The Divine Comedy

Everybody Knows (But You) [Single #3]

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The final selections from the 1996 London show which appear on this series of singles have some definite moments. "Bath," redone from Promenade, adds even more horns, strings and keyboards to the original's Michael Nyman-meets-rock drive feel, all very nice in the end. This immediately leads into another Promenade track, "Tonight We Fly," with the ensemble capturing the sudden rush and liveliness of the original well. On both tracks, Hannon performs well, though not notably differently from the studio recordings. "Middle Class Heroes," from Casanova, deviates a bit in comparison; the spoken-word intro here becomes specific to the show, with Hannon offering up camp asides like "D'you like my band? Awfully big, isn't it?" before launching into the song's withering sneer at middlebrow culture.

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