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Morrissey‘s cover of Lou Reed‘s song “Satellite of Love,” recorded at the Chelsea Ballroom at the Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas in 2011, will be released as a single on Dec. 2 in the U.K. and on Dec. 3 in the U.S.
“He has been there all of my life,” wrote Morrissey of the late Velvet Underground frontman in announcing the release. “He will always be pressed to my heart. Thank God for those, like Lou, who move within their own laws, otherwise imagine how dull the world would be.”
The song originally appeared on Reed’s 1972 solo album Transformer.
Reed died on Oct. 27 of complications from a liver transplant. He was 71.
On Dec. 3, Morrissey’s memoir Autobiography will also be released in the U.S. The book is already a best-seller in the U.K.
Listen to Morrissey’s cover below:
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