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Hatful of Hollow (1984)

The Smiths
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Alternative rock, Indie pop

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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. It was released on 12 November 1984 by the band's British record company, Rough Trade, just months after the band's debut, The Smiths. The album reached No. 7 on the UK Albums Chart and stayed on the chart for 46 weeks. Eventually, on 9 November 1993, it was also released by their American label, Sire Records, which had initially declined to release the album. Sire instead released Louder Than Bombs in the US in 1987, which contains several of the same tracks as on Hatful of Hollow, as well as The World Won't Listen.
In 2000, Q magazine placed Hatful of Hollow at number 44 in its list of the 100 Greatest British Albums Ever.
The current sleeve for Hatful of Hollow is the CD issue sleeve, featuring a photograph of the otherwise unknown Fabrice Colette taken by Gilles Decroix. Originally, the picture was larger and showed a tattoo of a Cocteau drawing on his left shoulder, which he had had done in June 1983 because he idolised Cocteau. The photograph is taken from a July 1983 special edition of the French newspaper

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Tracks

2:33 These Things Take Time
6:42 How Soon is Now?
3:33 Still Ill
3:34 Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now
4:18 You've Got Everything Now
4:02 Accept Yourself
2:48 Girl Afraid
3:02 Back to the Old House
1:52 Please Please Please Let Me Get What I Want
3:16 What Difference Does It Make?
3:14 Hand in Glove
3:40 This Night Has Opened My Eyes
2:42 This Charming Man
2:11 William, It Was Really Nothing
2:45 Handsome Devil
5:51 Reel Around the Fountain
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