The Divine Comedy - Victory for the Comic Muse

The Divine Comedy - Victory for the Comic Muse

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Release Date October 9th

Victory For The Comic Muse was first released in 2006. Recorded virtually live in the studio over a two-week period, 'Victory...’ showcased Neil's restless creativity and his flair for observation and narrative. Singles from the album include To Die A Virgin, Diva Lady and live favourite A Lady Of A Certain Age.The album has been remastered from the original tapes at the legendary Abbey Road Studios by mastering engineer Frank Arkwright (Blur, The Smiths.) Overseeing the audio throughout the campaign is engineer/mixer/producer Guy Massey, whose work on the Beatles Stereo Remasters won him a Grammy Award. The CD release consists of 2 discs: the original remastered album, with a second CD of B-sides, demos and alternate versions lovingly curated by Neil Hannon, much of which has never been heard before. The CD comes with a booklet of photos, credits and extensive liner notes written by Neil covering the context and inspiration behind the album and its songs.

CD

Disc 1
1.To Die A Virgin
2. Mother Dear
3. Diva Lady
4. A Lady Of A Certain Age
5. The Light Of Day
6. Threesome
7. Party Fears Two
8. Arthur C. Clarke's Mysterious World
9. The Plough
10. Count Grassi's Passage Over Piedmont
11. Snowball In Negative

Disc 2
1. Births, Deaths And Marriages
2. Diva Lady (acoustic version)
3. Home (demo)
4. Pamplemousse
5. Lili Marlene
6. Count Grassi's Passage Over Piedmont (early idea)
7. Count Grassi's Passage Over Piedmont (instrumental)
8. Trafalgar
9. Love/Hate Relationship
10. Miss Sharapova
11. Don't Blame The Young
12. Guantanamo
13. Long Slow Suicide
14. To Die A Virgin (early idea)
15. A Little Bit Of Love (Goes A Long Long Way)
16. Elaine (alternate version)
17. A Lady Of A Certain Age (instrumental)
18. Premonition Of Love

LP
1.To Die A Virgin
2. Mother Dear
3. Diva Lady
4. A Lady Of A Certain Age
5. The Light Of Day
6. Threesome
7. Party Fears Two
8. Arthur C. Clarke's Mysterious World
9. The Plough
10. Count Grassi's Passage Over Piedmont
11. Snowball In Negative