Complete List Of Morrissey Albums And Discography

Morrissey Albums

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This Complete List Of  Morrissey Albums And Songs presents the full discography of studio albums. Steven Patrick Morrissey was born on May 22, 1959, in Davyhulme, Lancashire, England. He grew up in a working-class Irish immigrant family in Manchester. From an early age, Morrissey developed a deep affinity for music, literature, and film, which would profoundly influence his artistic trajectory.

The Smiths Era (1982–1987)

Morrissey’s first significant break came when he met Johnny Marr in 1982. Together with bassist Andy Rourke and drummer Mike Joyce, they formed The Smiths. Over a span of five years, The Smiths released four studio albums and became one of the most critically acclaimed bands of the 1980s. Their unique blend of post-punk and indie rock, combined with Morrissey’s poetic and often controversial lyrics, captivated audiences. Despite their success, internal tensions led to the band’s breakup in 1987.

Solo Career: Initial Years (1988–1997)

Morrissey embarked on his solo career almost immediately after The Smiths disbanded. His debut solo album, “Viva Hate,” was released in 1988 and was both a critical and commercial success. Over the next decade, Morrissey released a string of albums including “Kill Uncle” (1991), “Your Arsenal” (1992), “Vauxhall and I” (1994), “Southpaw Grammar” (1995), and “Maladjusted” (1997). During this period, Morrissey collaborated with various musicians and producers, including Stephen Street, Mick Ronson, and Mark Nevin.

Later Career and Reinvention (2004–Present)

After a hiatus, Morrissey returned in 2004 with “You Are the Quarry,” which was hailed as a comeback and received critical acclaim. He has continued to release new material, including albums like “Ringleader of the Tormentors” (2006), “Years of Refusal” (2009), “World Peace Is None of Your Business” (2014), “Low in High School” (2017), “California Son” (2019), and “I Am Not a Dog on a Chain” (2020).

This complete Morrissey discography also includes every single Morrissey live album. All these Morrissey albums have been presented below in chronological order. We have also included all original release dates with each Morrissey album as well as all original album covers. Every Morrissey album listed below showcases the entire Morrissey album tracklisting.

MORRISSEY STUDIO ALBUMS

Viva Hate

Released 1988

Morrissey’s debut solo album “Viva Hate” was released shortly after The Smiths disbanded. It was a critical and commercial success, reaching number one on the UK Albums Chart. The album’s production was helmed by Stephen Street, who had previously worked with The Smiths. A mix of indie rock and alternative pop, “Viva Hate” was recorded at Wool Hall Studios in Bath, England, between October and December 1987.

The album featured Morrissey on vocals, Stephen Street on bass guitar and additional guitars, Vini Reilly on guitar and keyboards, and Andrew Paresi on drums.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Alsatian Cousin” – 3:13
  2. “Little Man, What Now?” – 1:48
  3. “Everyday Is Like Sunday” – 3:34
  4. “Bengali in Platforms” – 3:55
  5. “Angel, Angel, Down We Go Together” – 1:40
  6. “Late Night, Maudlin Street” – 7:40
  7. “Suedehead” – 3:56
  8. “Break Up the Family” – 3:55
  9. “The Ordinary Boys” – 3:10
  10. “I Don’t Mind If You Forget Me” – 3:17
  11. “Dial a Cliché” – 2:28
  12. “Margaret on the Guillotine” – 3:13

Kill Uncle

Released 1991

Morrissey’s second album, “Kill Uncle,” was less acclaimed than his debut but still garnered attention. It reached number eight on the UK Albums Chart. Produced by Clive Langer and Alan Winstanley, the album was recorded at Hook End Manor in Reading, England, between June and August 1990. The musical style is a departure from “Viva Hate,” incorporating a more diverse range of instrumentation.

The album featured Morrissey on vocals, Mark E. Nevin on guitar, Mark Bedford on bass, and Andrew Paresi on drums.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Our Frank” – 3:25
  2. “Asian Rut” – 3:22
  3. “Sing Your Life” – 3:28
  4. “Mute Witness” – 3:34
  5. “King Leer” – 2:55
  6. “Found Found Found” – 1:59
  7. “Driving Your Girlfriend Home” – 3:23
  8. “The Harsh Truth of the Camera Eye” – 5:35
  9. “(I’m) The End of the Family Line” – 3:32
  10. “There’s a Place in Hell for Me and My Friends” – 1:52

Your Arsenal

Released 1992

The album “Your Arsenal” marked Morrissey’s return to rockabilly and glam rock influences and was both a commercial and critical success. Produced by Mick Ronson, the album reached number four on the UK Albums Chart. It was recorded at Utopia Studios in London, England, between March and May 1992.

