Hatful Of Hollow
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This gives them a rawer feel to their album contemporaries but unlike many session compilations this works pretty brilliantly as an album.
Reel Around the Fountain" has duller-sounding drums and acoustic guitars than the version on The Smiths.
Everything is crystal clear here including Morrissey’s voice and the overall sound is warm and full. Propelled by Andy Rourke's beautiful bass-line, Morrissey sings about a couple with different views on their relationship and how they are perceived by society. Still Ill" opens and closes with a harmonica solo, and sounds less hollow and slightly slower than the version on The Smiths.
also featured on the soundtrack to the 1986 film Out of Bounds, but wasn't included on the accompanying soundtrack album. On the whole definitely leaves something to be desired - can't help wondering if the Sire pressing the year before sounds better. Still Ill’ is also different, as it opens and closes with a harmonica solo, a more complete take than the version on the band’s debut, The Smiths.This may be the best I’ve heard The Smiths sound on record next to my Japanese edition of the self titled LP.
Been very unimpressed with them, but it always made sense to split it across two records considering there are 16 tracks here.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.