Okay then, this has been threatened for a while, so it’s about time we got started! The intention of this thread is to hold up for discussion the complete works of Neil Hannon, aka The Divine Comedy. As with other threads of this nature; we’ll hold up one song a day for discussion and probably score them out of 5. What will definitely be covered All the studio albums released under the name “The Divine Comedy”: Fanfare for the Comic Muse Liberation Promenade Casanova A Short Album About Love Fin de Siècle Regeneration Absent Friends Victory for the Comic Muse Bang Goes the Knighthood Foreverland Office Politics What will probably be covered Other full studio-produced tracks found on B-sides, EPs and deluxe editions. What might be covered - Some of the more interesting demos and live tracks found on B-sides, the “Secret History” compilation, and the 2020 deluxe editions of the albums and the “Venus, Cupid, Folly and Time” boxset. - The two albums by the Duckworth Lewis Method - Some of the more interesting collaborations between Neil under his own name, and other artists What probably won’t be covered - Most of the stuff from “Juveneilia” disc 1 because I don’t think I can bear to listen to it again - Live albums will probably be covered one per day rather than track by track - same may apply to the remainder of the bonus discs like those from the recent boxset, and the “In May” and “Swallows and Amazons” bonuses from the last two studio albums. But let’s see when we get there. So let’s take a day to get out of this tailspin, bob our hair, prepare some of our favourite seafood, feed the dogs and the horses, tell someone we love them, take the National Express to Northern Ireland, check lost property for any stray songs, drink a toast to absent friends, pray we don’t die virgins, see what’s going on down in the street below, ask how Neil can leave us on our own, and finally work out what on Earth we’ll do when the working day of this thread is done... ... And then we’ll kick off sometime tomorrow with “Fanfare for the Comic Muse”, the first official release under the name of The Divine Comedy.