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UK, EEC cd USA, Canada cd Japan cd UK and most European LPs Australia?, Brazil, Spain, Venezuela LP UK, EEC, Taiwan cassette USA, Australia, Canada, Spain cassette inside cd inside LP inside cassette UK cd back USA cd back UK LP back Brazil LP back USA longbox USA "Our Frank" promo cd back
UK CD [HMV CDCSD3789]
The album was reissued in 2013 with slightly different track listing and different artwork. See discography page for this reissue here.
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Argentina: "Our Frank" was included on a 8-track various artists promo LP (DIF042), very likely to promote this album.
Brazil: Copies of the stock LP with a promo sticker on the back of the sleeve served as promos. "Our Frank" was included on a 4-track various artists promo EP (EMI Odeon 9951 236) sent to radio around the time of release of this album.
France: A press kit in a folder including a 8-page press release and 4 black and white press photos was sent by EMI France to important media.
Japan: Promos cds have a red and white promo sticker on the back tray inlay and 'sample not for sale' etched in black around the cd's inner ring.
USA: One-track cds of "Our Frank" were sent to media at the time of release of this album in the USA (Sire/Reprise, PRO-CD-4732, generic label back artwork in image gallery, no front artwork to display). Some media were sent a 3-page media info press kit with a 8x10 black and white press photo of Morrissey. For more, see album's singles "Our Frank" and "Sing Your Life".
"I met Boz through a mutual friend, Cathal, who sings in the group Madness. I went through a period when I saw a lot of Cathal, he was a very close friend, and he introduced me to Boz because I had done an album called "Kill Uncle" which Cathal thought was rubbish..... and he wasn't necessarily wrong. He wanted me to move away from Mark Nevin who had co-written "Kill Uncle" which I was prepared to do because I didn't actually know Mark that well. So, Cathal saw Boz as a writing partner for me, but it has obviously developed into a long and precious friendship. Boz is perfect company as well as being very funny."
"Recording something for the sake of recording delivered Kill Uncle unto the world, and I am finally up against the limits of my abilities, whilst surely not fooling anybody. Having been so right, it is suddenly shocking to be so wrong, yet Kill Uncle is number 8 in England and number 52 in the US. It will always be the orphaned imp that nobody wants, and even I - its father and mother - find it difficult to feed."