"Beethoven Was Deaf"
May 1993


You're The One For Me, Fatty *
Certain People I Know *
The National Front Disco *
November Spawned A Monster
Seasick, Yet Still Docked
The Loop
Sister I'm A Poet
Jack The Ripper
Such A Little Thing Makes Such A Big Difference
I Know It's Gonna Happen Someday
We'll Let You Know *
He Knows I'd Love To See Him *
You're Gonna Need Someone On Your Side *
Glamorous Glue *
We Hate It When Our Friends Become Successful

Australia CD [EMI Australasia 789061-2]
Australia CS [EMI Australasia 789061-4]
Brazil CD [EMI Odeon 789061-2]
Brazil CS [EMI Odeon 789061-4]
Brazil LP [EMI 789061]
Greece LP [HMV 7 89061 1]
Holland CD [EMI 789061-2]
Israel CS [CBS/Hed-Arzi 789061-4]
Italy CD [EMI 789061-2]
Italy CS [EMI 789061-4]
Japan CD [Toshiba EMI TOCP-7741]
Philippines CS [EMI/Dyna 777 7 89061 4 8]
Saudi Arabia CS [Thomsun Original EN-5219]

Additional information:
The songs on this live album were recorded at Paris Zenith on 22nd December 1992, except for the titles followed by a * which were recorded live in London 2 days earlier. The sleeve notes incorrectly credits the complete set as having been recorded in Paris.


Artwork information:
Morrissey, photographed by Linder Sterling. The cd and cassette booklets have four different green tinted photos of Morrissey, head hanging off stage, as if he was about to fall off it (view). One of these photos is found inside the gatefold LP, and a portion was repeated on the cd itself in a green tint in the UK, grey in Holland (view left), silver in Japan and black and silver in Australia. The image on the Italian cd is grey and reversed.

The "Jack The Ripper" promo artwork shows Gary Day (bassist) and Morrissey.


Etchings on vinyl:
The source for this may be a 1950s commercial in which the character was dared to do dangerous things in return for a muesli bar and would say "I'll risk it for a Swisscuit."
(this is the last ever release by Morrissey to feature an engraved inscription)


Additional release date information:
UK: 10 May 1993
Japan: 26 May 1993


Chart peak information:
UK: 13


UK: The release of "Beethoven Was Deaf" was preceded with the distribution of a 2-track promo specially designed by Morrissey (view in left frame). It was made available on cd (CDPOPDJ1632) and 7" (POPDJ1632), both formats featuring live versions of "Jack The Ripper" and "Sister I'm A Poet" taken from the album. Prior to that, anticipation for the upcoming release was whipped up with the limited circulation of an advance cassette featuring the full album and an advance 4-track cassette sampler. The latter two items both came without specific artwork, only a generic Parlophone/Chop'Em Out inlay card listing titles.

Brazil: Copies of the stock LP were made into promotional items with the addition of a promo sticker on the back of the sleeve. The labels were also stamped in red with a promo warning.

Greece: Copies of the stock LP were made into promotional items with the addition of a promo sticker on the back of the sleeve.

Japan: Promo cds have a red and white promo sticker on the back tray inlay and 'sample not for sale' etched around the cd's inner ring.