THE DIVINE COMEDY ABSENT FRIENDS DISCOGS

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Laika’s Theme Neil Hannon. With Absent Friends , Neil Hannon returns to the glorious whimsical form of his crooning pop masterpieces. Hannon had mined the orchestral strings and minimalism of composer and associate Michael Nyman in the past, but “Our Mutual Friend” is his finest stab at merging Nyman -like strings and rhythm with devastating, dramatic vocals. AllMusic relies heavily on JavaScript. Our Mutual Friend Neil Hannon. Archived from the original on 29 June Persevere, though, and you’ll find it’s the smoothest ride you’ve had in ages.

After calling it a day in , Hannon moved to Dublin, had a kid, cut his hair and decided to give it another shot, albeit without the rest of his merry men – Absent Friends, if you like. As always, it’s Hannon ‘s superb wit and impeccable sense of timing that allow him to mingle delicate and simultaneously revelatory turns of phrase for maximum emotional and musical effect. New single “Come Home Billy Bird” – with gorgeous backing vocals from Lauren Laverne – is the tale of an over-worked businessman who overcomes a series of obstacles to make his boy’s first football match. Cover Art provided by the Cover Art Archive. Introspection Late Night Partying. Q [ info ]. Light relief comes in the shape of “My Imaginary Friend” – Bowie’s “Laughing Gnome” dragged into the 21st century – but the laughs are generally few and far between. With Absent Friends , Neil Hannon returns to the glorious whimsical form of his crooning pop masterpieces.

Jazz Latin New Age. Absent Friends album [ info ]. Persevere, though, and you’ll find it’s the smoothest ride you’ve had in ages. It is perhaps “Our Mutual Friend” that really drives home the confidence and sublime nature of Comeey ‘s songwriting and execution at this stage of his career.

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Who else could pull off a touching yet hilarious song like “The Happy Goth,” where Hannon sings of lonely yet fridnds young lady “who wears Doc Martens and a heavy cross”? From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

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Q [ info ]. Absent Friends is the eighth studio album by The Divine Comedy. This article needs additional citations for verification. Streams Videos All Posts. Light relief comes in the shape of “My Imaginary Friend” – Bowie’s “Laughing Gnome” dragged into the 21st century – but the laughs are generally few and far between.

The title track could be the theme from High Chaparral that got left on the cutting room floor and features namechecks to Oscar Wilde, Steve McQueen and Willie Woodbine whoever he is. The Wreck of the Beautiful Neil Hannon.

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He was aided by long-time collaborator Joby Talbotwho arranged and conducted the orchestra. Retrieved 4 November It ranks high among his duscogs albums. Chamber popalternative rock. The Best of the Divine Comedy.

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Thus, Hannon has found a way to mix semi-autobiographical subject matter with the witty pop melodies that are his bread and butter. Cover Art provided by the Cover Art Archive. This page was last edited on 4 Novemberat Anyone expecting a return ticket for the National Express is going to be disappointed. My Imaginary Friend Neil Hannon. As always, it’s Hannon ‘s superb wit and impeccable sense of timing that allow him to mingle delicate and simultaneously revelatory turns of phrase for maximum emotional and musical effect.

Freedom Road Neil Hannon. Sexy Trippy All Moods. Album closer “Charmed Life,” which marries twinkling pianos with airy orchestration and a thoroughly jolly sense of self-discovery, is perhaps most indicative of Hannon ‘s rediscovered optimism. Essentially, Absent Friends is the soundtrack of a man who’s never been happier, yet is keen to remember the bad times to put things in perspective.

Neil Hannon was the only member of The Divine Comedy by this point, as the band had split up shortly after the release of ‘s Regeneration. Articles needing additional references from May All articles needing additional references Articles with hAudio microformats Articles with album ratings that need to be turned into prose.

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New single “Come Home Billy Bird” – with gorgeous backing vocals from Lauren Laverne – is the tale of an over-worked businessman who overcomes a series of obstacles to make his boy’s first football match.

Divine Comedy frontman Neil Hannon may have managed to lose his band along the way, but fortunately his touch for writing poignant pop songs has not deserted him. AllMusic relies frinds on JavaScript. Laika’s Theme Neil Hannon. The vocals remain as warm as a pair of trusty old slippers and the lyrics as sharp as a needle, although by the end of this record you’ll feel the need for a stiff gin and tonic to give you a lift. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed.

Victory for the Comic Muse Hannon had decided to continue using the Divine Comedy name for this album. Rainy Day Relaxation Road Trip. Hannon dicine mined the orchestral strings and minimalism of composer and associate Michael Nyman in the past, but “Our Mutual Friend” is his finest stab at merging Nyman -like strings and rhythm with devastating, dramatic vocals. Charmed Life Neil Hannon. Our Mutual Friend Neil Hannon.

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After calling it a day inHannon moved to Dublin, had a kid, cut his hair and decided to give it another shot, albeit without the rest of his merry men – Absent Friends, if you like.