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MORRISSEY Compilation Album
Name My Early Burglary Years
Release 15 September 1998
Total Length 57:18
Recorded 1987-1995
Writer/composer Morrissey/Street
Producer Stephen Street
Clive Langer
Alan Winstanley
Mick Ronson
Steve Lillywhite
Art work Photography: Kevin Cummins
Publisher Reprise Records
Format(s) CD
Chart position Did not chart
Compilation Album chronology
Rare Tracks
My Early Burglary Years
The CD Singles '88–91'


Track list


[Reprise 9 46874-2]

  1. Sunny – 2:43 (Morrissey/Whyte)
  2. At Amber – 2:44 (Morrissey/Street)
  3. Cosmic Dancer [Live - 1 June 1991, Costa Mesa, CA] – 3:56 (Bolan)
  4. Nobody Loves Us – 4:50 (Morrissey/Whyte)
  5. A Swallow On My Neck – 2:50 (Morrissey/Whyte)
  6. Sister I'm A Poet – 2:27 (Morrissey/Street)
  7. Black-Eyed Susan – 4:07 (MorrisseyWhyte)
  8. Michael's Bones – 3:08 (Morrissey/Street)
  9. I'd Love To – 4:50 (Morrissey/Boorer)
  10. Reader Meet Author – 3:42 (Morrissey/Boorer)
  11. Pashernate Love – 2:23 (Morrissey/Whyte/Day)
  12. Girl Least Likely To – 4:51 (Morrissey/Rourke)
  13. Jack The Ripper [Live - 22 December 1992, Paris, France] – 4:11 (Morrissey/Boorer)
  14. I've Changed My Plea To Guilty – 3:14 (Morrissey/Nevin)
  15. The Boy Racer – 4:45 (Morrissey/Whyte)
  16. Boxers – 3:30 (Morrissey/Whyte)

Sleeve Artwork

Discogs Information


  • Art Direction, Design - Christine Cano
  • Booking [European Agent] - Mike Hinc
  • Booking [U.S. Agent] - Marsha Vlasic
  • Mastered By - Pat Kraus
  • Photography By [Cover] - Kevin Cummins
  • Producer - Stephen Street
  • Producer - Steve Lillywhite
  • Producer [Multi-media] - Jimmy Dickson (2)
  • Written-By - Alain Whyte
  • Written-By - Andy Rourke
  • Written-By - Boz Boorer
  • Written-By - Gary Day
  • Written-By - Marc Bolan
  • Written-By - Mark E Nevin
  • Written-By - Morrissey
  • Written-By - Stephen Street


Compilation of B-sides and rare tracks.

℗© 1998 Reprise Records, a Time Warner Company. Made in USA. Mfg. by WEA Manufacturing

Some releases hold a black sticker saying: A collection of rare tracks including a previously unreleased version of "COSMIC DANCER" and a multi-media bonus: a rare video of "SUNNY" 2-46874 (#1)


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Discogs information (additional release)


Compilation of B-sides and rare tracks.

℗© 1998 Reprise Records, a Time Warner Company. Made in USA. Mfg. by WEA Manufacturing

Album Advance version with different cover and album description on inner sleeve.

On the back cover it says "Due in stores September 15, 1998 Promotion Only. Not For Sale."


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Wikipedia Information


My Early Burglary Years is a compilation album by Morrissey that was released in September 1998 in the United States on Reprise Records. It follows in the tradition of his previous compilation albums Bona Drag and World of Morrissey in that it collects various single a-sides and b-sides, some album tracks, live tracks and previously unreleased material.