Some time back in 1982 or possibly 1986, with the full support of William Freidkin, William Peter Blatty and also some priests, singer-songwriter Eric Noble embarked upon the project which almost killed his guts stone dead.
Exorcist – The Musical, a folk-country opus based on the seminal work about a child gets possessed and so on by “demons” and maybe even “Satan”, was abandoned mid-way through, on strict doctor’s orders.
For years, fans searched high, low, left, right and all areas in-between for some glimpse of this lost masterpiece.
The truth is, it was never finished.
The Duke is proud to announce, however, that as a special Halloween treat, Eric Noble has handed over the demo recordings of the first four tracks of the masterwork to Mondo Irlando. For the first time ever, fans and music-lovers alike can bask in the glories of these stunning, haunting compositions, and can ponder what may have been, had the enterprise not fucked Noble’s head sideways.
The tracks are as follows;
1. Just A Lonely Priest (Iraq Prologue)
2. I Got A New Friend, Mamma / Goodnight Reagan
3. Damien Karras Blues
4. Oh Doctor, Can You Help Me? (Pazuzu Rising)
You’re welcome, folks.