The Smiths: Hand In Glove

On 13 May 1983, The Smiths released Hand In Glove on 7″ vinyl – the band’s first record. Only 6000 copies were pressed initially, and they sold out pretty quickly as The Smiths grew in popularity. The purpose of this post is to provide details of the first pressing, known as the Manchester version – because a Manchester contact address was printed on the back of the cover. Later versions published a London contact address, or no contact details at all.
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Jonny Marr’s 1959 Gibson ES-355

Johnny Marr has been announced as this year’s recipient of the NME Godlike Genius Award.

In a recent interview for NME, Johnny Marr told how he came to own his iconic cherry red 1959 Gibson ES-355. The day he got the guitar, he used it to write The Smiths’ classic “Heaven Knows I’m Miserable Now”.
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