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* [[Morrissey]] - Vocals <br>
* [[Morrissey]] - Vocals <br>
* [[Boz Boorer]] - [[Guitarists|Guitars]]<br>
* [[Boz Boorer]] - [[Guitarists|Guitars]], QChord, clarinet, sax<br>
* [[Jesse Tobias]] - Guitars<br>
* [[Jesse Tobias]] - Guitars<br>
* [[Solomon Walker]] - [[Bassists|Bass guitar]]<br>
* [[Solomon Walker]] - [[Bassists|Bass guitar]]<br>
* [[Matt Walker]] - [[Drummers|Drums]]<br>
* [[Matt Walker]] - [[Drummers|Drums]], tubular bells, percussion<br>
* [[Gustavo Manzur]] - [[Keyboardists|Keyboards]]<br>
* [[Gustavo Manzur]] - [[Keyboardists|Keyboards]], piano, organ, synths, trumpet, accordion, flamenco guitar, didgeridoo, QChord, backing vocals <br>
* [[Kristeen Young]] - Backing vocals
* Christophe Minck - Harp
* [[Producers|Producer]] - [[Joe Chiccarelli]]<br>
* [[Producers|Producer]] - [[Joe Chiccarelli]]<br>

Revision as of 09:18, 21 June 2014

Digital download cover art
Name Istanbul
Release 20 May 2014 (Digital Download)
Total Length 4:41
3:20 (radio edit)
Recorded Winter 2014
Writer/composer Morrissey/Boorer
Producer Joe Chiccarelli
Publisher Harvest Records
Format(s) Digital Download
Chart position UK - did not chart
Single chronology
World Peace Is None Of Your Business
Earth Is The Loneliest Planet


Istanbul was the second single released off Morrissey's tenth solo album, World Peace Is None Of Your Business. The song was produced by Joe Chiccarelli and co-written by Boz Boorer.


Morrissey began the recording of World Peace Is None Of Your Business on 1 February 2014 in France with producer Joe Chiccarelli. On 7 March 2014 it was announced that the forthcoming album was finished and provisionally set for a late June/early July release through the Harvest Records label.


Istanbul was released as a digital single on 20 July 2014. The single peaked at #53 on the UK charts.

Track list

Digital Download

  1. Istanbul – 4:41 (Morrissey/Boorer)


When he first cried

His mother died I had tried to be his guide When he was born I was too young The father searches for the son

In Istanbul Give him back to me Oh, Istanbul Give me back my brown-eyed son

Moonlight jumping through the trees Sunken eyes avoiding me From dawn to dusk the hunt is on The father searches for the son

In Istanbul Give him back to me In Istanbul Give me back my brown-eyed son

On secret streets in disbelief Little shadow shows the lead Prostitutes; stylish and glum In amongst them you are one Oh, what have I done?

Rolling breathless off the tongue The vicious street gang slang I lean into a box of pine Identify the kid as mine

Istanbul Istanbul


Music Video



Live History

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Morrissey live history:

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