"Sing Your Life"
(Morrissey/Mark E. Nevin)


The song must have been written shortly before or at the latest at the beginning of the recording session for the "Kill Uncle" album, at Hook End Manor in the autumn of 1990, with producers Clive Langer and Alan Winstanley. Musicians on this recording were Mark E Nevin (guitars), Mark 'Bedders' Bedford (basses), Andrew Paresi (drums and percussion), and perhaps Nawazish Ali Khan (violin) and Steve Heart and/or Seamus Beaghen (harmonium).

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).


album / single version {3:27}
"Kill Uncle" album
"Sing Your Life" single, all formats
"Sing Your Life" Japan 3-track video compilation
"The Malady Lingers On", a video compilation
"The Family Line", a French giveaway cd-EP
"¡Oye Esteban!", a DVD video retrospective
"¡The Best Of!" album
"The HMV/Parlophone Singles '88-'95" album
"Kill Uncle" album, redesigned edition [remastered 2013]


KROQ radio session 4 June 1991 {3:40, 11:53 including messages from callers to the show}
"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".
Tonight Show with Johnny Carson 14 June 1991 [tv]
Morrissey's american television debut is easily found on bootleg video compilations of Morrissey television appearances alongside "There's A Place In Hell For Me And My Friends" which was also broadcast on the same programme. The audio is commonly circulated in good quality on various manufactured bootlegs as well as in digital format on the internet.


This song has only been done in concert on the 1991 Kill Uncle tour. It was a setlist regular from the start of the tour until 6 October after which date it was permanently dropped, totalling 51 airings, perhaps 54 if we take into account the fact that information is missing for some concerts of that tour.

live Dallas 17 June 1991 {4:00}
"Live In Dallas", a live concert on video


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