Cuts Across the Land


Cuts Across the Land is the first album by the English indie rock band The Duke Spirit.[8] It was released in the United Kingdom in May 2005. It reached #40 in the UK Albums Chart.

Cuts Across The Land
Studio album by
ReleasedMay 2005
Recorded2004
GenreGarage rock
Length45:27
LabelLoog
The Duke Spirit chronology
Cuts Across The Land
(2005)
Ex-Voto
(2007)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic[1]
Alternative Press[2]
The Guardian[3]
NME(7/10)[4]
Pitchfork Media(7.4/10)[5]
PopMatters(7/10)[6]
Prefix[7]
URB[2]

Critical reception


Drowned in Sound called the album "at times sensational, but so often so-near-so-far."[9] The Times called it "that most precious thing: a debut album that triumphantly, emphatically lives up to the promise of the clutch of singles and EPs that preceded it, and the thundering live shows that their charismatic singer, Leila Moss, takes command of so imperiously."[10]

Track listing


All lyrics are written by Liela Moss.

UK release (Loog Records, 2005)
No.TitleMusicLength
1."Cuts Across the Land"Toby Butler3:11
2."Stubborn Stitches"Butler3:20
3."Darling, You're Mean"Luke Ford3:58
4."Win Your Love"Ford3:14
5."Hello to the Floor"Ford4:35
6."Bottom of the Sea"Ford4:09
7."Fades the Sun"Dan Higgins2:48
8."You Were Born Inside My Heart"Butler3:21
9."Lion Rip"Butler2:37
10."Lovetones"Ford4:01
11."Love Is an Unfamiliar Name"Butler2:34
12."Red Weather"Ford4:43
UK Bonus Track
No.TitleMusicLength
13."Dark Is Light Enough"Butler, Ford3:02
US release (Star Time International Records, 2006)
No.TitleLength
1."Cuts Across the Land"3:11
2."Love Is an Unfamiliar Name"3:20
3."Darling, You're Mean"3:58
4."Win Your Love"3:14
5."Hello to the Floor"4:35
6."Bottom of the Sea"4:09
7."Fades the Sun"2:48
8."You Were Born Inside My Heart"3:21
9."Lion Rip"2:37
10."Lovetones"4:01
11."Stubborn Stitches"2:34
12."Red Weather"4:43

Souvenirs


The 'Special Edition' UK release included a bonus disc of exclusive rarities, titled in the sleeve notes as Souvenirs – A Bonus Album and on the disc itself as Rarities Album. It comprised ten additional tracks, made up of demos and radio sessions.

No.TitleLength
1."Scratching Around" (demo)3:19
2."So Good To Hear" (demo)4:40
3."Patients" (demo)3:13
4."Wooden Heart" (demo)4:27
5."The Heart Is A Lonely Hunter" (demo)3:43
6."Hello To The Floor" (Radio 1 Lamacq Live session track)4:17
7."Lion Rip" (Virgin Razorcuts session track)2:13
8."Cuts Across The Land" (XFM session track)3:15
9."Win Your Love" (Virgin Razorcuts session track)3:06
10."Dark Is Light Enough" (XFM session track)4:28

References