Price: £10.49
Format: cd
Artist: Bill Nelson Orchestra Arcana
CatNo: COCD1012
Optimism was originally released in 1988 and comprised home-studio recordings from 1984-1985.
 
Nelson reflected on the album, "Whilst these recordings are lo fi in nature, I have always been fond of them. These recordings serve as a reminder that expensive technology isn't always the key to creativity."
 
This 2015 Cocteau Discs edition fully restores the original album artwork and features new sleeve notes by Bill Nelson.
1. EXACTLY THE WAY YOU WANT IT
2. WHY BE LONELY
3. EVERYDAY IS A BETTER DAY
4. THE RECEIVER AND THE FOUNTAIN PEN
5. WELCOME HOME, MISTER KANE
6. THIS IS TRUE
7. GREETING A NEW DAY
8. THE BREATH IN MY FATHER'S SAXOPHONE
9. OUR LADY OF APPARITIONS
10. THE WHOLE CITY BETWEEN US
11. DEVA DANCE
12. ALWAYS LOOKING FORWARD TO TOMORROW
13. WORLD THRU FAST CAR WINDOW
14. PROFILES, HEARTS, STARS
15. DAUGHTER OF DREAM COME TRUE
16. ALCHEMIA
17. UM, AH GOOD EVENING
18. KUT UP IN CARTOONSVILLE
19. SHORT WAVE