Hope (Klaatu album)

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Hope is the second album by the Canadian rock band Klaatu and their first concept album. Released in September 1977, it won a Juno Award for "Best Engineered Album" and a Canadian Music Critics award for "Best Album" that same year. The album follows the loose concept of space travelers visiting a distant planet.[6]

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Hope
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ReleasedSeptember 12, 1977[1]
RecordedJune 1976 June 1977[2]
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Length40:53 (including hidden track)
LabelDaffodil, Capitol
ProducerTerry Brown
Klaatu chronology
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(1976)
Hope
(1977)
Sir Army Suit
(1978)
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An alternate version of Hope was released in 2005 as part of the group's Sun Set collection of rarities. The alternate version on Sun Set includes the complete contributions of the London Symphony Orchestra, which had largely been removed from the version released in 1977. The alternate version also includes a short unreleased track, "Epilogue," which had originally been intended to be placed between "So Said the Lighthouse Keeper" and "Hope."[7]

Hope was remastered and re-issued in 2012 by the band's members, and was released on the band's independent record label Klaatunes.[7]