Hope in a Darkened Heart

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Hope in A Darkened Heart
Studio album by Virginia Astley
Released 1986
Recorded 1986
Genre Alternative, Dreampop
Label Warner Music Group (WEA)
Producer Ryuichi Sakamoto, Virginia Astley, Jon Astley
Virginia Astley chronology
Promise Nothing
(1983)
Hope in a Darkened Heart
(1986)
All Shall Be Well
(1992)

Hope in a Darkened Heart is a 1986 album by Virginia Astley, produced, primarily, by Japanese musician and composer Ryuichi Sakamoto. The album is noted for featuring former Japan singer David Sylvian on the track "Some Small Hope" and for an alternate version of "A Summer Long Since Passed", which was originally included on Astley's From Gardens Where We Feel Secure album. An additional track, "Le Song (A Day, A Night)", along with lyrics and a biography is available on the Japanese issue.

The tracks "Some Small Hope" and "Charm" were released as singles but were not commercially successful. Two further tracks, "Love's a Lonely Place to be" and "Darkness Has Reached its End", had been issued some years before the album's release but likewise had no impact on the singles chart.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Some Small Hope"
  2. "A Father"
  3. "So Like Dorian"
  4. "I'm Sorry"
  5. "Tree Top Club"
  6. "Charm"
  7. "Love's a Lonely Place to be"
  8. "A Summer Long Since Passed"
  9. "Darkness Has Reached its End"
  10. "Le Song (A Day, A Night)" (Japanese Import)