Fanfare for the Comic Muse

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Fanfare for the Comic Muse
Studio album by The Divine Comedy
Released July 1990
Recorded May 1990
Genre Jangle pop
Length 26:34
Label Setanta
Producer Sean O Neill
The Divine Comedy chronology
Fanfare for the Comic Muse
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3/5 stars[1]

Fanfare for the Comic Muse is the 1990 debut album by The Divine Comedy. Recording took place at Homestead Studios in May 1990 with producer Sean O Neill. Lorcan Mac Loughlann engineered the sessions, and Mudd Wallace mixed the recordings.[2]

It has since been disowned by the band's lead singer/songwriter Neil Hannon due to its stylistic difference from the band's later works, heading towards a more R.E.M.-styled jangle pop direction than their more distinctive orchestral pop output. "The Rise and Fall" was later re-recorded for the Timewatch (1991) EP.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Neil Hannon.[2]

  1. "Ignorance Is Bliss" – 3:42
  2. "Indian Rain" – 3:24
  3. "Bleak Landscape" – 3:40
  4. "Tailspin" – 2:44
  5. "The Rise and Fall" – 4:21
  6. "Logic vs Emotion" – 4:34
  7. "Secret Garden" – 4:09


Personnel per booklet.[2]


  1. ^ Fanfare for the Comic Muse at AllMusic
  2. ^ a b c Fanfare for the Comic Muse (Booklet). The Divine Comedy. Setanta. 1990. Set CDM 2. 

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