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Absent Friends The Divine Comedy


Released: 9th October 2020

Barcode: 5024545891621

  • Format: CD Album
  • Category: Rock & Pop

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Released: 9th October 2020

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  • Description

  • Track listing

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  • Description

    'Absent Friends' was originally released in 2004. Describing the album, singer Neil Hannon said: 'The songs use stories and characters as a framework to pin my ideas on. It's mostly about the eternal battle between the pull of personal freedom and the comfort of domesticity'.
  • Track listing

    ⠀ Disc 1

    Track Track name Artist Time
    Track 1 Absent Friends The Divine Comedy 3.4
    Track 2 Sticks and Stones The Divine Comedy 4.48
    Track 3 Leaving Today The Divine Comedy 4.18
    Track 4 Come Home Billy Bird The Divine Comedy 4.07
    Track 5 My Imaginary Friend The Divine Comedy 2.43
    Track 6 The Wreck of the Beautiful The Divine Comedy 4.58
    Track 7 Our Mutual Friend The Divine Comedy 5.58
    Track 8 The Happy Goth The Divine Comedy 3.36
    Track 9 Freedom Road The Divine Comedy 3.55
    Track 10 Laika's Theme The Divine Comedy 3.07
    Track 11 Charmed Life The Divine Comedy 4.41

    ⠀ Disc 2

    Track Track name Artist Time
    Track 1 Absolute Power The Divine Comedy
    Track 2 Our Mutual Friend (Early Idea) The Divine Comedy
    Track 3 The Bird Evolution The Divine Comedy
    Track 4 Girl Least Likely The Divine Comedy
    Track 5 Mr. Right The Divine Comedy
    Track 6 Sticks and Stones The Divine Comedy
    Track 7 The Dark Horse The Divine Comedy
    Track 8 Idaho The Divine Comedy
    Track 9 All Things The Divine Comedy
    Track 10 Rose for the Lady The Divine Comedy
    Track 11 Smiler The Divine Comedy
    Track 12 Absent Friends The Divine Comedy
    Track 13 Anthem for Bored Youth The Divine Comedy
    Track 14 Our Mutual Friend The Divine Comedy
    Track 15 Antidepressant The Divine Comedy
    Track 16 Windy Pop The Divine Comedy
    Track 17 Laika's Theme (The Promise) The Divine Comedy
    Track 18 Charmed Life The Divine Comedy
  • Product Details

    No. of discs 2 disc(s)
    Format: CD / Remastered Album
    Label Divine Comedy Records
  • Delivery and Returns

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