ON THE TURNTABLE: Sandie Shaw – Hand In Glove

ON THE TURNTABLE: Sandie Shaw - Hand In Glove

Short, sharp and frank reviews from a confessed vinyl junkie. I’ll post my most loved records and recent purchases here for your perusal weekly.

RSD’s release of this lost classic makes a very welcome return. Whilst I love the original, it’s great to hear Sandie’s take on it, who is backed by the rest of The Smiths here. ‘Hand In Glove’ is just as in your face as the original, but Sandie’s vocals somehow give it an eerie, almost uncomfortable feel, but in a good way!


On the flip side, ‘Jean’, which is apparently the only Smiths song His Mozjesty has disowned, is stripped down and laid bare with an acoustic guitar rather than a full band. My favourite of the three tracks on show here has to be ‘I Don’t Owe You Anything’, originally released on The Smith’s superb debut album, only months before this version.

It has a 60s girl group feel about it, which both Morrissey and Marr were huge fans of, so I imagine they were more than pleased with the result. An essential record for all fans of The Smiths & Morrissey.

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Seán is based in Manchester; his favourite artists include James Brown, MF Doom, The National, Bon Iver, Radiohead, Eric B & Rakim, Aretha Franklin, Serge Gainsbourg, John Lennon and Public Enemy. Sean has also been a promoter, DJ and a failed musician. Nowadays he resides in the Northern Quarter of Manchester and is a vinyl junkie, sneaker collector and MCFC fan.

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