"Come Back To Camden"
(Morrissey/Boz Boorer)


The song must have been written during the months preceding the recording of the "You Are The Quarry" album. It is credited as having been recorded in Los Angeles in 2004, but the "You Are The Quarry" sessions were actually split between Sarm Hook End in Berkshire in the autumn of 2003 and Conway Studios in Los Angeles in late 2003 or January 2004, with producer Jerry Finn. Musicians on this recording were Boz Boorer (guitar), Alain Whyte (guitar), Gary Day (bass), Dean Butterworth (drums) and Roger Manning (piano).


album version {4:14}
"You Are The Quarry" album


This song has never been performed specifically for radio, television or the web.


For 7 years it looked like Morrissey would never sing this fan favourite live, until he did it twice on the 2011 tour with no name. Neither performance has made it onto an official release at this point in time.


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



Morrissey, in an interview to i-D magazine in 2004, said: "The song is about a particular person. I have a history, yes. And that whole time in my life is a very emotive period for me." The person in question is assumed to be friend/photographer Jake Walters with who Morrissey lived in Camden in the mid-1990s.