Synopsis by Mark Deming
In 2004, Morrissey, former lead singer with the Smiths, staged an international comeback after seven years out of the public eye with his critically lauded album You Are the Quarry and a riotously received world concert tour. Fans can get a taste of what Morrissey's live show was like with this concert video, which preserves a very special gig. Morrissey: Who Put the "M" in Manchester? documents a homecoming concert in Manchester, England, in which Morrissey celebrated his 45th birthday before a massive sold-out audience. Selections include "First of the Gang to Die," "Irish Blood, English Heart," "The Headmaster Ritual," "The World Is Full of Crashing Bores," "There Is a Light That Never Goes Out," "Shoplifters of the World Unite," and many more.