News – Venus, Cupid, Folly and Time – Thirty Years of The Divine Comedy

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Neil Hannon annonce la réédition du catalogue de The Divine Comedy.

Les différents formats (CD, LP, téléchargement numérique et un coffret CD) sortiront le vendredi 21 août.

En 1990, Neil Hannon signait son premier contrat d’enregistrement sous le nom de The Divine Comedy. Pour célébrer cet anniversaire, Divine Comedy Records remasterise et réédite neuf des albums du groupe:

Libération‘ (1993), ‘Promenade‘ (1994), ‘Casanova‘ (1996), ‘A Short Album About Love‘ (1997), ‘Fin de Siècle‘ (1998), ‘Regeneration‘ (2001), ‘Absent Friends ‘(2004),’ Victory For The Comic Muse ‘(2006) et’ Bang Goes The Knighthood ‘(2010).

Chaque réédition comporte 2 CD: l’album original remasterisé et un deuxième CD avec des faces B, des démos et des versions inédites.

La sortie sur CD de ‘A Short Album About Love‘ est accompagnée d’un DVD, un film inédit de 50 minutes du concert enregistré au Shepherd’s Bush Empire.

Les CD sont livrés avec un livret de photos et des notes écrites par Neil Hannon.

Chaque LP sera disponible avec un code de téléchargement de l’album et des bonus.

 

Le coffret CD  “Venus, Cupidon, Folly And Time – Thirty Years Of The Divine Comedy ” rassemble 12 albums remasterisés, ainsi que les nouvelles éditions de Foreverland (2016) et Office Politics (2019).

Il présente également «Juveneilia» – une compilation exclusive de 2 CD comprenant les premiers enregistrements de Neil Hannon provenant de ses archives personnelles. Il contient l’album «perdu» de 1990 «Fanfare For The Comic Museand» et des EP «Timewatch» et «Europop».

Les éditions CD, vinyle et coffret sont disponibles en pré-commande dès maintenant, ici.

LIBERATION
CD1
Festive Road
Death Of A Supernaturalist
Bernice Bobs Her Hair
I Was Born Yesterday
Your Daddy’s Car
Europop
Timewatching
The Pop Singer’s Fear Of The Pollen Count
Queen Of The South
Victoria Falls
Three Sisters
Europe By Train
Lucy

CD2
Untitled Melody
Your Daddy’s Car (demo)
Queen Of The South (demo)
Europop (live)
Little Darlin’
Bernice Bobs Her Hair (early idea)
Bontempi Beats 1
The Pop Singers Fear Of The Pollen Count (demo)
Europe By Train (live)
I Can Think (But I Can’t Feel)
Lucy (early version)
Festive Road (demo)
Three Sisters (live)
I Was Born Yesterday (alternate version)
Bontempi Beats 2
Christmas With The Hannons
Victoria Falls (demo)
Timewatching (demo)
Bontempi Beats 3
Suzanne (live)

PROMENADE
CD1
Bath
Going Downhill Fast
The Booklovers
A Seafood Song
Geronimo
Don’t Look Down
When The Lights Go Out All Over Europe
The Summerhouse
Neptune’s Daughter
A Drinking Song
Ten Seconds To Midnight
Tonight We Fly

CD2
Ten Seconds To Midnight (alternate version)
Assume The Goldsmith
When The Lights Go Out All Over Europe (live)
Tell Me What’s Wrong
Life’s What You Make It
Lost Prom Jam
Neptune’s Daughter (demo)
Going Downhill Fast (instrumental)
The Booklovers (demo)
The Bright Lights Of Ealing
Bath (alternate version)
The Summerhouse (early idea)
The Summerhouse (live)
When The Lights Go Out All Over Europe (early idea)
A Woman Of The World (Promenade style demo)
Geronimo (live with Yann Tiersen)
Don’t Look Down (demo)
A Drinking Song (live)
Only For Tonight
Tonight We Fly (demo)

CASANOVA
CD1
Hannon’s Game
Birds Of Paradise Farm
A Woman Of The World (early idea)
Motorway To Damascus
Crapper’s Delight
Songs Of Love (demo)
Love Is Lighter Than Air
Comme Beaucoup De Messieurs (avec Valérie Lemercier)
Grinchworm
Painting The Forth Bridge
Solsbury Eel

CD2
Frog Princess (demo)
My Lovely Horse (from Father Ted)
Father Ted Theme
My Lovely Mayo Mammy (from Father Ted)
The Miracle Is Mine (from Father Ted)
Theme From Casanova (early idea)
Electro Wurly Groove
Something Before The Weekend (early idea)
Something For The Weekend (monitor mix)
Becoming More Like Alfie (monitor mix)
Stereo Laboratory
Through A Long And Sleepless Night (early idea)
The Dogs And The Horses (live)

A SHORT ALBUM ABOUT LOVE
CD1
In Pursuit Of Happiness
Everybody Knows (Except You)
Someone
If…
If I Were You (I’d Be Through With Me)
Timewatching
I’m All You Need

CD2
Bath (live)
A Short Film About Driving
Everybody Knows (Except You) (early idea)
Johnny Mathis’ Feet (live)
I’m All You Need (instrumental demo)
A Short Film About Dreams
Your Daddy’s Car (live)
Teach Us To Love
A Short Film About Waiting
A Short Film About Chance
If I Were You (I’d Be Through With Me) (rehearsal version)
Make It Easy On Yourself (live)

