Neil Hannon
Lead Vocals, Backing Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Keyboards, Some Piano, Mandolin, Banjo, Zither, Harmonica, Some Percussion, and Bass and Drums on Napoleon Complex and How Can You Leave Me On My Own
Andrew Skeet
Simon Little
Bass guitar (and some Backing Vocals and Claps)
Tim Weller
Ian Watson
Rob Farrer
Celine Saout
Karen Glen
Harpsichord on ‘To The Rescue’
Jake Jackson
Backing Vocals, Claps and Whistle solo on ‘Funny Peculiar’
David Jackson
Penny Whistle on ‘Foreverland’
Cathy Davey
Lead Vocals and Backing Vocals on ‘Funny Peculiar’ and Backing Vocals on ‘Napoleon Complex’
Crew of the Foreverland
Andrew Gallop, Sam Thompson, Lawrence Anslow, John Prestage, Nathan Klein, Andrew Skeet, Jake Jackson, Simon Little & Chris Worsey
String Squadron
Adrian Smith, Alison Dods, Bruce White, Chris Worsey, Emma Owens, Everton Nelson, Frank Schaefer, Gillon Cameron, Ian Burdge, Ian Humphries, Lucy Wilkins, Matt Ward, Patrick Kiernan, Pete Hanson, Reiad Chibah, Richard George, Richard Pryce, Rick Koster, Simon Baggs, Steve Morris, Tom Pigott-Smith & Warren Zielinski
Brass Division
Billy Cooper, John Ryan, Mark Templeton, Matt Gunner, Richard Edwards, Richard Watkins, Sebastian Philpott & Trevor Mires
Billy Cooper
Piccolo Trumpet on ‘To The Rescue’
Woodwind Corps
Eliza Marshall, Martin Robertson, Richard Skinner & Rosie Jenkins
Rosie Jenkins
Oboe solo on ‘How Can You Leave Me On My Own’
Orchestra conducted by
Andrew Skeet
Additionnal orchestration
Andrew Skeet
assisted by
Nathan Klein
Orchestra Contractor
Isobel Griffiths, assisted by Lucy Whalley
Produced by
Neil Hannon
Recorded & mixed
Jake Jackson
Master Chord Studios and Air Studios
assisted by
Michele G. Catri at Master Chord, and Fiona Cruickshank and John Prestage at Air
Additionnal recording
Neil Hannon
The National Concert Hall in Dublin (thanks NCH!)
At Home in The Sticks
Ray Staff
Air studios
Artwork co-star
Luna Picoli-Truffaut
Photography by
Raphaël Neal
Artwork and design by
Matthew Cooper
Huge thanks to
my family, friends, and everyone who helped in the creation and promotion of this record
℗ & ©
2016 Divine Comedy Records Limited