Spotlight On The Reissues: Bang Goes The Knighthood

Nov, 2020

Released 9th October, 2020.

"When Bang Goes The Knighthood was released I daresay a few people looked at the cover, shook their heads and whispered ruefully - oh, what a noble mind is here o’erthrown... Ha ha, I still love it.. "
Neil Hannon, from the Bang Goes The Knighthood liner notes.

‘Bang Goes The Knighthood’ was first released in 2010. Written in the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis, ‘Bang..’ took an acerbic look into the lives of the rich and powerful, and their impact on the rest of us “down in the street below.”

It was described in the Sunday Times as "a collection worthy of Randy Newman at his best" while Pitchfork said, "Neil Hannon continues to quietly and effectively operate his own one-man niche, thanks to impeccable arrangements and tightrope-walking songwriting."

The album includes the singles ‘At The Indie Disco’ and ‘I Like’, and live favourites ‘Assume The Perpendicular’ and ‘The Complete Banker’.

For this reissue 'Bang Goes The Knighthood' has been remastered by Frank Arkwright at the legendary Abbey Road Studios.

The CD release
consists of 2 discs: the original remastered album, with a second CD of B-sides, demos and alternate versions. This 2CD set comes with a booklet of photos with extensive liner notes written by Neil covering the context and content of each album.

The LP release
is the original remastered album, packaged with a download code for 'Bang Goes The Knighthood' and its bonus tracks. Pressed at Optimal on heavyweight black vinyl, this edition is housed in a gatefold sleeve accompanied with photos, credits and Neil's liner notes.

If you buy the LP from our webstore it comes with a pin badge, and don't forget to check out the array of awesome anniversary merch including mugs, t-shirts and tote bags!

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and any band memorabilia from this period. Remember to use #TheDivineComedy30 when you post.

All formats (including digital) out now.