The Divine Comedy - Fin De Seicle

The Divine Comedy - Fin De Seicle

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Release Date October 9th

Fin de Siècle was first released in 1998. Chock full of millennial angst, it was the band's most ambitious album to date. Time Out described it as "A huge, extraordinary record – a concept album even, picking at the scabs of twentieth century existence.. quintessential pop music."  The album charted at number 9, but it was the third single from the album, National Express, that provided The Divine Comedy with their first top ten single. 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. Generation Sex
2. Thrillseeker
3. Commuter Love
4. Sweden
5. Eric The Gardener
6. National Express
7. Life On Earth
8. The Certainty Of Chance
9. Here Comes The Flood
10. Sunrise

Disc 2
1. I've Been To A Marvellous Party
2. Generation Sex (early idea)
3. Gin Soaked Boy
4. With Whom To Dance
5. Thrillseeker (rehearsal version)
6. Maryland Electric Rainstorm
7. Little Acts Of Kindness
8. Life On Earth (early idea)
9. The Dead Only Quickly
10. The Winter Blues
11. London Irish
12. Here Comes The Flood (demo)
13. The Certainty Of Chance (demo)
14. Last Stand In Metroland
15. Overstrand
16. Then Four Buses Came Along At Once
17. National Express (rehearsal version)
18. Postcard To Rosie
19. Dear Lord And Father Of Mankind

LP
1. Generation Sex
2. Thrillseeker
3. Commuter Love
4. Sweden
5. Eric The Gardener
6. National Express
7. Life On Earth
8. The Certainty Of Chance
9. Here Comes The Flood
10. Sunrise