DVD – A Short Film About A Short Album About Love
In Pursuit Of Happiness
Everybody Knows (Except You)
Someone
Timewatching
If…
If I Were You (I’d Be Through With Me)
I’m All You Need
A Drinking Song
Something For The Weekend
The Dogs And The Horses

FIN DE SIECLE
CD1
Generation Sex
Thrillseeker
Commuter Love
Sweden
Eric The Gardener
National Express
Life On Earth
The Certainty Of Chance
Here Comes The Flood
Sunrise

CD2
I’ve Been To A Marvellous Party
Generation Sex (early idea)
Gin Soaked Boy
With Whom To Dance
Thrillseeker (rehearsal version)
Maryland Electric Rainstorm
Little Acts Of Kindness
Life On Earth (early idea)
The Dead Only Quickly
The Winter Blues
London Irish
Here Comes The Flood (demo)
The Certainty Of Chance (demo)
Last Stand In Metroland
Overstrand
Then Four Buses Came Along At Once
National Express (rehearsal version)
Postcard To Rosie
Dear Lord And Father Of Mankind

REGENERATION
CD1
Timestretched
Bad Ambassador
Perfect Lovesong
Note To Self
Lost Property
Eye Of The Needle
Love What You Do
Dumb It Down
Mastermind
Regeneration
The Beauty Regime

CD2
Get Me To A Monastery
Lost Property (early idea)
You
U.S.E
How’s Your Wireless?
Thinking The Unthinkable (demo)
Garden Cities
Timestretched (demo)
Note To Self (live)
Edward The Confessor
Soft Power
Born With A Broken Heart
Mastermind (rehearsal version)
Boy With A Harmonica
Soul Trader
Perfect Lovesong (early idea)
The Night Is Not Enough
No Excuses
Love What You Do (Live)

ABSENT FRIENDS
CD1
Absent Friends
Sticks and Stones
Leaving Today
Come Home Billy Bird
My Imaginary Friend
The Wreck Of The Beautiful
Our Mutual Friend
The Happy Goth
Freedom Road
Laika’s Theme
Charmed Life

CD2
Absolute Power
Our Mutual Friend (early idea)
The Bird Evolution
Girl Least Likely
Mr Right
Sticks and Stones (demo)
The Dark Horse
Idaho
All Things (alternate version)
Rose For The Lady
Smiler
Absent Friends (demo)
Anthem For Bored Youth (demo)
Our Mutual Friend (alternate version)
Antidepressant
Windy Pop
Laika’s Theme (The Promise)
Charmed Life (alternate version)

VICTORY FOR THE COMIC MUSE
CD1
To Die A Virgin
Mother Dear
Diva Lady
A Lady Of A Certain Age
The Light Of Day
Threesome
Party Fears Two
Arthur C. Clarke’s Mysterious World
The Plough
Count Grassi’s Passage Over Piedmont
Snowball In Negative

CD2
Births, Deaths And Marriages
Diva Lady (acoustic version)
Home (demo)
Pamplemousse
Lili Marlene
Count Grassi’s Passage Over Piedmont (early idea)
Count Grassi’s Passage Over Piedmont (instrumental)
Trafalgar
Love/Hate Relationship
Miss Sharapova
Don’t Blame The Young
Guantanamo
Long Slow Suicide
To Die A Virgin (early idea)
A Little Bit Of Love (Goes A Long Long Way)
Elaine (alternate version)
A Lady Of A Certain Age (instrumental)
Premonition Of Love

BANG GOES THE KNIGHTHOOD
CD1
Down In The Street Below
The Complete Banker
Neapolitan Girl
Bang Goes The Knighthood
At The Indie Disco
Have You Ever Been In Love
Assume The Perpendicular
The Lost Art Of Conversation
Island Life
When A Man Cries
Can You Stand Upon One Leg
I Like

CD2
Assume The Perpendicular (alternate version)
On The Barge
At The Indie Disco (demo 1)
Girl Overboard
Bang Goes The Knighthood (alternate version)
Beside The Railway Tracks
Have You Ever Been In Love (alternate version)
Oh Christina
Ya Sumeera
Down In The Street Below (demo)
Island Life (demo)
The Bitter End
When A Man Cries (demo)
The Loneliest Man In The World
The Circular Firing Squad
At The Indie Disco (demo 2)
What’s Wrong With You
Wide Open Spaces
I Like (alternate version)

A noter par ailleurs que The Divine Comedy donnera durant le mois de septembre 2020 cinq concerts consécutifs à la Cité de la Musique à Paris, deux albums devant être joués en intégralité chaque soir :

25.09.2020 : Liberation / Promenade
26.09.2020 : Casanova / A Short Album About Love
27.09.2020 : Fin de Siècle / Regeneration
28.09.2020 : Absent Friends / Victory For The Comic Muse
29.09.2020 : Bang Goes The Knighthood / Foreverland

Les dates pour Londres au Royaume-Uni:

2/09 – Barbican – Liberation / Promenade
3/09 – Barbican – Casanova / A Short Album About Love
4/09 – Barbican – Fin de Siècle / Regeneration
5/09 – Barbican – Absent Friends / Victory For The Comic Muse
6/09 – Barbican – Bang Goes The Knighthood / Foreverland

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