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The Divine Comedy

Promenade Vinyl + 2CD + T-Shirt (Remastered) (Inc. Pin Badge)

$65.00

Release Date: 09/10/2020

Venus, Cupid, Folly And Time - T-Shirt

This multi buy includes:

  • Promenade 2CD (Remastered)
  • Promenade Vinyl (Remastered)
  • Promenade Badge
  • Venus, Cupid, Folly And Time - T-Shirt
Promenade, originally released in 1994, loosely recounts a day in the life of a pair of friends / siblings / lovers. It was an immediate hit with the critics and catapulted Neil to early notoriety in France. The Melody Maker said "’Promenade’ is music hall, cool French films, late nights in a bygone city, sea-shanties swelled by alcohol.. ‘Promenade’ walks the path of indulgence with bravado and a mischievous grin. A stolen masterpiece."  Q picked it as one of its best albums of ’94 and described it as "One of the most unexpected and original treasures of the year."  Reviewing for Select, Stuart Maconie said "’Promenade’ is a masterpiece. If you do one brave and imaginative thing this month, be on the side of the angels and buy this record."  Stand out tracks include Don't Look Down, The Summerhouse and Tonight We Fly, the song with which, to this day, the band close every live set. 

The CD release consists of 2 discs: the original remastered album, with a second CD of b-sides, demos and alternate versions lovingly curated by Neil Hannon, much of which has never been heard before. The CD comes with a booklet of photos, credits and extensive liner notes written by Neil covering the context and inspiration behind the album and its songs.

The LP release consists of the original remastered album, cut at Abbey Road, packaged with a download code for the album and bonus tracks. The LP is heavyweight black vinyl in a gatefold sleeve accompanied with photos, credits and Neil's liner notes.

To mark the release, The Divine Comedy play five nights at the Barbican in London in early September and then later the same month, five nights at the Cite de la Musique in Paris. Performing as an eleven-piece ensemble, the band will play two albums from their catalogue in full each night. Liberation and Promenade will be performed on the 2nd September in London and the 25th Sept in Paris.

CD Tracklisting:
Bath
Going Downhill Fast
The Booklovers
A Seafood Song
Geronimo
Don't Look Down
When The Lights Go Out All Over Europe
The Summerhouse
Neptune's Daughter
A Drinking Song
Ten Seconds To Midnight
Tonight We Fly

Bonus Disc
Ten Seconds To Midnight (alternate version)
Assume The Goldsmith
When The Lights Go Out All Over Europe (live)
Tell Me What's Wrong
Life's What You Make It
Lost Prom Jam
Neptune's Daughter (demo)
Going Downhill Fast (instrumental)
The Booklovers (demo)
The Bright Lights Of Ealing
Bath (alternate version)
The Summerhouse (early idea)
The Summerhouse (live)
When The Lights Go Out All Over Europe (early idea)
A Woman Of The World (Promenade style demo)
Geronimo (live with Yann Tiersen)
Don't Look Down (demo)
A Drinking Song (live)
Only For Tonight
Tonight We Fly (demo)


Vinyl Tracklisting:
Bath
Going Downhill Fast
The Booklovers
A Seafood Song
Geronimo
Don't Look Down
When The Lights Go Out All Over Europe
The Summerhouse
Neptune's Daughter
A Drinking Song
Ten Seconds To Midnight
Tonight We Fly

Bonus Material (Download card)
Ten Seconds To Midnight (alternate version)
Assume The Goldsmith
When The Lights Go Out All Over Europe (live)
Tell Me What's Wrong
Life's What You Make It
Lost Prom Jam
Neptune's Daughter (demo)
Going Downhill Fast (instrumental)
The Booklovers (demo)
The Bright Lights Of Ealing
Bath (alternate version)
The Summerhouse (early idea)
The Summerhouse (live)
When The Lights Go Out All Over Europe (early idea)
A Woman Of The World (Promenade style demo)
Geronimo (live with Yann Tiersen)
Don't Look Down (demo)
A Drinking Song (live)
Only For Tonight
Tonight We Fly (demo)