Friday, 19 August 2011

Divine Comedy: 'Everybody Knows (Except You)' EP

Returning to my theme of a post or two ago, here’s a little quickie to tide you over…

I like it when two cool things combine to make something really cool. Here’s something I found a car boot sale by accident. It’s an EP by the ace Divine Comedy, the lead track of which is ‘Everyone Knows’. So far so good. The bonus tracks are straight out of the lazy mans guide to marketing – slap some live stuff on to pad it out. Except the padding is great and features three tunes – all different and all great. The first (and this is where we came in) is an orchestral version of the American Music club gem ‘Johnny Mathis’ Feet’, the should-have-been massive hit from their ‘Mercury’ album. The next is ‘Your Daddy’s Car’ a lovely Neil Hannon penned gem with the best use of an Oboe in Pop outside of Roxy Music. The last track is ‘Europe by Train’ which sounds like the opening music to some long forgotten Continental documentary series. It’s lovely. I’ll even throw in the lead track, which (strictly speaking) is very much available, but it adds a little context.

(Divine Comedy: 'Everybody Knows (Except You)' )

Consider this a sorbet to clear the palate before the next course, you gourmands….

Divine Comedy: 'Everybody Knows (Except You)' EP

Everybody Knows (Except You)
Johnny Mathis' Feet
Your Daddy's Car
Europe By Train

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