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Morrissey Releases Cover of Roy Orbison’s “It’s Over”

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Back in December, Morrissey announced a forthcoming covers album titled California Son, due out May 24 via Etienne Records/BMG. Tuesday, the Smiths frontman released his first single from the project: a cover of Roy Orbison’s melancholy “It’s Over.”

Morrissey released his last studio album, Low in High School, in 2017, along with an extended edition of the LP released last year. California Son will explore classic ballads of the ‘60s and ‘70s (think Bob Dylan and Joni Mitchell), and feature a host of notable collaborators paying homage, including Ed Droste of Grizzly Bear, Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day, Ariel Engle of Broken Social Scene, Sameer Gadhia of Young the Giant and Lydia Night of The Regrettes.

Listen to Morrissey’s cover of “It’s Over” and see the details of California Son below, and revisit his November cover of The Pretenders’ “Back on the Chain Gang” here.

California Son Tracklist:
01. Morning Starship (Jobriath) with Ed Droste of Grizzly Bear 
02. Don’t Interrupt The Sorrow (Joni Mitchell) with Ariel Engle of Broken Social Scene 
03. Only a Pawn In Their Game (Bob Dylan) with Petra Haden
04. Suffer the Little Children (Buffy St Marie)
05. Days of Decision (Phil Ochs) with Sameer Gadhia of Young The Giant 
06. It’s Over (Roy Orbison) with LP
07. Wedding Bell Blues (The Fifth Dimension) with Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day & Lydia Night of The Regrettes
08. Loneliness Remembers What Happiness Forgets (Dionne Warwick)
09. Lady Willpower (Gary Puckett)
10. When You Close Your Eyes (Carly Simon) with Petra Haden
11. Lenny’s Tune (Tim Hardin)
12. Some Say I Got Devil (Melanie)

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