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Album :: Ringleader Of The Tormentors

Ringleader Of The Tormentors

(April 2006)

1. I Will See You In Far Off Places - Morrissey / Alain Whyte
2. Dear God, Please Help Me - Morrissey / Alain Whyte
3. You Have Killed Me - Morrissey / Jesse Tobias
4. The Youngest Was The Most Loved - Morrissey / Jesse Tobias
5. In The Future When Allís Well - Morrissey / Jesse Tobias
6. The Father Who Must Be Killed - Morrissey / Alain Whyte
7. Life Is A Pigsty - Morrissey / Alain Whyte
8. Iíll Never Be Anybodyís Hero Now - Morrissey / Alain Whyte
9. On The Streets I Ran - Morrissey / Jesse Tobias
10. To Me You Are A Work Of Art - Morrissey / Alain Whyte
11. I Just Want To See The Boy Happy - Morrissey / Jesse Tobias
12. At Last I Am Born - Morrissey / Michael Farrell


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"Il capobanda dei tormentatori" è l'album che segna una svolta profonda nella vita del nostro autore. Nonostante un titolo provocatorio ed auto-ironico, lo spirito che attraversa il lavoro è quello di una rinascita, di uno sbocco alla vita vera, di un approdo fisico e mentale ad una nuova maturità insieme artistica e personale. E tutto questo stravolgimento Morrissey lo deve all'incontro con Roma, la città che con la sua atmosfera ed il suo stile di vita gli ha fatto scoprire nuovi orizzonti e gli ha fatto dimenticare la sofferenza interiore, il dolore ed il rancore verso il mondo. L'immagine di Morrissey che imbraccia un violino usata per la copertina Ť stata ispirata da un vecchio film. Ecco cosa ne dice lo stesso Morrissey: "C'Ť un film americano del 1946 chiamato 'Humoresque' nel quale Oscar Levant tiene in mano una copia di una rivista sulla quale c'Ť John Garfield che suona il violino, come fa per tutto il film. Ho pensato che l'immagine di Garfield fosse cosž commovente che ho cercato di copiarla. Curiosamente, la mia mano destra sulla versione europea del disco Ť raccolta, mentre Ť distesa nella versione USA".

Ringleader of the Tormentors is the album that marks a deep turning point in our author's life. Regardless of a provocative and self-mocking title, the spirit going through his work is the one of a rebirth, a landing to real life, an outfall with body and soul to a new maturity which is both personal and artistic. And all this twisting has been caused by the meeting with the city of Rome. The atmosphere and the lifestyle have made him discover new landscapes and forget inner suffering, pain and resentment against the world. The picture Morrissey holding the violin on the cover comes from this inspiration: "There is an American film from 1946 called 'Humoresque' in which Oscar Levant holds up a copy of a magazine with John Garfield on the front playing the violin, as he does throughout the film. I thought the Garfield picture was so touching, so I tried to copy it. Interestingly, my right hand is cupped on the European version, but is straight on the US version."