Out of Print! Only a few copies available!
Whereas Simone Felice and his brothers tapped into one of the richest veins
of America's folk tradition on their last three albums; for his debut with new
band The Duke & The King, Simone and old friend and new partner Robert Chicken
Burke together now combine elements of blue-eyed soul and Topanga Canyon - as
indigenous and vintage as CSN (their name itself is a reference to Mark Twain's
great American novel, Huckleberry Finn), but with the modern outlook and
heartrendingly personal style of Ben Harper, or even The Eels.
“Nothing Gold Can Stay” was recorded in splendid isolation in a makeshift studio
in Bearsville, New York State, then taken down The Hudson to be mixed and
mastered by Grammy award winning hip-hop maestro Bassy Bob Brockmann (Notorious
B.I.G’s "Ready To Die").
The Duke And The King’s debut album celebrates adolescence’s not so innocent
times while grudgingly accepting the occasionally harsh reality of the streets
of a city that they both grew up on.
• 180g Vinyl
• Mastered by Ray Staff at Air Studios from 24bit/96k sound files
Simone Felice, guitar, vocals
Bobby Bird Burke, bass, vocals
Simi Stone, fiddle, vocals
Nowell Haskins, drums, vocals
1. If You Ever Get Famous
2. The Morning I Get To Hell
3. Still Remember Love
4. Union Street
5. Lose My Self
7. Summer Morning Rain
8. Water Spider
9. I've Been Bad
10. One More American Song