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Morrissey Mulling Warner Bros. Deal

Morrissey is mulling a deal with Warner Bros. to release his next studio album, the artist said during a fan Q&A on the True to You Web site. The former Smiths frontman has issued his two prior albums on the Attack imprint via Sanctuary, which announced earlier this year it was reverting to a largely catalog-driven label.

Morrissey recorded for the Warner Bros. family from 1988-1995; a return to the company would presumably allow for a new stream of compilations and archival releases.

“I presently have the option to tour for the remainder of 2007, or start a new album,” he said on True to You. “I don’t have a deal, but I have an offer from Warner Brothers. At the same time, there are some great touring offers — New Zealand, South Africa, my beloved Scandinavia, Israel and Iran. I would love to sing in Tehran.”

The artist is presently touring in North America and will premiere a new song, “That’s How People Grow Up,” during a taping tonight (June 25) for CBS’ “Late Show With David Letterman.” The episode will air on Friday.