The Divine Comedy - Casanova (2020 Re-Issue)
In 1990 Neil Hannon started recording and releasing under the name The Divine Comedy. Thirty years and twelve great albums later, Hannon is rightly adjudged one of the finest singer songwriters of his generation. To celebrate, Divine Comedy Records are remastering and reissuing nine of the band's classic albums. The reissues will be released by Neil Hannon’s own label Divine Comedy Records.
Casanova' was the band's third album and the first to bring real success. First released in 1996 it explored and dissected a world of casual affairs, loose morals and a thousand anxieties in between.
From the NME: "’Casanova’ fairly teems with sex, with suppressed desires.. with ample evidence of what dicks men can be." Mojo described it as a "glorious.. sumptuous paean to life, love and longing." Select said "Only a barren heart could resist it.. Sensible people simply swooned."
Singles 'Something For The Weekend', 'Becoming More Like Alfie' and 'The Frog Princess' became chart hits and airplay staples while an alternate version of 'Songs Of Love' became the theme music for legendary Channel 4 sitcom 'Father Ted'.
'The LP release consists of the original remastered album, cut at Abbey Road, packaged with a download code for the album and bonus tracks. The LP is heavyweight black vinyl in a gatefold sleeve accompanied with photos, credits and Neil's liner notes.
1. Hannon's Game
2. Birds Of Paradise Farm
3. A Woman Of The World (early Idea)
4. Motorway To Damascus
5. Crapper's Delight
6. Songs Of Love (demo)
7. Love Is Lighter Than Air
8. Comme Beaucoup De Messieurs (avec Valérie Lemercier)
10. Painting The Forth Bridge
11. Solsbury Eel
Artist: The Divine Comedy
Label: Divine Comedy Records
Genre: Rock & Pop Re-Issues
Format: Vinyl LP
Cat Number: DCRL025RLP
Released: 9th October 2020