A composite of radio sessions and sundry early singles, HATFUL OF HOLLOW provides an alternative snapshot of the Smiths' early career.
Compiled in the wake of their debut album, it exhibited all of their considerable strengths, in particular Johnny Marr's ringing, expressive guitarwork. The riff he creates on 'How Soon Is Now' is thoroughly captivating. Vocalist Morrissey's distinctive croon and solipsistic lyrics are already unique and give the group its originality.
At times ironic, at others wistful (as on 'Back To The Old House'), he takes the Smiths into new areas of expression and his contrasting visions are fully expressed herein.
A1. William, It Was Really Nothing 2:09
A2. What Difference Does It Make? 3:42
A3. These Things Take Time 2:33
A4. This Charming Man 2:43
A5. How Soon Is Now? 6:43
A6. Handsome Devil 2:46
A7. Hand In Glove 3:14
A8. Still Ill 3:54
B1. Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now 3:34
B2. This Night Has Opened My Eyes 3:40
B3. You've Got Everything Now 4:18
B4. Accept Yourself 4:02
B5. Girl Afraid 2:45
B6. Back To The Old House 3:02
B7. Reel Around The Fountain 5:51
B8. Please Please Please, Let Me Get What I Want 1:50
Media Condition: Mint (M)
Sleeve Condition: Mint (M)
Style: Indie Rock