"I'm Throwing My Arms Around Paris"
January/February 2009


I'm Throwing My Arms Around Paris
Because Of My Poor Education

EU CD5 #1 [Polydor/Decca F20007/4781537]


I'm Throwing My Arms Around Paris
Shame Is The Name

EU CD5 #2 [Polydor/Decca F20008/4781538]


I'm Throwing My Arms Around Paris
Death Of A Disco Dancer (live Waukegan 17 October 2007)

EU 7" [Polydor/Decca F20006/4781539]


Additional information:


Artwork information:
Front photography by Jake Walters. All three formats had inner sleeves featuring on one side photos of the band by Travis Shinn, and on the other a painting of Paris in the late 1800s / early 1900s. The inner sleeve for cd#1 showed Morrissey's musicians holding LPs of Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass, and on the other side a painting titled "Place de la concorde" by Jules R Hervé. The inner sleeve for cd#2 showed one one side the band standing behind Morrissey and holding copies of his "Greatest Hits" album, and on the other side a painting of the Butte Montmartre by Louis Jacques Mande Daguerre. The 7" inner sleeve had one one side a photo of Morrissey and his musicians naked with 7" records in front of their privates, and on the other side the same Paris painting as for cd#1. View all images in the left section of this page.


Additional release date information:
UK: 9 February 2009
Germany: 6 February 2009
USA: ~19 January 2009 (digital from iTunes USA; title track only)


Chart peak information:
UK: 21
Sweden: 58


UK: A one-track promo cd of the title track (Decca MORRISSEYCD3) features the same artwork as the stock cd-single #1, but has the Decca logo on it instead of the Polydor one. Copies of the cd-single with an information sticker on the back of the case and "For Promotional Use Only - Not For Sale" in red on the right side of the disc's 'label' also served promotional purposes.

Denmark: A one-track promo cd, slipped inside a generic Universal card sleeve with promo text. Some copies have a Universal logo on the cd, others just have a plain white label.

France: A one-track promo cd [Universal France/Barclay] with an insert featuring the single's usual artwork.

Germany or Switzerland: A one-track promo cd [Universal Music] dispatched inside a clear plastic sleeve served to promote the release of this single as well as the upcoming "Years Of Refusal" album. The promo is a simple cd-r bearing a white label with black text, including release dates (VÖ) for both releases and the email address of (presumably) plugger Adrian Schnaubelt. For some strange reason, the web address for Morrissey-Solo is also mentioned on the disc.

Israel: A one-track European cd with a Hebrew promo sticker on the front.

USA: A one-track Lost Highway promo cd of "I'm Throwing My Arms Around Paris" (Lost Highway/Attack MRNR-02891-2) was used to promote the "Years Of Refusal" album as the song was not released as a single in the USA. Promo DVD-r of the video served the same purpose.