sabato 29 agosto 2009

The Divine Comedy "A Short Album About Love"





Cari romanticoni ci siamo. Ecco il vostro disco, per piangere per amore, per soffrire per amore, ma anche per rallegrarsi e sperare per amore. Il tutto targato Divine Comedy. Una garanzia. 7 pezzi incantevoli dedicati a questo sentimento. Non c'è altro da aggiungere. (1997 Setanta)


The peculiarly packaged A SHORT ALBUM ABOUT LOVE is available as three separate CD singles or as a single box set that contains all three CDs. The album is the musically, lyrically, and conceptually unified effort suggested by the simple and descriptive title. Recorded in New York City and backed by a 30-piece orchestra, the album allows Irish singer/songwriter Neil Hannon--The Divine Comedy's only constant member--to give full rein to his art-pop fantasies. The orchestral arrangements give Hannon's songs the lush romanticism he'd reached toward on earlier albums like LIBERATION and PROMENADE, and his wry, ironic lyrics are particularly well suited for the backing. A SHORT ALBUM ABOUT LOVE recalls Hannon's obvious heroes, '60s cabaret-pop weirdo Scott Walker and the brilliant though deliberately provocative French jazz-pop genius Serge Gainsbourg, as well as more recent pop artists likeMomus, the Monochrome Set, and the Magnetic Fields. (http://www.amazon.co.uk/)

- In Pursuit Of Happiness
- Everybody Knows (except you)
- Someone
- If…
- If I Were You (i'd be through with me)
- Timewatching
- I'm All You Need

DIVINE COMEDY

2 commenti:

  1. mi hai beccato in pieno... ebbene sì, inutile far il duro, il metallaro, il rocker... sono un fottuto britpop (con venature folk!) e, accanto a gruppi esplosivi e chitarrosi, alle melodie ballabili e ai ritornelli martellanti, AMO le melodie dei Divine Comedy! insomma, viva il romanticismo... e questo gruppo riusciva a creare atmosfere da sogno, semplici, come semplice può essere il sentimento più puro che conosciamo.

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