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on 10 January 2003
This album would be worth having if the only track on it were "In Pursuit of Happiness". It is a truly fabulous track that drives forward, inexorably, with a catchy violins lick over some really fat bass trombone bass line. If you've watched "Tomorrow's World" in the last 1990s, you'll recognise the last few bars of the stringy/brassy bit as the show theme tune.
The rest of the tracks are a bonus, even though it may seem that there aren't very many. Well, it is called "A _Short_ Album...", so what do you expect? The tracks after "In PUrsuit Of Happiness" are much lighter and with the occasional low, twangy guitar which Neil seemed to favour at the time of this and "Fin de Siecle". "If" is just plain weird, lyrics-wise. You just have to listen to it. The other track worth a mention is "Timewatching". A very gentle, melancholy song about falling in love and being scared to do it.
I've said it before and I'll say it again; this album, plus "Fin de Siecle" are a truly good introduction to the Divine Comedy. I can recommend both quite highly.
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