"Wide To Receive"


The song was very likely written during 1996, or at the latest during the recording session for the "Maladjusted" album at Hook End Manor in January 1997, with producer Steve Lillywhite. Musicians on this recording were Martin aka Boz Boorer (guitars), Alain Whyte (guitars), Jonny Bridgwood (bass) and Spencer James Cobrin (drums).


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"Maladjusted" album, original edition
"Maladjusted" album, redesigned edition [remastered 2009]


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


This song has only been done in concert 14 times by Morrissey, all during the first month of the 1997 Maladjusted tour.

There are no officially released live recordings of the song at this 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 published in Melody Maker in 1992, Morrissey answered the question "It's a love song, isn't it?" with "Yes, it's supposed to be, but I'd never dash out on a limb. It's supposed to be an internet song. You know, lying by your computer waiting for someone to tap into you and finding that nobody is, and hence being wide to receive. How awful, of course, to be wide to receive and finding there's no reason to be."