative and unique artists.?
Merck Mercuriadis, Pacifica Artists Group – Morrissey?s manager:
"This was a very competitive situation but the prospect of relaunching Decca as a pop label in conjunction with the Polydor team whose pedigree and success speaks for itself was too much to resist. We are very pleased to be working with David, Bogdan and their terrific teams."