Songs from the Deep Forest

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Songs from the Deep Forest
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Studio album by Duke Special
Released May 2006 (vinyl), October 2006 (CD)
Genre Rock
Length 42:59
Label V2
Producer Dave Lynch and Paul Pilot
Duke Special chronology
Adventures in Gramophone (2005) Songs from the Deep Forest
(2006)
I Never Thought This Day Would Come
(2008)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars link
Drowned in Sound 5/10 stars link
The Guardian 3/5 stars link

Songs from the Deep Forest is an album by Northern Ireland based artist Duke Special. In May 2006 it was released as a limited edition set of six 7" vinyl discs and then re-released as a single CD in October of the same year. It has been nominated for a 2007 Meteor Music Award for best Irish album, and for the 2007 Choice Music Prize.

On October 1st 2007, a special 2-disc edition was released which included the new song Our Love Goes Deeper Than This which featured Neil Hannon and Romeo Stodart. A bonus second disc was included in this edition and includes songs from the live BBC performance recorded in Belfast.

Track listing[edit]

Single Disc[edit]

The album has twelve tracks:

  1. Wake Up Scarlett (Duke Special)
  2. Everybody Wants a Little Something (Duke Special)
  3. Brixton Leaves (Duke Special & Ben Hales)
  4. Freewheel (Duke Special)
  5. No Cover Up (Duke Special)
  6. Portrait (Duke Special)
  7. Last Night I Nearly Died (But I Woke Up Just in Time) (Duke Special)
  8. Ballad of a Broken Man (Duke Special)
  9. Salvation Tambourine (Duke Special)
  10. Something Might Happen (Duke Special)
  11. Slip of a Girl (Paul Pilot)
  12. This Could Be My Last Day (Duke Special)

Earlier versions of "Last Night I Nearly Died (But I Woke Up Just in Time)", "Freewheel" and "Wake up Scarlett" appeared on Adventures in Gramophone, and an earlier version of "Portrait" appeared on the Your Vandal EP.

Bonus Version[edit]

A special "Bonus Version of the Album" contains two additional tracks:

  1. Salvation Tambourine (demo) (Duke Special)
  2. And It Stoned Me (live) (Van Morrison)

Special Edition[edit]

Disc 1[edit]

  1. Wake Up Scarlett (Duke Special)
  2. Everybody Wants a Little Something (Duke Special)
  3. Brixton Leaves (Duke Special & Ben Hales)
  4. Our Love Goes Deeper Than This (Duke Special & Paul Pilot, featuring Neil Hannon and Romeo Stodart)
  5. Freewheel (Duke Special)
  6. No Cover Up (Duke Special)
  7. Portrait (Duke Special)
  8. Last Night I Nearly Died (But I Woke Up Just in Time) (Duke Special)
  9. Ballad of a Broken Man (Duke Special)
  10. Salvation Tambourine (Duke Special)
  11. Something Might Happen (Duke Special)
  12. Slip of a Girl (Paul Pilot)
  13. This Could Be My Last Day (Duke Special)

Disc 2[edit]

  1. Overture (BBC Live version) (Andrew Skeet)
  2. Brixton Leaves (BBC Live version) (Duke Special & Ben Hales)
  3. Last Night I Nearly Died (BBC Live version) (Duke Special)
  4. Portrait (BBC Live version) (Duke Special)
  5. Wake Up Scarlett (BBC Live version) (Duke Special)
  6. Regarding the Moonlight in Eastbourne (BBC Live version) (Duke Special)
  7. Salvation Tambourine (BBC Live version) (Duke Special)
  8. No Cover Up (BBC Live version) (Duke Special)
  9. I Let You Down (BBC Live version) (Duke Special & Brian Houston)
  10. Freewheel (BBC Live version) (Duke Special)