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Hatful of Hollow
Hatful of Hollow cover
Compilation album by The Smiths
Released December 16, 1984
Recorded 19831984, England
Genre Indie
Length 56:11
Label Rough Trade
Producer(s) John Porter, The Smiths, Roger Pusey, Dale "Buffin" Griffin
Professional reviews

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The Smiths chronology
The Smiths
(1984)
Hatful of Hollow
(1984)
Meat Is Murder
(1985)

Hatful of Hollow is a compilation album by The Smiths that features BBC Radio 1 studio recordings and two contemporary singles with their B-sides. It was released on December 16, 1984 by the band's British record company, Rough Trade, just months after the band's debut, The Smiths. Eventually, on November 9, 1993, it was also released by their American label, Sire Records, which had initially declined to release the album. The Smiths were a British rock and pop group active from 1982 to 1987. ... The Smiths is the eponymous debut album of the band The Smiths, released on February 20, 1984. ... Meat Is Murder is The Smiths second studio album, released in February of 1985. ... A compilation album is a musical album featuring songs or tunes with some common characteristics. ... The Smiths were a British rock and pop group active from 1982 to 1987. ... BBC Radio 1 is a British radio station, specialising in popular music aimed at the 16-24 age bracket. ... In music, a single is a short (usually ten minutes or less*) record, usually featuring one or two tracks as A-side, often accompanied by several B-sides, usually remixes or other songs. ... In recorded music, the terms A-side and B-side refer to the two sides of 7 inch vinyl records on which singles have been released since the 1950s. ... December 16 is the 350th day of the year (351st in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1984 (MCMLXXXIV) was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The record industry (or recording industry) is the industry that manufactures and distributes mechanical recordings of music. ... Rough Trade on 130 Talbot Road (nearby Notting Hill station) Rough Trade Records is a British independent record label. ... The Smiths is the eponymous debut album of the band The Smiths, released on February 20, 1984. ... November 9 is the 313th day of the year (314th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 52 days remaining. ... 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and marked the Beginning of the International Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (1993-2003). ... American record label, Sire Records Company was founded in 1966 as Sire Productions by Seymour Stein and Richard Gottehrer. ...

Contents


Cover

The current sleeve for Hatful of Hollow is the 1987 re-issue sleeve, featuring an unnamed model. Originally, the picture was larger and showed the model sporting a Cocteau drawing; additionally, it had a large sky blue frame with the legends "The Smiths" and "Hatful of Hollow" underneath the picture. All editions after 1987, however, feature the cropped version with the text superimposed. 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A model is a person who acts as a human prop for purposes of art, fashion, advertising, pornography, etc. ... Jean Maurice Eugène Clément Cocteau (July 5, 1889 – October 11, 1963) was a French poet, novelist, dramatist, designer, boxing manager and filmmaker. ...


Composition

The album consists mainly of songs recorded over several BBC Radio 1 sessions in 1983 (tracks shown in bold were included on the album). When first broadcast, these radio sessions mainly featured songs which were otherwise unavailable - all were subsequently re-recorded for singles or the following year's debut album, with the exception of "This Night Has Opened My Eyes" which was only ever recorded for the September Peel session. Many fans, and the band themselves, considered the original radio session versions to be superior to the re-recordings, especially those on The Smiths. BBC Radio 1 is a British radio station, specialising in popular music aimed at the 16-24 age bracket. ... 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Smiths is the eponymous debut album of the band The Smiths, released on February 20, 1984. ...

  1. For John Peel on 31 May 1983: "Handsome Devil", "Reel Around The Fountain", "Miserable Lie", "What Difference Does It Make?" (all four songs were later released as an EP).
  2. For David Jensen on 4 July 1983: "These Things Take Time", "You've Got Everything Now", "Wonderful Woman"
  3. For Jensen in September 1983: "Accept Yourself", "I Don't Owe You Anything", "Pretty Girls Make Graves", "Reel Around The Fountain"
  4. For Peel on 21 September 1983: "This Charming Man", "Back To The Old House", "This Night Has Opened My Eyes", "Still Ill"

