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The Divine Comedy

Milla JovovichAudio CD
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (174 customer reviews)

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listen  2. Gentleman Who Fell 4:39$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  3. It's Your Life 3:45$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  4. Reaching From Nowhere 4:10$1.29  Buy MP3 
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listen  7. Bang Your Head 3:23$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  8. Clock 4:15$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  9. Don't Fade Away 5:43$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen10. You Did It All Before 3:58$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen11. In A Glade 2:27$1.29  Buy MP3 

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (April 5, 1994)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Capitol
  • ASIN: B000002TNT
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (174 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #57,587 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Editorial Reviews

Product Description

You'd expect this to be a travesty. Milla Jovovich is a model and actress (The Fifth Element, He Got Game) who decided to put out an album of dark, lyrical art-rock in the manner of Dead Can Dance or This Mortal Coil. That's a demanding genre, littered with the bones and witchy jewelry of dozens of histrionic types who got the image thing right, but who never ironed out the "singing" and "songwriting" aspects of it all. Model? Actress? (Gong!) ... Next! Except The Divine Comedy is a stunningly good album, with folky-pastoral instrumentation, haunting, accomplished vocals, and tight songwriting. There are, it's true, session pros all over this CD--which tempers the awe a bit--but nonetheless, it's a real gem from an unlikely source. --Gavin McNett

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30 of 35 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Superlative, Exceptional...Unforgettable. September 18, 2000
Format:Audio CD
Milla Jovovich is a Jack (or is that Jill?) of All Trades - gorgeous model, convincing actress, and a magnificent singer - who irrefutably proves her talent in the latter profession by the release of this gem of an album. After seeing her explosive performance in `The Fifth Element,' I became curious about her and found out she also sang. However, I did not purchase this album until months later (I had not yet become a loyal customer of Amazon), when I found both `The Divine Comedy' and `The Peopletree Sessions' at a CD shop in Berkeley, California.
Unlike most people whose reviews grace this site, I did not come in with any expectations. Honestly, there were no thoughts such as, "Oh, she's a model; no way can she sing well!" Instead, I just became an impartial listener while riding in a car. After going through the entire album, I was mesmerised by the quality of the album. Stand out tracks are "Gentlemen Who Fell," "It's Your Life," and "Clock."
First and foremost, Milla's voice struck me. Names like Tori Amos and Kate Bush have come up in many reviews, and although there are similarities, I would not go so far as to declare Milla their matches. Adjectives: soaring (in a non-operatic, soul-infused manner), haunting, distinct, ethereal. Her voice invokes Enya, Sarah Brightman, and even Loreena McKennitt. The conglomeration of her commanding yet fragile voice, strong melodies, and the obvious passion with which she sings makes the album well worth any price. Every song rouses a different emotion and mood. Just one run-through will take you through the feelings of utterly creativity, depression, solitude, to reasonless joy, bliss, and giddiness.
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17 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars breathtaking... December 17, 1999
Format:Audio CD
I bought this album upon its release, out of utter curiosity. It is now some 5 years later and I still can not get enough of this album. It is absolutely magical, yet extremely deep and the lyrics are brutally honest. Milla has proven what a true artist she is. I have made so many people listen to this cd, the usual response is "Oh my god! That's milla!" Utter disbelief if you will. I am just hoping the true follow up will live up to this magnificant musical masterpiece (an indie electroncia diddie is not worth mentioning) will be captivated by her beautiful voice, haunting melodies and enchanting music.
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24 of 29 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars "What Makes You Different, From Us?" February 15, 2006
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Wow, who could've guessed that Milla Jovovich was such an artistic, multi-talented individual! Not only can she model and act, she's a singer, wonderful mandolin player and composed all the lyrics of this delightful -11 track- masterpiece.

I'm not exactly sure how to categorize her sound. I think about as close as I could get would be to compare her to a medieval troubador performing at some grand yearly village gathering like the 'Feast of Fools' Festival. Maybe that's just the image I perceive because of the mandolin?

Every song is different and memorable, my favorite being -track 7- 'Bang Your Head.' An amazing and eclectic collection and a very bold musical statement by Milla to step out with something so unique and be so successful with it.

