1983-02-04 Hacienda, Manchester (from The Butterfly Collector bootleg)

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DavidA ®

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Post 14-Feb-2006 00:20

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The Smiths
Hacienda, Manchester
4th February 1983
Source: Butterfly Collector silver > CD-R > EAC WAVs > FLAC
Confirmed as non-MP3 derived, by Tau Analyzer 1.2.
Torrent created on 30th January 2006
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Release Notes
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Seems like there's no definitive place to get the whole set, but this set,
from The Butterfly Collector, is close.
Received this CD-R in a trade some time ago.
01. These Things Take Time
02. What Difference Does It Make
03. The Hand That Rocks The Cradle
04. Handsome Devil
05. Jeane
06. What Do You See In Him
07. Hand In Glove
08. Miserable Lie
DavidA
http://www.smithstorrents.co.uk
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Notes from PassionsJustLikeMine.com
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4 February 1983
Hacienda, Manchester
These Things Take Time
What Difference Does It Make?
The Hand That Rocks The Cradle
Handsome Devil
Jeane
What Do You See In Him?
Hand In Glove
Miserable Lie
The Smiths were booked with 52nd Street, a funk band on Factory Records and
most people in the audience were present to see the headliners, not the
support. The concert was part of a series at that period exposing what the
Hacienda thought were "the best of Manchester". Other bands to have appeared
in the preceding weeks were The Chameleons and James who also have become
quite famous since then.
To give a little life and a human side to the grey Hacienda, the place was
filled by Morrissey with flowers, beginning a recognisable tradition (fans
bringing flowers) that would last many years.
After "These Things Take Time", Morrissey simply said "Oh thank you" then the
band kicked into "What Difference Does It Make?". The song would be released
as a single and make it onto the debut album in one year's time, but the
version at this point contained slight lyrical differences to the one
everyone is familiar with. For example instead of "I'm so sick and tired"
(album) or "I'm so very tired" (Peel session), Morrissey simply sang "I'm so
tired". Also the falsetto line at the very end was "Oh my sacred Mother"
instead of the more familiar "Oh my sacred one".
The next song was introduced as "The Hand That Rocks The Cradle". This one
also included lyrical differences to the version which would be released on
the debut album one year later. The whole outro of "as long as there's love /
I did my best for her" was absent. Another line was then sung as "Your mother
she need never know".
The live version of "Handsome Devil" on the b-side of the "Hand In Glove"
single was taken from this concert. Just before the song, Morrissey said: "I
repeat: the only thing to be in 1983 is handsome... 'Handsome Devil'". The
next track was probably seeing its live debut and was simply introduced as
"Jeane!". Strangely it would not be performed for long, it was soon to be
dropped from the setlist until the Smiths reinstated it when touring the
debut album more than a year later.
This concert is the only source at this point in time for "What Do You See In
Him?", a blueprint to a song that would later be released with different
lyrics as "Wonderful Woman". This early version was performed only a few
times and this performance is the only one to have made it onto bootlegs. The
song soon disappeared from the sets and when it came back a few months later,
it had already been transformed into "Wonderful Woman".
The song that would become the Smiths debut single was then introduced to a
public with a to-the-point "Hand. In. Glove.". It was well received by the
audience, prompting Morrissey to shyly say "Oh you're very kind... thank
you...". The final song of the set was then announced twice as "Miserable
Lie". The early version as it was performed at this point, one year before
its release on the debut album, didn't yet include the line "I know the wind-
swept mystical air". The "I recognise that mystical air" line was simply sung
twice. After the song Morrissey simply said "Bye bye..." twice and that was
it.
A review written by Jim Shelley appeared in the NME a month and a half later,
with only good words for this upcoming new band, comparing them to Magazine,
Josef K and The Fire Engines. Tickets were £1.50 in advance and £2.50 at the
door.
BOOTLEGS
This concert was professionally shot but the footage was never broadcast,
although there were rumours to that effect at some point. Some bootleg
traders have managed to get their hands on video or audio copies, but neither
are widely circulated at this point in time.
Audience recordings have made it onto 'official' bootlegs. "The Butterfly
Collector" lacks the intro to "These Things Take Time", which is a shame as
the most notable differences between this early version of "These Things Take
Time" and the released one (a drum roll intro and completely different first
verse) are found at the beginning. The quality is good. The show is coupled
another one from 21 April 1984.
"Morrissey 1959-1986" also lacks the intro to "These Things Take Time". The
sound is slightly better than on "The Butterfly Collector", but the second
half of "Miserable Lie" is missing. Also features 3 tracks from Kilburn 23
October 1986, the 1986 Peel sessions of "London" and "Half A Person" as well
as the audio for "Sheila Take A Bow" and "Shoplifters Of The World Unite"
from television programme The Tube in 1987.
"Wilde About Morrissey", a bootleg LP also found on fanmade cd-r's, has the
whole concert in good quality, but "Miserable Lie" is also cut short. The
show is paired with seven tracks from 12 March 1984.
"Hacienda" has the whole show in poor quality, on LP.
The concert was reprinted on a bootleg LP in 2005 under the title "Handsome
Devil".
"The Smiths", a bootleg 7" has "Jeane" and "What Do You See In Him?" along
with a 28 September 1985 performance of "What's The World".
The rarity "What Do You See In Him?" is also found by itself with other
material on the bootlegs "The Cradle Snatchers" (with 5 radio sessions, 11
Troy Tate sessions and a soundcheck of "Purple Haze" from 16 July 1986),
"Reel Around The Fountain" (with 3 Troy Tate sessions, 3 radio sessions and a
3 June 1983 concert), "A Nice Bit Of Meat" CD and "A Nice Bit Of Meat" LP.
"Wilde About The Smiths", a factory pressed cd in digipack has "Hand In
Glove" from this concert with many other live tracks, rarities and radio and
tv sessions.
Most of the audience recordings mentioned above are available on file sharing
networks.
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Post 13-Mar-2007 00:01 (after 1 year)

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Muchas gracias
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Post 27-May-2007 07:46 (after 2 months 14 days)

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Can someone seed me the last 50 odd meg, please? Cheers!
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Post 28-May-2007 16:02 (after 1 day 8 hours)

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Sorted, thankyou. Seeding now.
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Post 24-Aug-2007 10:45 (after 2 months 26 days)

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Thanks very much for this, always wanted to hear The Smiths in the early days !!!
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Post 08-Aug-2008 10:47 (after 11 months 15 days)

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Thanks a lot to DavidA! (and to normp for seeding this one!)
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Could someone seed this please.
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Thanks! :D
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thanks seeders
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Post 12-Dec-2009 19:47 (after 11 months 10 days)

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Thanks for sharing and thanks to all SEEDERS.
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Post 18-Oct-2015 09:54 (after 1 year 8 months)

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I'm very very late for this one.
So thank you very much for keeping this alive.
Greetings Stuebi :roll:
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Post 18-Oct-2015 22:57 (after 13 hours)

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Haven't left a comment here, so I think I missed this one. Thanks for seeding all!
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Post 20-Oct-2015 08:42 (after 1 day 9 hours)

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The dvd rip version I uploaded is a better source btw.
http://smithstorrents.co.uk/viewtopic.php?t=2824
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