The album also features the band's debut single, "Hand in Glove", and their two most recent singles, "Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now", and "William, It Was Really Nothing", with their B-sides "Girl Afraid", "How Soon Is Now?", and "Please, Please, Please Let Me Get What I Want". (Auto)biography John Robert Parker Ravenscroft, OBE (30 August 1939 – 25 October 2004), known professionally as John Peel aka FUCKIN LEGEND, was a British disc jockey, radio presenter, and journalist. ... May 31 is the 151st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (152nd in leap years), with 214 days remaining. ... 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... David Kid Jensen (* 1950 in Victoria, British Columbia) is a Canadian Radio DJ. // Early Career After beginning his career in his home country at the age of sixteen, joined Radio Luxembourg at the age of eighteen in 1968. ... July 4 is the 185th day of the year (186th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 180 days remaining. ... 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Look up September in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... September 21 is the 264th day of the year (265th in leap years). ... 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... In music, a single is a short (usually ten minutes or less*) record, usually featuring one or two tracks as A-side, often accompanied by several B-sides, usually remixes or other songs. ... In recorded music, the terms A-side and B-side refer to the two sides of 7 inch vinyl records on which singles have been released since the 1950s. ...


"How Soon Is Now?" would receive a separate single release in 1985 in the United Kingdom and the United States. It reached No. 24 in the British charts, but failed to chart in the U.S. Morrissey and Marr lamented the lack of chart success of what they considered their strongest song thus far; it looks like market saturation (the song had already appeared on the "William, It Was Really Nothing" single and Hatful of Hollow album) played a part. See also: 1984 in music, other events of 1985, 1986 in music, 1980s in music and the list of years in music // Events January 28 - Various artists, including Ray Charles, Bob Dylan, Michael Jackson, Billy Joel, Cyndi Lauper, Willie Nelson, Lionel Richie, Smokey Robinson, Kenny Rogers, Diana Ross, Paul Simon...


Song differences

The radio session versions of songs are different from other studio recordings. Some of the major differences are:

  • "What Difference Does It Make?" has heavier and more natural sounding guitars than the version on The Smiths.
  • "Back to the Old House" (originally the B-side to "What Difference Does It Make?") is an acoustic piece with haunting, poignant guitars and vocals.
  • "These Things Take Time" features more prominent bass and less controlled drums than the version from the "What Difference Does It Make?" 12" single. Sliding guitar pieces accompany the chorus.
  • "This Charming Man" has more softer and more upbeat vocals and guitars than the version released as a single and on some versions of The Smiths. Additionally, there is no solo guitar introduction.
  • "Hand In Glove" is the version that appeared on the original single, not the one on The Smiths. It features a fade-intro, louder bass, and vocals that sound very distant.
  • "Still Ill" opens with a harmonica solo and sounds less hollow than the version on The Smiths.
  • "Reel Around the Fountain" has duller sounding drums and acoustic guitars than the version on The Smiths. The bass is more prominent, but the piano and organ pieces are not included.

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Track listing

All tracks written by Morrissey/Marr. Tracks marked "*" are exclusive to this compilation.


LP

Side A

  1. "William, It Was Really Nothing"
  2. "What Difference Does It Make?" (Peel, May)*
  3. "These Things Take Time" (Jensen, July)*
  4. "This Charming Man" (Peel, September)*
  5. "How Soon Is Now?"
  6. "Handsome Devil" (Peel, May)*
  7. "Hand in Glove" (single version)
  8. "Still Ill" (Peel, September)*

Side B

  1. "Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now"
  2. "This Night Has Opened My Eyes" (Peel, September)
  3. "You've Got Everything Now" (Jensen, July)*
  4. "Accept Yourself" (Jensen, September)*
  5. "Girl Afraid"
  6. "Back to the Old House" (Peel, September)*
  7. "Reel Around the Fountain" (Peel, May)*
  8. "Please Please Please Let Me Get What I Want"

CD

Same as LP. A gramophone record, (also phonograph record - often simply record) is an analog sound recording medium: a flat disc rotating at a constant angular velocity, with inscribed spiral grooves in which a stylus or needle rides. ...


