One time Smiths guitarist and one of the outstanding guitar stylists of the past few decades, Johnny Marr, will release his first ever solo album, The Messenger, on February 26 via Sire/ADA.
After The Smiths, Marr has spent the last two decades collaborating with an eclectic mix of artists from the Talking Heads to The Pet Shop Boys, The The and Electronic. He was also part of the Modest Mouse line-up for 2007's We Were Dead Before The Ship Even Sank that debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top 200.
The Messenger was written and produced by Marr himself. Recorded in Manchester and Berlin, it was mastered at Abbey Road by Frank Artwright who recently collaborated with Marr on the remastering work for The Smiths’ Complete box set.