The Silent World of Hector Mann

  • Format: Vinyl LP

This recording is a collection of songs inspired by Paul Auster’s Novel ‘The Book of Illusions’ - a book that largely centres on the main characters’ enlightenment into the world of Hector Mann and the silent movies he created.

The album contains 12 songs written by Duke Special and 11 of his friends, and was recorded by legendary producer Steve Albini at Electrical Audio in Chicago, USA, and presented here on vinyl


  • 1. Hearth & Home (Ronnie Mintor)
  • 2. Wanda, Darling of the Jockey Club (Neil Hannon)
  • 3. Jumping Jacks (Ed Harcourt)
  • 4. Mister Nobody (Duke Special)
  • 5. Tango Tangle (Ben Castle)
  • 6. You'll Be Detective (Clare Muldaur Manchon)
  • 7. Double or Nothing (Phil Wilkinson)
  • 8. Country Weekend (Paul Pilot)
  • 9. Old Folks & Cowpokes (Rea Curran)
  • 10. The Prop Man (Thomas Truax)
  • 11. Scandal (Pete Noback)
  • 12. Teller's Tale (Matt Hales)