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MORRISSEY Studio Album
Name California Son
Release 24 May 2019
Length 39:58
Recorded Recording took place at Sunset Sound in Los Angeles, July-August 2018.
Writer/composer Multiple
Producer Joe Chiccarelli
Art work Liam Lynch
Vinyl Etching No matrix message
Publisher Étienne / BMG
Format(s) Vinyl, CD, Digital, Test Pressing
Chart position UK #4
US #95
UK Vinyl Chart #1
Studio Album chronology
Low In High School
California Son
I Am Not A Dog On A Chain
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Track list

  1. Morning Starship – 3:29 (Jobriath)
  2. Don't Interrupt The Sorrow – 4:06 (Joni Mitchell)
  3. Only A Pawn In Their Game – 3:46 (Bob Dylan)
  4. Suffer The Little Children – 3:30 (Buffy Sainte-Marie)
  5. Days Of Decision – 2:55 (Phil Ochs)
  6. It's Over – 2:52 (Roy Orbison)
  7. Wedding Bell Blues – 2:56 (Laura Nyro)
  8. Loneliness Remembers What Happiness Forgets – 2:09 (Bacharach And David)
  9. Lady Willpower – 3:07 (Jerry Fuller)
  10. When You Close Your Eyes – 3:29 (Billy Mernit, Carly Simon)
  11. Lenny's Tune – 3:30 (Tim Hardin)
  12. Some Say I Got Devil – 4:08 (Melanie Safka)

Video - The Making Of (California Son Interview Series)

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Discogs Information


  • Artwork, Design - Liam Lynch
  • Edited By [Digital Editing] - Lars Fox
  • Engineer [Additional Engineers] - Chris Dugan
  • Engineer [Additional Engineers] - Marcus Paquin
  • Engineer [Additional Engineers] - Tim Kvasnosky
  • Mastered By - Chris Allgood
  • Mastered By - Emily Lazar
  • Mixed By - Ken Sluiter
  • Mixed By - Ryan Freeland
  • Photography By [Cover Photo] - Michael Muller (2)
  • Producer, Mixed By, Recorded By - Joe Chiccarelli
  • Recorded By - Bill Mims


Comes with an inlay with a surprisingly high rate of misspellings.


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Discogs information (additional release)


Indie stores exclusive "sky blue" vinyl. Includes a 210mm x 274mm sized insert with credits.


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Discogs information (additional release)


Comes in a gatefold cardboard sleeve.

Recorded in Los Angeles, California 2018 P&C 2018 BMG Rights Management (UK) Limited

Recorded at Sunset Sound, Hollywood, California. (July-August 2018) Mastered at The Lodge Mastering, New York City.


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Wikipedia Information


California Son is the twelfth solo studio album by English singer Morrissey. Released on 24 May 2019 on the singer's label étienne and licensed on BMG, the album is a collection of cover versions. The single "Wedding Bell Blues", initially written and sung by Laura Nyro in 1966, featured Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day on backing vocals. Recorded in 2018, the album was produced by Joe Chiccarelli, a frequent collaborator of Morrissey.