Thursday, April 29, 2004

Behind the Music
I trust the well-intentioned publicist who sent this to me will not take offense at my posting it here. I just find these things sort of funny. I anxiously await the day when retinal scans are required to receive the next Radiohead record.

To Whom It May Concern:            
Re: Morrissey “You Are The Quarry”
If you are the recipient of this note, it means that you will soon be one of only a handful of music journalists in Canada to obtain an advance copy of the new Morrissey album, “You Are The Quarry” (Sanctuary Records, release date: May 18, 2004)

Contained on the disc, as well as twelve tracks of pure Morrissey brilliance, wil be your own name and CD watermark identifying you as the sole owner of this precious item.  The CD is fully ‘copy-protected’, cannot be recorded off nor duplicated, and should not be lent out.  Needless to say, we all have to be very careful as to regards the material leaking out in advance and I would ask you to vigilantly maintain the security of the release in this respect. 

In due course, we will be able to send you a finished copy of the album. However, this will likely occur much nearer the release date.

Notwithstanding the above, you will soon have in your possession a great new Sanctuary album. “You Are The Quarry” marks the return to form of one of the most important artists of the last twenty years; we believe that this is Morrissey’s finest record in a long time.

I look forward to working with you.
Kind regards,

Please sign here if you agree to the conditions and terms outlined above, and fax back to (XXX) XXX-XXXX.
**Please note: A CD will be sent only when the signed form is received.
Name (please print):________________________________
Media outlet:________________________________

Epilogue: I signed. CD will be in my hands tomorrow. And no I will not burn you a copy.

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