Morrissey to release protest-themed covers album

Roy Orbison, Joni Mitchell and Carly Simon are among the artists whose songs will receive a makeover on the forthcoming all-covers album California Son

Stop him if you think you’ve heard this one before – actually, you probably have. Morrissey’s next album will consist solely of cover versions, featuring his personal take on songs by Roy Orbison, Joni Mitchell and Carly Simon, among others.

California Son will feature 12 tracks and some notable guest spots. Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong features on a version of the Fifth Dimension’s Wedding Bell Blues, along with Lydia Night of the Regrettes, while Grizzly Bear’s Ed Droste joins the former Smiths frontman for a run-through of Jobriath’s Morning Star Ship. Joni Mitchell’s Don’t Interrupt the Sorrow will receive its Morrissey makeover with help from Ariel Engle of Broken Social Scene.

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Source: The Guardian – Morrissey to release protest-themed covers album

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