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CD (except Argentina, Japan) Argentina CD Japan CD LP UK, USA, Canada, Brazil, etc cassette Philippines (Dyna) cassette image in gatefold LP and cd insert image in cassette insert 1 image in cassette insert 2 back of cd tray image LP inner sleeve, pic side UK CD back UK LP back "Now My Heart Is Full" USA promo cd "Billy Budd" USA promo cd back
"Vauxhall & I"|
Now My Heart Is Full
UK CD [Parlophone CDPCSD148]
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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."
"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."
"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."