a short site about The Divine Comedy

French version

02/12/1998, Les Transmusicales / Black Session #135

Location : Rennes, Théatre National De Bretagne, Salle Serreau

Billed as : Yann Tiersen & Friends

Support act : Ozark Henry.

Through their common French label, Yann Tiersen invites Neil to come and sing a couple of songs for his gig. Indeed Yann was willing to meet Neil, of whom he's a fan.
Neil Hannon and Yann Tiersen are accompanied by a string quartet made of: Olivier Bartissol, Anne-Gaëlle Bisquay, Yann Bisquay, Sophie Thevenet; along with Christian Quermalet on Geronimo.
Technical means: Radio France
Sound engineer: Pierre Bornard.

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Releases / Broadcasts

Recorded by and broadcast live on France Inter with an interview of Neil Hannon.
The show is later broadcast in full on France Culture (31/01/1999).

Also filmed by Sequence SDP and broadcast on Paris Première and Canal Jimmy.

Parts of the show became Yann Tiersen's Black Session album which features the two Neil Hannon songs.
Edits of these tracks are also available on The Divine Comedy's Gin Soaked Boy CD2, Rarities and Apropos Of Promenade.