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Morrissey calls on fans to boycott bew box set

Morrissey has called on his fans to boycott a new box set of reissues from his extensive back catalogue because he wasn't asked for approval ahead of the release.

Speaking on the fan site, True-to-you.net, the former Smiths frontman said that he won't receive any money from the box set which will include various singles and B-sides reissued on vinyl for the first time.

"Morrissey would like it to be known that he has not been consulted by EMI/HMV/Parlophone [record labels, and not the retailer] with regards to two forthcoming boxed sets of Morrissey singles," the singer wrote.

The statement continued: "Morrissey does not approve such releases and would ask people not to bother buying them. Morrissey receives no royalty payments from EMI for any back catalogue, and has not received a royalty from EMI since 1992."

"Morrissey also does not approve of, and was not consulted on, the [past release] Rhino box of Smiths CDs, or the Warner releases of Smiths LPs on 180 gramme vinyl. Morrissey last received a royalty payment from Warners ten years ago and, once again, he would ask people not to bother buying the reissued LPs or Cds."

It's not the first time that Moz has called on fans not to buy his releases. Back in 2008 the rock legend told fans to boycott the DVD 'Live At The Hollywood Bowl' because the artwork was terrible.

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