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Original cover art
Remastered Edition cover
MORRISSEY Studio Album
Name 'Southpaw Grammar'
Release 28 August 1995 (UK)
12 September 1995 (US)
27 April 2009 (Remastered Edition)
Length 47:50 (original release)
62:50 (Remastered Edition)
Recorded Spring 1995
Hookend Manor, Berkshire, England
Writer/composer Morrissey/Whyte
Producer Steve Lillywhite
Art work Linder Sterling (Remastered Edition)
Vinyl Etching THE HEART IS A LONELY HUNTER (Remastered Edition)
Publisher RCA Records (UK, Remastered Edition)
Reprise Records (US)
Format(s) Vinyl, CD
Chart position UK #4
US #66
UK #63 (Remastered Edition)
Studio Album chronology
Vauxhall And I
'Southpaw Grammar'





On 27 April 2009, a newly remastered special edition of Southpaw Grammar was released. Four extra tracks were added in the form of b-side "Nobody Loves Us", the Southpaw Grammar outtakes "Honey, You Know Where To Find Me" and "You Should Have Been Nice To Me", as well as, controversially, the Your Arsenal outtake "Fantastic Bird". The running order was rearranged to accommodate these changes. The album artwork was also completely redesigned, with a Linder Sterling photo from 1992.

Track list


UK - [RCA 29953 2]
US - [Reprise 9 45939-2]

  1. The Teachers Are Afraid Of The Pupils – 11:15 (Morrissey/Boorer)
  2. Reader Meet Author – 3:39 (Morrissey/Boorer)
  3. The Boy Racer – 4:55 (Morrissey/Whyte)
  4. The Operation – 6:52 (Morrissey/Whyte)
  5. Dagenham Dave – 3:13 (Morrissey/Whyte)
  6. Do Your Best And Don't Worry – 4:05 (Morrissey/Whyte)
  7. Best Friend On The Payroll – 3:48 (Morrissey/Whyte)
  8. Southpaw – 10:03 (Morrissey/Whyte)


[RCA 29953 1]

Side A
  1. The Teachers Are Afraid Of The Pupils – 11:15 (Morrissey/Boorer)
  2. Reader Meet Author – 3:39 (Morrissey/Boorer)
  3. The Boy Racer – 4:55 (Morrissey/Whyte)
  4. The Operation – 6:52 (Morrissey/Whyte)
Side B
  1. Dagenham Dave – 3:13 (Morrissey/Whyte)
  2. Do Your Best And Don't Worry – 4:05 (Morrissey/Whyte)
  3. Best Friend On The Payroll – 3:48 (Morrissey/Whyte)
  4. Southpaw – 10:03 (Morrissey/Whyte)

Remastered Edition

  1. The Boy Racer – 4:55 (Morrissey/Whyte)
  2. Do Your Best And Don't Worry – 4:05 (Morrissey/Whyte)
  3. Reader Meet Author – 3:39 (Morrissey/Boorer)
  4. Honey, You Know Where To Find Me – 3:13 (Morrissey/Boorer)
  5. Dagenham Dave – 3:13 (Morrissey/Whyte)
  6. Southpaw – 10:03 (Morrissey/Whyte)
  7. Best Friend On The Payroll – 3:48 (Morrissey/Whyte)
  8. Fantastic Bird – 2:53 (Morrissey/Whyte)
  9. The Operation – 6:52 (Morrissey/Whyte)
  10. The Teachers Are Afraid Of The Pupils – 11:15 (Morrissey/Boorer)
  11. You Should Have Been Nice To Me – 3:35 (Morrissey/Boorer)
  12. Nobody Loves Us – 4:50 (Morrissey/Whyte)


The band

Additional credits

  • Producer - Steve Lillywhite
  • Engineer - Danton Supple
  • Assistant Engineer - Tom Elmhirst
  • Mastering - Tim Young
  • Layout - Laurence Stevens
  • Sleeve - Whores In Retirement

Sleeve Artwork

Discogs Information


  • Bass - Jonny Bridgwood
  • Drums - Spencer Cobrin
  • Engineer - Danton Supple
  • Engineer [Assistant] - Tom Elmhirst
  • Guitar - Boz Boorer
  • Guitar, Backing Vocals - Alain Whyte
  • Layout - Laurence Stevens
  • Mastered By - Tim Young
  • Photography By - Rankin (3)
  • Producer - Steve Lillywhite
  • Sleeve - Whores In Retirement
  • Written-By - Alain Whyte
  • Written-By - Boz Boorer
  • Written-By - Morrissey


Recorded in England during March-April 1995 Made in England

Includes full-size, full-colour, 8-page limited edition booklet.


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Discogs information (additional release)


Recorded in England during March-April 1995.


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Discogs information (additional release)



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Discogs information (additional release)


Release in Ecolbook package with 32 page booklet.

Text on the sleeve (sticker); "LEGACY EDITION Re-mastered and re-sequenced with brand new artwork to sound and look the way Morrissey wanted, including 4 previously unreleased rare tracks. Also includes an extensive booklet of unseen photos by Linder Sterling and brand new liner notes written by Morrissey."

Text on the CD imitating vinyl run-out etching reads "THE HEART IS A LONELY HUNTER".

Barcodes on the sticker: 88697332522 / 88697472562. On spine: 88697332522

Recorded in England 1995 except 'Fantastic Bird', recorded in 1992.

Morrissey is published by Warner Chappell Music Ltd. Boz Boorer is published by Universal Music Publishing Ltd. Alain Whyte is published by Sony Music Publishing Ltd.

℗ & © 2009 Sony Music Entertainment UK Limited. Distributed by Sony Music Entertainment. Made in the EU.


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Wikipedia Information


Southpaw Grammar is the fifth studio album by English alternative rock singer Morrissey, released on 28 August 1995 by record labels RCA in the UK and Reprise in the US. The album charted at number 4 in the UK and number 66 in the US, but received a mixed response from critics. The singles lifted from the album were "Dagenham Dave" (which reached number 26 in the UK Singles Chart in August 1995) and "The Boy Racer" (which reached number 36 in December).