Hope & Sorrow

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Hope & Sorrow
Studio album by Wax Tailor
Released April 2, 2007
Genre Hip hop, Electronic, Downtempo
Label Lab'Oratoire, Le Plan, Blend Corp.
Producer Wax Tailor
Wax Tailor chronology
Tales of the Forgotten Melodies
Hope & Sorrow
In The Mood For Life
Singles from Hope & Sorrow
  1. "To Dry Up / The Games You Play"
    Released: 20 March 2007
  2. "Positively Inclined / The Way We Lived"
    Released: 21 August 2007
  3. "We Be / There Is Danger"
    Released: 27 May 2008
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Okayplayer 3.5/5 stars link

Hope & Sorrow is a full-length album by French hip hop producer Wax Tailor. It was released in 2007 on Lab'Oratoire, and licensed for release in North America by Le Plan and in Australia by Blend Corp.

Track listing[edit]

# Title Length Vocals
1 "Once Upon a Past" 4:47 (Samples)
2 "The Way We Lived" 3:41 Sharon Jones
3 "The Games You Play" 4:13 Ursula Rucker
4 "The Tune" 2:57 (Samples)
5 "The Man with No Soul" 3:34 Charlotte Savary
6 "Radio Broadcast" 0:54 (Samples)
7 "Positively Inclined" 3:39 ASM (A State of Mind)
8 "Sometimes" 3:40 (Samples)
9 "House of Wax" 2:57 The Others
10 "Beyond Words" 1:01 (Samples)
11 "To Dry Up" 4:07 Charlotte Savary
12 "We Be" 5:08 Ursula Rucker
13 "That Case" 0:30 (Samples)
14 "There Is Danger" 3:31 (Samples)
15 "Alien in My Belly" 3:44 Charlotte Savary


  • All tracks composed, sampled and programmed by JC Le Saout, mixed by JC Le Saout & Laurent Collat
  • Additional Musicians:
    • Marina Quaisse: Cello on "The Man With No Soul", "Positively Inclined", "To Dry Up"
    • Bejamin Bouton: Guitar & Bass on "The Games You Play"
    • Helene Cervero: Flute on "The Man With No Soul", "Positively Inclined", "To Dry Up", "There Is Danger"
    • Mr Gib: Scratches on "The Man With No Soul", "Radio Broadcast",
  • Samples:
    • "Once Upon A Past" contains a sample of "Can I Get an Amen" by Nate Harrison[1]
    • "The Tune" contains a sample of "Bye Bye Love" by The Everly Brothers
    • "Beyond Words" contains a sample of "Black Coffee" by Rosemary Clooney
    • "To Dry Up" contains a sample of "Mon Amour, Mon Ami" by Marie Laforêt
    • "We Be" contains a sample of "Dem Niggers Ain't Playing" by the Watts Prophets