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"Boxers" is a song by Morrissey, released in January 1995 to promote a tour of the same name.

"Boxers"
MozBoxers.jpg
Single by Morrissey
from the album World of Morrissey
Released 16 January 1995
Format 7", 12", CD, cassette
Genre Alternative rock
Length 3:28
Label Parlophone (UK)
Songwriter(s) Morrissey, Alain Whyte
Producer(s) Steve Lillywhite
Morrissey singles chronology
"Interlude"
(1994)
"Boxers"
(1995)
"Dagenham Dave"
(1995)
"Interlude"
(1994)
"Boxers"
(1995)
"Dagenham Dave"
(1995)
Alternative covers
US single cover
US single cover

The single reached number 23 in the UK Singles Chart, despite not featuring on an album at the time of the release. The title track and the two B-sides would later be compiled on the World of Morrissey that was released in February that year.

Contents

Track listingsEdit

7" vinyl and cassetteEdit

  1. "Boxers"
  2. "Have-a-Go Merchant"

12" vinyl and CDEdit

  1. "Boxers"
  2. "Have-a-Go Merchant"
  3. "Whatever Happens, I Love You"
Country Record label Format Catalogue number
UK Parlophone 7" vinyl R6400
UK Parlophone 12" vinyl 12R6400
UK Parlophone Compact disc CDR6400
UK Parlophone Cassette TCR6400

ReviewsEdit

The single was given a favourable review in Q magazine, with Ian Harrison writing that the song "is as good as anything he's done" and that the single made you "realise how few singers can leave you as despondent, elated or intrigued". NME on the other hand gave it a negative review, with John Mulvey declaring the single was "just another example of his tedious obsession with bits of rough who'd give him a kicking given half a chance" and that "any enjoyment of his records nowadays is tainted by the fact that a nasty taste from all those obnoxious, apologist, quasi-libertarian quotes still lingers."[1]

In his review for AllMusic Ned Raggett found the song to be "a fine enough number, with a good overall performance and production to recommend it."[2]

MusiciansEdit

  • Morrissey: vocals
  • Alain Whyte: guitar
  • Boz Boorer: guitar, sax, clarinet
  • Jonny Bridgwood: bass guitar
  • Woodie Taylor: drums

Live performancesEdit

The song was performed live by Morrissey on his 1995 and 2000 tours.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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