THE DIVINE COMEDY – Absent Friends - 2CD [OCT 9th]

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THE DIVINE COMEDY – Absent Friends - 2CD [OCT 9th]

THE DIVINE COMEDY – Absent Friends - 2CD [OCT 9th]

€12.99

 

THE DIVINE COMEDY – Absent Friends – 2CD [OCT 9th]


Please note:

This is a presale order, release date OCT 9th

All orders will be shipped on or before OCT 9th

You can also collect in store on release day

2CD – Includes Booklet


Absent Friends was first released in 2004. Describing the album, Neil said: “The songs use stories and characters as a framework to pin my ideas on. It’s mostly about the eternal battle between the pull of personal freedom and the comfort of domesticity”. The album was recorded by Guy Massey, mixed by Nigel Godrich and features guest appearances by 6 Music DJ Lauren Laverne and French multi-instrumentalist Yann Tiersen. Stand out tracks from the album include singles Come Home Billy Bird and Absent Friends, as well as fan favourites Our Mutual Friend and Charmed Life. The album has been remastered from the original tapes at the legendary Abbey Road Studios by mastering engineer Frank Arkwright (Blur, The Smiths.)

 

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.

Tracklist

Absent Friends
Sticks and Stones
Leaving Today
Come Home Billy Bird
My Imaginary Friend
The Wreck Of The Beautiful
Our Mutual Friend
The Happy Goth
Freedom Road
Laika's Theme
Charmed Life

Bonus CD
Absolute Power
Our Mutual Friend (early idea)
The Bird Evolution
Girl Least Likely
Mr Right
Sticks and Stones (demo)
The Dark Horse
Idaho
All Things (alternate version)
Rose For The Lady
Smiler
Absent Friends (demo)
Anthem For Bored Youth (demo)
Our Mutual Friend (alternate
version)
Antidepressant
Windy Pop
Laika's Theme (The Promise)
Charmed Life (alternate version)

LABEL: Divine Comedy Records

CAT NO: DCRL080RCD

BARCODE: 5024545891621