£17.00 + postage
Duke Special’s beautiful new album ‘Hallow’, now available on vinyl, is entirely based on the poetry of the eminent Belfast poet, Michael Longley, who was once described by his friend Seamus Heaney as ‘a keeper of the artistic estate, a custodian of griefs and wonders’. Full of gentleness, honesty, mischief and love, peppered with a cast of artists, animals, flowers, friends and long forgotten soldiers.
As ever, Duke Special is mining a new seam of inspiration, always trying to get to the bottom of what it means to be human.
Label: Words & Pirctures
Format: Vinyl LP
- 1. Another Wren
- 2. A Questionnaire For Walter Mitty
- 3. Emily Dickinson
- 4. Grace Darling
- 5. Brothers
- 6. Remembering Carrigskeewaun
- 7. No Continuing City
- 8. Granddaughters
- 9. The Ice-cream Man
- 10. Fifty Years
- 11. Lena
Look Out Machines! Album Vinyl
£15.00 + postage
‘Look Out Machines!’ sees Duke exploring new musical ground with collaborators including Iain Archer, Phil Wilkinson and Gary Clark and heralds the return of an artist back at the very top of his game; a major difference between his recent output and this album is that, for the most part, Duke has placed himself in the first-person with these songs. The obvious result is a more personal album. Yet as vulnerable as he may be, the spectacular ‘In a Dive’ betrays his inner defiance. “‘I refuse a safety net,” he croons over a beautiful, elegant piano riff, while the sweeping, elegiac ‘Domino’ draws the album to a close on a redemptive note.
Label: Stranger Records Ltd
Format: Vinyl LP
- Elephant Graveyard
- Step into the magical
- In a dive
- Son of the left hand
- Look out machines
- Nail on the head
- Tweed Coats
- Stepping Stones
I Never Thought This Day Would Come
£12.00 + postage
A lovely gatefold, 2 LP edition of Duke Special’s “I Never Thought This Day Would Come” album. A must for all those with a lust for the unique sound of vinyl.
A masterpiece for just £12.
- Mockingbird Wish Me Luck
- Sweet Sweet Kisses
- Those Proverbs We Made In The Winter Must End
- Diggin’ An Early Grave
- I Never Thought This Day Would Come (And Now It Won’t Go Away)
- Why Does Anybody Love
- Flesh And Blood Dance
- If I Don't Feel It
- Let Me Go (Please Please Please)
- By The Skin Of My Teeth
- Nothing Comes Easy
- Nothin' You Could Do Can Bring Me Round
JUNE SPECIAL OFFER - Our Love Goes Deeper Than This 10” single + ‘Making Of’ DVD
£5.00 + postage
** JUNE SPECIAL OFFER **
BUY THIS 10” VINYL SINGLE FOR £5 AND RECEIVE A COPY OF ‘THE MAKING OF I NEVER THOUGHT THIS DAY WOULD COME’ DOCUMENTARY ON DVD.
10” Double A Side Release of ‘Our Love Goes Deeper’ and No Cover Up. Also features ‘Deep’ - a lovely duet with French Chanteuse Emily Loizeau and the Duke Special cover of ‘I feel for you’.
‘The Making of I Never Thought This Day Would Come’ is a film by Ryan Suffern, documenting the making of this album in 2008. The DVD also includes live footage from a show in Belfast, quotes from ‘The Matador’ Ben Castle, Sounds of Pogo and some David Ford videos.
- Our Love Goes Deeper
- No Cover Up (Single Version)
- Deep (Featuring Emily Loizeau)
- I Feel for You
Huckleberry Finn EP
£6.00 + postage
We present, for your listening pleasure, Duke Special’s EP “Huckleberry Finn” on the beautiful format of vinyl.
Listen to your favourite songs with that added warmth that only vinyl can bring.
- 1. River Chanty
- 2. Come In, Mornin'
- 3. Apple Jack
- 4. This Time Next Year
- 5. Catfish Song
Mother Courage and Her Children
£8.00 + postage
An album of the music written and performed by Duke Special for Deborah Warner’s production of the Bertolt Brecht classic play, translated by Tony Kushner and staged at the National Theatre in London over two months in 2009 and starring Fiona Shaw. Presented here on the beautiful format of vinyl.
- 1. Prelude
- 2. Mother Courage
- 3. Eilif (Song about the soldier and his wife)
- 4. Yvette (Song of Fraternization)
- 5. Song of the Hours
- 6. The Great Capitulation
- 7. Soldier's Song
- 8. Mother Courage (and the threat of peace)
- 9. Cook's Song
- 10. Farmhouse Song
- 11. Lullaby
- 12. Mother Courage Finale
The Silent World of Hector Mann
£8.00 + postage
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)
£2.00 + postage
Freewheel Single 7” chunky vinyl.
Format: Vinyl 7" single
- Oh for a closer walk