B-Sides EP, Explicit Lyrics
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Damien Rice has quite simply taken the music world by storm. From ecstatic reviews to winning the third annual Shortlist Music Prize honoring the most adventurous & creative albums by emerging artists, Damien offers his new legion of admirers & friends in the States an EP of B-sides previously released outside the U.S. These seven stunning tracks will undoubtedly whet the appetite while fans await his forthcoming record.
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1.The Professor: I love the intimate nature of all of his songs but so true of this one. I think what I respect about Damien Rice so much is his authenticity. He tells his life experiences in such a raw relateable way that leaves you nothing but transfixed. I found that to be so with this song. The guitar work is just beautiful & makes you feel like you are in some bar listening & watching him play this song. P.S. If any of you haven't seen him live ...get tickets he is fabulous! This is definetly a song about the loss of a love & the complexities of relationships and especially those that are regarded as forbidden by most people. This song is one that is rarely written with this intensity, candor or sung with such simplicity vocally but yet compelling. Love him singing in French at the end....sounded beautiful...didn't understand a word (except that it was relateable given he had already sung this part in English)! Ha! Ha!
2.Lonelily: I just love the opening guitar work in this song...so sweet, simple but profound. Another poignant love story written into lyrics & sung by one of the best acoustical singer songwriters of a generation. I love how it seems like a song of how much he is looking forward to seeing someone he loves, only to be betrayed. It is a story of loss, love, redemption, forgiveness, betrayal and still an unrelenting desire to see that person! Nothing like telling it like it truly often IS!
3.Women Like A Man (Unplugged): How much is the guitar work on this nothing more than a masterpiece.Read more ›
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There are two live cuts here; `The Professor & La Fille Danse' and `Delicate'. `The Professor...' is the superior of the two. It's such a masterful song. I remember hearing it live a few years back. I was in a small auditorium up in the balcony and Damien unplugged his guitar and sat at the edge of the stage and sang this song as loud as he could. It was marvelously done. That's the feeling I get when listening to this recording; as if Rice were sitting right next to me. `Delicate' is a tad softer in its recording. If you've heard the studio version then this is one you'll enjoy for it ups the raw factor; which is really what we love so much about Damien's music in the first place.
`Moody Mooday' is very different. I don't know if it's really a track I'm all too excited over. Parts of it I actually really like, but as a whole it doesn't really stay with me. The chorus I don't particularly care for, but the fragile vocal structure that creates the verses really moves me. The way Damien and Lisa fight for each word is creative and mesmerizing at the same time. It reminds me a bit of `Cold Water', which made it onto `O'. I personally feel that `Cold Water' is a much better track, but the similarities are undeniable. I never skip this song, so maybe the more I hear it the more I'll enjoy it.
`Lonelil y' and `Woman Like a Man' are both extremely well done songs; you'd never guess them for B-Sides. They are both brilliant enough to have graced `O' and probably should have. `Lonelil y' is an uplifting ballad, drastically different from most of Damien's offerings. `Woman Like a Man' is probably one of my favorite tracks Damien has ever recorded. It just flows so well, reminds me of the vibe I got from `Volcano' the first time I heard it.
Speaking of `Volcano', there are two versions of that masterful `O' offering here; the instrumental and the `97 demo. The instrumental is just that, beautiful music, but the demo is really where the highlight is at. It lets you experience Damien in his rawest and purest form. It's a drastic difference from the studio cut that made it onto `O' but it's a powerful experience. Damien truly is one of the most talented and inspirational acts in music today.
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