Morrissey Tells Fans To Boycott Reissues.

Morrissey has requested that fans don't buy any of the forthcoming box set reissues from his back catalogue.

The former Smiths singer claimed in a statement issued to fan site true-to-you.net, which he often communicates through, that he wouldn't receive any money from the reissues, and that he was not asked for approval for their release.

The Morrissey reissues will see singles and B-sides re-packaged as new seven-inch vinyl releases.

"Morrissey would like it to be known that he has not been consulted by EMI/HMV/Parlophone with regards to two forthcoming boxed sets of Morrissey singles," the message read.

It continued: "Morrissey does not approve such releases and would ask people not to bother buying them. Morrissey receives no royalty payments from EMI for any back catalogue, and has not received a royalty from EMI since 1992."

The singer made a similar move in August 2008, asking fans not to buy a DVD of one of his live shows, Live At The Hollywood Bowl, describing the sleeve art as "appalling."

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