The album featured Morrissey on vocals, Alain Whyte and Boz Boorer on guitars, Gary Day on bass, and Spencer Cobrin on drums.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “You’re Gonna Need Someone on Your Side” – 3:38
  2. “Glamorous Glue” – 4:01
  3. “We’ll Let You Know” – 5:17
  4. “The National Front Disco” – 4:23
  5. “Certain People I Know” – 3:11
  6. “We Hate It When Our Friends Become Successful” – 2:30
  7. “You’re the One for Me, Fatty” – 2:57
  8. “Seasick, Yet Still Docked” – 5:07
  9. “I Know It’s Gonna Happen Someday” – 4:20
  10. “Tomorrow” – 4:05

Vauxhall and I

Released 1994

“Vauxhall and I” was a critically acclaimed album and peaked at number one on the UK Albums Chart. Produced by Steve Lillywhite, it was recorded at Hook End Manor in Reading, England, between June and August 1993. The album is often cited as one of Morrissey’s best works.

The album featured Morrissey on vocals, Alain Whyte and Boz Boorer on guitars, Jonny Bridgwood on bass, and Woodie Taylor on drums.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Now My Heart Is Full” – 4:57
  2. “Spring-Heeled Jim” – 3:47
  3. “Billy Budd” – 2:09
  4. “Hold on to Your Friends” – 4:03
  5. “The More You Ignore Me, the Closer I Get” – 3:43
  6. “Why Don’t You Find Out for Yourself” – 3:20
  7. “I Am Hated for Loving” – 3:41
  8. “Lifeguard Sleeping, Girl Drowning” – 3:42
  9. “Used to Be a Sweet Boy” – 2:49
  10. “The Lazy Sunbathers” – 3:07
  11. “Speedway” – 4:30

Southpaw Grammar

Released 1995

“Southpaw Grammar” was released a year after the critical success of “Vauxhall and I” but was generally less well-received, although it still made it to number 4 on the UK Albums Chart. Produced by Steve Lillywhite and Morrissey, the album was recorded at Hook End Manor, England, between March and May 1995.

The album featured Morrissey on vocals, Alain Whyte and Boz Boorer on guitars, Jonny Bridgwood on bass, and Spencer Cobrin on drums.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “The Teachers Are Afraid of the Pupils” – 11:20
  2. “Reader Meet Author” – 3:39
  3. “The Boy Racer” – 4:49
  4. “The Operation” – 2:45
  5. “Dagenham Dave” – 3:14
  6. “Do Your Best and Don’t Worry” – 4:07
  7. “Best Friend on the Payroll” – 3:48
  8. “Southpaw” – 10:10

Maladjusted

Released 1997

“Maladjusted” was initially met with mixed reviews and peaked at number 8 on the UK Albums Chart. The album was produced by Steve Lillywhite and was recorded at Hook End Manor, England, between October and December 1996.

The album featured Morrissey on vocals, Alain Whyte and Boz Boorer on guitars, Jonny Bridgwood on bass, and Spencer Cobrin on drums.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Alma Matters” – 4:47
  2. “Ammunition” – 3:54
  3. “Wide to Receive” – 3:52
  4. “Roy’s Keen” – 3:33
  5. “He Cried” – 3:21
  6. “Sorrow Will Come in the End” – 2:52
  7. “Satan Rejected My Soul” – 2:56
  8. “Baby’s Got a Gun” – 3:25
  9. “Maladjusted” – 4:41

You Are the Quarry

Released 2004

“You Are the Quarry” was hailed as a comeback for Morrissey, peaking at number 2 on the UK Albums Chart. Produced by Jerry Finn, it was recorded at Conway Studios in Los Angeles, between September and November 2003.

The album featured Morrissey on vocals, Boz Boorer and Jesse Tobias on guitars, Gary Day on bass, Dean Butterworth on drums, and Roger Manning on keyboards.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “America Is Not the World” – 4:03
  2. “Irish Blood, English Heart” – 2:37
  3. “I Have Forgiven Jesus” – 3:41
  4. “Come Back to Camden” – 4:15
  5. “I’m Not Sorry” – 4:41
  6. “The World Is Full of Crashing Bores” – 3:51
  7. “How Can Anybody Possibly Know How I Feel?” – 3:25
  8. “First of the Gang to Die” – 3:38
  9. “Let Me Kiss You” – 3:31
  10. “All the Lazy Dykes” – 3:31
  11. “I Like You” – 4:11
  12. “You Know I Couldn’t Last” – 5:51

Ringleader of the Tormentors

Released 2006

“Ringleader of the Tormentors” was another success for Morrissey, peaking at number 1 on the UK Albums Chart. Produced by Tony Visconti, the album was recorded at Forum Music Village in Rome, Italy, between September and November 2005.

