Bang Goes the Knighthood

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Bang Goes the Knighthood
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Studio album by
Released31 May 2010
Recorded2009
StudioExchequer Street Studios & Westland Studios, Dublin
GenreOrchestral pop, art rock
Length44:55
33:36 (Bonus Disc)
LabelDivine Comedy
ProducerNeil Hannon
The Divine Comedy chronology
Victory for the Comic Muse
(2006)
Bang Goes the Knighthood
(2010)
Foreverland
(2016)
Singles from Bang Goes the Knighthood
  1. "At the Indie Disco"
    Released: 24 May 2010
  2. "I Like"
    Released: 10 August 2010
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic[1]
BBC Onlinepositive[2]
The Independentpositive[3]
Record Collector[4]
Belfast Telegraph[5]
Financial Times[6]
The Guardian[7]
The Daily Telegraph[8]
Pitchfork(7.6/10)[9]

Bang Goes the Knighthood is the tenth studio album by Irish chamber pop band the Divine Comedy, released on 31 May 2010 by Divine Comedy Records.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks are written by Neil Hannon, except where noted.

No.TitleLength
1."Down in the Street Below"5:08
2."The Complete Banker"3:43
3."Neapolitan Girl"2:49
4."Bang Goes the Knighthood"2:48
5."At the Indie Disco" (featuring Cathy Davey)3:18
6."Have You Ever Been in Love" (featuring Cathy Davey)3:10
7."Assume the Perpendicular"4:06
8."The Lost Art of Conversation"4:01
9."Island Life" (featuring Cathy Davey)4:36
10."When a Man Cries"3:54
11."Can You Stand Upon One Leg"3:32
12."I Like"3:48
iTunes Bonus Tracks
No.TitleLength
13."Ya Sumeera"2:39
14."Beside The Railway Tracks"2:57
15."The Circular Firing Squad"2:51
16."Napoleon Complex"4:20


Bonus Disc: Recorded Live at the Cité De La Musique, Sept. 2008
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Amsterdam"Jacques Brel3:33
2."L'Amour est Bleu"André Popp, Pierre Cour3:25
3."Poupée de cire, poupée de son"Serge Gainsbourg3:13
4."Les Playboys"Jacques Dutronc, Jacques Lanzmann3:25
5."The Songs That We Sing"Jarvis Cocker, Jean-Benoît Dunckel, Neil Hannon, Nicolas Godin3:02
6."Les copains d'abord"Georges Brassens3:56
7."Anita Pettersen"Vincent Delerm4:55
8."Joe le taxi"Franck Langolff, Étienne Roda-Gil4:24
9."Je changerais d'avis"Ennio Morricone, Ghigo De Chiara, Maurizio Costanzo3:39

Personnel[edit]

Personnel adapted from liner notes included in Venus, Cupid, Folly & Time – Thirty Years of The Divine Comedy.

Musicians

  • Neil Hannon – vocals, piano
  • Tim Weller – drums
  • Cathy Davey – guest vocals (tracks 5, 6 and 9), drums (track 5)
  • Thomas Walsh – guest vocals (tracks 2 and 11), acoustic guitar (tracks 5 and 8)
  • Tosh Flood – guest vocals (track 1), electric guitar (track 5)
  • Andrew Skeetorchestral arrangements and conductor (tracks 1, 5, 6, 7, 9 and 10)
  • Millennia Ensemble – orchestral performances

Production

  • Neil Hannon – producer, artwork concept
  • Fergal Davis – engineering
  • Ross Martin – additional engineering
  • Guy Massey – engineering, mixing (tracks 2, 5, 7, 8 and 12)
  • Bill Somerville-Large – mixing (tracks 1, 3, 4, 6, 9, 10)
  • Dan Grech – mixing (track 11)
  • Brian Hickley – artwork concept
  • Pauline Rowan – photography

References[edit]

  1. ^ AllMusic Review
  2. ^ Mueller, Andrew. "The Divine Comedy Bang Goes the Knighthood Review". BBC. Archived from the original on 30 May 2010. Retrieved 6 June 2010.
  3. ^ Price, Simon (30 May 2010). "The Divine Comedy Bang Goes the Knighthood Review". The Independent. London. Archived from the original on 13 June 2010. Retrieved 6 June 2010.
  4. ^ Staunton, Terry. "Review: The Divine Comedy: Bang Goes the Knighthood". Record Collector magazine. Archived from the original on 28 May 2010. Retrieved 6 June 2010.
  5. ^ Gill, Andy. "Review: The Divine Comedy: Bang Goes the Knighthood". Belfast Telegraph. Retrieved 6 June 2010.
  6. ^ Hunter-Tilney , Ludovic. "Review: The Divine Comedy: Bang Goes the Knighthood". The Financial Times Ltd 2010. Archived from the original on 4 June 2010. Retrieved 6 June 2010.
  7. ^ Dean, Will (27 May 2010). "Review: The Divine Comedy: Bang Goes the Knighthood". London: Guardian News and Media Limited 2010. Archived from the original on 3 June 2010. Retrieved 6 June 2010.
  8. ^ Brown, Helen (1 June 2010). "The Divine Comedy: Bang Goes the Knighthood, CD review ". London: Telegraph Media Group Limited 2010. Archived from the original on 4 June 2010. Retrieved 6 June 2010.
  9. ^ Tangari, Joe. "Album Review: The Divine Comedy: Bang Goes the Knighthood". Pitchfork Media. Archived from the original on 22 August 2010. Retrieved 20 August 2010.