Celebrating the first ten years of his solo career, Johnny Marr, former guitarist of The Smiths and top indie legend, has announced his Best of collection ‘Spirit Power: The Best of Johnny Marr‘, and has aired his new single “Somewhere“.
Due to be released on November 3 via BMG, the compilation features 5 unreleased tracks. Pre-order your copy here.
Personally curated and compiled by Johnny Marr, Spirit Power: The Best Of Johnny Marr encompasses music from across his four widely acclaimed solo albums released over the last decade (2013’s The Messenger, 2014’s Playland, 2018’s Call The Comet, 2022 double album Fever Dreams Pts 1-4), non-album single releases ‘Armatopia’ and ‘The Priest’ (w/ Maxine Peake). The collection also includes 2 brand new studio recordings “Somewhere” and “The Answer”.
Since establishing the current chapter of his solo work a decade ago, Johnny has remained a restless creative. Working and recording out of his own purpose-built Manchester studio, the Crazy Face Factory, his songwriting has embraced an instinctive sonic evolution across four full length albums.
Check out the video for “Somewhere” below, followed by the album’s tracklist.
New Town Velocity
Spirit Power and Soul
I Feel You
Night and Day
Walk Into The Sea
Hi Hello (Demo)
The Answer (Crazy Face Version)
The Messenger (Demo)
Speak Out Reach Out (Crazy Face Version)