Wedding Bell Blues Lyrics. Oh, Bill, I love you so, I always will I look at you and I see the passion eyes of May Oh, but am I ever gonna see my wedding day? Oh, I was on your side, Bill, when you were losing I'd never scheme or lie, Bill, there'd been no fooling But kisses and love won't carry me 'til you marry me, Bill
Joining Morrissey on the cover is Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong, and together they turn in a faithful rendering of the original, complete with bells and piano accompaniment. Morrissey, however, does provide a bit of a present-day update via his impassioned vocal performance. Morrissey’s legendary baritone takes center stage, reads a press statement, injecting the classic ode to frustrated love with a modern, polished euphoria that subtly nods at queer desire. Read: Ranking: Every Song by The Smiths from Worst to Best). For the artist’s past releases on vinyl, head on here. Wedding Bell Blues Artwork: Artists. Billie Joe Armstrong.
The sunny track, which includes backing vocals by Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong and Lydia Night of The Regrettes, serves as the lead single for California Son, Morrissey’s upcoming album of covers from the 1960s and 1970s. California Son is set to drop May 24 via Etienne Records/BMG. Listen to Morrissey’s take on Wedding Bell Blues below.
Armstrong features on Wedding Bell Blues originally by The Fifth Dimension. Lydia Night of The Regrettes also joins Armstrong and Morrissey on the track. Morrissey has already released a cover of Roy Orbison’s It’s Over from the album with LP. You can listen to that below. You can check out the full tracklist for California Son below. Don’t Interrupt The Sorrow (Joni Mitchell with Ariel Engle of Broken Social Scene. Only a Pawn In Their Game (Bob Dylan) with Petra Haden.
Morrissey has released a new single featuring an appearance from Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong. Taken from his upcoming covers album 'California Son', 'Wedding Bell Blues' was originally performed by Luara Nyro and also features Lydia Night of The Regrettes. The full album is set for release on May 24th. Check out the track below
Morrissey and Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong have teamed up for a cover of the Laura Nyro, 5th Dimension classic. One of her best-known tracks is Wedding Bell Blues. First written and recorded by Nyro in 1966, it was later famously covered by the 5th Dimension in 1969. Singer Marilyn McCoo’s voice explodes off the LP as she sings of her desire to walk down the aisle with her beloved Bill. She evokes his name again and again, begging him to tie the knot. The latest artist to get hit with the Wedding Bell Blues is none other than Morrissey. The one-time Smiths’ frontman released a new version of the song in advance of his upcoming album of ‘60s and ‘70s covers. And what a glorious cover it is. Morrissey sings of his love for Bill with just as much passion as McCoo or Nyro did before him.
Wedding Bell Blues was played earlier today on the Ken Bruce show as a world exclusive. Digital versions and a YouTube video followed thereafter. It is reportedly the 22 year anniversary of Laura Nyro's passing today also (thanks Anon for the info). Wedding Bell Blues" first UK airplay Apr.
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- Record Company – BMG Rights Management (UK) Limited
- Copyright (c) – BMG Rights Management (UK) Limited
- Backing Vocals – Billie Joe Armstrong, Lydia Night
- Bass Guitar – Mando Lopez
- Composed By – Laura Nyro
- Drums – Matt Walker
- Electric Guitar – Boz Boorer, Jesse Tobias
- Engineer – Bill Mims, Emily Lazar, Joe Chiccarelli, Ryan Freeland
- Mastered By – Chris Allgood
- Performer – Morrissey
- Piano – Gustavo Manzur, Roger Manning Jr.*
- Vocals – Arnold McCuller, Bridgette Bryant, Steven Morrissey, Valerie Pinkston
NotesReleased by BMG Rights Management (UK) Limited
© 2019 BMG Rights Management (UK) Limited
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