A 7″ double A-side single featuring this version of ‘Cosmic Dancer’, as
well as Morrissey’s 2020-recorded cover of The Jam’s ‘That’s
Entertainment’, will be released on February 19, 2021 and is available
for pre-order here.
The front and back of the sleeve for the double A-side single features
photographs of Bowie with Morrissey that were taken in New York City by
Morrissey and Bowie had a tense relationship that dated back to when
they toured together in 1995. In 2013, Bowie refused Morrissey
permission to use a photo of the two of them together for his cover art,
leading Morrissey to replace him with Rick Astley instead.
In 2014, Morrissey addressed their rivalry by saying: “I know I’ve
criticised David in the past, but it’s all been snot-nosed junior high
ribbing on my part. I think he knows that.”