"My Love Life"
(Morrissey/Mark E. Nevin)


This song appears to have been written at some point in 1991. It was recorded during the "Sing Your Life" single b-sides session in the first few months of 1991 at Westside Studios in Hammersmith (which actually ended up supplying none of the material featured on the latter single). This was Morrissey's last collaboration with producers Clive Langer and Alan Winstanley, and musicians Mark Nevin (guitar), Mark "Bedders" Bedford (bass) and Andrew Paresi (drums). Alain Whyte, Boz Boorer, Gary Day and Spencer Cobrin are credited on the single as having played on this song, but they did not.

Another version was recorded on 3 June 1991 for KROQ in Los Angeles, as part of a 3-track radio session broadcast the following day. This time the musicians were Morrissey's live band: Boz Boorer (guitar), Alain Whyte (guitar), Gary Day (bass) and Spencer Cobrin (drums).


UK version {4:26}
"My Love Life" single, all formats, except in the USA
"The Malady Lingers On", a video compilation
"The World Of Morrissey" album
"Suedehead - The Best Of" album
"¡Oye Esteban!", a DVD video retrospective
"The HMV/Parlophone Singles '88-'95" album
"Very Best Of Morrissey" dvd [remastered 2011]
USA version aka full length version {4:49}
• USA "My Love Life" single, all formats
"Very Best Of Morrissey" cd [remastered 2011]


KROQ radio session 4 June 1991 {4:23}
"At KROQ" (EP)
When the full recording of this 3-song radio session was leaked on the internet, it also included the Morrissey interview and a first botched take of "There's A Place In Hell For Me And My Friends".
Top Of The Pops 10 October 1991 [tv]
This is commonly found on bootleg video compilations of Morrissey television appearances. The audio is commonly found in good quality on various manufactured bootlegs as well as in digital format on the internet despite being the song's studio version (as the performance was lipsynched).


This song has been done in concert only 15 times by Morrissey, a relatively low number of times for a single. It may even have been done 16 times if we take into account that information is missing for one setlist of that era. Its shelf life extended from the moment the song was released as a single in mid-late September 1991, to the end of the Kill Uncle tour a few weeks later.

live Mountain View Shoreline Amphitheatre 31 October 1991 {?:??}
"Your Arsenal" album, redesigned edition bonus DVD


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