A Collection of Songs Written and Recorded 1995–1997

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A Collection of Songs Written and Recorded 1995-1997
Studio album by Bright Eyes
Released January 1998 (US)
Recorded 1995-1997
Genre Indie rock
Length 1:07:13
Label Saddle Creek (US)
LBJ-19
Bright Eyes chronology
A Collection of Songs Written and Recorded 1995-1997
(1998)
Letting Off the Happiness
(1998)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars [1]

A Collection of Songs Written and Recorded 1995–1997 is the debut album by Bright Eyes. The album is the first commercial release by Conor Oberst and features his vocals and guitar. This album is the 19th release of Saddle Creek Records.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "The Invisible Gardener"   2:24
2. "Patient Hope in New Snow"   4:07
3. "Saturday as Usual"   3:38
4. "Falling Out of Love at This Volume"   2:17
5. "Exaltation on a Cool Kitchen Floor"   2:26
6. "The Awful Sweetness of Escaping Sweat"   4:05
7. "Puella Quam Amo Est Pulchra"   3:11
8. "Driving Fast Through a Big City at Night"   2:11
9. "How Many Lights Do You See?"   3:31
10. "I Watched You Taking Off"   3:57
11. "A Celebration Upon Completion"   4:15
12. "Emily, Sing Something Sweet"   3:01
13. "All of the Truth"   3:44
14. "One Straw (Please)"   2:49
15. "Lila"   2:51
16. "A Few Minutes on Friday"   4:08
17. "Supriya"   2:29
18. "Solid Jackson"   4:31
19. "Feb. 15th"   4:06
20. "The 'Feel Good' Revolution"   3:31

Personnel[edit]

  • Conor Oberst – writing, singing, strumming, keyboards, low rhythm, drumming, sounds.
  • Ted Stevens – drumming on The Awful Sweetness of Escaping Sweat.
  • Todd Fink – sounds and drumming on I Watched You Taking Off.
  • M. Bowen – left handed drumming on One Straw (Please).
  • Neely Jenkins – backup singing on Feb. 15th.
  • Matthew Oberst, Sr. – lead strumming on "The 'Feel Good' Revolution"

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