The Duke & the King

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
Although the Duke & the King is an American band hailing from the Catskills Mountains, this self-titled disc is their first domestic release, a compilation culled from the contents of two previous albums released in Europe. That a U.S. group can only get a record out in the U.S. through the American subsidiary of a British label (Silva Screen's newly formed So imprint) may be explained, at least somewhat, by the music. Former Felice Brothers member Simone Felice, the leader of the Duke & the King (which also features Bobby Burke, Nowell Haskins, and Simi Stone) references Ronald Reagan and MTV on the autobiographical "Union Street," positioning himself as a ...
See more details below
CD
$13.83
BN.com price
(Save 13%)$15.99 List Price
Other sellers (CD)
  • All (3) from $4.99   
  • New (2) from $10.24   
  • Used (1) from $4.99   

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
Although the Duke & the King is an American band hailing from the Catskills Mountains, this self-titled disc is their first domestic release, a compilation culled from the contents of two previous albums released in Europe. That a U.S. group can only get a record out in the U.S. through the American subsidiary of a British label (Silva Screen's newly formed So imprint) may be explained, at least somewhat, by the music. Former Felice Brothers member Simone Felice, the leader of the Duke & the King (which also features Bobby Burke, Nowell Haskins, and Simi Stone) references Ronald Reagan and MTV on the autobiographical "Union Street," positioning himself as a child of the '80s. But in musical terms, he and his bandmates seem much older. Specifically, their style is closely evocative of some of the rural country/folk
ock of the late '60s and early '70s; think the Band's first three albums, Van Morrison's "Caledonia Soul" trilogy of Moondance, Tupelo Honey, and His Band and the Street Choir, and Neil Young's solo discography up to Harvest. In musical terms, then, this is a record that should have come out some time between 1968 and 1972. Felice, who turns lead vocals over occasionally to the soulful Burke and the Sam Cooke-like Haskins, even evinces much of the melancholia of the '60s hangover era of the first Nixon administration, when anti-war activists and drug-addled hippies began to realize that Woodstock wasn't really a harbinger of countercultural hegemony. Felice is bedeviled by an unspecified sadness and longing, and that only adds to the resonance of well-constructed songs that will appeal to triple-A radio in the U.S., now that his band finally has gotten a purchase on its homeground.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/16/2011
  • Label: Silva Oak
  • UPC: 738572271527
  • Catalog Number: 7
  • Sales rank: 189,708

Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Duke & the King Primary Artist
Peter Buettner Guest Appearance
Brian Goss Guest Appearance
Ian Felice Guest Appearance
James Felice Guest Appearance
Dean Jones Guest Appearance
Cayenne Fusco Guest Appearance
Toshi Reagan Guest Appearance
Technical Credits
Bob Ludwig Mastering
Simone Felice Producer, Engineer
Todd Rawson Artwork
Reynold D'Silva Executive Producer
The Duke & the King Composer
Bobbie Bird Producer, Engineer
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously