"Now My Heart Is Full" is a song by British singer Morrissey from his fourth solo album Vauxhall and I. The song's refrain of "Dallow, Spicer, Pinkie, Cubitt" references the gangsters from Graham Greene's 1938 novel Brighton Rock and the film of the same name.

"Now My Heart Is Full"
Single by Morrissey
from the album Vauxhall and I
Released23 August 1994
GenreAlternative rock
LabelSire Records
Songwriter(s)Morrissey, Boz Boorer
Producer(s)Steve Lillywhite
Morrissey singles chronology
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In an interview published in Les Inrockuptibles in 1995, Morrissey stated "This song was the definitive expression of my change to adulthood, of my maturity. And, to be honest, I was very happy to be able to sing this text, to have reached this state. After this song I could perfectly retire: I've come full circle."[2]

Phoebe Bridgers named it to her list of five essential Morrissey songs, commenting, "This song best encapsulates Morrissey for me."[3]

Track listings Edit

Cassette Edit

1."Now My Heart Is Full"4:57
2."Moon River"4:43

CD Edit

1."Now My Heart Is Full"4:57
2."Moon River" (extended)9:38
3."Jack the Ripper" (live in Paris 12/12/1992)4:14

Reviews Edit

Ned Raggett of AllMusic wrote "Morrissey's quiet purr at the start turns into one of his best, most soaring performances by the end."[1]

References Edit

  1. ^ a b Raggett, Ned. "Now My Heart Is Full Review". AllMusic. Retrieved October 19, 2012.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-03-04. Retrieved 2015-08-21.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ "Phoebe Bridgers: Five Essential Morrissey Songs | WFUV". WFUV. Retrieved 15 May 2022.