Morrissey to release cover of Lou Reed's 'Satellite Of Love' in tribute to Velvet Underground star Morrissey Tickets

Live version of song will be released to coincide with 'Autobiography' audiobook

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Morrissey is releasing a cover of Lou Reed's 'Satellite Of Love'.

The live version, which will be available from December 2, is both a tribute to Reed who passed away recently, and will mark the release of the audiobook version of Morrissey's 'Autobiography'.

The song was recorded at The Chelsea Ballroom at the Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas on November 25, 2011. Upon Lou Reed's death, Morrissey paid tribute to him as a major influence on his life and music. He wrote: "He has been there all of my life. He will always be pressed to my heart. Thank God for those, like Lou, who move within their own laws, otherwise imagine how dull the world would be."

The original version of 'Satellite Of Love' appeared on Reed’s 1972 album 'Transformer', which was co-produced by David Bowie and Spiders From Mars’ guitarist Mick Ronson. There will also be a physical release on seven-inch picture disc, 12-inch heavyweight vinyl and a three-track download, all featuring 'You're Gonna Need Someone On Your Side' from 'Your Arsenal' and previously unreleased live tracks.

The audiobook, meanwhile, is an unabridged version of Morrissey's widely praised Penguin Classics book, read by actor David Morrissey. That will be available from December 5.

Lou Reed passed away on October 27, aged 71.


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