(Morrissey/Boz Boorer)


The song was very likely written at some point between 2010 and 2014.


album/single version {4:41}
"Istanbul" digital-only single
"World Peace Is None Of Your Business" physical single
"World Peace Is None Of Your Business" album
edit {3:19}
• promo cds for "Istanbul" digital-only single and "World Peace Is None Of Your Business" album
spoken word video version {1:17}
• promotional video, unavailable on official release


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


This song was on the setlist for the latter 7 dates of the 17 ones played in the USA on the 2014 tour, then a further 30 times out of 32 shows in Europe later the same year.

There are no officially released live recordings of this song at the point in time.


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



In an interview given to the Ozy website shortly before the release of this track as a single, producer Joe Chiccarelli stated "Morrissey wanted to evoke the feeling of the hectic and chaotic streets of the city of Istanbul. So he used a cigar-box guitar, a lap steel guitar and a complicated and busy drum rhythm, plus an actual gong as percussion, as well as vocal samples from a field recording taken in the streets of Istanbul by guitarist Jesse Tobias."