Edwyn Collins ‎– Hope And Despair

Demon Records ‎– FIEND 144
Vinyl, LP, Album

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A1 Coffee Table Song
Keyboards – Bernard Clarke*
A2 50 Shades Of Blue
Backing Vocals – Phil ThornalleyBanjo, Flute – Edwyn CollinsOrgan [Hammond] – Alex Grey (3)
A3 You're Better Than You Know
Arranged By [Strings] – Tom DokoupilOrgan [Hammond] – Dennis BovellPiano – Bernard Clarke*
A4 Pushing It To The Back Of My Mind
Piano – Bernard Clarke*Steel Guitar [Pedal Steel] – Bruce DernSynthesizer – Tom Dokoupil
A5 Darling, They Want It All
Drums, Bass, Synthesizer – Phil Thornalley
A6 The Wheels Of Love
Synthesizer – Bernard Clarke*
B1 The Beginning Of The End
Accordion, Violin, Banjo – Bernard Clarke*
B2 The Measure Of The Man
Drums, Guitar, Piano [Leslied], Trumpet – Dennis BovellGuitar [Mutron] – Roddy Frame
B3 Testing Time
Synthesizer, Guitar [Verse] – Phil Thornalley
B4 Let Me Put My Arms Around You
Dulcimer – Bernard Clarke*
B5 The Wide Eyed Child In Me
Acoustic Guitar – Roddy FrameBass – Edwyn CollinsSteel Guitar [Pedal Steel] – Bruce Dern
B6 Ghost Of A Chance
Organ [Wurlitzer] – Bernard Clarke*
B7 Hope And Despair
Organ [Wurlitzer], Lute [Electric] – Bernard Clarke*

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Recorded at Whitehouse Studios, Cologne & "Swamp" Priory Road, London.
Issued under licence from Werk Records, West Germany.

Comes with a printed b&w cardboard inner sleeve with lyrics and credits. Some copies came with free 12" of The Coffee Table Song.

℗ 1989 Werk Record Label, Cologne
© 1989 Demon Records Ltd.

Label: Made in England (Vinyl actually pressed in France)
Sleeve: Manufactured in the E.E.C.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 5 014757 031441
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A Runout, Etched): FIEND 144 A1 MPO
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B Runout, Etched): FIEND 144 B2 MPO

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
572 78022 AM Edwyn Collins Hope And Despair(LP, Album) Werk Record Label 572 78022 AM Germany 1989 Sell This Version
572 78023 CY Edwyn Collins Hope and Despair(CD) Werk 572 78023 CY Germany 1989 Sell This Version
FIEND CASS 144 Edwyn Collins Hope And Despair(Cass, Album) Demon Records FIEND CASS 144 Europe 1989 Sell This Version
FIEND CD 144 Edwyn Collins Hope And Despair(CD, Album) Demon Records FIEND CD 144 UK 1989 Sell This Version