Milla is supermodel and actress Milla Jovovich, and 1994's The Divine Comedy was her debut release. While it's now common for models and actors to try their hand at music, the good results of The Divine Comedy are not as common. Produced by Rupert Hine, the album is a low-key, laid-back affair featuring guest appearances by Eric Bazilian and Martha Davis. Milla has a pleasant voice and above-average songwriting ability, and the songs are organic, light, airy concoctions that work well in their understated settings. The jaunty, folk-inflected "Gentlemen Who Fell" was an alternative rock hit. Other noteworthy cuts include the otherworldly "The Alien Song (For Those Who Listen)" and the medieval "Charlie."
Performance CreditsMilla Jovovich Primary Artist,Background Vocals
Rupert Hine Flute,Guitar,Mandolin,Percussion,Violin,Drums,Keyboards,Ukulele,keyboard bass
Martha Davis Background Vocals
Eric Bazilian Dulcimer,Guitar,Mandolin,Keyboards,Buzukie,Hammered Dulcimer
Curt Bisquera Percussion
Chris Brenner Background Vocals
Richard Feldman Guitar,Mandolin,Keyboards
Manu Guinot Guitar
Ethan James Harmonium,Hurdy-Gurdy
Charles Judge Keyboards
Brian Kilgore Percussion
Larry Klein Bass
Helen Labarierre Bass
John Leftwich Bass
Jamie Oldaker Percussion
Phil Palmer Acoustic Guitar
Dean Parks Dulcimer,Guitar,Mandolin,Buzukie,Hammered Dulcimer
Geoffrey Richardson Acoustic Guitar,Flute,Violin,Ukulele,Viola,Wood Flute,Kalimba,Whistle (Instrument),Penny Whistle,Bamboo Flute
Technical CreditsRupert Hine Arranger,Producer,Contributor
Paul Buckmaster Arranger,String Arrangements
Richard Feldman Producer,Engineer
Mark Holden Producer
Jon Ingoldsby Engineer
Milla Jovovich Composer
Lee Manning Engineer
Don Rubin Executive Producer
Stephen W. Tayler Engineer
Henry Marquez Art Direction
Alexis Steele Paintings
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
The Divine Comedy based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
This is a great album that's different from mainstream music and a whole lot different from the typical disco/techno music most actresses and supermodels put out to make more money. Milla is a supermodel and B-movie actress, but actually has terrific musical talent. Wow! Wow! Wow! The music is a mix of folk and medieval with a little bit of pop thrown in for good measure. One wouldn't think that a supermodel/actress would be able to write such introspective and meaningful lyrics, but she did it and did it well! Her music is tasteful, top-notch and atmospheric and helps conjure up images of long, long ago. "The Alien Song (For Those That Listen)", "Gentlemen Who Fell", "Reaching From Nowhere", "Bang Your Head", "Clock" and "Charlie" are among the very best songs on this super album. I sincerely hope you enjoy it and that it creates a rewarding and pleasurable listening expperience for you. RECOMMENDED!
just a very good album...very focused, very soulful.. great for relaxing..don't listen to it because of her other professions, but listen to it because she has singing talent...I think she might have another album soon? rumor? I feel so stupid for missing her play live when she opened for toad in 96...
This cd is the best anyone can ever listen to. Milla has done a splended job and I though have enjoyed listening to this cd for more then five years.
This album is incredible. Milla's lyrics are brilliant and touching. The music is a grand fushion of folk and medieval minstrel music. It amazes me how such a great album could have not gotten the attention it deserved. At least Milla Jojovich got the recognition she deserved, just in another light - as a stellar actress. Favorite tracks - "It's Your Life", "Gentleman Who Fell", "Don't Fade Away", and "Charlie".