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2.0 out of 5 stars Unremarkable Rock, 6 Dec. 2007
This review is from: Fanfare for the Comic Muse (Audio CD)
It's amazing how rare (and therefore expensive) this EP can be, since Neil Hannon effectively disowned it and allowed it to remain 'deleted' evermore. I was quite excited when I found the songs on the net. Until, that is, I actually heard it.

Made when Hannon was still a teenager, 'Fanfare' is surprisingly mundane indie-rock, that's stylistically miles away from his subsequent albums. While not exactly awful, it's just pretty generic rock, and it's clear why Hannon ignores this forgettable release altogether.

'Liberation' (his 'true' debut) and 'Promenade' are also quite rare, but still attainable for a decent price if you're patient and look around. While those albums are certainly worth tracking down, this really isn't worth the considerable time and money.

I'm sure a lot of fans are frustrated and curious to hear these early songs, but I assure you that this 20 min EP is best left alone.
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Initial post: 12 Jun 2009 14:20:54 BDT
Hankie says:
Thanks for the honest review! Such a shame though, I would love to hear the album but couldn't afford to spend so much - especially for an EP. I'm glad to hear from someone who has actually heard it. I love the fact that DC's music is so in demand these days! :-) <3

In reply to an earlier post on 11 Sep 2010 14:13:40 BDT
M. Burr says:
I roundly support the initial reviwers comments too - It's not the Divine Comedy most people know and love. Also be advised that this CD has been faked due to the high price of originals. If you want an original, do your homework so you know what you should be looking for.
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