Morrissey and David Bowie’s live duet of T. Rex’s “Cosmic Dancer,” recorded at Los Angeles’ Forum in 1991, has been officially released for the first time after years as a widely circulated bootleg recording.
The cover, released digitally Friday, will also serve as the A-side of an upcoming seven-inch single backed by Morrissey’s new 2020 take on the Jam’s “That’s Entertainment,” a song the former Smiths singer previously covered in the early Nineties and subsequently released on his Suedehead compilation. The seven-inch single is out February 21st via Parlaphone.
Earlier this year, Morrissey released his latest album I Am Not a Dog on a Chain, his first LP of original material since 2017’s Low in High School. The singer also booked a Las Vegas residency that has since been postponed to August 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The official release comes less than a week after Marc Bolan and T. Rex were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. See Bowie and Morrissey perform the Electric Warrior classic — also recently covered by Nick Cave — on February 6th, 1991 below.