"All You Need Is Me"
(Morrissey/Jesse Tobias)


This song must have been written during the months preceding its live debut in April 2007. It was recorded alongside most of the material that would later become the "Years Of Refusal" album, in August or December 2007 at Conway Studios in Los Angeles with producer Jerry Finn. Further mixing may have been done in the spring of 2008. The musicians on this recording were Boz Boorer (guitar), Jesse Tobias (guitar), Solomon Walker (bass), Matt Walker (drums) and Roger Manning Jr. (keyboard).


album / single version {3:11}
"Greatest Hits" album
"All You Need Is Me" single, all formats
"Years Of Refusal" album


Jimmy Kimmel Live 20 April 2007 [tv] {3:13}
This performance (actually the first time that "All You Need Is Me" was performed in front of a public), is part of a 6-song set recorded by Morrissey for this programme. Unfortunately, only "I Just Want To See The Boy Happy" and the first few seconds of "First Of The Gang To Die" were broadcast and are circulated on video bootlegs. The four other songs, including this one, remain unseen (except by those who attended the taping). A terrible-sounding cellphone recording of the performance is the only memento of this debut in circulation at this point in time.
Last Call with Carson Daly 12 October 2007 [tv]
This is circulated on bootleg video and the audio can be found in digital format on the internet.
Later With Jools Holland 8 February 2008 [tv] {3:10}
This 4-song performance (also including "That's How People Grow Up", "Something Is Squeezing My Skull" and "The Last Of The Famous International Playboys") is circulated on bootleg video. The audio can be found in digital format on the internet.


The song has been performed live 93 times by Morrissey. It was a setlist regular on the 2007-2008 Greatest Hits tour (done 82 times out of 91 dates). It was done very sporadically on the following year's tour promoting the Years Of Refusal album (9 times only ouf of 68 dates). It was only done twice on the 2014 tour before it was cancelled after 17 dates.

live London Roundhouse January 2008 {3:42}
• digital download from iTunes UK at the time of release of the "All You Need Is Me" single
live London's Hyde Park 4 July 2008 {3:14}
"Satellite Of Live" single


No demos or studio outtakes of this song have leaked to the general public at this point in time.