Secret History - the Best Of Divine Comedy
is out on August 30.
Next month The Divine Comedy
will be playing seven dates in the Ireland and Northern Ireland - their last ever concerts.
There are so many arguments for and against recording under my own name, under a different band name, under The Divine Comedy
Basically it's been a team effort for the last three or four years and it was important that we all chipped in as The Divine comedy
had to change to survive.
The Divine Comedy
will perform the 1994 album Promenade, including the single Tonight We Fly.
They had no hesitations in picking Ireland as the place to relaunch the Divine Comedy
Neil Hannon (the Divine Comedy
IS Neil Hannon in case there was any doubt) has been knocking out classic pop songs, in the mode of Serge Gainsberg and Scott Walker for more than 20 years, with a purple patch, at least in terms of chart success, in the mid to late- 90s.
Hannon is a gifted songwriter - gems such as "the years disappear like the bubbles in my beer," from the gloriously melodic Timestretched, litter the set - but it seems that The Divine Comedy
are permanently on the cusp of bigger things.
Sharleen Spiteri's band will be joined the likes of The Stereophonics, Paul Weller, Toploader, James, David Gray, Catatonia, Wheatus, The Divine Comedy
, Starsailor, The Cosmic Rough Riders and a host of others.
THE CLERGYMAN father of The Divine Comedy
pop star Neil Hannon has broken his silence on his son's career - to tell of his extreme pride.
Across The Bridge Of Hope has drawn contributions from U2, Ash, The Divine Comedy
, The Corrs and Paul Brady.
The school, established in 1618, counts Oscar Wilde, Samuel Beckett and Divine Comedy
frontman Neil Hannon among past pupils.