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On September 2, 2016.

On September 2, 2016, “Divine Comedy Records” label released “Foreverland”, the eleventh Divine Comedy (The) studio album. It was recorded 2015 – 2916, and was produced by Neil Hannon.

Personnel:

  • Neil Hannon – vocals, guitars, keyboards, mandolin, banjo, zither, harmonica, bass, drums
  • Andrew Skeet – piano
  • Simon Little – bass guitar
  • Tim Weller – drums
  • Rob Farrer – percussion
  • Ian Watson – accordion
  • Celine Saout – harp
  • Karen Glen – harpsichord
  • Jake Jackson – backing vocals, claps, whistle solo
  • David Jackson – penny whistle
  • Cathy Davey – vocals
  • Billy Cooper – piccolo trumpet
  • Rosie Jenkins – oboe
  • Jake Jackson – mixing
  • Michele G. Catri – mixing
  • Fiona Cruickshank – mixing
  • John Prestage – mixing
  • Luna Picoli-Truffaut – artwork
  • Matthew Cooper – artwork, design
  • Raphaël Neal – photography
  • John Service – packaging production
  • Natalie de Pace – executive producer 

Track listing:

All tracks by Neil Hannon, except where noted.

  1. Napoleon Complex
  2. Foreverland
  3. Catherine the Great
  4. Funny Peculiar
  5. The Pact
  6. To the Rescue
  7. How Can You Leave Me on My Own
  8. I Joined the Foreign Legion (To Forget)
  9. My Happy Place
  10. A Desperate Man
  11. Other People
  12. The One Who Loves You

On June 19, 2006.

On June 19, 2006, “Parlaphone” label released “Victory for the Comic Muse”, the ninth Divine Comedy (The) studio album. It was recorded in December 2005, and was produced by Neil Hannon.

Personnel:

  • Neil Hannon – vocals, keyboards, acoustic and electric guitar, banjo
  • Ian Watson – accordion
  • Andrew Skeet – piano, harpsichord
  • John Evans – acoustic and electric guitar
  • Dougie Payne – electric bass
  • Simon Little – electric bass, double bass
  • Tim Weller – drums
  • Rob Farrer – percussion
  • Charlotte Glasson – baritone and tenor saxophone
  • Chris Richards – clarinet
  • Eliza Marshall – flute
  • Matthew Gunner – French horn
  • Ilid Jones – oboe, cor anglais
  • Mike Kearsey – trombone
  • Daniel Newell – trumpet
  • Alison Dods – violin
  • Andrew Haveron – violin
  • Anna Kirkpatrick – violin
  • Calina De La Mare – violin
  • Gillon Cameron – violin
  • Lucy Wilkins – violin
  • Rick Koster – violin
  • Ruth Rogers – violin
  • Sonia Slany – violin
  • John Metcalfe – viola
  • Reiad Chibah – viola
  • Chris Worsey – cello
  • Ian Burdge – cello
  • Camilla Pay – harp
  • Celine Saout – harp

Track listing:

All tracks by Neil Hannon except where noted.

  1. To Die a Virgin
  2. Mother Dear
  3. Diva Lady
  4. A Lady of a Certain Age
  5. The Light of Day
  6. Threesome
  7. Party Fears Two – Billy Mackenzie, Alan Rankine
  8. Arthur C. Clarke’s Mysterious World
  9. The Plough
  10. Count Grassi’s Passage Over Piedmont
  11. Snowball in Negative

On March 12, 2001.

On March 12, 2001, “Parlaphone” label released “Regeneration”, the seventh Divine Comedy studio album. It was recorded in 2000, at “RAK Studio” in London, and was produced by Nigel Godrich.

Personnel:

  • Neil Hannon – vocals, guitar, additional keyboards
  • Stuart ‘Pinkie’ Bates – organ, synthesizer, recorder
  • Bryan Mills – bass, additional guitar
  • Ivor Talbot – guitar, additional bass
  • Miggy Barradas – drums, percussion
  • Rob Farrer – percussion, additional drums
  • Joby Talbot – piano, synthesizer, recorder, string arrangements
  • Philip Sheppard – cello
  • Millennia Strings – strings
  • London TeleFilmonic Orchestra
  • Dan Grech-Marguerat – recording assistant
  • Gerard Navarro – mixing assistant
  • Claire Burbridge – art direction, sculptures
  • Harry Borden – photography
  • Duncan Smith – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Neil Hannon.

