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30/12/2020, Highlight of my career was playing three nights at the London Palladium: Hannon - BelfastTelegraph.co.uk

Highlight of my career was playing three nights at the London Palladium: Hannon - BelfastTelegraph.co.uk
The Divine Comedy's frontman Neil Hannon says his three night sell-out shows at the London Palladium in 2017 have been the highlight of his 30-year career in music.

30/12/2020, The 12 days of The Divine Comedy

The 12 days of The Divine Comedy
Day 9: Starter For Ten Victory For The Comic Muse Neil had the itch. Based on a foolish hedonistic idea he’d had after listening to The Beach Boys ‘Pet Sounds’ this album would become one of the most challenging in his career to date.

29/12/2020, Indie Basement: Best Reissues, Box Sets & Compilations of 2020

Indie Basement: Best Reissues, Box Sets & Compilations of 2020
8. The Divine Comedy - Album Reissues + Venus, Cupid, Folly & Time box set (Divine Comedy Records)

29/12/2020, The 12 Days of The Divine Comedy

The 12 Days of The Divine Comedy
Day 10: Basic Times Call For Basic Measures Bang Goes The Knighthood Change can be a good thing, but in Neil Hannon’s case it was something that propelled him into welcoming unfamiliar territory. Not only had he walked away from a major label, but also started a new chapter by moving back to Ireland with a new partner.

28/12/2020, Festive Five - TV highlights for Monday

Festive Five - TV highlights for Monday
Neil Hannon of the Divine Comedy is among the four former Celebrity Mastermind champions braving the infamous black chair and donating to charity in a special champion of champions episode of the classic quiz.

25/12/2020, Bilan 2020 – Les rééditions – POPnews

Bilan 2020 – Les rééditions – POPnews
Rééditions, compilations de raretés, anthologies, coffrets… En 2020, on a encore eu de très bonnes raisons de regarder dans le rétro.

25/12/2020, Under the Radar’s 2020 Holiday Gift Guide Part 9: Music Reissues and Box Sets | Under the Radar - Music Magazine

Under the Radar’s 2020 Holiday Gift Guide Part 9: Music Reissues and Box Sets  |  Under the Radar - Music Magazine
For the ninth installment of our 2020 Holiday Gift Guide we offer up a few music reissues and box sets (we are a music magazine and website after all).

24/12/2020, Neil Hannon on 30 Years of The Divine Comedy and the New Box Set | Under the Radar - Music Magazine

Neil Hannon on 30 Years of The Divine Comedy and the New Box Set  |  Under the Radar - Music Magazine
After 30 years in the game, The Divine Comedy’s louche mastermind Neil Hannon has marked the occasion with a sumptuous re-mastered 12 CD box set: Venus, Cupid, Folly and Time – Thirty Years of The Divine Comedy. Under the Radar caught up with him, and

23/12/2020, Neil Hannon over verleden, heden en toekomst van The Divine Comedy (deel 1) | Written in Music

Neil Hannon over verleden, heden en toekomst van The Divine Comedy (deel 1) | Written in Music
Een boxset van al je albums samenstellen, daar allemaal extra onuitgebrachte opnamen aan toevoegen en deze uitbrengen dat kun je met recht een coronajaar goed ingevuld noemen. Venus, Cupid, Folly and Time – Thirty Years of the Divine Comedy biedt alles wat de band uitbracht en veel, veel meer en mag daarmee gerust de heruitgave […]

22/12/2020, Le Mans. Le best of de Bruno Le Roy : The Divine Comedy, la BD sur Le Mans et Capitaine Marleau

Le Mans. Le best of de Bruno Le Roy : The Divine Comedy, la BD sur Le Mans et Capitaine Marleau
Cinéma, séries, livres, musique, en cette période de fêtes des Manceaux et Mancelles partagent leurs coups de cœur autour des œuvres qui ces derniers mois, les ont réconfortés. Aujourd’hui, Bruno Le Roy, fondateur du Festival Bebop au Mans.

22/12/2020, The 12 days of The Divine Comedy

The 12 days of The Divine Comedy
Day 9: Starter For Ten Victory For The Comic Muse Neil had the itch. Based on a foolish hedonistic idea he’d had after listening to The Beach Boys ‘Pet Sounds’ this album would become one of the most challenging in his career to date.

19/12/2020, The 12 Days of The Divine Comedy

The 12 Days of The Divine Comedy
Day 8: Raise Your Glasses Absent Friends Returning 3 years after the fairly divisive ‘Regeneration’ Neil Hannon made the difficult decision to start from scratch.

18/12/2020, The Divine Comedy - A Short Album About Love (vinyl reissue) | Rock | Written in Music

The Divine Comedy - A Short Album About Love (vinyl reissue) | Rock | Written in Music
Het harde werken van The Divine Comedy werpt in 1996 zijn vruchten af als het gehoopte succes bereikt wordt met doorbraakalbum Casanova. Eindelijk halen singles als Something For The Weekend en The Frog Princess de hogere regionen van de charts en bieden de band rondom Neil Hannon de mogelijkheid om in grotere zalen op te […]

17/12/2020, The 12 Days of The Divine Comedy

The 12 Days of The Divine Comedy
Day 7: The Moment Has Been Prepared For... Regeneration As an album ‘Regeneration’ seems to be the beginnings of a new chapter, a line in the sand that quite beautifully manages to articulate the next phase that The Divine Comedy was eager to go in.

