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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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