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Thursday 13th November 2008

Duke Special releases latest project 'I Never Thought This Day Would Come'

IRISH POP man Duke Special has a new album, 'I Never Thought This Day Would Come', released through Universal Music Ireland. The project was produced by Paul Pilot and features special guests Bernard Butler, MayKay from Fight Like Apes and acclaimed singer/songwriter Foy Vance. CR

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Posted by Paulio in Gtown @ 19:20 on Nov 13 2008

Indeed he has and 6/10's of it is an absolute corker. I've been a fan of the Duke since the Booley days (and would dearly love to hear the CD that came before that if anyone's got a copy to lend...) but, and it really pains me to say this, but this is the most patchy CD he's ever released. The opening track is AWESOME, a couple of other tracks as good as anything he's ever done, some more of the find Duke same, but - and I rarely dislike a song, even if I don't like it, but three songs just get played because I'm determined not to skip them yet soon they're going to be taken off the ipod.

Anyhow: if you're not heard the Duke before Songs from, Orchestral Maneuvers, iTunes live or Little Revolutions are slighty better places to start. That said: if you've not heard the Duke before you've MISSED OUT.

7/10. 9/10 if you delete If I don't feel it, Why does anybody love and Nothing you can do before you start.

Which sounds harsh, sorry, I'm a total DS fan... INTTDWC is the first cd he's done that hasn't been a love from track one to the start. The awesome songs are ace though.

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