  1. Timestretched
  2. Bad Ambassador
  3. Perfect Lovesong
  4. Note to Sell
  5. Lost Property
  6. Eye of the Needle
  7. Love What You Do
  8. Dumb It Down
  9. Mastermind
  10. Regeneration
  11. The Beauty Regime

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

On June 7, 2019.

On June 7, 2019, “Divine Comedy” label released “Office Politics”, the twelfth Divine Comedy studio album. It was recorded 2017 – 2019, and was produced by Neil Hannon.

Personnel:

  • Neil Hannon – vocals, guitar, piano, artwork
  • Richard Pryce – bass
  • Andrew Skeet – conductor, orchestration
  • Natalia Bonner – violin
  • Gillon Cameron – violin
  • Richard George – violin
  • Patrick Kiernan – violin
  • Alison Dods – violin
  • Lucy Wilkins – violin
  • Reiad Chibah – viola
  • Bruce White – viola
  • Ian Burdge – cello
  • Chris Worsey – cello
  • Caroline Dale – cello
  • Warren Zielinski – cello
  • Max Spiers – oboe
  • David Pyatt – French horn
  • John Ryan – French horn
  • Richard Edwards – trombone
  • Mark Templeton – trombone
  • Owen Slade – tuba
  • Martin Robertson – clarinet
  • Richard Skinner – bassoon
  • Jake Jackson – engineer
  • Ber Quinn – engineer
  • Kevin Callanan – assistant engineer
  • Tom Leach – assistant engineer
  • John Prestage – assistant engineer
  • Frank Arkwright – mastering
  • Matthew Cooper – artwork
  • Ben Meadows – photography
  • Lucy Whalley – orchestra contractor

Track listing:

All tracks by Neil Hannon, except where noted.

All tracks are written by Neil Hannon, except where noted.

  1. Queuejumper
  2. Office Politics
  3. Norman and Norma
  4. Absolutely Obsolete
  5. Internal Machines
  6. You’ll Never Work in This Town Again – Neil Hannon, Marion Sunshine, Obdulio Morales, Julio Blanco Leonard
  7. Psychological Evaluation
  8. The Synthesiser Service Centre Super Summer Sale – Neil Hannon, Tosh Flood, Ian Watson, Andrew Skeet, Simon Little, Tim Weller
  9. The Life and the Soul of the Party
  10. A Feather in Your Cap
  11. I’m Stranger Here
  12. Dark Days Are Here Again
  13. Phillip and Steve’s Furniture Removal Company
  14. Opportunity’ Knox
  15. After the Lord Mayor’s Show
  16. When the Working Day Is Gone

 

On May 31, 2010.

On May 31, 2010, “Divine Comedy” label released “Bang Goes the Knighthood”, the tenth Divine Comedy studio album. It was recorded 2009 – 2010, at “Exchequer Street Studios”, “Westland Studios” in Dublin, and was produced by Neil Hannon.

Personnel:

  1. Neil Hannon – vocals, guitar
  2. John Evans – guitar
  3. Thomas Walsh – acoustic guitar, vocals
  4. Tosh Flood – electric guitar, vocals
  5. Andrew Skeet- keyboards
  6. Simon Little – bass
  7. Cathy Davey, Tim Weller – drums
  8. Ian Watson – accordion
  9. Charlotte Glasson – flute, saxophone
  10. Lucy Wilkins – violin
  11. Cathy Davey – vocals
  12. Fergal Davis – engineer
  13. Françoise Hardy, Jacques Lanzmann– French adaptation

Track listing:

All tracks by Neil Hannon.

  1. Down in the Street Below
  2. The Complete Banker
  3. Neapolitan Girl
  4. Bang Goes the Knighthood
  5. At the Indie Disco
  6. Have You Ever Been in Love
  7. Assume the Perpendicular
  8. The Lost Art of Conversation
  9. Island Life
  10. When a man Cries
  11. Can You Stand Upon One Leg
  12. I Like

 

On April 29, 1996.

On April 29, 1996, “Setanta” label released “Casanova”, the fourth Divine Comedy studio album. It was June 1995 – January 1996, and was produced by Darren Allison and Neil Hannon.

