Duke Special - Songs From The Deep Forest British Product Audio Samples Available

Songs From The Deep Forest by Duke Special

Cross Rhythms Rating: 9/10
CD: Album
Tags: Rock, CD, Album, Recommended, Top Rated
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Quality, eclectic alt pop from the Irish singer/songwriter.

Condition: Used - Very Good

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  1. 1. Wake Up Scarlett
  2. 2. Everybody Wants A Little Something
  3. 3. Brixton Leaves
  4. 4. Freewheel
  5. 5. No Cover Up
  6. 6. Portrait
  7. 7. Last Nite I Nearly Died
  8. 8. Ballad Of A Broken Man
  9. 9. Salvation Tambourine
  10. 10. Something Might Happen
  11. 11. Slip Of A Girl
  12. 12. This Could Be My Last Day
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Reviewed by Mike Rimmer

Over the last couple of years, it seems that singer/songwriter Duke Special has finally begun to get the recognition he deserves as he moves from cult status to a wider popularity. Like fellow Belfast artist Brian Houston, he's had best kept secret status for quite a while on the live gig circuit and occasional spins on radio and sporadic rave reviews in the music press. Now with 'Songs From The Deep Forest' there's the hope that this could be a breakthrough album. From the jaunty "Everybody Wants A Little Something" with its brass band to the airy uplifting single "Freewheel", this is a magnificent full blooded album stacked full of atmosphere and a compelling sense of melancholic depth. It's impossible not to be moved by these songs. "No Cover Up" longs for a place where honesty and vulnerability may be experienced whilst the remake of the Motownesque "Last Night I Nearly Died" heard in its original form on Duke's previous album really did deserve to be a massive hit single. Its new arrangement here is totally brilliant and it contains one of those singable, memorable choruses that your milkman (do you still have a milkman?) should be singing. From an instrumental point of view, although this is based around his piano, there are so many compelling arrangements that it keeps things interesting to the final song. "This Could Be My Last Day" is the climax to a fine album which proves that Duke Special is able to satisfy the listener both musically and emotionally.

Style: Rock
Cross Rhythms Product Code: 23973
Product Format: CD
Content Type: Album
Cat. Code: V2 VVR1041442
Items: 1
Release Date: 2006

Quality, eclectic alt pop from the Irish singer/songwriter.

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The latest album from the critically acclaimed Irish singer/songwriter.

For more information about Duke Special, check the Duke Special Artist Profile on the main Cross Rhythms website for news stories, feature articles, interviews and much more. (Link opens in new window)
Posted by Peter Short in Linlithgow at 21:12 on Jul 19 2007

Accidentally saw them live courtesy of a friend and absolutely loved them. Special indeed.

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