Morrissey: Royal Albert Hall, London
Ian Watson, Yahoo! Music, September 2002
IN THE END, it takes the final song of the main set, 'Speedway', to sum up Morrissey in 2002. The man who has nothing but the adoration of an ageing audience and a long running legal grudge to cling onto cries "when you try to break my spirits, it won't happen because there's nothing left to break". And then he turns for comfort to his only friends, those cheering devotees reaching out for a precious handshake, and says "I've always been true to you, in my own strange way."
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