Personnel:

  • Neil Hannon– vocals, bass, guitar, percussion, piano, , Wurlitzer, Hammond organ, tympani, arranger, art direction
  • Darren Allison– drums, percussion, engineer, mixing
  • John Allen – celeste, whistle
  • Joby Talbot– piano, alto saxophone, orchestration, arranger, conductor,
  • Bryan Mills – bass
  • Rebecca Hayes – violin
  • Yuri Kalnitz – violin
  • Emile Chitikov – violin
  • Eos Counsell – violin
  • Mark Knight– violin
  • Alison Fletcher – violin, viola
  • Anna Giddey – violin
  • Alex Postlethwaite – violin
  • Laura Samuel – violin
  • Padraic Savage– violin
  • Alice Pratley – violin
  • Charlotte Glasson – viola
  • Ruth Goldstein – cello
  • Kathy Brown – cello
  • Joe Richards – cello
  • Chris Worsey – cello
  • Jane Watkins – cello
  • Alex McRonald – flute
  • Adrian Roach – oboe
  • Titch Walker – trumpet
  • Jane Butterfield – trombone
  • Robin Hayward – tuba
  • Alice Reynolds – laughs
  • Andy Chase – engineer, mixing
  • Tom Gurling – assistant engineer
  • Chris Scard – assistant engineer
  • Robbie Kazandjian – assistant engineer
  • Paul Mysiak – assistant engineer
  • Darren Nash – assistant engineer
  • Gerard Navarro – assistant engineer
  • Gareth Parton – assistant engineer
  • Ian Cooper – mastering
  • Rob Crane – design
  • Kevin Westenberg – art direction, photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Neil Hannon.

  1. Something for the Weekend
  2. Becoming More Like Alfie
  3. Middle-Class Heroes
  4. In & Out of Paris & London
  5. Charge
  6. Songs of Love
  7. The Frog Princess
  8. A Woman of the World
  9. Through a Long & Sleepless Night
  10. Theme from Casanova
  11. The Dogs & the Horsess

On August 16, 1993.

Liberation

On August 16, 1993, “Setanta” label released “Liberation”, the second Divine Comedy album. It was recorded in March 1993, at “Fundamental” in London, and was produced by Neil Hannon and Darren Allison.

Personnel:

  • Neil Hannon- vocals, guitars, bass guitar, piano, keyboards, harpsichord, organ
  • Darren Allison- drums, percussion
  • Lucy Castle – viola, Violin
  • Monica Scott – cello
  • Quentin Hutchinson – French horn

Track listing:

All tracks by Neil Hannon; additional lyrics on “Lucy” by William Wordsworth

  1. Festive Road
  2. Death of a Supernaturalist
  3. Bernice Bobs Her Hair
  4. I Was Born Yesterday
  5. Your Daddy’s Car
  6. Europop
  7. Timewatching
  8. The Pop Singer’s Fear of the Pollen Count
  9. Queen of the South
  10. Victoria Falls
  11. Three Sisters
  12. Europe by Train
  13. Lucy

On March 29, 2004.

The Divine Comedy - Absent Friends

On March 29, 2004, “Parlaphone” label released “Absent Friends”, the eighth Divine Comedy studio album. It was recorded 2001 – 2003, at “RAK Studios”, and “Konk Studios” in London, and was produced by Neil Hannon.

Personnel:

  • Lauren Laverne– vocals
  • Yann Tiersen– accordion
  • Miggy Barradas – drums
  • Rob Farrer – percussion
  • Simon Little – double bass
  • Crispin Robinson – congas

All tracks by Neil Hannon.

  1. Absent Friends
  2. Sticks & Stones
  3. Leaving Today
  4. Come Home Billy Bird
  5. My Imaginary Friend
  6. The Wreck of the Beautiful
  7. Our Mutual Friend
  8. The Happy Goth
  9. Freedom Road
  10. Laika’s Theme
  11. Charmed Life

 

On March 28, 1994.

Promenade

On March 28, 1994, “Setanta” label released “Promenade”, the third The Divine Comedy album. It was recorded October 1993, and was produced by Neil  Hannon  and Darren Allison.

Personnel

  • Natalie Box – 1st Violin
  • Catherine Browning – 2nd Violin
  • Jessamy Boyd – Viola
  • Alan Simpson – Viola
  • Chris Worsey- Cello
  • Joby Talbot- Oboe, saxophone, and cor anglais
  • Darren Allison- Drums and percussion
  • Neil Hannon- Everything else

Track listing:

All tracks by Neil Hannon

  1. Bath
  2. Going Downhill Fast
  3. The Booklovers
  4. A Seafood Song
  5. Geronimo
  6. Don’t Look Down
  7. When the Lights Go Out All Over Europe
  8. The Summerhouse
  9. Neptune’s Daughter
  10. A Drinking Song
  11. Ten Seconds to Midnight
  12. Tonight We Fly
  13. Ode to the Man