Released on 11th December 1995. What I’ve long referred to as the outtakes single.
After Boxers was put out in January 1995, Morrissey was no longer obliged to stay with EMI under whom his albums and singles had been issued on the Parlophone label. He chose to move to RCA where he recorded the critically-savaged Southpaw Grammar, from which were taken the disappointingly selling singles Dagenham Dave and The Boy Racer.
So I’ve no idea what possessed his old record label to shove out Sunny just 14 days after the release of The Boy Racer other than assuming it was out of spite and possibly to try to cash in on folk buying Xmas presents for Morrissey fans . The three tracks dated back at least 18 months and more and quite frankly, are rubbish and the #42 placing was at least 200 places higher than it deserved.
Actually that’s unfair as the single borders on the OK.(and it’s not as bad as Roy’s Keen) But the b-sides really should never have seen the light of day….
mp3 : Morrissey – Sunny
mp3 : Morrissey – Black-Eyed Susan
mp3 : Morrissey – A Swallow On My Neck
Better informed fans have said elsewhere that Sunny was originally intended to be part of the Boxers single, and Black-Eyed Susan was considered but rejected for the flip-side of The More You Ignore Me, The Closer I Get. No mention is made of the original plan for Swallow…..
Sorry for the dip in quality control. I promise to do better next week.