"Vauxhall & I"
March 1994


Now My Heart Is Full
Spring-Heeled Jim
Billy Budd
Hold On To Your Friends
The More You Ignore Me, The Closer I Get
Why Don't You Find Out For Yourself
I Am Hated For Loving
Lifeguard Sleeping, Girl Drowning
Used To Be A Sweetboy
The Lazy Sunbathers

UK CD [Parlophone CDPCSD148]
UK CS [Parlophone TCPCSD148]
UK LP [Parlophone PCSD148]
Argentina CD [EMI Odeon 827797-2]
Australia CD [EMI Australia 827797-2]
Australia CS [EMI Australia 827797-4]
Brazil CD [EMI Odeon 827797-2]
Brazil CS [EMI Odeon 827797-4]
Brazil LP [EMI Odeon 827797-1]
Canada CD [Sire/Reprise CDW-45451]
Canada CD [Columbia House W2 45451; record club edition]
Canada CS [Sire/Reprise 24 54514]
Canada CS [Columbia House W4 45451; record club edition]
China CD [HSCD-005]
Greece LP [Parlophone/EMI 827797-1]
Holland CD [Parlophone 827797-2]
Italy CD [EMI 827797-2]
Italy CS [EMI 827797-4]
Japan CD [Toshiba EMI TOCP-8075]
Korea CD [EMI/Remongsa EKPD 0392]
Malaysia CS [EMI 8277974]
Mexico CD [??]
Philippines CS [EMI Parlophone Dyna Productions 82779742]
Philippines CS [EMI/Octoarts 8 27797 42]
Poland CS [Elbo 1611]
Poland CS [MG 1-365]
Russia CD [EMI/Gala Records 50999-215456-2]
Saudi Arabia CS [EMI/Stallions Records 8277974]
South Africa CD [EMI ??]
South Africa CS [EMI ??]
Singapore CS [EMI Singapore 827797-4]
Spain LP [EMI/Parlophone 064 8 27797 1]
Spain CS [EMI 827797 4]
Thailand CS [EMI 8277974-2]
Turkey CS [EMI/Kent Elektronik TCP 2702]
USA CD [Sire/Reprise 9 45451-2]
USA CD [BMG Direct D164421; record club edition]
USA CD [Columbia House W2 45451; record club edition]
USA CS [Sire/Reprise 9 45451-4]
USA CS [BMG Direct C164421; record club edition]
(unknown) CS [(no label) K 404]

Additional information:
The album was reissued in 2014 with slightly different artwork and bonus material (cd format only). See discography page for this reissue here.


Artwork information:
Front artwork of Morrissey, photographed by Dean Freeman. The Morrissey photo found inside the gatefold LP and the cd and cassette booklets (view left) is also by Dean Freeman. The back photo (view left) is credited to Jake (Jake Walters). It is also found on the LP's inner sleeve and in the cassette insert.


Additional release date information:
UK: 14 March 1994
USA/Canada: 22 March 1994
Japan: 30 March 1994
Australia: 4 April 1994


Chart peak information:
UK: 1
Australia: 21
Canada: 22
Sweden: 13
USA: 18


UK: Gold on 1 May 1995


UK: Stock copies of the cd edition of the album were sent to media with plugger and artist information stickers on them. Three different cassettes served earlier promotional purposes, or perhaps in-house references purposes, two featuring the full track listing and one with one-minute snippets of every song. None of the three cassettes come with colour artwork, only generic Parlophone/Chop Em Out inlays with printed track listing. "Now My Heart Is Full" was included in March 94 on a various artists radio promo cd from Parlophone titled "Girls And Boys" (Parlophone, Very2).

Canada: "The More You Ignore Me, The Closer I Get" was included on volume 202 of Warner's various artists radio samplers (PROC94202) and on a various artists sampler titled "Discoveries 8". The single edit of "Now My Heart Is Full" was included on volume 217 (August 1994) of Warner's various artists radio samplers (PROC94217).

