Spotlight On The Reissues: Victory For The Comic Muse
Released 9th October, 2020.
‘Victory For The Comic Muse’ was first released in 2006. Recorded virtually live in the studio over a two-week period, 'Victory...’ showcased Neil's restless creativity and his flair for observation and narrative.
The Guardian called it a “triumphant comeback” and Spin declared "[Hannon] deserves to be recognized as the unsung genius of symphonic pop."
Singles from the album include ‘To Die A Virgin’, ‘Diva Lady’ and live favourite ‘A Lady Of A Certain Age’.
For this reissue 'Victory For The Comic Muse' 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 'Victory For The Comic Muse' 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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All formats (including digital) out now.