15/12/2020, Coffrets pop rock : dix bouquets de nostalgie | Les Echos

Coffrets pop rock : dix bouquets de nostalgie | Les Echos
Neil Hannon et sa bande fêtent leurs 30 ans d'existence avec ce coffret qui ne se contente pas de puiser dans leurs douze albums, la plupart remastérisés, mais propose aussi titres rares, faces B, démos et versions alternatives inédits. Le génial barde irlandais signe le livret, aussi pétillant que lui, dans lequel il dévoile « le contenu de son cerveau » excentrique.

15/12/2020, 12 Days of The Divine Comedy

12 Days of The Divine Comedy
Day 6: A Summer Staycation Fin De Siècle Not only the final album by The Divine Comedy to come out in the 90’s but also the last to be released by their long running contract with indie label Setanta ‘Fin De Siècle’ is frontman Neil Hannon at his most insane blending a creative confidence with an almost tantric glaze. Stepping away from the conventional themes he’d become known for (mostly) the frontman decided to throw everything at this album, creating a dolly mixture of styles from Indie Pop anthems to Alt. Rock ambushes that will take you completely by surprise.

12/12/2020, The 12 Days Of The Divine Comedy

The 12 Days Of The Divine Comedy
Day 5: The Longest And The Shortest A Short Album About Love After the whirlwind success of ‘Casanova’ Neil Hannon was eager to stoke while the iron was hot. Not content on resting on laurels he managed to get the record label to agree on making a short live LP - something along the lines of U2’s ‘Under A Blood Red Sky’.

11/12/2020, 1990: July – September – ITTLG

1990: July – September – ITTLG
Including Guy Van Steene's previously unseen photos of Ocean Colour Scene, Flowered Up, The Paris Angels, 5:30, The High and more. Danny and I arrived in Kuala Lumpur on 1st July, having caught the over night train from Singapore. We had a small cabin with bunk beds where we were served breakfast in the morning. Arriving too early…

10/12/2020, The 12 Days Of The Divine Comedy

The 12 Days Of The Divine Comedy
Day 4: Kill The Last Romantic Casanova After the minor success of ‘Promenade’ Hannon and co. were quick to move on to their next project. Spurred on by the ever growing ‘Lad Culture’ and a love of 18th century novels a decision was made to create a record with those themes in mind.

10/12/2020, The Divine Comedy - Casanova (vinyl reissue) | Pop | Written in Music

The Divine Comedy - Casanova (vinyl reissue) | Pop | Written in Music
Midden jaren negentig lijkt voor The Divine Comedy hét momentum te zijn aangebroken: Britse bands als Suede, Oasis, Blur, Saint Etienne en Pulp zijn populair geworden en hebben het Britse muzieklandschap flair, kleur en een meer Europese tint gegeven. Het sterkt Neil Hannon in de overtuiging dat zijn tijd aangebroken is. Het volgende album moet […]

09/12/2020, La elegancia Pop de The Divine Comedy en la década de los noventa – losrestosdelconcierto

La elegancia Pop de The Divine Comedy en la década de los noventa – losrestosdelconcierto
Nos pasa con muchos artistas y bandas, lo decimos siempre, gente que nos dejamos de seguir por falta de tiempo, por las modas, etc. Es el caso de The Divine Comedy, el grupo norirlandés de Neil Hannon.

08/12/2020, The 12 days of The Divine Comedy

The 12 days of The Divine Comedy
Day 3 Promenade Written while waiting to record ‘Liberation’ this album bears many the markings of the previous affair.

08/12/2020, [Vidéo] – The Divine Comedy à la Gaîté Lyrique (2016)

[Vidéo] – The Divine Comedy à la Gaîté Lyrique (2016)
Pandémie de Covid oblige, Neil Hannon a dû renoncer à sa grande rétrospective qui devait avoir lieu fin septembre à la Cité de la Musique. Celle-ci est reportée le même mois l’année prochaine.

06/12/2020, Cadeaux de Noël: notre sélection internationale pop-rock-hip-hop

Cadeaux de Noël: notre sélection internationale pop-rock-hip-hop
Tous les registres musicaux ont leur place sous le sapin de Noël. Place à la musique internationale. Les chroniqueurs de « La Voix du Nord » vous livrent leur sélection pop, rock et hip-hop pour un 25 décembre percutant !

05/12/2020, The 12 Days of The Divine Comedy.

The 12 Days of The Divine Comedy.
Day 2: A Hermit's road to pop stardom Liberation Returning to his hometown after the original line-up to The Divine Comedy dissolved, Neil Hannon spent time as an attic bound hermit writing what would be seen by many as the outfit’s first album

03/12/2020, The 12 days of The Divine Comedy.

The 12 days of The Divine Comedy.
Last month after a whole summer’s build up Indie Pop artist Neil Hannon - otherwise known as The Divine Comedy - released a remastered set of his back catalogue. Featuring some of the projects biggest hits as well as little known gems the collection spanned from his debut album ‘Liberation’ all the way to 2019’s ‘Office Politics’, however if you were to purchase the combined box set you would also get a few more extras.

03/12/2020, The Divine Comedy - Promenade (vinyl reissue) | Pop | Written in Music

The Divine Comedy - Promenade (vinyl reissue) | Pop | Written in Music
Promenade ontstaat in een periode dat de 22-jarige Neil Hannon nogal op zichzelf leeft. Hij kan nog niet wijzen op een groot publiek en heeft naast de muziek geen werk of studie. Gelukkig hoeft hij voor zijn woning ‘in the middle of nowhere’ geen huur te betalen. Hannon besteedt in deze periode vooral veel tijd […]

02/12/2020, Nos idées cadeaux : sélection coffrets et disques |

Nos idées cadeaux : sélection coffrets et disques |
Pop, rock, classique, Lyon Capitale vous propose une sélection de coffrets et de disques à mettre au pied au sapin. Pop-rock Beauté Divine ! "Trente ans de The