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Viva Hate

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Cover art
Centenary Edition cover
MORRISSEY Studio Album
Name 'Viva Hate'
Release 14 March 1988 (original UK release)
22 March 1988 (original US release)
24 March 1997 (Centenary Edition release)
02 April 2012 (Special Edition release)
Total Length 42:16 (original UK release)
46:07 (original US release)
69:22 (Centenary Edition)
40:53 (Special Edition)
Recorded Autumn-Winter 1987
Writer/composer Morrissey/Street
Producer Stephen Street
Art work Anton Corbijn (cover)
Steve Wright (back)
Publisher HMV Records (UK)
Sire Records (USA)
Parlophone Recrods (Centenary Edition)
EMI Records (Special Edition)
Format(s) Vinyl, CD
Chart position UK #1
US #48
Studio Album chronology
'Viva Hate'

Viva Hate is Morrissey's debut solo album. Originally entitled Education in Reverse (some LPs in Australia and New Zealand were released with the original title), the album was released on 14 March 1988 by HMV Records a mere six months after The Smiths' final album, Strangeways, Here We Come. Produced and co-wrote by Stephen Street, the album yielded two Top 10 singles, "Suedehead" and "Everyday Is Like Sunday".

Track listing


  • Morrissey - Vocals
  • Stephen Street - Bass guitar, guitars
  • Vini Reilly - Guitars, keyboard
  • Andrew Paresi - Drums
  • John Metcalfe - Viola
  • Fenella Barton - Violin
  • Mark Davies - Cello
  • Richard Koster - Violin
  • Robert Wollard - Cello
  • Rachel Maguire - Cello
  • Producer - Stephen Street
  • Assistant Engineer - Steve Williams
  • Art co-ordination - Jo Slee
  • Layout - Caryn Gough
  • Photography - Anton Corbijn
  • Photography - Steve Wright

Sleeve Artwork