July 21, 2014 – 5:00 am

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The Beethoven Was Deaf Outtakes [no label, 1CD]

Live at the Astoria Theatre, London, UK; December 20, 1992. Excellent stereo soundboard. Live at Le Zénith, Paris, France; December 22, 1992. Fairly to very good stereo audience recording.

Reworked by Vince Dome - Thanks.
Thanks also to sousourn1823 for sharing the tracks at Dime.


In May 1993 Morrissey released his first live album called “Beethoven Was Deaf”. It was recorded over two nights in December 1992. The sleeve notes of the album incorrectly credits the complete set as having been recorded in Paris, when in fact seven of the 16 songs were recorded in London two days before the show at Le Zénith. The tracks “Jack The Ripper”, “Sister I’m A Poet” and “You’re The One For Me, Fatty” from “Beethoven Was Deaf” will be included in the “World Of Morrissey” compilation released in February 1995.

You will find here the 12 missing tracks from London and the 10 missing tracks from Paris.

A few songs played during the two gigs were not included on “Beethoven Was Deaf”: “Tomorrow”, “Alsatian Cousin” and “The Last Of The Famous International Playboys”.

In London, “November Spawned A Monster” was stopped after two minutes because Morrissey was trying to remove a ring from an audience member to wear it on stage.

The silver CD bootleg “I’m A Poet” used a DAT audience recording, but due to a bad transfer some diginoises can be heard during the show. One friend of the taper is unfortunately “un gros beauf” (a redneck), and can’t stop making stupid comments between the songs. A member of the audience will shout for “The Loop” until… “The Loop” is finally played, but another one will have less success with “Everyday Is Like Sunday”.

Due to the average mixing and editing of “Beethoven Was Deaf”, it is not possible to “add” the official tracks into the outtakes, or vice versa. All the speeches made by Morrissey in London and Paris (edited in the official album) were kept on the outtakes tracks in their actual place.

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Click on the highlighted tracks to download the MP3s (224 kbps). As far as we can ascertain, these tracks have never been officially released on CD.

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Track 01. Prelude 1:56 (3.3MB)
Track 02. Tomorrow 3:52 (6.5MB)
Track 03. November Spawned A Monster 3:20 (5.6MB)
Track 04. Seasick, Yet Still Docked 5:24 (9.1MB)
Track 05. Jack The Ripper 4:33 (7.6MB)
Track 06. Alsatian Cousin 2:31 (4.2MB)
Track 07. Sister I’m A Poet 2:18 (3.9MB)
Track 08. The Loop 3:39 (6.1MB)
Track 09. Such A Little Thing Makes Such A Big Difference 1:54 (3.2MB)
Track 10. I Know It’s Gonna Happen Someday 4:50 (8.1MB)
Track 11. We Hate It When Our Friends Become Successful 2:44 (4.6MB)
Track 12. The Last Of The Famous International Playboys 3:21 (5.6MB)

Track 13. Prelude 1:52 (3.1MB)
Track 14. You’re The One For Me, Fatty 3:07 (5.2MB)
Track 15. Certain People I Know 3:22 (5.7MB)
Track 16. Glamorous Glue 4:13 (7.1MB)
Track 17. Tomorrow 4:09 (7.0MB)
Track 18. The National Front Disco 6:28 (10.9MB)
Track 19. Alsatian Cousin 2:45 (4.6MB)
Track 20. We’ll Let You Know 4:40 (7.8MB)
Track 21. You’re Gonna Need Someone On Your Side 3:53 (6.5MB)
Track 22. The Last Of The Famous International Playboys 3:25 (5.7MB)
79 mins

Tracks 01-12 recorded live at the Astoria Theatre, London, December 20, 1992.
Source : stereo soundboard recording available on the silver CD bootleg “Happy Xmas!?”.

Tracks 13-22 recorded live at Le Zénith, Paris, France, December 22, 1992.
Source : stereo audience recording available on the silver CD bootleg “I’m A Poet”.

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  2. Ug. Here is a youtube link to a song whose title is how I feel about Morrissey.

    By Job Hunter on Jul 21, 2014

  3. Here is how I feel about these Morrissey recordings: ‘thank you.’

    By Logan on Jul 21, 2014

  4. tori amos on conan on 24th.
    and eli young on letterman on 21st tonite.
    not much else coming up worthwhile.

    By darth on Jul 21, 2014

  5. Thank you, Big O. Moz is always welcome. Such unique individuals will always divide opinion.

    By E on Jul 21, 2014

  6. Nice post, BigO :)

    “Due to the average mixing and editing of “Beethoven Was Deaf”, it is not possible to “add” the official tracks into the outtakes, or vice versa.”

    that is incorrect.. anyone who has skills with a program such as Audition, CoolEditPro or Audacity, and is familiar with the official live album, could make that work, using crossfading and other similar techniques.

    By November Monster on Jul 22, 2014

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    By swappers on Jul 24, 2014

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