Spotlight On: Foreverland

Dec, 2020

Updated For The 30th Anniversary Boxset.

"... and they both lived happily ever after. The End. But that’s not the end, is it? People who love each other are still just people. And people find each other terrifying and unfathomable. Or is that just me? Me and Jean-Paul Sartre. Good name for a song! Now, what rhymes with existential..."
Neil Hannon, from the Foreverland liner notes.

‘Foreverland’ - a record about “meeting your soul mate and living happily ever after... and then what comes after happily ever after” - was released in 2016.

Mojo described it as “Funny, learned and poignant by turns” while Uncut said it was “sumptuous, orchestral pop laced with lyrical absurdity.”

The album includes the singles ‘Catherine The Great’ ‘How Can You Leave Me On My Own’ and ‘To The Rescue.’

For the 'Venus, Cupid, Folly And Time' 30th Anniversary Boxset, 'Foreverland' has been repackaged with updated artwork and new bonus content. This CD package consists of 2 discs: the original album, with a second CD of extra tracks, demos and alternate versions. The set comes with a booklet of photos with extensive liner notes written by Neil covering the context and content of each album.

As of next year, this updated edition of the album will also be available on LP. This will be the original album, packaged with a download code for 'Foreverland' and the new bonus tracks. Pressed at Optimal on heavyweight black vinyl, this edition comes housed in a gatefold sleeve accompanied with photos, credits and Neil's liner notes.

The LP will be available from late January 2021 and is up for pre-order now. In the meantime it's available on CD as part of the ‘Venus, Cupid, Folly And Time’ Boxset at our webstore. While you are there, don't forget to check out the array of awesome anniversary merch including mugs, t-shirts and tote bags!

We'd love you to share your 'Foreverland' memories and any band memorabilia from this period. Remember to use #TheDivineComedy30 when you post.