The single life Johnny Marr announces 7” singles box set ‘Single Life’

Johnny Marr announces 7” singles box set ‘Single Life’
Photo: Sinéad Grainger

The boxset will include ten of Johnny’s solo offerings and is due to be released in December.

Indie legend himself, Johnny Marr has announced plans to release a special edition singles box set later this year, with the brilliant title ‘Single Life’.

The box set, which is due for release on 6th December, will include the first ten solo singles from former Smith guitarist, including ‘Upstarts’, ‘The Messenger’, and ‘New Town Velocity’. You can pre-order it now.

All ten of the singles will arrive on coloured vinyl and the set will also include two exclusive photographs, ooh-er. Check out full details of the set below.

- The Messenger/New Town Velocity (Demo version): Clear vinyl
- Upstarts/Psychic Beginner: Red vinyl
- New Town Velocity/The It-Switch:Silver vinyl
- Easy Money/Use Me Up: White vinyl
- Dynamo/Struck: Yellow vinyl
- I Feel You/Please Please Please Let Me Get What I Want (Live): Gold vinyl (including original issue postcard)
- Candidate/Exit Connection: Blue vinyl
- Hi Hello/Jeopardy: Orange vinyl
- Spiral Cities/Spectral Eyes: Magenta vinyl
- Armatopia/The Bright Parade: Turquoise vinyl

‘Single Life’ will round off Johnny’s 2019, which has seen him perform at Glastonbury, All Points East and, well, bucketloads more festivals. He also released his newest track ‘The Bright Parade’ earlier this year.


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