"November Spawned A Monster"
April 1990


November Spawned A Monster
He Knows I'd Love To See Him

UK 7" [HMV POP1623]
EEC 7" [EMI 006 20 3734 7]
Italy 7" [EMI Italiana 06 203734 7]
Portugal 7" [EMI 20 3734 7]


November Spawned A Monster
He Knows I'd Love To See Him
Girl Least Likely To

UK 12" [HMV 12POP1623]
Canada 12" [Sire/Reprise 92 15290]
Canada CMS [Sire/Reprise 92 15294]
EEC 12" [EMI 060 20 3734 6]
Germany CD5 [EMI CDP 560 20 3734 2]
Italy 12" [EMI Italiana 14 203734 6]
Japan CD5 [Toshiba EMI TOCP-6146]
USA CD5 [Sire/Reprise 9 21529-2]
USA 12" [Sire/Reprise 9 21529-0]
USA CMS [Sire/Reprise 9 21529-4]

Additional information:
A remix 12" of the title track called "November The 2nd" was test-pressed, but never released. At the time of release of the "Suedehead - Best Of Morrissey" compilation album in 1997, it was announced that a limited edition of the album would include a bonus disc featuring this remix amongst other rarities, but these plans were also scrapped. The remix was finally given a release in 2010 when it was included on the 2010 reissue of "Everyday Is Like Sunday" as a single.


Artwork information:
Morrissey, photographed by Anton Corbijn.


Etchings on vinyl:


Additional release date information:
UK/Europe: 16 April 1990
USA/Canada: 19 April 1990


Chart peak information:
UK: 12
USA: (didn't chart but reached #6 on Modern Rock Chart, #39 on Dance-Maxi Singles sales)


UK: This single was promoted in the UK with the help of the sixth in a series of six promo 12"s in glossy record bags of different colour. The one for this single was slipped inside a brown sleeve (EMI 12POPDJ1623; view left). Copies of the stock 7" were also sent to radio with a plugger sticker on them. A one-track promo video was distributed inside a EMI box.

Brazil: The title track was included on a various artists promo EP numbered 9951221 which very likely served to promote the "Bona Drag" album.

Germany: The title track was included on a various artists radio promo titled "Hot Shots Nr 2 - Berlin Special" (CDP519006).

Italy: Pin promo-stamped copies of the 7" were used for promotion.

Japan: Promo cds are stock ones with a promo sticker on the front insert and "SAMPLE NOT FOR SALE" etched on the disc's inner ring. "November Spawned A Monster" as well as Morrissey's previous single "Ouija Board, Ouija Board" were included on a various artists promo cd titled "?? ?? UK" (Toshiba EMI SPCD-1120).

USA: Gold-stamped copies of the 12" and one-track Warner promo videos dated 5/2/90 were the main means of promotion of this single in the USA. The video for the title track was also included on a various artists Warner compilation dated 19-7-90 (Warner Bros C28729) as well as on issue 87a of the Telegenics various artists promo video series, the June 1990 issue of the Rockamerica promo videos series and a promo compilation video intended for club play titled "Video Link Reel 130 June 1990".