A twenty-four track career-spanning roster of hit singles and fan favourites, compiled by Neil and remastered at Abbey Road Studios, Charmed Life includes National Express, Something For The Weekend, Songs of Love, Our Mutual Friend, A Lady of A Certain Age, To The Rescue and Norman and Norma. It also features brand new track The Best Mistakes.
"I've been luckier than most," Neil Hannon reflected.
"I get to sing songs to people for a living and they almost always applaud.
"So when asked what to call this collection I thought of Charmed Life. I like the song and it rather sums up how I feel about my life."
There will be a limited edition 3CD edition containing the Best Of as well as Super Extra Bonus Album - a collection of new and unreleased recordings.
Discussing the bonus album, Neil continues:
"It felt right to celebrate thirty years of The Divine Comedy.
"I can't give you an overview of these songs. They're a crazy mixed up bunch.
"Some are strangely seasonal, some relate to what we've all been going through recently, some are just nuts."
In 1990 musical history was made when a 20 year old Neil Hannon signed his first record deal and began releasing one glorious album after another under the name The Divine Comedy.
Twelve albums and hundreds of shows later, Neil Hannon is now, without doubt, a national treasure and one of the finest singer songwriters of his generation.
The Divine Comedy will be paying a visit to Brighton Dome
"I am so looking forward to playing live again. The last couple of years have been a reminder of how much it means to me personally. It really is my favourite thing.
"And it seems fitting that we'll be coming back with a greatest hits set.
"You know, in case everyone's forgotten who I am and what we do!"
The Divine Comedy play Brighton Dome Concert Hall on Friday 29th April 2022. Tickets can be purchased HERE.