Naked Sessions record their artists with one mic and one take. The results are often as striking as a symphony accompanying an artist for the first time. This recent session of Duke Special performing ‘Condition’ counts amongst those magical moments.
Their new album ‘Oh Pioneer’ is out now. Duke says this of the album:
“Standing on the edge of releasing a new album is a daunting task. Behind you are the sessions and songs you have recorded previously, some popular, some well known, some dear to your own heart but not celebrated, some completely overlooked… ahead are other peoples’ expectations, your own hopes for the record, the worry of shitty reviews, paying the bills and so on but… I love the adventure.
“Wooden Fingers Puppet Theatre Company, The Bank of Ideas, a banned Iranian children’s book about a fish, a pirate who wants to retire, a bar man who hears people’s stories whether he likes it or not, the human condition and late night conversations with friends on the roof of the ‘Oh Yeah’ building about your dreams are just a few of the ingredients to go into “Oh Pioneer”.”
Duke Special released their new album Oh Pioneer last month on ‘Adventures in Gramaphone’. You can buy it from our store here