Note - The PoaF site no longer supports a discussion forum, but now links to the site Omeka Duke. For discussion, try Facebook's Duke Special Forum Group. You will need to request membership, as it's a closed group.
The setlist for January 24, Garter Lane Arts Centre performance is available on Omeka Duke.
The 2013/4 Empire CD, DVD and new album Box. A beautiful box of 2 CDs 1 DVD and extras.
CD1 will contain the brand new Duke Special album. CD2 will contain live performances of the best songs performed at Duke’s 5 nights at the Belfast Empire in 2013. These were:
- “Songs from the Deep Forest Live 2013” - “Duke Special and Big Band” - “Duke Special and String Quartet perform ‘Under the Dark Cloth’ - Duke Special and General Fiasco re-interpret songs by Duke and others - Duke Special performs the songs of Harry Nilsson. The DVD will contain different songs from these 5 shows.
Wilson, an idiosyncratic performer, is frequently described as vaudevillian but Look Out Machines! suggests that that description of him is outdated. The album’s soundscape, in fact, is often rather dark and unsettling.
'In previous records there has often been a jauntiness to the sounds, although the lyrics have often been the opposite of that. With this record I wanted to do something very rhythmic and tense in places. The vaudeville thing certainly informed me when I was starting out but it’s not something I want to be constrained by.'
February 5, 2015 - McGrory's Culdaff, Donegal
February 6, 2015 - Old Courthouse, Antrim
In A Dive
Hand Of Man
Wake Up Scarlett
Step To The Magical
Last Night I Nearly Died
Thick Coat (Ivor Cutler cover)
Turtle Soup (Ivor Cutler cover)
Andrew In Drag
Son Of The Left Hand
Wanda, Darling Of The Jockey Club
No Cover Up
Ol' Man River
Harvest Moon (with Soak)