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Duke Special is an artist aptly named. Dynamic, musically ambitious & bracingly eccentric, with his inimitable style and lush musicality. Hailing from Belfast with a sound that is self-confessed “hobo-chic”, Duke Special - AKA the endlessly inventive Peter Wilson - is once heard, never forgotten. Blissfully at home in his own alluring genre of beautifully bruised romanticism, ... Read more in Amazon's Duke Special Store

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  • Audio CD (23 Oct. 2006)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: V2
  • ASIN: B000GPI2UY
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (41 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 69,498 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By C. Breslin on 4 Nov. 2007
Format: Audio CD
This is a lovely quirky little album! The lyrics are poetic and evocative and the music an eclectic mix of vaudeville,alternative,jazz and a bit of everything really! He uses piano,strings, an old gramophone, harp, cheese grater/whisk and other imaginative instruments. Please give this album a try , you wont be dissapointed!
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Tim on 10 Dec. 2007
Format: Audio CD
Duke Special would have made much more sense in 1974. Like some sort of bizarre offspring from an illicit union of Gilbert O'Sullivan and the Temperance Seven, or perhaps Lieutenant Pigeon and Leo Sayer (and just to be on the safe side, I'd be doing paternity checks on Neil Diamond and Alan Price) he mixes quirky vaudeville with love songs so sugary sweet you ask yourself whether it's altogether healthy to like them, and yet you do.

And just when you think you've pinned the blighter down into a sort of neo-Cabaret Bonzo Dog irony, he hits you with the guilty pleasure of the sweepingly middle of the road and stupidly radio friendly "Freewheeling".

But yet somehow it works perfectly. These are not songs that will change your life, but they are warming and affirming and likeable. Every song has some sort of hook that pulls you in, and you emerge wistful or joyous, often with your feet tapping uncontrollably.

I love this album. I will listen to it for weeks, and then leave it for months, returning when I need cheering up. It's that sort of record, a good friend rather than a lifelong partner, but none the worse for that.
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17 of 19 people found the following review helpful By The Big Onion on 9 Jan. 2007
Format: Audio CD
Imagine a film made entirely in sepia, using only candlelight. Then imagine its hero, a vulnerable yet loveable character with a ready wit and a taste for vaudeville. We see temptations and temptresses, distractions and restraints come his way and he bears them all with lyricism and the reserves of beauty that he holds in his heart.

Then imagine the soundtrack to such a film. Nostalgic without losing any of its stunning originality, wistful and melancholy without losing itself in depression or sadness - even the dead are a comfort.

This CD is the single most original, beautiful and moving music that I have heard for a very long time.

Buy it. Listen to it. Cry. Tell your friends how great it is.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Will O on 13 Oct. 2007
Format: Audio CD
Duke Special's debut album is now on re-release containing the latest single (Our Love Goes Deeper Than This) and brand new bonus CD of a live concert recorded in May this year. But is the album worth buying? And is it a worthwhile investment for those fans who bought the album in its original version? The answer to both questions is a resounding 'yes'.

The Waterfront Hall concert gives Duke Special the chance to shine with backing of a full orchestra - and the Duke excelled, proving how well his music fits with the sumptuous sound of a beautifully conducted orchestra. Listening to the opening bars of the specially written Prelude, I was instantly taken back to the evening of 3rd May 2007, a night which will surely go down in history as one of the high-points in the musical career of Duke Special, Belfast's own Peter Wilson. On that evening, this Belfast boy truly came home.

Billed as the star attraction in a free concert transmitted simultaneously on BBC Radio Ulster, the Orchestral Manoeuvres In Belfast concert celebrated the opening of the Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival. Duke Special took star billing, admirably supported by Julie Feeney and Foy Vance - all three recognised as significant talents coming from Northern Ireland.

The Duke's set opened with a specially written Overture of the music from Songs From The Deep Forest, Duke Specials' debut album, which has been received with critical acclaim. The overture was a magical piece and it was thrilling hearing the orchestration given to each of the songs.

Prior to his arrival on stage, Duke Special had commented to the BBC interviewer that he was curious to hear how some of the songs worked when backed by a full orchestra, as this was how he had envisaged them originally.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By B. Wright VINE VOICE on 5 May 2007
Format: Audio CD
I first heard of Duke Special through the Divine Comedy so I knew that they were probably a band I'd enjoy. I didn't know their music would be this good though.

I'm fickle with the music I listen to, changing album and band at least every other day, but this cd didn't leave my stereo for over two weeks. It's brilliant. It's refreshing to hear somebody trying to do something a little different to the mainstream 'chart' music.

The instrumentation is fantastic, rising and falling to fit the songs, and the songs themselves are so elegantly crafted with a sense of love that you can't help but smile; from the clarinet solo in 'Portrait' or the soaring strings in 'Freewheel', there's something about this album that just exudes happiness. It's refreshing to hear an Irish lilt in Duke's (Peter Wilson) voice too; I probably like the album more for it!

There is a song for every situation here, from the upbeat 'Salvation Tambourine' and 'Portrait', to the quiet yearning of 'Freewheel' and 'Wake Up Scarlett' (probably my favourite four from the album, but they're all very good). It's a brilliant album, probably the best I've bought this year. Turn down the lights, put some headphones on and listen to this album to appreciate the layers behind it and all of the music. Then turn it up on a sunny day and enjoy it too. In fact, just listen to it whenever you can.
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