- 09 Mar 20
In 1990 Neil Hannon signed his first record deal and began releasing one album after another under the name The Divine Comedy. Thirty years, twelve albums and hundreds of shows later, Neil Hannon is now reissuing his entire back catalogue.
Divine Comedy Records remasters and reissues nine of the band’s classic albums on CD, LP and digitally. The albums: Liberation (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) and Bang Goes the Knighthood (2010).
To celebrate their 30th Anniversary, The Divine Comedy will play 5 nights at London’s Barbican in early September and later that month 5 nights at Paris’ Cité de la Musique. Performing as an 11 piece ensemble, the band will play 2 albums from their catalogue in full each night.
Each CD release consists of 2 CD’s with alternate versions curated by Neil Hannon, much of which has never been heard before. The CD release of A Short Album About Love comes with a DVD of “A Short Film About A Short Album About Love” - a previously unreleased 50-minute film of the Shepherd’s Bush Empire concert. The CD’s come with a booklet of photos, credits and extensive liner notes written by Neil covering the context and inspiration behind the album and its songs
Each LP release consists of the original remastered album, cut at Abbey Road, packaged with a download code for the album and bonus tracks. The LPs are heavyweight black vinyl in a gatefold sleeve accompanied with photos, credits and Neil's liner notes.
For further information on the reissues, live shows and to pre-order the releases visit their website.
London tickets go on general sale from 10am Friday March 13 and can be found here.