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The Last Laugh! Divine Comedy play classics old and new at last ever show

The Divine Comedy brought the curtain down on their career with a final show in Belfast's Mandela Hall last night (November 22).

Frontman Neil Hannon has decided to disband the group - though insists he will carry on with the name as a solo project - and chose his native Northern Ireland as the place to deliver his goodbye.

The band played a two-hour set that dipped into their back catalogue, pulling tracks from early albums 'Liberation' and 'Promenade' as anticipated, as well as tracks from their most recent album 'Regeneration'.

Included as well were a charged version of Divine Comedy standard 'Death of a Supernaturalist', crowd favourite 'National Express' and a long, self-indulgent version of 'A Perfect Lovesong'. They also covered Frankie Goes To Hollywood's 'The Power Of Love'.

Hannon said little in the way of goodbyes, instead frequently telling the audience "I love you all" and "Take some drugs". The show finished with a mock rock 'n' roll smashing of the set.

The set list was as follows:
'Bernice Bobs Her Hair'
'Love What You Do'
'Your Daddy's Car'
'Lost Property'
'Death Of A Supernaturalist'
'Note To Self'
'Perfect Lovesong'
'National Express'
'Bad Ambassador'
'Generation Sex'
'Through A Long And Sleepless Night'

Encore 1
'Something For The Weekend'
'Songs Of Love'
'Don't Look Down'

Encore 2
'The Power of Love'
'Tonight We Fly'

NME.COM 23/11/2001 12:39:00 PM