My Highest Recommendation!
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Reaching from nowhere November 20, 1999
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Format:Audio CD
The cover of Milla's _The Divine Comedy_ tells it all. Here we are reaching to the heavens but held down by all the demons and hurts and heartaches of life. Milla's songs are direct, personal, and heart breaking. Whether it's a song about our inability to connect with a lost love or a dead friend's suicide or the wall that we make to protect ourselves from hurt, Milla gets down to the raw essence of life and challenges her listeners to live their lives, to make decision, to reach for that higher life we yearn for. I didn't know anything about Milla when my closest friend told me about this CD. I listened and discovered a wonderful, philosophical rock artist. I've seen Milla in movies and in advertisements since that time. She never reveals so much of herself as she does in this CD. Let her beautiful songs and lyrics touch your life :)
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A Remarkable Musical Debut September 25, 2004
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Milla Jonovich created her first splash is the American press for "The Divine Comedy" an album she recorded when she was sixteen. Milla had already six movie appearances on her resume. and a lucrative career as an ubermodel. It would be a mistake, however, to assume that Milla was a vacuous "looker" attempting to cash in with a couple of dance hits.

She suprised her label by fighting for and winning creative control over the "Divine Comedy". The album remains as a elegant and mature musical debut, as you'll ever hear from a sixteen year old. She even made her performance debut on the venerable Mountain Stage radio show backed by Kristin Hersh founder and guitarist of the ground breaking indie band, Throwing Muses. One wonders what Milla could have done had she gone full throttle into a musical career, instead of films.

Released in April 1994, Milla's The Divine Comedy remains one of the best kept musical secrets of the 90's. Acoustic, folky, and hard to categorize, Milla cites Kate Bush as an influence, but some of it sounds to me like music Bjork may have done had she been born in the Ukranine, instead of Iceland. Her plaintive vocals will appeal to those who like the post-Velvet "Chelsea Girl" music of Nico.

Her rich voice is coupled with seldom used instruments like the mandolin, dulcimer, and flute to create an oddly unique and airy sound. The final track, In a Glade, is a beautiful traditional Ukrainian folk song that Milla sings in her native tongue.

Her rendition of Lou Reed's "Satellite of Love" along with her stellar perfomance in Wim Wenders' movie "Million Dollar Hotel" in 2000, shows that Milla is capable of balancing both worlds in the same artistic project. She is still 28 years old and she may well suprise everyone with a second career as a successful singer and songwriter.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars my father who passed away loved this CD and gave it to me after years...
Been looking for years, my father who passed away loved this CD and gave it to me after years of begging for it. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Jennifer Brown
5.0 out of 5 stars Undiscovered Gem from An Unlikely Source
Supermodels are a breed of celebrity different from their film, and recording contemporaries. Talent is not required; they are mannequins, a walking hanger. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Jeff Cartwright
5.0 out of 5 stars Milla's surprising music
Bought this when it first came out: I like Milla. Model, actress, singer....what other talents from this Russian-born beauty? Read more
Published 7 months ago by R. Overall
5.0 out of 5 stars Fabulous!,
Absolutely love this album, even more amazing is the fact Milla compised these when she was 15!!! She has a beautiful voice!!!
Published 7 months ago by Michael
5.0 out of 5 stars A Wonderful Surprise
My wife is a huge fan of Milla and I bought this for her almost as a joke gift. What a pleasant surprise for both of us. Read more
Published 11 months ago by Trey Hollen
5.0 out of 5 stars My very favorite CD!
I understand all the meanings to every song on this CD! The background music as well as Milla's,voice just soothes me for some reason Ty Milla! :--)
Published 14 months ago by PROJECT KRISS
5.0 out of 5 stars hard to find.
interesting & unique CD. unfortunately she is an actress not a CD artist, it stands alone. it should be heard!
Published 16 months ago by Paul M. Okstulski
5.0 out of 5 stars Kate....
...Bush might have been more than happy to write a collection of songs as good as this aged 19. I was blown away by how good this record was and I'm an older music snob type cynic. Read more
Published 16 months ago by Hitch22
5.0 out of 5 stars What an incredible album....
I have to say that the composition and voice are incredible... I use to listen Metal - hard rock - punk (real), viking etc.... Read more
Published 19 months ago by Aftermidnight
4.0 out of 5 stars Get this if you enjoy 90's era female modern rock/pop
If you'd asked me what kind of star rating I'd have given The Divine Comedy when I bought it, back when the album was new, I'd probably have told you 3 1/2 stars. Read more
Published 19 months ago by Just Some Guy
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