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21/10/2020, Rock&Folk, Divine Comedy et le cigarettegate de Casanova

Rock&Folk, Divine Comedy et le cigarettegate de Casanova
La photo d’origine ornait avec panache la couverture de l’album Casanova sorti en 1996 et quatrième disque de Divine Comedy. Neil Hannon, au sommet de sa période baroque, y arborait une magnifique livrée bleue, avec une écharpe soyeuse tandis qu’il zieutait (sous lunettes noires) l’horizon Renaissance (ok, Casanova est XVIIIème, nous souffle Stéphane Bern) de la cité vénitienne d’un air inspiré.

21/10/2020, BBC Radio Ulster - Ralph McLean - Local Voices, 20/10/2020

BBC Radio Ulster - Ralph McLean - Local Voices, 20/10/2020
The music of Neil Hannon and The Divine Comedy has meant a lot to me down the years. Neil has a new boxset out celebrating 30 years of the band and to mark that anniversary I’m playing loads of classic DC tracks on the radio show tonight. Hope you can join me.

21/10/2020, The Divine Comedy @ 30 - Neil Hannon talks to RTÉ Arena

The Divine Comedy @ 30 - Neil Hannon talks to RTÉ Arena
30 years ago, a Northern Irish band with a name inspired by a 12th century poem by Dante, released the first of their 12 albums...

20/10/2020, Neil Hannon: On Thirty Years of The Divine Comedy | Hotpress

Neil Hannon: On Thirty Years of The Divine Comedy | Hotpress
Following the release of Venus, Cupid, Folly and Time, Neil Hannon reflects on 30 years of The Divine Comedy.

20/10/2020, The Divine Comedy, Barbican, live music review: 'An evening drenched in nostalgia' - Hackney Citizen

The Divine Comedy, Barbican, live music review: 'An evening drenched in nostalgia' - Hackney Citizen
Neil Hannon and the band offer up a sharp experience of 'memory and music' as part of the Barbican's programme of live shows

20/10/2020, The Divine Comedy (de l'année) • La Bête

The Divine Comedy (de l'année) • La Bête
Il ne devait pas faire très chaud ce 03 décembre 1993 quand Neil Hannon posa devant l’objectif de Kevin Westerberg à Paris. Ce Nord-Irlandais ne [...]

18/10/2020, The Divine Comedy: treinta años y una pantalla | El Ukelele

The Divine Comedy: treinta años y una pantalla | El Ukelele
The Divine Comedy, la banda norirlandesa capitaneada por un incansable Neil Hannon está de celebración, treinta años que se iban a culminar por todo lo alto con cinco noches en Londres y cinco noches en París interpretando su discografía al completo, dos discos por noche.

18/10/2020, LIVE REVIEW: The Divine Comedy, Barbican, London | Backseat Mafia

LIVE REVIEW: The Divine Comedy, Barbican, London | Backseat Mafia
TWO GIGS in one calendar week in 2020; this is unprecedented. Both live streams, maybe, but that’s just fine by me in a world which looks to have decided its wearing the garb of a bad Hammer or Amicus dystopia for the whole livelong year, and not just for Hallowe’en. Trick rather than treat, indeed.

18/10/2020, The Divine Comedy: Live from the Barbican review – thirty years of great songs

The Divine Comedy: Live from the Barbican review – thirty years of great songs
Neil Hannon marks the anniversary with a joyful trawl through his catalogue. New music review by Bernard Hughes

17/10/2020, Every Album Ranked | 30 Years of The Divine Comedy - HeadStuff

Every Album Ranked | 30 Years of The Divine Comedy - HeadStuff
Ciarán Treacy looks back on thirty years of Neil Hannon and The Divine Comedy, ranking every single album from worst to best.

17/10/2020, Live report : The Divine Comedy - Londres, Barbican Theatre - 14.10.2020 - Sound Of Violence

Live report : The Divine Comedy - Londres, Barbican Theatre - 14.10.2020 - Sound Of Violence
Après le report d'une tournée anglaise et française devant célébrer les trente ans de carrière de The Divine Comedy en septembre dernier (il faudra finalement attendre septembre 2021 pour espérer pouvoir vivre ces évènements), Neil Hannon et ses musiciens ont tout de même pu fêter à leur manière la réédition de la discographie du groupe, incluant notamment un magnifique coffret regorgeant d'inédits. C'est au Barbican à Londres que ce moment unique a pu survenir.

