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You Are the Quarry is the seventh studio album by English alternative rock singer Morrissey. It was released on 17 May 2004 by record label Attack, and was his first album in seven years following 1997's Maladjusted.

You Are the Quarry
You Are The Quarry.jpg
Studio album by
Released17 May 2004
RecordedAutumn 2003 at Hook End Manor, Oxfordshire, England; Conway Recording Studios, California, United States
GenreAlternative rock, pop rock, indie rock
Length47:20
LabelSanctuary/Attack
ProducerJerry Finn
Morrissey chronology
Maladjusted
(1997)
You Are the Quarry
(2004)
Ringleader
of the Tormentors

(2006)
Singles from You Are the Quarry
  1. "Irish Blood, English Heart"
    Released: 10 May 2004
  2. "First of the Gang to Die"
    Released: 12 July 2004
  3. "Let Me Kiss You"
    Released: 11 October 2004
  4. "I Have Forgiven Jesus"
    Released: 13 December 2004

Contents

BackgroundEdit

ReleaseEdit

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic72/100[1]
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic     [2]
Blender     [3]
Entertainment WeeklyA[4]
The Guardian     [5]
Los Angeles Times    [6]
Mojo     [7]
NME8/10[8]
Pitchfork8.9/10[9]
Rolling Stone     [10]
Uncut     [11]

The first single released to promote the album was "Irish Blood, English Heart", released on 10 May 2004 and reaching No. 3 in the UK Singles Chart.[citation needed] It also received significant airplay in the US, going to number 36 on the Billboard Modern Rock Tracks chart.[citation needed] You Are the Quarry was released on 17 May 2004 by record label Attack. The album charted at number 2 in the UK, held off the top spot by Keane's debut album, which prompted Morrissey to joke in concert at the time, "With regard to the album You Are the Quarry, if your name is Keane then you better leave now."[citation needed] It became Morrissey's highest charting album in the US, reaching number 11.[citation needed]

Some versions of the packaging do not show the full frame on the cover, but only a crop of Morrissey's face, cropping out the machine gun.

Three more singles followed: "First of the Gang to Die" on 12 July, reaching No. 6; "Let Me Kiss You" on 11 October, reaching No. 8; and "I Have Forgiven Jesus" on 13 December, reaching No. 10.[citation needed] Nancy Sinatra recorded a version of "Let Me Kiss You", which was released as a single which performed well on the UK Singles Chart, prior to Morrissey's own single release of the song.

In October 2004, Attack repackaged and reissued You Are the Quarry as a two-disc deluxe edition. The second disc collected the nine B-sides from the album's first three singles, as well as music videos and live TV performances from the record, including Morrissey's live performances on American TV show The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn. The original album is available with the bonus DVD, featuring the "Irish Blood, English Heart" video, song lyrics and a photo gallery.

Track listingEdit

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."America Is Not the World"Morrissey, Alain Whyte4:03
2."Irish Blood, English Heart"Morrissey, Whyte2:37
3."I Have Forgiven Jesus"Morrissey, Whyte3:41
4."Come Back to Camden"Morrissey, Boz Boorer4:14
5."I'm Not Sorry"Morrissey, Boorer4:41
6."The World Is Full of Crashing Bores"Morrissey, Boorer3:51
7."How Can Anybody Possibly Know How I Feel?"Morrissey, Whyte3:25
8."First of the Gang to Die"Morrissey, Whyte3:38
9."Let Me Kiss You"Morrissey, Whyte3:30
10."All the Lazy Dykes"Morrissey, Whyte3:31
11."I Like You"Morrissey, Boorer4:11
12."You Know I Couldn't Last"Morrissey, Whyte, Gary Day5:51
Deluxe Edition bonus DVD
  • "Irish Blood, English Heart" (promotional video)
  • "First of the Gang to Die" (promotional video)
  • "First of the Gang to Die" (from The Late Late Show, 22 July 2004)
  • "I Have Forgiven Jesus" (from The Late Late Show, 22 July 2004)
  • "Let Me Kiss You" (from The Late Late Show, 22 July 2004)

PersonnelEdit

ChartsEdit

Album

Chart (2004) Position
Austrian Albums 24[12]
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders) 14[13]
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia) 32[14]
Danish Albums 13[15]
Dutch Albums 30[16]
Finnish Albums 8[17]
French Albums 21[18]
German Albums 7[19]
Italian Albums 32[20]
New Zealand Albums 13[21]
Norwegian Albums 5[22]
Portuguese Albums 10[23]
Swedish Albums 1[24]
Swiss Albums 63[25]
UK Albums Chart 2[26]
US Billboard 200 11[27]

Certifications and salesEdit

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
United Kingdom (BPI)[28] Platinum 300,000^
United States (RIAA)[29] none 230,169[30]
Worldwide (IFPI) N/A 1,000,000[31][32]

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

ReferencesEdit

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  2. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "You Are the Quarry – Morrissey". AllMusic. Retrieved 11 February 2015.
  3. ^ Harrison, Andrew (June–July 2004). "Morrissey: You Are the Quarry". Blender (27): 140. Archived from the original on 30 June 2006. Retrieved 8 February 2016.
  4. ^ George-Warren, Holly (28 May 2004). "Morrissey: You Are the Quarry". Entertainment Weekly: 124.
  5. ^ Petridis, Alexis (14 May 2004). "Morrissey, You Are the Quarry". The Guardian. Retrieved 8 February 2016.
  6. ^ Cromelin, Richard (16 May 2004). "Morrissey's mood indigo still entrances". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 8 February 2016.
  7. ^ "Morrissey: You Are the Quarry". Mojo (126): 90. May 2004.
  8. ^ Beaumont, Mark (8 May 2004). "Morrissey : You Are The Quarry". NME. Archived from the original on 24 March 2013. Retrieved 11 February 2015.
  9. ^ DiCrescenzo, Brent (19 May 2004). "Morrissey: You Are the Quarry". Pitchfork. Retrieved 11 February 2015.
  10. ^ Hunter, James (13 May 2004). "You Are The Quarry". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 8 February 2016.
  11. ^ "Morrissey: You Are the Quarry". Uncut (85): 92. June 2004.
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  26. ^ "you+are+the+quarry - full Official Chart History - Official Charts Company". officialcharts.com.
  27. ^ "Morrissey". billboard.com.
  28. ^ "British album certifications – Morrissey – You Are The Quarry". British Phonographic Industry. Select albums in the Format field. Select Platinum in the Certification field. Type You Are The Quarry in the "Search BPI Awards" field and then press Enter.
  29. ^ "American You Are The Quarry certifications – Morrissey". Recording Industry Association of America. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select NO VALID type (album, single, or video) WAS PROVIDED for UNITED STATES CERTIFICATION., then click SEARCH. 
  30. ^ https://www.morrissey-solo.com/threads/morrisseys-record-sales.141301/
  31. ^ Nielsen Business Media, Inc. (12 February 2005). "Billboard". Nielsen Business Media, Inc. pp. 67–. ISSN 0006-2510.
  32. ^ Cite error: The named reference WW sales was invoked but never defined (see the help page).

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