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Hope And Despair

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Coffee Table Song
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50 Shades Of Blue
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You're Better Than You Know
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Pushing It To The Back Of My Mind
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If Ever You're Ready
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Darling, They Want It All
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The Wheels Of Love
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The Beginning Of The End
3:59
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The Measure Of The Man
3:39
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Testing Time
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Let Put My Arms Around You
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The Wide-Eyed Child In Me
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Ghost Of A Chance
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Hope And Despair
3:24
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Album Information

Total Tracks: 14   Total Length: 56:05

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Jukebox Jury: Edwyn Collins

By J. Edward Keyes, Editor-in-Chief

On Feb. 20, 2005, after two days of intermittent headaches and nausea, Edwyn Collins collapsed at his home in London, felled by a pair of cerebral hemorrhages that rendered him comatose and — for a few brief moments — inches from death. Shortly after the operation that saved his life, he suffered an infection, forcing his doctors first to remove and then, when the infection had dissipated, to reinstate a titanium plate in his skull.… more »

They Say All Music Guide

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. – Alex Ogg

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