16/10/2020, Gigging Forever: What's missing from the Divine Comedy's new boxset? (Extra tracks for

Sorry for that, I don't know what came over me. I'm just in a bit of a Neil Hannon zone right now, having spent the last week listening to the man's every recorded note, and what a wonderful experience it has been. But hold on, is it really every note? Well, yeah, pretty much - I have counted precisely 6 original songs* officially released under the name The Divine Comedy which don't appear on the set in any form whatsoever. And there are probably good reasons for those (he recently explained how much he hated one of them, for example...)

15/10/2020, The Divine Comedy at the Barbican Online | Live review – The Upcoming

The Divine Comedy at the Barbican Online | Live review – The Upcoming
“If this is the only time I get to do this this year I am going to enjoy myself!” resounds lead singer Neil Hannon, as he performs to a socially distanced, and predominately virtual audience. Although nothing can replace watching a band live, even on a laptop the Northern Irish band are charming, and the […]

15/10/2020, GIG REVIEW: Divine Comedy at the Barbican | monstagigz

GIG REVIEW: Divine Comedy at the Barbican | monstagigz
WORTH A LOOK?: **** WHERE?: Barbican RUNTIME: 60 minutes (no interval) WHEN?: 14/10/20, new Barbican shows planned for 1-5/9/21 (ticket details below) SETLIST: Absent Friends; Norman and Norma: National Express; Something For The Weekend; Songs Of Love; Your Daddy's Car; To Die A Virgin; Becoming More Like Alfie; To The Rescue; A Lady Of A…

15/10/2020, The Divine Comedy: Virtual concert is the best gig I've never been to

“ABSENT Friends, here’s to them” were the most fitting lines to launch this concert which was, for many of us, our first experience of watching a virtual live gig.

14/10/2020, ENTRETIEN. « J’étais sûr que j’allais devenir une pop star » : Neil Hannon raconte sa Divine Comedy

ENTRETIEN. « J’étais sûr que j’allais devenir une pop star » : Neil Hannon raconte sa Divine Comedy
Pour ses trente ans de carrière, l’Irlandais Neil Hannon réédite les neuf premiers albums de The Divine Comedy et agrémente le tout d’une foule d’inédits, dont certains très surprenants, dans un somptueux coffret. Il s’est confié sur ce parcours qui l’a vu passer d’enfant de chœur à pop star mégalo jusqu’à ce rôle de dandy décalé qui lui sied à merveille. Avec son second degré et son humour coutumiers.

14/10/2020, A Gentleman Of A Certain Age - 30 Years of The Divine Comedy | Features | Clash Magazine

A Gentleman Of A Certain Age - 30 Years of The Divine Comedy | Features | Clash Magazine
A Gentleman Of A Certain Age - 30 Years of The Divine Comedy

14/10/2020, THE DIVINE COMEDY reedita sus álbumes más míticos. - YTSI

THE DIVINE COMEDY reedita sus álbumes más míticos. - YTSI
THE DIVINE COMEDY reedita sus álbumes más míticos. En 1990 Neil Hannon firmó con 20 años su primer contrato discográfico. Desde aquel momento empezó a escribirse la historia de The Divine Comedy. 30…

13/10/2020, The Divine Comedy at 30 | Alexander Larman | The Critic Magazine

The Divine Comedy at 30 | Alexander Larman | The Critic Magazine
On Wednesday evening, the band The Divine Comedy will be playing a concert at the Barbican. Under normal circumstances, this would be an unexceptional…

11/10/2020, The Divine Comedy- Venus, Cupid, Folly, and Time - IF YOU ASK BEN...

The Divine Comedy- Venus, Cupid, Folly, and Time - IF YOU ASK BEN...
The Divine Comedy is 30 years old. In celebration, we get a boxset of all their music, and I give the studio albums another lookback.

11/10/2020, Tracklist: The Divine Comedy - IF YOU ASK BEN...

Tracklist: The Divine Comedy - IF YOU ASK BEN...
In which Ben shares his Track by Track retrospective on The Divine Comedy

11/10/2020, Track by Track: Fin de Siècle - IF YOU ASK BEN...

Track by Track: Fin de Siècle - IF YOU ASK BEN...
In which Ben reviews Fin de siècle by The Divine Comedy.

10/10/2020, Neil Hannon revient sur trente ans de sa Divine Comedy

Neil Hannon revient sur trente ans de sa Divine Comedy
Près de trois décennies après son tout premier album, le petit prodige pop irlandais, aujourd’hui quinquagénaire presque classique, s’autorise un regard rétrospectif. Neuf albums copieusement réédités, et pour chacun d’eux un morceau choisi, qu’il nous fait le plaisir de commenter lui-même.

