Hacienda, Manchester, UK (06/07/1983) DVD

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Post 10-Jul-2007 16:46

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Source: VHS (unknown gen) > DVD.
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6 July 1983
Hacienda, Manchester
You've Got Everything Now
Handsome Devil
Reel Around The Fountain
What Difference Does It Make?
Wonderful Woman
These Things Take Time
I Don't Owe You Anything
Hand In Glove
Miserable Lie
/Accept Yourself
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I received this DVD a few months ago. I'm unsure what generation VHS it came from but the video and audio quality is pretty good. It's a pro-shot video. This is my first torrent so hopefully it'll work!
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This was the first hometown gig where the Smiths were headliners.
As the band came on stage Morrissey greeted the fans "Hello you little charmers... we're the Smiths, how d'you do?" then launched into "You've Got Everything Now". Throughout the show, in one song out of two (faster numbers), Morrissey - who still looked ill at ease on stage at the time - had something to shake in his right hand while with the left one he held the microphone. In "You've Got Everything Now" the bouquet of flowers Morrissey had carried on stage was shaken to the beat until there was nothing left, all the flowers and broken stems littering the stage. After this Morrissey simply said "So there!" and introduced the next song, "Handsome Devil!". For this one, the flowers in Morrissey's free hand were replaced by a tambourine.
The following song was introduced as "This is your new anthem if you but knew it, 'Reel Around The Fountain'... grab it!". The song was already becoming a favourite of the four that were broadcast on John Peel's programme, hence the comment. For "What Difference Does It Make?", Morrissey picked up the tambourine again. "Wonderful Woman" was gradually getting formed into the version that would eventually be released, but at this point in time Morrissey still sang "Ah answer me, what to be done with her?" instead of "I ask myself, what to be said of her?". During "These Things Take Time" Morrissey used maracas to occupy his free right hand.
The next track was dedicated to the Buzzcocks' ex-manager and head of the Manchester New Hormones label: "If nobody objects, a slight request... to everybody's favourite neighbour, Richard Boon... happy 312 Richard... 'I Don't Owe You Anything'." Then "Hand In Glove" (for which Morrissey used two maracas!) was incorrectly introduced as "Miserable Lie". After the song the mistake was corrected and Morrissey used the opportunity to throw a little sales pitch: "That wasn't 'Miserable Lie', it was 'Hand In Glove'... and if you bought 'Hand In Glove', why not buy it again?... This is 'Miserable Lie'."
The encore was introduced with the line "Accept yourself... if you can...". At some point into the song, while Johnny had his back turned, Morrissey pretended to hit him on the back of the head with the two maracas he was shaking. After the song, Morrissey simply shouted "Goodbye!", as he had done just before the pre-encore break, and the band left the stage.
This concert was professionally shot from various camera angles. The footage was at some point intended to be released on video by Factory Records. Plans fell through, but the footage has since made it into the hands of bootleggers. It can be found on VHS and DVD.
An audience recording of the whole set minus the first song is sold and traded under the title "Little Charmers". This has found its way onto file-sharing networks. However collectors might prefer an untitled audio transfer of the video recording because it sounds better and includes the whole set.
Screenshots and short video clip


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Post 10-Jul-2007 17:40 (after 53 minutes)

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Let me know if it works :)
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Post 10-Jul-2007 18:05 (after 25 minutes)

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I just put it in my torrent, the download have just start, so it works.
Thanks
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Post 10-Jul-2007 19:15 (after 1 hour 9 minutes)

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Just a question.. Is this the same that came bundled with the South Bank Show docu some years ago? And is it PAL or NTSC? Asking because I have a dvd with these two, in NTSC with pretty good quality
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Post 10-Jul-2007 19:44 (after 29 minutes)

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It didn't come with the South Bank Show and I'm afraid I'm not sure whether it's PAL or NTSC :?
It came from an English person so I'd assume it's PAL.
How can I find out?
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Post 11-Jul-2007 13:03 (after 17 hours)

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Copy and paste from another site:
You can look them up with Gspot or, if you're a Mac user, MPEG Streamclip. Both are free programs and easy to find in google.
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Post 11-Jul-2007 21:15 (after 8 hours)

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It didn't come with the South Bank Show and I'm afraid I'm not sure whether it's PAL or NTSC :?
It came from an English person so I'd assume it's PAL.
How can I find out?
Do you have any screenshots so I can compare perhaps?
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Post 12-Jul-2007 17:51 (after 20 hours)

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Here's some screenshots and a short video clip:
http://filexoom.com/files/2007/6/10/78073/The%20Smiths/smiths1983-samplevideo%26pics.zip
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Post 19-Jul-2007 01:15 (after 6 days)

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Honestly, my copy is much clearer than this (but it is on VHS) and it is NTSC. Reason is I got my copy at the SMITHS CONVENTION 1997 in Pasadena, California (as they sold it there). That was the convention that Mike and Andy attended.
Btw, in a somewhat related issue, if you happen to have the video from that convention (like I do), you hear me during the "Q & A" when Andy was asked his favorite basslines, and I screamed out "Barbarism!!!"........ =)
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Post 19-Jul-2007 12:28 (after 11 hours)

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Well why don't you transfer your copy to the PC, seed it and then we'll all have an even better version :roll:
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Post 21-Jul-2007 09:25 (after 1 day 20 hours)

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Any seeders?
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Post 21-Jul-2007 17:37 (after 8 hours)

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Honestly, my copy is much clearer than this (but it is on VHS) and it is NTSC. Reason is I got my copy at the SMITHS CONVENTION 1997 in Pasadena, California (as they sold it there). That was the convention that Mike and Andy attended.
Btw, in a somewhat related issue, if you happen to have the video from that convention (like I do), you hear me during the "Q & A" when Andy was asked his favorite basslines, and I screamed out "Barbarism!!!"........ =)
Is the quality like the mpeg that was uploaded here a while ago (could it have been sourced from a tape like yours as it was NTSC?)
http://smithstorrents.co.uk/viewtopic.php?t=10
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Post 21-Jul-2007 18:57 (after 1 hour 20 minutes)

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Got it from Demonoid half a year ago
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Post 29-Jul-2007 13:10 (after 7 days)

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Glad to see people have completed :D
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Post 02-Aug-2007 14:55 (after 4 days)

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Thanks you so much :D
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