Morrissey is wasting no time in wrapping up work on the follow-up to You Are The Quarry. As reported earlier, the Mozzer has been recording in Rome with legendary producer Tony Visconti. The newly named album, Ringleader Of The Tormentors, is tentatively set for release in the UK on March 20, 2006.
Visconti has kept fans posted about the progress of the album on his personal website, on which he wrote: “Not only is this a departure in his writing (my opinion) but he has extended his vocal range and has written extended melodies." He also has claimed that it is one of the best albums that he has ever worked on, which coming from the man behind some amazing David Bowie and T.Rex albums is rather quite impressive.
The tracklisting has been making the rounds on the internet this morning, which has some titles that only the Mozfather can get away with.
Ringleader Of The Tormentors
01. “I Will See You In Far-off Places”
02. “Dear God Please Help Me”
03. “You Have Killed Me”
04. “The Youngest Was The Most Loved”
05. “In The Future When All’s Well”
06. “The Father Who Must Be Killed”
07. “Life Is A Pigsty”
08. “I’ll Never Be Anybody’s Hero Now”
09. “On The Streets I Ran”
10. “To Me You Are A Work Of Art”
11. “I Just Want To See The Boy Happy”
12. “At Last I Am Born”