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The Optimist

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The Optimist by Turin Brakes
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This is an Enhanced audio CD which contains regular audio tracks and multimedia computer files.

Turin Brakes: Ollie Knights, Gale Paridjanian.

Additional personnel includes: Rachel Fulgoni (violin); Ben Davis (cello); Phil Marten (harmonica); Eddie Myr (acoustic bass); Phil Passera (electric bass); Andy Newmark, Rob Alum (drums).

Engineers include: Al Stone, Charlie Francis, Albert Pinherio.

This is an Enhanced CD, which contains both regular audio tracks and multimedia computer files.

What the critics say...

Entertainment Weekly (5/4/01, p.69) - "...Fragile, delicately understated music, a soundtrack for stasis and confusion....clearly speaking to something in the British psyche..." - Rating: B-
CMJ (4/30/01, p.13) - "...Diverse and sincere...this is nice, acoustic pop without an ounce of pretension..."
NME (Magazine) (12/29/01, p.59) - Ranked #37 in NME's 50 "Albums Of the Year 2001".

Track Listing:

Disc 1:
  1. Feeling Oblivion
  2. Underdog (Save Me)
  3. Emergency 72
  4. Future Boy
  5. Door, The
  6. State Of Things
  7. By TV Light
  8. Slack
  9. Starship
  10. Road, The
  11. Mind Over Money
  12. Optimist, The
Release date Australia
April 23rd, 2001
Source Records
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