The Divine Comedy

Office Politics

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Divine Comedy

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Neil Hannon, one of the country’s foremost songwriters, releases a wonderful new Divine Comedy album ‘Office Politics’. It’s the follow-up to the acclaimed top ten 2016 album ‘Foreverland’. “Office Politics” is a 16 track tour de force full of inventive, timeless music peopled with a typically irreverent cast of characters. “It has synthesizers. And songs about synthesizers,” Neil says. “But don’t panic. It also has guitars, orchestras, accordions, and songs about love and greed.” But ‘Office Politics’ central characters are the machines. Or ‘Infernal Machines’ as one track rages.

“I do try to make normal records,” Neil says with a smile. ”But it always seems to wander off into odd territories.”

And for that we should be thankful.

STAFF COMMENTS

Barry says: Divine Comedy have been at the forefront of whimsical, wry songwriting and dryly observational humour for close to 30 years now, and their latest outing continues the trend, breaching office interactions, politicism and day-to-day humour with their trademark style. Brilliantly familiar but also perfectly up to date. Another cleverly observant and humorous success for Hannon & co.

TRACK LISTING

CD & LP:

Queuejumper
Office Politics
Norman And Norma
Absolutely Obsolete
Infernal Machines
You'll Never Work In This Town Again
Psychological Evaluation
The Synthesiser Service Centre Super Summer Sale
The Life And Soul Of The Party
A Feather In Your Cap
I'm A Stanger Here
Dark Days Are Here Again
Philip And Steve's Furniture Removal Company
Opportunity' Knox
After The Lord Mayor's Show
When The Working Day Is Done


Deluxe CD:

CD1
Queuejumper
Office Politics
Norman And Norma
Absolutely Obsolete
Infernal Machines
You'll Never Work In This Town Again
Psychological Evaluation
The Synthesiser Service Centre Super Summer Sale
The Life And Soul Of The Party
A Feather In Your Cap
I'm A Stanger Here
Dark Days Are Here Again
Philip And Steve's Furniture Removal Company
Opportunity' Knox
After The Lord Mayor's Show
When The Working Day Is Done


CD2 (Swallows And Amazons - The Original Piano Demos)
Whistle For A Wind
The Swallow
The Conquering Heroes
Fighting Swallow
The Amazon Pirates
The Parley
Better Drowned Than Duffers
Let's Make The Best Of It
Navy Stroke
Like Robinson Crusoe
Titty's Dream
The Conquering Heroes, Victory Chorus
The Black Spot
The Parley - Flint's Apology
Swallows And Amazons Forever

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