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 DIVINE COMEDY - FIN DE SIECLE
Released:9/10/2020
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DIVINE COMEDY - FIN DE SIECLE

Price: €32.99
Format: LP
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In 1990 Neil Hannon started recording and releasing under the name The Divine
Comedy. Thirty years and twelve great albums later, Hannon is rightly adjudged
one of the finest singer songwriters of his generation. To celebrate, Divine
Comedy Records are remastering and reissuing nine of the bands classic
albums.
The reissues will be released by Neil Hannon's own label Divine Comedy Records
on August 21st, 2020
Fin de Siècle was first released in 1998. Chock full of millennial angst, it was
the bands most ambitious album to date. Time Out described it as "A huge,
extraordinary record - a concept album even, picking at the scabs of twentieth
century existence.. quintessential pop music." Metro said "Fin de Siècle ...is
dangerously close to being a masterpiece.. funny, sad, melodically compelling
and obsessed with the themes of numbness, death and public transport." Neil
McCormick in the Telegraph said "Neil Hannon is one of the most prodigiously
talented individuals working in the world of pop... The range of Hannon's
songwriting is simply unmatched by any of his contemporaries." The album
charted at number 9, but it was the third single from the album, National
Express, that provided The Divine Comedy with their first top ten single. Other
stand out tracks from the album include Generation Sex, The Certainty Of
Chance and Sunrise.
The album has been remastered from the original tapes at the legendary Abbey
Road Studios by mastering engineer Frank Arkwright (Blur, The
Smiths.) Overseeing the audio throughout the campaign is
engineer/mixer/producer Guy Massey, whose work on the Beatles Stereo
Remasters won him a Grammy Award.
The CD release consists of 2 discs: the original remastered album, with a second
CD of B-sides, demos and alternate versions lovingly curated by Neil Hannon,
much of which has never been heard before. The CD comes with a booklet of
photos, credits and extensive liner notes written by Neil covering the context and
inspiration behind the album and its songs.
The LP release consists of the original remastered album, cut at Abbey Road,
packaged with a download code for the album and bonus tracks. The LP is
heavyweight black vinyl in a gatefold sleeve accompanied with photos, credits
and Neils liner notes.

Tracklisting
1. Generation Sex
2. Thrillseeker
3. Commuter Love
4. Sweden
5. Eric The Gardener
6. National Express
7. Life On Earth
8. The Certainty Of Chance
9. Here Comes The Flood
10. Sunrise
Bonus Disc
1. Ive Been To A Marvellous
Party
2. Generation Sex (early idea)
3. Gin Soaked Boy
4. With Whom To Dance
5. Thrillseeker (rehearsal
version)
6. Maryland Electric Rainstorm
7. Little Acts Of Kindness
8. Life On Earth (early idea)
9. The Dead Only Quickly
10. The Winter Blues
11. London Irish
12. Here Comes The Flood
(demo)
13. The Certainty Of Chance
(demo)
14. Last Stand In Metroland
15. Overstrand
16. Then Four Buses Came Along At Once
17. National Express (rehearsal version)
18. Postcard To Rosie
19. Dear Lord And Father Of Mankind


Categories
  • Rock & Pop
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