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The Divine Comedy venture into ‘Office Politics’ with new album

2CD deluxe with demos •  2LP coloured vinyl 

Enniskillen’s foremost chamber pop band The Divine Comedy have announced details of a brand new album. The follow-up to 2016’s top ten Foreverland, Office Politics is due in June.

The album is released across a variety of formats, with two double 180g vinyl sets (one coloured, one not) and two CD versions, one concerned with just the 16-track album (it’s technically a double), the other, a two-CD deluxe featuring an additional a bonus CD of Neil’s piano demos for the stage musical Swallows and Amazons, which are previously unreleased.

The album was written, produced and arranged by Neil and recorded in Ireland and London. Additional guest vocals come courtesy of Chris Difford, Cathy Davey and Pete Ruotolo.

Speaking about Office Politics, Neil Hannon says “It has synthesisers. And songs about synthesisers, but don’t panic. It also has guitars, orchestras, accordions, and songs about love and greed. I do try to make normal records, but it always seems to wander off into odd territories.”

Office Politics is released on 7 June 2019. There are some bundles available via the official store which also stocks the black vinyl and a cassette edition.

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Office Politics 2CD

CD1

  1. Queuejumper
  2. Office Politics
  3. Norman And Norma
  4. Absolutely Obsolete
  5. Infernal Machines
  6. You’ll Never Work In This Town Again
  7. Psychological Evaluation
  8. The Synthesiser Service Centre Super Summer Sale
  9. The Life And Soul Of The Party
  10. A Feather In Your Cap
  11. I’m A Stanger Here
  12. Dark Days Are Here Again
  13. Philip And  Steve’s Furniture Removal Company
  14. Opportunity’ Knox
  15. After The Lord Mayor’s Show
  16. When The Working Day Is Done

CD2 (Swallows and Amazons – The Original Piano Demos)

  1. Whistle For A Wind
  2. The Swallow
  3. The Conquering Heroes
  4. Fighting Swallow
  5. The Amazon Pirates
  6. The Parley
  7. Better Drowned Than Duffers
  8. Let’s Make The Best Of It
  9. Navy Stroke
  10. Like Robinson Crusoe
  11. Titty’s Dream
  12. The Conquering Heroes, Victory Chorus
  13. The Black Spot
  14. The Parley – Flint’s Apology
  15. Swallows And Amazons Forever

Office Politics 2LP vinyl

  1. Queuejumper
  2. Office Politics
  3. Norman And Norma
  4. Absolutely Obsolete
  5. Infernal Machines
  6. You’ll Never Work In This Town Again
  7. Psychological Evaluation
  8. The Synthesiser Service Centre Super Summer Sale
  9. The Life And Soul Of The Party
  10. A Feather In Your Cap
  11. I’m A Stanger Here
  12. Dark Days Are Here Again
  13. Philip And  Steve’s Furniture Removal Company
  14. Opportunity’ Knox
  15. After The Lord Mayor’s Show
  16. When The Working Day Is Done

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