Personnel

The band

To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Singing is the act of producing musical sounds with the voice, often constrasted with speech. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... A guitar is a stringed musical instrument. ... Wikibooks has more about this subject: Harmonica A harmonica is a free reed musical wind instrument (also known, among other things, as a mouth organ, French harp, tin sandwich, blues harp, simply harp, or Mississippi saxophone), having multiple, variably-tuned brass or bronze reeds, each secured at one end over... The examples and perspective in this article may not represent a worldwide view. ... Andy Rourke (born 17th January 1963) is a bass guitarist and guitar player from Manchester, England. ... Bass guitars typically have four strings instead of six as found on regular guitars. ... Mike Joyce (born Michael Joyce on 1 June 1963) is a drummer from Fallowfield, Manchester, England. ... For other kinds of drums, see drum (disambiguation). ...

Additional musicians

None.


Technical staff

Mike JoyceJohnny MarrMorrisseyAndy Rourke John Porter is a British musician and record producer. ... In the music industry, a record producer (or music producer) has many roles, among them controlling the recording sessions, coaching and guiding the performers, and supervising the recording, mixing and mastering processes. ... Dale Buffin Griffin (born Terrence Allen, on 24 Oct 1948 (some sources have 1950) in Ross-on-Wye, Hereford & Worcs. ... Stephen Street is a music producer best known for his work with The Smiths in the 1980s and Blur in the 1990s. ... An Audio Engineer is a person recording, editing, manipulating, mixing and mastering sound by technical means. ... The Smiths were a British rock and pop group active from 1982 to 1987. ... Mike Joyce (born Michael Joyce on 1 June 1963) is a drummer from Fallowfield, Manchester, England. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Andy Rourke (born 17th January 1963) is a bass guitarist and guitar player from Manchester, England. ...


Craig GannonDale Hibbert Craig Gannon is a British guitar player, best known for being the second guitarist in The Smiths in 1986. ... Dale Hibbert is a musician from Manchester, England, best known for being the original bassist in The Smiths. ...


Albums: The Smiths | Meat Is Murder | The Queen Is Dead | Strangeways, Here We Come | Rank (live) The Smiths is the eponymous debut album of the band The Smiths, released on February 20, 1984. ... Meat Is Murder is The Smiths second studio album, released in February of 1985. ... The Queen Is Dead is an album by The Smiths. ... In 1987, the Smiths released their final studio album, Strangeways, Here We Come. ... Rank is a live album by English band The Smiths. ...


Band-assembled compilations: Hatful of Hollow | The World Won't Listen | Louder Than Bombs The World Wont Listen is a compilation album by The Smiths. ... Louder Than Bombs is a compilation album by The Smiths. ...


Other compilations: Stop Me |Best...I | ...Best II | Singles | The Very Best of The Smiths Stop Me is a compilation album by English band The Smiths. ... Best…I is a compilation album by The Smiths. ... …Best II is a compilation album by The Smiths. ... Singles is a compilation album by The Smiths, pitched as a compilation of previously issued singles. ... The Very Best of The Smiths is a compilation album by The Smiths. ...


See also: Rough Trade Records Rough Trade on 130 Talbot Road (nearby Notting Hill station) Rough Trade Records is a British independent record label. ...


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Hatful Of Hollow is the first of these, a 1984 collection released to tide over fans between the Smiths’ eponymous debut and the 1985 follow-up Meat Is Murder.
Hatful Of Hollow is a collection of tunes that draws from the band’s previous singles, album cuts, and several songs taken from BBC radio sessions recorded specifically for air on the government sanctioned and operated BBC radio system.
Hatful Of Hollow opens on a high note with the lush, jangly guitars, bouncy rhythm and vibrant production on William, It Was Really Nothing, accompanied by a more laidback Morrissey delivering his lyrics at a fast pace to keep up with the bouncing rhythm of the drum and bass.
Hatful of Hollow - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (826 words)
Hatful of Hollow is a compilation album by The Smiths that features BBC Radio 1 studio recordings and two contemporary singles with their B-sides.
The current sleeve for Hatful of Hollow is the 1987 re-issue sleeve, featuring a photograph of the otherwise unknown Fabrice Colette taken by Gilles Decroix.
Originally, the picture was larger and showed a tattoo of a Cocteau drawing on his left shoulder, which he had had done in June 1983 because he idolised Cocteau.
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