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"The Bullfighter Dies" is a song by English singer Morrissey. It is the seventh track on his World Peace Is None of Your Business album and was released as the fourth single off the album via digital download on 17 June 2014, through Harvest and Capitol Records. On 8 January 2015, Morrissey advised fans that a 45 of "The Bullfighter Dies" was scheduled for a global release by Harvest, but was scrapped by Steve Barnett at the last minute. The B-side was to be the original French mix of the song "One of Our Own".[1]

"The Bullfighter Dies"
Single by Morrissey
from the album World Peace Is None of Your Business
Released 17 June 2014
Format Digital download, 10" Vinyl (with other singles from this album)
Recorded La Fabrique in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, France, February 2014
Genre Alternative rock
Length 2:03
Label Harvest/Capitol
Songwriter(s) Morrissey, Tobias
Producer(s) Joe Chiccarelli
Morrissey singles chronology
"Earth Is the Loneliest Planet"
(2014)
"The Bullfighter Dies"
(2014)
"Kiss Me a Lot"
(2015)
"Earth Is the Loneliest Planet"
(2014)
"The Bullfighter Dies"
(2014)
"Kiss Me a Lot"
(2015)

Due to changes in global music consumption, the physical versions of the first four singles from this album were released together as one 10" vinyl.

Contents

Music videoEdit

The accompanying music video, directed by Natalie Johns, coincided with the release of the digital download. As with the preceding videos from the album, it is presented in spoken word.[2] The spoken word video had previously leaked online on 18 May 2014.[3]

Track listingEdit

Digital download
  1. "The Bullfighter Dies" – 2:03

Critical receptionEdit

Spin magazine commented on the song, stating that "it's a brief but stirring two minutes, packed with sunny guitar leads and Moz's charming lilt. In short, it's a whole lot less morose than the downcast spoken word video might have led you to believe."[4]

PersonnelEdit

Additional musicians
Technical personnel

ReferencesEdit