"Dear God Please Help Me"|
(Morrissey/Alain Whyte/Ennio Morricone)
This song was very likely written shortly before or during the recording sessions for the "Ringleader Of The Tormentors" album, which took place at Forum Music Village in Rome between September and November 2005, with producer Tony Visconti. The legendary Ennio Morricone, who wrote the song's orchestral part, is credited for their arrangement, with extra production by Marco Patrignani. Musicians on this recording were Boz Boorer (guitar), Alain Whyte (guitar), Jesse Tobias (guitar), Gary Day (bass), Matt Chamberlain (drums) and Michael Farrell (keyboards).
This song has never been performed specifically for radio, television or the web.
This song has been performed 38 times by Morrissey. It was done 24 times on the Tour Of The Tormentors MMVI. On its first airing in July 2006 it was dropped after only the intro, but Morrissey finally introduced it for good that November and the song remained on the setlist on that tour's remaining 23 dates. It was done a further 14 times on the 2007-2008 Greatest Hits tour, once on the tour's first American leg, and the rest on-and-off on the tour's third American leg.
There are no officially released live recordings of the song at this point in time.
"The reclusive cardinal of Italian music is Ennio Morricone. Although historical and royal, he has agreed to conduct his orchestra on the track Dear God, please help me. This is unusual, since the maestro of maestros has refused U2 and David Bowie, but somehow says yes to porky me. The grandeur engulfs us, and my heart is pushed to the point of collapse as I watch Ennio in studio action. I find myself wishing for tears that don't come."