09/10/2020, The Divine Comedy - Neil Hannon : « Kate Bush m'a ouvert la voie » - Le Point

The Divine Comedy - Neil Hannon : « Kate Bush m'a ouvert la voie » - Le Point
ENTRETIEN. Le dandy irlandais fête les 30 ans de The Divine Comedy avec un coffret richement documenté. Aznavour, Camus, Boris Johnson… Confidences.

09/10/2020, Replay Télématin - Émission du vendredi 9 octobre 2020 - France 2

Replay Télématin - Émission du vendredi 9 octobre 2020 - France 2
Neil Hannon on French TV.
Revoir la vidéo en replay Télématin Émission du vendredi 9 octobre 2020 sur France 2, émission du 09-10-2020. L'intégrale du programme sur france.tv

09/10/2020, The Divine Comedy – Venus, Cupid, Folly & Time | Album Reviews | musicOMH

The Divine Comedy – Venus, Cupid, Folly & Time | Album Reviews | musicOMH
Album Reviews: The Divine Comedy - Venus, Cupid, Folly & Time

09/10/2020, The Divine Comedy: Venus, Cupid, Folly & Time review – 30 years of smart pop

The Divine Comedy: Venus, Cupid, Folly & Time review – 30 years of smart pop
The collected works of Neil Hannon are an encyclopedia of indie excellence

08/10/2020, Uma caixa com 24 discos para revisitar o percurso dos Divine Comedy – Gira-Discos

Uma caixa com 24 discos para revisitar o percurso dos Divine Comedy – Gira-Discos
O percurso artístico do grupo que tem Neil Hannon como centro criativo surge esta semana numa caixa retrospetiva.

07/10/2020, The Divine Comedy / Venus, Cupid, Folly & Time 24CD set unboxing video | superdeluxeedition

The Divine Comedy / Venus, Cupid, Folly & Time 24CD set unboxing video | superdeluxeedition
Today, we take a very close look at Venus, Cupid, Folly & Time, the new 24CD The Divine Comedy box set which celebrates 30 years of music from the band. It’s released on Friday, but check out this early preview via the SDEtv unboxing video!

06/10/2020, Divine Comedy, Venus, Cupid, Folly & Time : Thirty Years of The Divine Comedy | lelitteraire.com

Divine Comedy, Venus, Cupid, Folly & Time : Thirty Years of The Divine Comedy | lelitteraire.com
Entre under­ground et main-stream

05/10/2020, An Interview with: Neil Hannon | EGO Magazine

An Interview with: Neil Hannon | EGO Magazine
2016 interview with Neil Hannon
Neil Hannon is the creator and ever present front man of pop band The Divine Comedy who are fast approaching their thirtieth birthday. During the late nineties the group had nine singles in the top

04/10/2020, Popcast pop moderne #2 (avec Sufjan Stevens) - Magic RPM

Popcast pop moderne #2 (avec Sufjan Stevens) - Magic RPM
Podcast interview with Neil Hannon
Absente des kiosques en ce mois de septembre, la rédaction de Magic revient en lançant son « podcast pop moderne », dont voici le deuxième numéro.

04/10/2020, FEATURE: A Buyer’s Guide: Part Twenty-Three: The Divine Comedy - Music Musings & Such

FEATURE: A Buyer’s Guide: Part Twenty-Three: The Divine Comedy - Music Musings & Such
I was keen to include The Divine Comedy in this feature, as they are a group I really love and, even though it essential consists Neil Hannon, he has worked with an array of musicians and singers through the years.

03/10/2020, Little-known, but brilliant Northern Irish band The Divine Comedy celebrates 30th anniversary

Little-known, but brilliant Northern Irish band The Divine Comedy celebrates 30th anniversary
The Divine Comedy's Neil Hannon is overcoming the "weird icky feeling" he gets when looking back over his career as he assembles a box set celebrating 30 years of the cult band.

02/10/2020, Made in Ireland: Studies in Popular Music - 1st Edition - Áine Manga

Made in Ireland: Studies in Popular Music - 1st Edition - Áine  Manga
New book featuring a conversation with Neil Hannon.
Made in Ireland: Studies in Popular Music serves as a comprehensive and thorough introduction to the history, sociology and musicology of 20th- and 21st-century Irish popular music. The volume consists of essays by leading scholars in the field and covers the major figures, styles and social contexts of popular music in Ireland. Each essay provides adequate context so readers understand why the figure or genre under discussion is of lasting significance to Irish popular music. The book is o

01/10/2020, The 25 Best Albums of the Britpop Era | SPIN

The music that gave Britain its mojo back