The album featured Morrissey on vocals, Boz Boorer and Jesse Tobias on guitars, Gary Day on bass, Matt Walker on drums, and Michael Farrell on keyboards.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “I Will See You in Far-Off Places” – 4:13
  2. “Dear God Please Help Me” – 5:51
  3. “You Have Killed Me” – 3:08
  4. “The Youngest Was the Most Loved” – 2:59
  5. “In the Future When All’s Well” – 3:54
  6. “The Father Who Must Be Killed” – 3:53
  7. “Life Is a Pigsty” – 7:22
  8. “I’ll Never Be Anybody’s Hero Now” – 4:14
  9. “On the Streets I Ran” – 3:51
  10. “To Me You Are a Work of Art” – 4:02
  11. “I Just Want to See the Boy Happy” – 2:59
  12. “At Last I Am Born” – 3:33

Years of Refusal

Released 2009

“Years of Refusal” was released after a three-year hiatus from “Ringleader of the Tormentors” and debuted at number 3 on the UK Albums Chart. Produced by Jerry Finn, it was recorded at Conway Studios in Los Angeles, between 2007 and 2008.

The album featured Morrissey on vocals, Boz Boorer and Jesse Tobias on guitars, Solomon Walker on bass, and Matt Walker on drums.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Something Is Squeezing My Skull” – 2:38
  2. “Mama Lay Softly on the Riverbed” – 3:53
  3. “Black Cloud” – 2:48
  4. “I’m Throwing My Arms Around Paris” – 2:31
  5. “All You Need Is Me” – 3:11
  6. “When Last I Spoke to Carol” – 3:24
  7. “That’s How People Grow Up” – 2:59
  8. “One Day Goodbye Will Be Farewell” – 2:56
  9. “It’s Not Your Birthday Anymore” – 5:09
  10. “You Were Good in Your Time” – 5:01
  11. “Sorry Doesn’t Help” – 4:03
  12. “I’m OK by Myself” – 4:48

World Peace Is None of Your Business

Released 2014

“World Peace Is None of Your Business” marked Morrissey’s return after a five-year gap and peaked at number 2 on the UK Albums Chart. Produced by Joe Chiccarelli, it was recorded at La Fabrique in France in February 2014.

The album featured Morrissey on vocals, Boz Boorer and Jesse Tobias on guitars, Mando Lopez on bass, and Matt Walker on drums.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “World Peace Is None of Your Business” – 4:21
  2. “Neal Cassady Drops Dead” – 4:02
  3. “Istanbul” – 4:40
  4. “I’m Not a Man” – 7:50
  5. “Earth Is the Loneliest Planet” – 3:38
  6. “Staircase at the University” – 5:30
  7. “The Bullfighter Dies” – 2:05
  8. “Kiss Me a Lot” – 4:03
  9. “Smiler with Knife” – 5:13
  10. “Kick the Bride Down the Aisle” – 5:18
  11. “Mountjoy” – 5:08
  12. “Oboe Concerto” – 4:07

Low in High School

Released 2017

“Low in High School” reached number 5 on the UK Albums Chart. Produced by Joe Chiccarelli, the album was recorded at Ennio Morricone’s Forum Studios in Italy and La Fabrique Studios in France in 2017.

The album featured Morrissey on vocals, Boz Boorer and Jesse Tobias on guitars, Mando Lopez on bass, and Matt Walker on drums.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “My Love, I’d Do Anything for You” – 4:42
  2. “I Wish You Lonely” – 2:59
  3. “Jacky’s Only Happy When She’s Up on the Stage” – 4:19
  4. “Home Is a Question Mark” – 4:00
  5. “Spent the Day in Bed” – 3:31
  6. “I Bury the Living” – 7:25
  7. “In Your Lap” – 4:36
  8. “The Girl from Tel-Aviv Who Wouldn’t Kneel” – 4:57
  9. “All the Young People Must Fall in Love” – 3:37
  10. “When You Open Your Legs” – 3:17
  11. “Who Will Protect Us from the Police?” – 4:05
  12. “Israel” – 5:56

California Son

Released 2019

“California Son” is a cover album and differs from Morrissey’s usual output. The album peaked at number 4 on the UK Albums Chart. Produced by Joe Chiccarelli, it was recorded at Sunset Sound in Hollywood, California, in 2018.

