Spotlight On The Reissues: Regeneration

Nov, 2020

Released 9th October, 2020.

"Generally this album has been regarded as something of an outlier in the catalogue. The gloomy, guitar-laden one. Then, when I’m least expecting it, someone will suddenly express their undying love for it. Interestingly they’re often people who wouldn’t class themselves as huge Divine Comedy fans. It’s like I always say - there’s a Divine Comedy album for everyone. Even for people who don’t like The Divine Comedy!"
Neil Hannon from the Regeneration liner notes.

'Regeneration' was originally released in 2001. Recorded with Radiohead producer Nigel Godrich, the album was a more stripped back affair, and a break with the band's by now trademark orchestral sound.

The Observer said: "'Regeneration' marks, for Hannon, a personal and musical breakthrough." The Times said: "A subtle collection of gorgeous pop songs. Combining the lyrical dexterity of old with some spectacular melodies, this is an album that lives up to the promise of its title."

Stand out tracks from the album include singles 'Love What You Do', 'Bad Ambassador' and 'Perfect Lovesong'.

For this reissue 'Regeneration' 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 'Regeneration' 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!

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

All formats (including digital) out now.