"When Last I Spoke To Carol"
(Morrissey/Alain Whyte)


This song must have been written shortly before or during the recording sessions for the "Years Of Refusal" album which happened in August or December 2007 at Conway Studios in Los Angeles with producer Jerry Finn. Further mixing may have been done in the spring of 2008 (the album is actually credited as having been recorded in Los Angeles in 2008; accurate info is needed). The musicians on this recording were Boz Boorer (guitar), Jesse Tobias (guitar), Solomon Walker (bass), Matt Walker (drums) and Roger Manning Jr. (piano, keyboards), with Kristopher Pooley on backing vocals and Mark Isham on trumpet.


album version {3:23}
"Years Of Refusal" album
Toy Selectah remix {4:24}
• official download from Morrissey's Myspace page and Universal Sweden; later sold on iTunes USA.


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


This song had been done in concert a total of 128 times by Morrissey. It was played each and every night on the 2009 Tour Of Refusal except for the first 11 dates. It was also a fixture on the Swords tour later the same year, as only three audiences were not treated it: once because the song was not on the setlist and twice because the concert was ended prematurely. It was played 15 times out of 47 dates on the 2011 tour, then 33 times out of the 56 concerts given on the 2012 tour.

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


Tijuana version {3:10}
This is a remix or a studio outtake which has leaked on the internet in 2009. If it's a remix, it was probably commissioned by Morrissey or his label as it was clearly produced from the song's master track.