The album featured Morrissey on vocals, Boz Boorer and Jesse Tobias on guitars, Mando Lopez on bass, and Matt Walker on drums.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Morning Starship” – 4:06
  2. “Don’t Interrupt the Sorrow” – 4:06
  3. “Only a Pawn in Their Game” – 3:45
  4. “Suffer the Little Children” – 3:30
  5. “Days of Decision” – 2:55
  6. “It’s Over” – 2:52
  7. “Wedding Bell Blues” – 2:55
  8. “Loneliness Remembers What Happiness Forgets” – 2:08
  9. “Lady Willpower” – 3:07
  10. “When You Close Your Eyes” – 3:28
  11. “Lenny’s Tune” – 3:30
  12. “Some Say I Got Devil” – 4:09

I Am Not a Dog on a Chain

Released 2020

“I Am Not a Dog on a Chain” was released in 2020 and debuted at number 3 on the UK Albums Chart. The album marked Morrissey’s return to original material following his 2019 covers album “California Son.” Produced by Joe Chiccarelli, it was recorded at Studio La Fabrique in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, France, in 2019.

The album featured Morrissey on vocals, Boz Boorer and Jesse Tobias on guitars, Mando Lopez on bass, and Matt Walker on drums.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Jim Jim Falls” – 3:41
  2. “Love Is on Its Way Out” – 4:01
  3. “Bobby, Don’t You Think They Know?” – 5:47
  4. “I Am Not a Dog on a Chain” – 3:52
  5. “What Kind of People Live in These Houses?” – 3:36
  6. “Knockabout World” – 3:24
  7. “Darling, I Hug a Pillow” – 4:31
  8. “Once I Saw the River Clean” – 4:59
  9. “The Truth About Ruth” – 3:30
  10. “The Secret of Music” – 7:53
  11. “My Hurling Days Are Done” – 5:28

MORRISSEY  LIVE ALBUMS

Beethoven Was Deaf

Released 1993

“Beethoven Was Deaf” is a live album by Morrissey, capturing performances from December 1992 during his “Your Arsenal” tour. While it’s not a studio album, it still holds significant weight in his discography, offering live versions of tracks from earlier albums as well as his time with The Smiths. The album peaked at number 13 on the UK Albums Chart. Produced by Mick Ronson, the album was recorded at the Zenith in Paris and the National Ballroom in Kilburn, London.

The album featured Morrissey on vocals, Alain Whyte and Boz Boorer on guitars, Gary Day on bass, and Spencer Cobrin on drums.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “You’re Gonna Need Someone on Your Side” – 3:38
  2. “Glamorous Glue” – 4:06
  3. “We’ll Let You Know” – 5:17
  4. “The National Front Disco” – 4:06
  5. “Certain People I Know” – 2:42
  6. “We Hate It When Our Friends Become Successful” – 2:30
  7. “You’re the One for Me, Fatty” – 3:00
  8. “Seasick, Yet Still Docked” – 5:07
  9. “I Know It’s Gonna Happen Someday” – 4:30
  10. “We Hate It When Our Friends Become Successful” (Reprise) – 0:30
  11. “Suedehead” – 4:08
  12. “He Knows I’d Love to See Him” – 3:08
  13. “You’ve Got Everything Now” – 4:30
  14. “These Things Take Time” – 2:23
  15. “I’ve Changed My Plea to Guilty” – 3:40

Live at Earls Court

Released 2005

“Live at Earls Court” is another significant live album in Morrissey’s discography, released in 2005. The album is comprised of performances from his 2004 “You Are the Quarry” tour. The specific performance captured in this album was at Earls Court in London on December 18, 2004. The album did not chart significantly but is highly regarded by fans.

The album was produced by Jerry Finn and features Morrissey on vocals, Boz Boorer and Jesse Tobias on guitars, Gary Day on bass, Dean Butterworth on drums, and Mikey V. Farrell on keyboards.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “How Soon Is Now?” – 4:31
  2. “First of the Gang to Die” – 3:50
  3. “November Spawned a Monster” – 5:24
  4. “Don’t Make Fun of Daddy’s Voice” – 2:50
  5. “Bigmouth Strikes Again” – 3:21
  6. “I Like You” – 4:14
  7. “Redondo Beach” – 3:57
  8. “Let Me Kiss You” – 3:22
  9. “Munich Air Disaster 1958” – 2:38
  10. “A Song to the Siren” – 2:47
  11. “The More You Ignore Me, The Closer I Get” – 3:44
  12. “Friday Mourning” – 4:07
  13. “I Have Forgiven Jesus” – 3:40
  14. “The World Is Full of Crashing Bores” – 3:51
  15. “Shoplifters of the World Unite” – 3:09
  16. “Irish Blood, English Heart” – 2:48
  17. “You Know I Couldn’t Last” – 5:52
  18. “Last Night I Dreamt That Somebody Loved Me” – 3:59

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