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Divine and Delicious,
By A Customer
This review is from: Promenade (Audio CD)
A strange and beautiful album from the master lyricist and musician Neil Hannon and the rest of the gang. Promenade is an adventurous album which contains many of the elements that make the Divine Comedy great. It is not their finest album, perhaps, but it is full of exciting material. There is the trademark sublime silliness - what other band would open with the words "rub a dub dub"? - and beautifully orchestrated sections like in Neptune's Daughter. It also features Neil's favourite of his own songs, Tonight We Fly, which is idiosyncratically romantic. If you like the Divine Comedy, you should have this album. OK, it is an early album and not all of it works, but what other album would contain songs about seafood, drinking, suicide and God all tied together with the recurring theme: "happy the man and happy he alone who can call today his own"?