The Divine Comedy - A Secret History: The Best Of The Divine Comedy download album
Version taken from "A Secret History". The Best Of The Divine Comedy.
Album · 1999 · 17 Songs. The Pop Singer's Fear of the Pollen Count (1999 Best Of Version). 9. The Frog Princess.
The Best of The Divine Comedy is a greatest hits compilation album by The Divine Comedy, released in 1999. The album was the last to be released by the band on the Setanta Records label, and featured a collection of singles and best-known songs from the previous five studio albums. Re-recordings of "The Pop Singer's Fear of the Pollen Count" and "Your Daddy's Car" were included, along with two new tracks, "Gin Soaked Boy" and "Too Young to Die"
One listen to Fin de Siècle's triumphant "The Certainty of Chance" or A Short Album's cascading "In Pursuit of Happiness" is to open the blinds in a dark room that emit bursts of blinding light; the sweep of the orchestra playing madly, as if running to catch a train, and Hannon's voice bawling along, carried away, shedding its sporadic smugness. Today's Divine Comedy is a lot sweeter and emotional than Dante's
Management – Divine Management. Mastered By – Ian Cooper. The Pop Singer's Fear Of The Pollen Count" is originally from "Liberation" and re-recorded for "A Secret History". Gin Soaked Boy" and "Too Young to Die" previously un-released. Tracks 1, 4, 10, 15 & 16 published by BMG Music, track 14 published by Warner, Chappell Music, all other tracks published by Damaged Pop Music.
The Divine Comedy are a chamber pop band from Northern Ireland formed in 1989 and fronted by Neil Hannon. Hannon has been the only constant member of the group, playing, in some instances, all of the non-orchestral instrumentation except drums. To date, eleven studio albums have been released under the Divine Comedy name. The group achieved their greatest commercial success in the years 1996–99, during which they had nine singles that made the UK Top 40, including the top ten hit "National Express".
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Exclusive Prime pricing. A Secret Histor. he Best Of The Divine Comedy. At the turn of the century it was quite easy to dismiss The Divine Comedy as simply a novelty band with a kitschy, comic shtick; but this collection represents more than simply a flimsy feel good album. After repeated listening it is apparent that TDC's body of work has real, deep emotional depth, lyrically and musically. The Summerhouse" is a song of rare outstanding beauty; whimsical with the ever-present comic edge, but still up to the job of relating the intangible feeling of what it is to be a child in the middle of an unending summer holiday.
The Certainty of Chance Lyrics. The Divine Comedy Lyrics provided by SongLyrics. Lyricapsule: The Surfaris Drop ‘Wipe Out’; June 22, 1963. RIFF’d: Nas’ ‘Nasir’. Lyricapsule: The Byrds Drop ‘Mr. Tambourine Man’; June 21, 1965.
Band Name The Divine Comedy. Album Name A Secret History. Released date 12 October 1999. 8.
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|2||Something For The Weekend|
|3||Everybody Knows (Except You)|
|5||Becoming More Like Alfie|
|7||Your Daddy's Car
Producer – Darren AllisonRemix – Jon Jacobs
|8||The Pop Singer's Fear Of The Pollen Count|
|9||The Frog Princess|
|10||Gin Soaked Boy|
|12||Songs Of Love|
|13||In Pursuit Of Happiness|
|14||I've Been To A Marvellous Party
Mixed By – David Tyler*Programmed By – Steve Hilton*
|15||The Certainty Of Chance|
|16||Too Young To Die|
|17||Tonight We Fly|
- Arranged By – Joby Talbot (tracks: 1,3, 4, 8, 13, 15)
- Drums – Darren Allison (tracks: 2, 5, 6, 9, 11, 12, 17)
- Engineer – Andy Scade (tracks: 4, 8, 10, 15)
- French Horn – Quentin Hutchinson (tracks: 11)
- Percussion – Darren Allison (tracks: 2, 5, 6, 7, 9, 11, 12, 17)
- Producer – Darren Allison (tracks: 2, 5 to 7, 9, 11, 12, 17), Jon Jacobs (tracks: 1, 3, 4, 8, 10, 13, 15, 16), Neil Hannon
NotesCompilation of tracks from "Fin De Siècle" (01, 04 & 15), "Casanova" (02, 05, 09 & 12), "A Short Album About Love" (03 & 13), "Promenade" (06 & 17), "Liberation" (07 & 11) and "20th Century Blues - The Songs of Noel Coward" .
"The Pop Singer's Fear Of The Pollen Count" is originally from "Liberation" and re-recorded for "A Secret History". "Gin Soaked Boy" and "Too Young to Die" previously un-released.
Packaged in a plastic sleeve with a colour card featuring cover and tracklist on the back.
|SET LP 100||The Divine Comedy||A Secret History: The Best Of The Divine Comedy (2xLP, Comp)||Setanta||SET LP 100||UK||1999|
|SET CD 100||The Divine Comedy||A Secret History: The Best Of The Divine Comedy (CD, Comp)||Setanta||SET CD 100||UK||1999|
|DCRL 100CD||The Divine Comedy||A Secret History: The Best Of The Divine Comedy (CD, Comp, RE)||Divine Comedy Records Limited||DCRL 100CD||UK||2006|
|none, DTM 224101-2||The Divine Comedy||A Secret History: The Best Of The Divine Comedy (CD, Album, Comp)||Setanta, Double T Music||none, DTM 224101-2||Europe||1999|
|SETCDL100||The Divine Comedy||A Secret History (...The Best Of The Divine Comedy) (2xCD, Comp, Ltd)||Setanta||SETCDL100||UK||1999|