ALMA MATTERS


Morrissey released his album MALADJUSTED in August 1997, the month ending with Princess Diana's crash in the Alma underpass. ... 

The advance single (July 1997) from MALADJUSTED was Morrissey's final single before Diana's death and is titled ALMA MATTERS. ... 





Morrissey released his album MALADJUSTED in August 1997, the month that ended with Diana's fatal car crash in the Alma underpass.  
The advance single (July 1997) from MALADJUSTED was Morrissey's final single before Diana's death and is titled ALMA MATTERS. ...  
 




With and without The Smiths, Morrissey released more than a hundred records internationally before ALMA MATTERS. ...

ALMA MATTERS was the first Morrissey record ever released, with and without The Smiths, that has a car on the cover. ...

One month after the release of ALMA MATTERS, Princess Diana is killed in a car in the Alma underpass. ...   

The photograph on the back cover of ALMA MATTERS has a pillar in the center and three men. ...

In the Alma underpass, Princess Diana crashed into a pillar while accompanied by three men:

her boyfriend Dodi Al Fayed;  chauffeur Henri Paul;  and her bodyguard Trevor Reese Jones. ...  




 
On the front cover of ALMA MATTERS Morrissey leans on a car.  It is the first record ever released by Morrissey, with and without The Smiths, that has a car on the cover. 
On the back cover of ALMA MATTERS, there are three men, and a pillar in the center.  Diana was with three men in the car that crashed into a pillar in the Alma underpass. ...  




On the cover of ALMA MATTERS Morrissey is posed like Napoleon, the most historic emperor of France. ...   

Princess Diana suffered her fatal crash in the Alma underpass located in Paris, the capital city of France. ...     





On the cover of ALMA MATTERS Morrissey is leaning on a car while posing like Napoleon, the most historic emperor of France. 
ALMA MATTERS was released a month before Diana was killed in a car in the Alma underpass in Paris, the capital city of France. ...   




The official length of ALMA MATTERS printed on the record label is 4 minutes plus 47 seconds.
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C
ount the first 4 months (January, February, March, April) plus 47 days, and you land on June 16. ...

THE QUEEN IS DEAD, the album that foreshadowed the death of Diana, was released on June 16.
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ALMA MATTERS is officially 4 minutes and 47 seconds long.  Count off the first 4 months plus 47 days and you land on June 16, the release date of THE QUEEN IS DEAD, the album that foreshadowed the death of Princess Diana. ...




The single ALMA MATTERS was released in July 1997. ...

Diana's romance with Dodi Fayed began in July 1997. ...

There was public bewilderment and disapproval over Diana dating the controversial Egyptian playboy who would die by her side in the Alma tunnel. ...

Diana's private reaction to the public disdain for Dodi was likely consistent with the sentiment expressed in the only two verses of ALMA MATTERS. ...  


So, the choice I have made
may seem strange to you
but who asked you anyway?
itís my life
to wreck
my own way


So, the life I have made
may seem wrong to you
but Iíve never been surer
itís my life
to ruin
my own way


In his chorus to ALMA MATTERS, instead of using the expected spelling of "in whole" Morrissey chose to use the alternate spelling, "in hole." ...


Alma matters in mind
body and soul
in part and in hole


The alternate spelling, "in hole," is consistent with the downward entrance to the Alma tunnel in which Diana, and Dodi Fayed, would be killed. ...  





ALMA MATTERS: "So, the choice I have made may seem strange to you but who asked you anyway?  itís my life to wreck my own way."
Diana's surprising choice to date a controversial Egyptian playboy delivered her into the Alma underpass where she suffered her fatal crash.
Consistent with the downward entrance to the Alma underpass where Diana and Dodi will be killed, ALMA MATTERS ends with "in hole." ...




Princess Diana's fatal car crash in the Alma underpass was the result of being pursued by the paparazzi. ... 

The paparazzi first began to trail Diana after her engagement to Princes Charles, England's heir apparent. ...

ALMA MATTERS was released on the A-side of a single where the B-side is a song titled HEIR APPARENT. ... 





The B-side of ALMA MATTERS is HEIR APPARENT.  It was Diana's engagement to England's "Heir Apparent" (Prince Charles) that originally made her a target of the paparazzi who provoked her crash in the Alma underpass. 




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