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Glen Hansard - The Inevitable Collapse Of Optimism

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Published on Jul 5, 2010

The Inevitable Collapse of Optimism by Glen Hansard, appeared on the second compilation by Chinese Firedrill in May 2001 [Ireland]. Just over 100 hand-numbered copies of this album were made at the time and as far as I'm aware, this track has not appeared on any other publicly-available recorded work since then.

All of the CDs were created using a single 4-speed CD burner and a heck of a long few days.

Chinese Firedrill comprised a group of music enthusiasts from mainly Dublin, Ireland who wanted to bring some new music and works to a wider audience through compilations, gigs, and zines. During the launch gig for this album, an up and coming singer-songwriter (at the time) named Josh Ritter sang a few tunes; one of this first ever Irish appearances.

Track listing:

01. Josh Ritter - Bone of Song (4:15)
02. Glen Hansard - The Inevitable Collapse Of Optimism (2:35)
03. Martin Finke - Private Parades (3:19)
04. Paul O'Reilly & Steve Fanagan - Wait Until Spring (4:09)
05. Rebecca Collins - Pole Star (3:37)
06. Good Time John - Slappy (4:07)
07. Aidan Gorman - Back To The Bar (2:33)
08. Richie Egan - Concustic (3:52)
09. Steve Fanagan - By Candlelight (7:43)
10. Stephen Kellogg - Know Why (7:44)
11. Dan Beers - Who's To Stay (4:54)
12. Paul Allen - The Man With The Hardest Belly (7:26)

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