Hatful of Hollow
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When first broadcast, these radio sessions mainly featured songs which were otherwise unavailable. All were subsequently re-recorded for singles or for the band's debut album the following year. "This Night Has Opened My Eyes" was recorded in the studio in June 1984, but the only version ever released was the September Peel session. The radio session versions of songs are different from other studio recordings. Some of the major differences are: These Things Take Time" features bass that is more prominent and drums that are less controlled than in the version from the "What Difference Does It Make?" 12" single. Sliding guitar figures accompany the chorus.
What Difference Does It Make?" has heavier and more natural-sounding guitars than the version on The Smiths. It is also in a higher key than the version on The Smiths.Attempting to do this album justice is simply not possible. Every song on the album is a flawless testament to the genius of one of the oddest pairs in pop music history. Morrissey and Marr bounced off each other in a way they have never been able to match since. Listen to Hatful of Hollow and you will hear two of the best minds in pop music at work.
Cavanagh, D, 1993. Irreproachable: The Smiths: the very best of British?. Q Magazine, 1 December 1993.Hatful of Hollow also features the band's debut single, " Hand in Glove", and their two most recent singles prior to the album's release, " Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now" and " William, It Was Really Nothing", along with their respective B-sides, "Girl Afraid", " How Soon Is Now?" and " Please Please Please Let Me Get What I Want".