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Hope and Despair


Download links and information about Hope and Despair by Edwyn Collins. This album was released in 1989 and it belongs to Rock, Pop, Alternative genres. It contains 14 tracks with total duration of 54:59 minutes.

Artist: Edwyn Collins
Release date: 1989
Genre: Rock, Pop, Alternative
Tracks: 14
Duration: 54:59
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No. Title Length
1. Coffee Table Song 4:49
2. 50 Shades of Blue 3:52
3. You're Better Than You Know 4:09
4. Pushing It To the Back of My Mind 3:44
5. If Ever You're Ready 4:18
6. Darling They Want It All 3:40
7. The Wheels of Love 4:51
8. The Beginning of the End 3:54
9. The Measure of the Man 3:35
10. Testing Time 3:50
11. Let Me Put My Arms Around You 4:03
12. The Wide Eyed Child In Me 2:48
13. Ghost of a Chance 4:04
14. Hope & Despair 3:22



Collins's post-Orange Juice debut album has the familiar trappings of one of Glasgow's most celebrated songwriters — a man whose main fallbacks seem to be lovelorn pessimism and cynicism toward the entertainment industry. Still, when you prepare the same feast as lovingly as Collins does, you'll never be short of house guests. The songwriting craft here is as keenly evident as you'd expect, with reggae hero Dennis Bovell (previously a member of Orange Juice's inner circle) providing production help and bass. Aztec Camera's Roddy Frame also contributes guitar. Highlights include "The Beginning of the End," which is downcast even by Collins' world-weary standards, as the artist treads carefully through everything from blue-eyed pop to rustic country in his resolutely surefooted manner.