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Album: Foreverland
# Song Title   Time
1)    Napoleon Complex
2)    Foreverland
3)    Catherine the Great
4)    Funny Peculiar
5)    Pact, The
6)    To the Rescue
7)    How Can You Leave Me On My Own
8)    I Joined the Foreign Legion (To Forget)
9)    My Happy Place
10)    Desperate Man, A
11)    Other People
12)    One Who Loves You, The
1)    6th of December
2)    11th of December
3)    13th of December
4)    23rd of December
5)    3rd of January
6)    13th of January
7)    15th of January
8)    30th of January
9)    7th of February
10)    22nd of February
11)    8th of March
12)    27th of March
13)    4th of April
14)    4th of April (Midnight)
15)    3rd of May
16)    10th of May
17)    21st of May
18)    28th of May
19)    31st of May
 

Album: Foreverland
# Song Title   Time
1)    Napoleon Complex
2)    Foreverland
3)    Catherine the Great
4)    Funny Peculiar
5)    Pact, The
6)    To the Rescue
7)    How Can You Leave Me On My Own
8)    I Joined the Foreign Legion (To Forget)
9)    My Happy Place
10)    Desperate Man, A
11)    Other People
12)    One Who Loves You, The
1)    6th of December
2)    11th of December
3)    13th of December
4)    23rd of December
5)    3rd of January
6)    13th of January
7)    15th of January
8)    30th of January
9)    7th of February
10)    22nd of February
11)    8th of March
12)    27th of March
13)    4th of April
14)    4th of April (Midnight)
15)    3rd of May
16)    10th of May
17)    21st of May
18)    28th of May
19)    31st of May
 
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Performer Notes
  • Audio Mixer: Jake Jackson .
  • Recording information: AIR Studios; Master Chord Studios; National Concert Hall, Dublin.
  • Photographer: Raphal Neal.
  • The follow-up to 2010's fun but frivolous Bang Goes the Knighthood, Foreverland continues to follow Neil Hannon's descent into happiness, offering up an amiable 12-track set that manages to locate the semi-sweet spot between treacly and savory. Hannon wastes little time in doling out the confectionaries, lampooning his fame and stature on the winking "Napoleon Complex," a jocular bit of chamber pop fluff that provides a nice litmus test for what's to come. Hannon's pure pop acumen has always helped to temper some of his flightier tendencies, and that knack for taming preciousness with melodic might lends a nice charge to Foreverland's first single, "Catherine the Great." A thinly veiled love letter to his significant other, Irish singer/songwriter Cathy Davey, it's a classic Hannon production, delivering whimsy and wit via a three-minute, self-described "silly love song" that's presented in the guise of a droll Russian history lecture -- the charming Davey herself appears on the Gershwin-esque duet "Funny Peculiar." Hannon, ever the self-deprecating gadfly, does his best to try and inject some conflict into his current state of bliss on the propulsive, manchild eviscerating -- and occasionally cringe-inducing -- "How Can You Leave Me Here on My Own," but the warmth that radiates from fearlessly tender gems like "My Happy Place" and "The One That Loves You" suggests otherwise. There's no mistaking Foreverland for anything other than the work of an artist who has chosen to give up his fight with the not-so-cruel-after-all mistress that is contentment. ~ James Christopher Monger
Professional Reviews
Mojo (Publisher) - Ranked #50 in Mojo's 'The 50 Best Albums of 2016' -- "Album 11's effervescent orchestral pop brocades ear-pleasing songs, pensive heartache lurking within witty cabaret inconsequence."

Clash (Magazine) - "Hannon's music as The Divine Comedy has drawn a small but adoring audience over the years, pairing grandiose string arrangements with classic pop licks to often majestic effect."
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