20 years ago, Morrissey was still fresh off the breakup of The Smiths and had just one proper full length release as a solo artist, Viva Hate.
After Viva Hate, he released a string of singles — “The Last of the Famous International Playboys”, “Interesting Drug”, and “Ouija Board, Ouija Board” — before deciding to skip the rigors of recording a follow-up studio album and releasing a singles and b-sides collection instead.
The result was Bona Drag, which to this day is the most beloved release in Morrissey’s solo catalogue.
Thus, the 20th Anniversary treatment. Next Monday in the UK and Tuesday in the US (Correction: Oct. 4 in the UK and Oct. 19 in the US), EMI will present a deluxe edition complete with previously unreleased tracks, new inner sleeve photos and liner notes, and kinda new cover art.
The text is now in Morrissey’s oft-preferred gothic font, and the cover photo has been corrected back to its original color, as shot on the set of the “November Spawned A Monster” video set.
“Everyday Is Like Sunday” is also being re-released as a single in CD and 7″ formats, each with new videos or live b-sides for the hardcore completist. Most interesting is Morrissey’s performance of the single on Tops of the Pops from June, 1988.
A remaster of the official video is included on the CD as well… an unremastered version is embedded for your enjoyment right here:
Still can’t believe the NFL Network ran promos with this song…