August 6, 2008 / 8:24 AM / in 9 years

New Morrissey album pushed to early 2009

NEW YORK (Billboard) - Morrissey has postponed the release of his new album from September until early 2009, according to the British singer’s publicist.

<p>Singer Steven Morrissey, former frontman of The Smiths, performs on stage during his concert at the Rock-en-Seine Festival in Saint-Cloud near Paris, August 25, 2006. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier</p>

No additional information was given about the date change for “Years of Refusal,” his debut release for Polydor Records,

The 12-track album was produced by Jerry Finn, who suffered a severe brain hemorrhage and remains hospitalized in Los Angeles. Finn produced Morrissey’s 2004 album “You are the Quarry.”

“Years of Refusal” is the follow-up to 2006’s Sanctuary Records release “Ringleader of the Tormentors,” which sold 98,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan.


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