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Morrissey Shares Cover of The 5th Dimension’s “Wedding Bell Blues” (Feat. Billie Joe Armstrong

California Son Due Out May 24 via BMG; Track Also Features Lydia Night of The Regrettes

Apr 08, 2019
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Morrissey is releasing California Son, a covers album, on May 24 via BMG. Now he has shared the album's cover of "Wedding Bell Blues," which was a 1969 hit for The 5th Dimension and was originally written by Laura Nyro. The track features Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day, with backing vocals from Lydia Night of The Regrettes. Listen to the cover below.

Previously Morrissey shared California Son's first single, a cover of Roy Orbison's "It's Over" that featured LP (aka Laura Pergolizzi). Then he shared a cover of "Morning Starship," a 1973 song by Jobriath (aka Bruce Wayne Campbell), that featured Ed Droste of Grizzly Bear.

The album also features Broken Social Scene's Ariel Engle, Petra Haden, and Young The Giant's Sameer Gadhia.

Morrissey's last album was 2017's Low in High School. The album's deluxe edition, which was released last December, included four previously unreleased tracks and five covers of songs by his favorite artists, including his cover of The Pretenders' "Back on the Chain Gang."

Also read our review of Low in High School.

California Son Tracklist:

1. Morning Starship (Jobriath) with Ed Droste of Grizzly Bear
2. Don't Interrupt The Sorrow (Joni Mitchell) with Ariel Engle of Broken Social Scene
3. Only a Pawn In Their Game (Bob Dylan) with Petra Haden
4. Suffer the Little Children (Buffy St Marie) 
5. Days of Decision (Phil Ochs) with Sameer Gadhia of Young The Giant
6. It's Over (Roy Orbison) with LP
7. Wedding Bell Blues (The 5th Dimension) with Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day & Lydia Night of The Regrettes
8. Loneliness Remembers What Happiness Forgets (Dionne Warwick)
9. Lady Willpower (Gary Puckett)
10. When You Close Your Eyes (Carly Simon) with Petra Haden
11. Lenny's Tune (Tim Hardin)
12. Some Say I Got Devil (Melanie)

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