Germany: The release of "Vauxhall & I" was promoted in Germany with the help of stock copies of the British or Dutch compact disc paired with a "Compact Info" press release from EMI Germany.

Greece: Stock copies of the Greek LP were sent out as promos with a promotional sticker on the back of the sleeve and a press release slipped inside.

Japan: Promo copies are stock ones with a promo sticker on the back tray insert and the words "Sample Not For Sale" stamped around the disc's inner ring.

Korea: Promo cds are marked 'SAMPLE' at the top of the back tray inlay.

Philippines: A promo 7" with "The More You Ignore Me, The Closer I Get" on both sides served to promote this album in the Philippines.

Sweden: A Dutch 2-track edition of "The More You Ignore Me, The Closer I Get" with a large white promo sticker on the back of its card slipcase served to promote this album as well as the single "The More You Ignore Me, The Closer I Get".

USA: An advance edition of the album (Sire/Reprise 2-45451-A) was limitedly distributed in the USA ahead of its release date (no front artwork to display; generic track listing back tray inlay). Gold-stamped copies of the stock edition were soon after mailed around for wider promotion. "Now My Heart Is Full: An Introspective 1984-1994", a compilation covering Morrissey's career with the Smiths as well as solo, was distributed in the USA in April 1994 to promote this album as well as Morrissey's booming popularity in the USA. Tracks on this promo-only compilation are "Now My Heart Is Full", "Suedehead", "Everyday Is Like Sunday", "Interesting Drug", "Such A Little Thing Makes Such a Big Difference", "Sing Your Life", "We'll Let You Know", "How Soon Is Now?", "There Is A Light That Never Goes Out", "Ask", "Why Don't You Find Out For Yourself" and "Now My Heart Is Full" (Sire/Reprise PRO-CD-6778; view in left bar). A one-track cd of "The More You Ignore Me, The Closer I Get" was sent to radio to promote the single of that title as well as this album (Sire/Reprise, PRO-CD-6624, see latter link for artwork). The latter promo was occasionally paired with a 4-page press kit including a black and white 8"x10" photo of Morrissey. A second one-track promo cd was sent to radio in June 1994, this time featuring album cut "Billy Budd" (Sire/Reprise, PRO-CD-6966, no front artwork to display; view left for back artwork). The latter song was also included on a various artists label sampler titled "The Album Network's Virtually Alternative 46". "Used To Be A Sweet Boy" was included on a Sire/Genre magazine sampler titled "Everybody Needs Somebody" (Sire PRO-CD-6831). "MTV'S Year In Rock" various artists video compilation includes Morrissey footage from 1994, perhaps of the signing sessions he did at the time of release of this album. For more promos, see this album's singles "The More You Ignore Me, The Closer I Get" and "Now My Heart Is Full".



"It's a reference to a certain person I know who was born and braised in Vauxhall." He also said "Yes, it is a beautiful record and I set out that it should be so. I thought it was time to put lots of things away in their boxes and their cupboards, and allow age to take its natural toll, for better or worse."
- Morrissey on the album's title, Select magazine, May 1994

"The lyrics of 'Vauxhall And I' were terribly introspective, which is certainly not new for me - this record was nothing more than another inner trip. But before this record, I'd never known this feeling of fulfillment. An album on which not a track goes out of tune, on which every title is a perfect success. It was a new and terribly exciting emotion. Even on 'Your Arsenal' - which I loved - there were one or two weak tracks. Vauxhall And I fits my idea of perfection. I couldn't make better."
- Morrissey, Les Inrockuptibles, 1995

"Peace came at last with Vauxhall and I, streaming out in a lavish flow and leaving me stupid with smiles. A last sun warms, as if it had always been awaiting its chance. The album became the first start-to-finish emotional journey, each track as warm as the last, noise and poetry turned loose in one of those visionary sessions that your future returns will constantly search for. (...) Vauxhall and I is an arm held out, ushering others to join, even though its singer has feelings impossible to satisfy."
- Morrissey, "Autobiography"