"Let Me Kiss You"|
The song appears to have been written at some point between the years 2000 and 2002. It was first recorded in 2002 at Cherokee Studio in Los Angeles with guitarists Boz Boorer and Alain Whyte and bassist Gary Day for the audition of drummer Dean Butterworth.
The title was not included in the list of songs recorded during the "You Are The Quarry" sessions which was made public in January 2004, four months prior to the release. This has lead to speculation that it may have already been recorded (other than that Cherokee demo), or that Morrissey decided at the last minute to record his own version (it was originally meant for Nancy Sinatra), perhaps between January and the May release date, which is not impossible. The song 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).
This song has been performed live 339 times by Morrissey, which places it in the top 5 of his 'live hall of fame'. This is even more impressive considering the fact that it is a song from the latter half of his solo years. It has been done on every tour since its live inception in 2004. It was done 57 times out of 66 dates on the 2004 You Are The Quarry tour, so every night with the exception of 9 in the first few weeks. It was on the setlist every night bar two on the 93-date Tour Of The Tormentors MMVI. It started the 2007-2008 Greatest Hits tour as a regular, but was rarely done after September, for a total of 53 airings. It was done every night except a few at the beginning and a few at the end of the 2009 Tour Of Refusal. It was only done twice later that year on the Swords tour, then only five times on the subsequent 2011 tour. It came back in force in 2012 when it was done every night, and in 2013 when it was skipped only once. On the other hand, it was done only once in 2014 before that tour got cancelled.