SmartSellTM - The New Way to Sell Online

Shop over 1.5 Million Toys in our Huge New Range

Ringleader Of The Tormentors

Album: Ringleader Of The Tormentors
# Song Title   Time
1)    I Will See You In Far-Off Places More Info... 4:13
2)    Dear God, Please Help Me More Info... 5:52
3)    You Have Killed Me More Info... 3:08
4)    The Youngest Was The Most Loved More Info... 3:00
5)    In The Future When All's Well More Info... 3:54
6)    The Father Who Must Be Killed More Info... 3:54
7)    Life Is A Pigsty More Info... 7:22
8)    I'll Never Be Anybody's Hero More Info... 4:13
9)    On The Street's I Ran More Info... 3:51
10)    To Me You Are A Work Of Art More Info... 4:02
11)    I Just Want To See The Boy Happy More Info... 2:58
12)    At Last I Am Born More Info... 3:33
Product Details
Performer Notes
  • Despite his status as one of the most iconic and enduring figures in alternative rock, Morrissey's solo output has been somewhat uneven, artistically speaking. But from its faux-classical album cover to its churning musical surfaces to its array of both bleak and celebratory themes, the artist's 2006 release, RINGLEADER OF THE TORMENTORS, shows that the subversive spirit driving Morrissey's unique perspective, arch posturing, and witty, literate lyrics is still alive and kicking.
  • To boot, the album is produced by Tony Visconti, the masterful hand behind some of T. Rex and David Bowie's best efforts. Visconti's touch is evident on "I Will See You in Far Off Places," a heavy, rocking opener that moves with a sense of menace. This is contrasted by the beautiful "Dear God Please Help Me," a chamber-pop ballad orchestrated by legendary film composer Ennio Morricone. That song and the album's first single, "You Have Killed Me," are surprisingly joyful and life-affirming, at least for Morrissey, that is. (Fans needn't worry, however, the old morose Moz is still here on tunes like "Life is a Pigsty"). All told, RINGLEADER is one of Morrissey's most vital statements in some time.
Professional Reviews
Rolling Stone (p.62) - 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "[V]eteran glam-rock producer Tony Visconti helps Morrissey achieve the delicious sensuality of early T. Rex and David Bowie..."

Entertainment Weekly (p.60) - "[The album] feels more like an elegiac memoir. Harrowingly beautiful violins abound..." -- Grade: B

Q (p.121) - Ranked #47 in Q Magazine's "100 Greatest Albums of 2006" -- "Unusually for the notoriously distant observer of modern life, getting physical was the main preoccupation."

Uncut (p.94) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "Morrissey is quite consistent..."

Magnet (p.105) - "Morrissey regains his knack for conversational hooks and his wry, literate sense of humor....The songs are brisk and effortless, wedding glam theatricality to the lad-mag Vespa aesthetic of Morrissey's strongest work."

Mojo (Publisher) (p.p.89) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "ROTT is possibly his most ecumenical solo album, his most welcoming and loveable."
Ask a Question About this Product More...
Write your question below:
Look for similar items by category
How Fishpond Works
Fishpond works with suppliers all over the world to bring you a huge selection of products, really great prices, and delivery included on over 25 million products that we sell. We do our best every day to make Fishpond an awesome place for customers to shop and get what they want — all at the best prices online.
Webmasters, Bloggers & Website Owners
You can earn a 5% commission by selling Ringleader Of The Tormentors on your website. It's easy to get started - we will give you example code. After you're set-up, your website can earn you money while you work, play or even sleep! You should start right now!
Authors / Publishers
Are you the Author or Publisher of a book? Or the manufacturer of one of the millions of products that we sell. You can improve sales and grow your revenue by submitting additional information on this title. The better the information we have about a product, the more we will sell!
Item ships from and is sold by Fishpond World Ltd.
Back to top