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Hatful of Hollow

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As if this wasn't enough, Hatful… contains the first appearance of what may be the band's finest moment. It is difficult to single out any particular track as being a highlight, and excessively impossible to name even one bad or unnecessary song. Stevie sang with plaintive untrained voice, but often lapsed into a distant tone as if unimpressed by the banality of it all.

Hatful of Hollow is a compilation album by the English rock band The Smiths, featuring BBC Radio 1 studio recordings and two contemporary singles with their B-sides. Every song on the album is a flawless testament to the genius of one of the oddest pairs in pop music history. More Hamburger icon An icon used to represent a menu that can be toggled by interacting with this icon.The current sleeve for Hatful of Hollow is the CD issue sleeve, featuring a cropped photograph of the otherwise unknown Fabrice Colette taken by Gilles Decroix.

I'm not even joking with that title, I mean, woah, every single track that comes from an album is beyond amazing, but, the B-sides are just something else. Hatful Of Hollow had a further trump card in reserve as it reprised several superb, lesser-lauded Smiths gems. In fact, the collection proved so satisfying that it not only succeeded in bringing the band’s more resistant critics round, but it also peaked at No.Editions after 1987 feature the cropped version with the text superimposed, although the 2011 vinyl re-issue reinstated the original sleeve. Unquenchable yearning on “Please, Please, Please Let Me Get What I Want,” the ironic narcissism of “Heaven Knows I’m Miserable Now”—the moods and themes gel effortlessly too. He nabbed all his best lines from kitchen sink dramatists, but that's just in keeping with the general Morrissey dictum that everything that appears great is bound to be a disappointment.

I don't know whether the original, possibly glossed up versions of these songs are better or worse than what's here, but I can compare this compilation to The World Won't Listen, the only other Smiths release (and compilation) I own.Some felt John Porter’s production had taken the heat out of the songs laid down for both The Smiths and the band’s early singles, and certainly the thrillingly raw, energy-infused Hatful Of Hollow versions of tracks such as You’ve Got Everything Now, What Difference Does It Make? Morrissey and Johnny Marr lamented the lack of chart success of what they considered their strongest song thus far.

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