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The SmithsHatful Of Hollow

Label:Rough Trade – ROUGH 76
Format:
Vinyl, LP, Compilation, Garrod & Lofthouse; Gatefold
Country:UK
Released:
Genre:Rock
Style:Alternative Rock, Indie Rock

Tracklist

A1William, It Was Really Nothing2:09
A2What Difference Does It Make?3:42
A3These Things Take Time
ProducerDale Griffin
2:33
A4This Charming Man2:43
A5How Soon Is Now?6:43
A6Handsome Devil2:46
A7Hand In Glove
ProducerThe Smiths
3:14
A8Still Ill3:54
B1Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now3:34
B2This Night Has Opened My Eyes3:40
B3You've Got Everything Now
ProducerDale Griffin
4:18
B4Accept Yourself4:02
B5Girl Afraid2:45
B6Back To The Old House3:02
B7Reel Around The Fountain5:51
B8Please Please Please Let Me Get What I Want1:50
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First issue UK pressing distinguished by gatefold sleeve and Garrod & Lofthouse credit on back cover. Unlike The Smiths - Hatful Of Hollow, lacks ⩓ 84-11 in runouts. Some copies have sticker which states 16 tracks, Maximum R.R.P. £3.99 and "ROUGH 76" in small text at the top.

A2, A4, A6, A8, B2, B6 and B7 from the BBC Radio 1 John Peel Show.
A3, B3 and B4 from the BBC Radio 1 David Jensen Show.
Released by arrangement with BBC Enterprises Ltd.

© 1984 Warner Bros. Music Ltd.
℗ 1984 Rough Trade Records Ltd.
Made in the UK
UK distribution by The Cartel.
Printed and made in Great Britain by Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, variant 1): ROUGH 76 A1 THE IMPOTENCE OF ERNEST <
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, variant 1): ROUGH · 76 · B1 Ian (EIRE) <
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, variant 2): ROUGH 76 A1 THE IMPOTENCE OF ERNEST <
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, variant 2): ROUGH · 76 · B2 Ian (EIRE) <
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, variant 3): ROUGH 76 A1 THE IMPOTENCE OF ERNEST <
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, variant 3): ROUGH · 76 · B3 Ian (EIRE) <
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, variant 4): ROUGH 76 A2 THE IMPOTENCE OF ERNEST <
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, variant 4): ROUGH · 76 · B2 Ian (EIRE)
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, variant 5, etched): ROUGH· 76 .A·2 THE IMPOTENCE OF ERNEST
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, variant 5, etched): ROUGH· 76 B1 IAN (EIRE)
  • Matrix / Runout (Both sides, runout, variation 5, stamped - broken/ sideways): B
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, variant 6, etched): ROUGH· 76 A1 THE IMPOTENCE OF ERNEST
  • Matrix / Runout (Both sides, runout, variation 6, stamped - broken/ sideways): ROUGH· 76 B13 IAN (EIRE)
  • Label Code: LC 5661
  • Barcode: none

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
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Hatful Of Hollow (LP, Compilation, Stereo, Gatefold)Rough Trade, Rough TradeRTD 26, ROUGH 76Germany1984
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Hatful Of Hollow (LP, Compilation, Gatefold)Nuevos Medios, Nuevos Medios, Rough Trade43 102 L, 43 102Spain1984
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Hatful Of Hollow (LP, Compilation, Gatefold)Rough TradeTM/RT 76Portugal1984
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Hatful Of Hollow (LP, Compilation, Gatefold)Sire, Rough Trade25 16421Canada1984
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Hatful Of Hollow (LP, Compilation, Gatefold)Rough Trade, Virgin70290France1984
  • OllyAce's avatar
    OllyAce
    A “charming” compilation of some of The Smiths’ best. I have to agree with other reviews on here that this is probably the first album for Smiths’ fans to get as it features some of the definitive recordings of their classics. Morrisey’s lyricism is on full display on this LP, and his songs full of kitchen sink realism are complimented well with a worn first pressing, complete with tea rings stains and all.
    • seamus's avatar
      seamus
      Although a compilation, this album should be the first port of call for anyone interested in the music of the Smiths. All the songs are great (and you get a lot of them for your money), the running order is immaculate, and the band’s performances are very tight. Some of the songs appear elsewhere in different versions but most of the other recordings don’t have the same charm, much of which comes here from the unfussy, intimate production. It’s difficult to think of another example where a single recording so completely encapsulates a band’s work.
      • Seandyer87's avatar
        Seandyer87
        i'm absolutely buzzing because i have just been in my local used record shop to pick up a nm copy of "the smiths" and found hatful of hollow on the shelves ... it was a bit dirty so i took a chance, as you never see this , they fly off the shelf ... anyway , listening now and it sounds amazing. just needed a clean and it is in really good condition - same as the gatefold. Someone must've traded in their Smiths records..

        I know these songs so well but only ever from digital and hearing them now is like the first time ... how soon is now is one of my all time favourites and it sounds incredible.

        the only downside is they have put too much music on so the end of each side has a slight distortion... almost an hour of music in total, if someone did this on 2 LPs it would be amazing

        anyway - go get one quick!
        • snoopymcguire's avatar
          snoopymcguire
          Honestly can't recommend enough. If you can find a clean copy it's definitely worth the extra money!
          • jeffn66's avatar
            jeffn66
            Best ever version of "Still Ill" here, except for that damn harmonica! Otherwise it's postpunk Byrds heaven. Like REM, a lot of the classic Smiths LPs are let down a bit by the 80s drum sound. Not on this little gem.
            • nickihoy's avatar
              nickihoy
              Such a wonderful album; sounds warm and beautiful. Basically my intro to The Smiths (and is the 1st pressing). So much so that I just bought a first pressing of The Queen is Dead.
              • tom700's avatar
                tom700
                My copy has A1 B1 on the run outs Don’t know if this is more desirable
                • MEllODrOnE's avatar
                  MEllODrOnE
                  This is one great sounding record. These tracks sound excellent. Nice punchy drums and heavy hitting bass. The clarity and separation are also on point giving these songs a nice wide soundstage. The songs here sound a lot better than my US Sire Louder Than Bombs compilation. Everything is crystal clear here including Morrissey’s voice and the overall sound is warm and full. This may be the best I’ve heard The Smiths sound on record next to my Japanese edition of the self titled LP. Anyway, the sound quality on this record is ace. I redcomend.
                  • midnightrunner's avatar
                    A comprehensive compilation of The Smiths's' hit music, with a high quality of pressing that lifts these compositions to a previously unheard of level of clarity, which is crystal clear. It is certain to make an ideal present for a friend or a loved one in your life, just so long as they are not offended, by Morrissey (the lead singer)'s very racist points of view!!
                    • dreamritual's avatar
                      dreamritual
                      Is it just me, or do the tracks that also appear on "louder then bombs" sound much better on this release?

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