Quella volta che Morrissey e David Bowie…


2 giugno 1991, Inglewood Forum a Los Angeles. Sul palco Morrissey “ospita” il suo grande idolo David Bowie per una versione magistrale di ‘Cosmic Dancer’. I due si erano incontrati per la prima volta l’anno prima nel backstage del “Sound + Vision” tour a Manchester.

Nelle immagini del backstage si vedono anche Corinne “Coco” Schwab e gli Sparks.

“We hadn’t rehearsed the song. David called me at my hotel and we tried to duet down the phone, which became very funny because David couldn’t remember the words, but on the night it was me who forgot and David remembered. You can see a slight disapproval from him when I repeat and repeat the wrong lines … his look says ‘you shouldn’t be singing that bit again’. This clip is my 4th favorite memory of David. It’s nice that Ron and Russell are in there too, but Russell looks irked … I expect he was missing the concluding sequel of that night’s Columbo”.  Morrissey 30 June 2020

Il 19 febbraio tutto questo diventa un 45 giri. 

“Morrissey’s duet with David Bowie is released on Friday 13th November. The digital download / streaming will be followed by a 7-inch disc on 19th February. Sleeve front and back photographs of David Bowie and Morrissey were taken in New York City by Linder Sterling. ‘Cosmic Dancer’ is a song written by Marc Bolan. The additional track is a cover of ‘That’s Entertainment’ by Paul Weller. It is not the version generally available on the internet from 1993. ‘Cosmic Dancer’ is supported by an upgraded and edited video made in Los Angeles by Tim Broad. The video and ‘That’s Entertainment’ are also available on 13th November. This recording is on Parlophone and is released through Warner. Artwork has been prepared by Darren Evans.