|Recorded 20 October 1996|
A Short Album About Love (1997) Fin de Siècle (1998)
Release date 10 February 1997
Artist The Divine Comedy
Label Setanta Records
|Released 10 February 1997 (1997-02-10)|
Studio Shepherd's Bush Empire, London
Genres Baroque pop, Orchestral pop
Similar The Divine Comedy albums, Baroque pop albums, Other albums
A Short Album About Love is the fifth album by The Divine Comedy, released in 1997.
The divine comedy in pursuit of happiness
All songs written by Neil Hannon except where stated.
- "In Pursuit of Happiness" – 3:31
- "Everybody Knows (Except You)" – 3:48
- "Someone" – 5:58
- "If..." – 4:25
- "If I Were You (I'd Be Through with Me)" – 4:41
- "Timewatching" – 4:42
- "I'm All You Need" – 4:51
- "Motorway to Damascus"*
- "Love Is Lighter Than Air"* (Stephin Merritt)
- "Birds of Paradise Farm"*
- "Make It Easy on Yourself"* (Burt Bacharach and Hal David)
The tracks which are starred are bonus tracks which are on certain pressings of the album.
"Everybody Knows (Except You)" was released as a single on three separate CDs, each one featuring an extra three live tracks. It became one of the band's biggest hits, reaching number fourteen in the UK charts.
The middle eight of "In Pursuit Of Happiness" was subsequently adopted as the theme for the TV series Tomorrow's World. The original version was used for one season of the show, with a specially-recorded version being substituted thereafter.
The Divine Comedy:
The Brunel Ensemble:
Christopher Austin - conductor
1In Pursuit of Happiness3:30
2Everybody Knows (Except You)3:49