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The Divine Comedy

Office Politics

Divine Comedy Records



cd (pre-order)

Expected Release: 7th Jun 2019

£10.99


limited edition deluxe 2cd (pre-order)

Expected Release: 7th Jun 2019

£13.99


limited edition colour lp (pre-order)

Expected Release: 7th Jun 2019

£21.99


“Office Politics” is a 16 track tour de force full of inventive, timeless music peopled with a typically irreverent cast of characters.

“It has synthesizers. And songs about synthesizers,” Neil says. “But don’t panic. It also has guitars, orchestras, accordions, and songs about love and greed.” But ‘Office Politics’ central characters are the machines. Or ‘Infernal Machines’ as one track rages. “I do try to make normal records,” Neil says with a smile. ”But it always seems to wander off into odd territories.” And for that we should be thankful. The album was written, produced and arranged by Neil Hannon and recorded in Ireland and London. Additional guest vocals courtesy of Chris Difford, Cathy Davey & Pete Ruotolo.

Office Politics

Tracklist

  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 Stranger 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