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Damien Rice Audio CD
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Irish troubadour Damien Rice doesn't so much reinvent the folk genre on this lush, impossibly mature debut album as push its boundaries in several compelling musical directions at once--all the more remarkable considering the album was largely self-produced and home-recorded. His songs revolve around familiar, bittersweet concerns of life, love and their attendant frustrations, but delivered with conspiratorial intimacy on melodic wings that (like on the graceful "Cannonball") Rice seems almost embarrassed to share. If there's anything like a template here, it's "The Blower's Daughter," the song that first attracted the interest/stewardship of film composer David Arnold (whose guest production provides "Amie" with expansive cinematic elegance) and became a massive Irish hit. His plaintive vocal, embroidered by the mournful solo cello of Vyvienne Long, is suddenly brightened by an instrumental flourish and Lisa Hannigan's vocals--before just as quickly wafting on the breeze. With touches that range from "Day in the Life"-styled string collages to the dizzy, exhilarating neo-operatic excesses of the 16-minute "Eskimo," Rice's musical palate here is as adventurous as his songs are grounded in emotional intimacy. --Jerry McCulley

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5.0 out of 5 stars great CD Sept. 16 2013
By cosim
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
great music, lyric and cd just learn about this Damien Rice and it is a great investment .... will buy again his music
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fearless July 12 2004
Format:Audio CD
This is my first review of anything on Amazon, though I am a constant reader. I simply had to talk about this album.
The best way to describe this album is fearless. He takes the road less traveled by other up-and-coming singer-songwriters. While the new batch has had some very good singers, nothing compares to this album. They seem more interested in making a "clean" album, while this album seems like he is alone in a room baring his soul.
Though the strange thing is about the album s that you know he could not have been alone in a room. There is so much going on, so many chances taken that it is hard to descibe. Simply saying that it is an acoustic album is wrong. The album brings in much more.
Fearless in his atempts to expand beyond just him and his guitar. Consider how at the end of Amie, out of nowhere comes what sounds like an entire orchestra. It sounds beautiful and it becomes almost impossible to imagine the song without it. Then the gorgarian (sp?) chants that enter into Cold Water. By the end of the album it seems only appropriate to have an opera singer at the end of Eskimo.
But the wonderful things about the album is that it doesn't rely on these tricks. They are simply used to enchance the songs. Cannonball is simply him and his guitar, and it is one of the best songs on the album (a song friends of mine have confessed crying to when they heard it).
Another huge difference between him and others is the feeling involved. I have yet to hear another singer coming out now who you can feel their pain so clearly and identify with it(Howie Day is close). The only line in the chorus of The Blower's Daughter is "I can't take my eyes off you...
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars If you aren't moved by it, you have no heart Aug. 9 2005
Format:Audio CD
Only someone so hard-hearted and cold could not be moved by the haunting melodies and heatbreaking lyrics on 'O', an album which to me, represents the bare bones of romance and loss. Damien Rice has a wonderful, piercing voice which delivers true, passionate, realistic, raw emotion. He sells his own songs so naturally, so beautifully, that it is almost impossible to not get immersed into this CD's clear, palpable feelings. It's romantic and sad without being corny. It's melodic and instrumental without being over-produced. It's emotional without being cliche. 'O' has it all. It is one of the best albums ever recorded.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great songs, amazing voice Oct. 18 2010
By allyho
Format:Audio CD
This is an album worth to keep if you like Damien Rice. If you don't, try listening.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Incredible, incredible CD. April 23 2005
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
I can honestly say this is one of the best albums I've ever heard. Never have I encountered a CD before where five of the songs on it (in this case, "I Remember," "Blower's Daughter," "Cannonball," "Older Chests," and especially "Amie") immediately became among my favourite songs ever. The lyrics are hauntingly beautiful and sad, and Damien Rice's voice and gentle guitar are perfect companions to the poetry. I can't think of anyone to compare Damien Rice to; his style is completely unique. Buy this CD; you won't regret it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars man o' man Oct. 22 2004
By alfie
Format:Audio CD
It is scary how good this album is...listen to it loud, and without distractions. Having seen him live I can only say that Damien Rice is a genius.
This is the best cd I have ever heard -from Coldplay to The Long Winters to Radiohead to Neutral Milk Hotel to U2 to Wilco to Hayden to Joseph Arthur to The Rheostatics-simply the best.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Simple, Addictive Sept. 24 2004
Format:Audio CD
This is one of the best CDs I've purchased in ages. Rice writes songs that are simple, convincing, addictive, memorable. A gem from beginning to end.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Loved it! July 16 2004
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
Damien Rice is such a talented musician. His music never gets old, you can listen to it over and over again. His soultry voice is always nice to listen to. I highly recommend it!!
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