On August 31, 1998.

On August 31, 1998, “Setanta” label released “Fin de Siècle”, the sixth Divine Comedy album. It was recorded in 1998 and was produced by Jon Jacobs and Neil Hannon.

Personnel:

  • Neil Hannon– vocals, guitar
  • Joby Talbot – harpsichord, piano, arranger, conductor
  • John Best – tenor vocal
  • Phillip Robinson – tenor vocal
  • Nik Turner – tenor vocal
  • Julia White – soprano vocal
  • Ken Wilson – tenor vocal
  • John Gibbons – bass vocal
  • Paul Mason – bass vocal
  • Ian Lawrence – bass vocal
  • Dexter Fletcher – the narrator
  • John Murphy – viola
  • Robert Riley – viola
  • Anna Giddey – violin
  • Mary Martin – violin
  • Kelly McCusker – violin
  • Matthew Ward – violin
  • Betsy Taylor – cello
  • Bryan Mills – bass
  • Ian Watson – double bass
  • Peter Devlin – double bass
  • Miggy Barradas – drums
  • Stuart “Pinkie” Bates – accordion, organ
  • Simon Jones – piccolo trumpet, trumpet
  • Steve Hilton – programming
  • Jon Jacobs – engineer, mixing
  • Adam Brown – recording assistant
  • Jon Jacobs – engineer, mixing
  • Andy Scade – engineer, programming
  • Steve Hilton – programming
  • Mitsuo Tate – recording assistant
  • Mark Togashi – assistant
  • Rob Crane – design
  • Neil Hannon – concept
  • Kevin Westenberg – concept, photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Neil Hannon, except where noted.

  1. Generation Sex
  2. Thrillseeker
  3. Commuter Love
  4. Sweden
  5. Eric the Gardener – Neil Hannon, Joby Talbot
  6. National Express
  7. Life on Earth
  8. The Certainty of Chance – Neil Hannon, Joby Talbot
  9. Here Comes the Flood
  10. Sunrise

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