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Damien Rice Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (24 Mar 2003)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: 14th Floor Records
  • ASIN: B0000AXKRB
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (221 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 895 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Delicate
2. Volcano
3. The Blower's Daughter
4. Cannonball
5. Older Chests
6. Amie
7. Cheers Darlin'
8. Cold Water
9. I Remember
10. Eskimo

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Original Damien Rice 'O' special edition 2003 release.

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25 of 25 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Truly Touching 3 July 2004
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
i first heard of Damien Rice when I saw him perform his song "Cold Water" on TV on the Jonathan Ross Show. During the performance I was so amazed at how good the song was and how amazing his voice was. On the strength of this one performance I bought his album "O". When I put it in my CD Player it didn't come back out again- it still hasn't!
It is one of the most amazing albums I have ever had the privelage to listen to. Every song is strong and single worthy, there are no so-called "album fillers." The album is beautiful, emotional, delicate and touching. Songs such as "Delicate," "Cold Water" and "The Blower's Daughter" actually bring tears to my eyes. Every song is stunning and the whole album is a masterpiece. The sound is kind of folk,sometimes gentle rock, but always beautiful. This album is a must buy, a necessity in anybody's record collection. I urge you to buy it, you won't be disappointed, if you are, I'll personally give you your money bacK!
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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of my favourite all-time albums 25 Feb 2005
Format:Audio CD
I go back a long way (Pet Sounds, Rubber Soul, Blood on the Tracks long) and I rate this album up there with the very best. Damien Rice is hard to classify as a singer. He reminds me of David Gray, Portishead, Eels, Coldplay, Jeff Buckley, early Springsteen and Nick Drake, at different times, but his sound cannot be so easily defined. Every track is incredibly beautful, haunting, lyrical and challenging and as a result the album does take a bit of getting into, but it's more than worth the effort. What at first appears to be a surrealistic kaleidoscope of musical and lyrical imagery soon becomes an incredibly coherent and moving masterpiece. It may not be everybody's idea of a fun evening. My wife thinks it is depressing and miserable and detests it, but she also dislikes Bob Dylan and just about everyone mentioned earlier in my review. (I didn't marry her for her taste in music) You may love it, you could hate it, but you are unlikely to be indifferent about this exceptional album. Don't go through your life wondering whether you might have liked Damien Rice - risk it like I did. You may find you've turned up a real gem.
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Listen and you'll be hooked 8 Oct 2003
Format:Audio CD
A friend of mine brought this album over 4 days ago, and I musthave listened to it 50 times following. Further to this I have also booked tickets to go and see him live; this guy is phenomenal.
The beauty of his music is often in its simplicity, not unlike Leonard Cohen, but also the feeeling of the Lyrics. Eachsong conveys a very clear message to the listener. However, the acoustic feel of guitar and then rising strings make you feel you're almost in the music. The music always compliments the heartfelt subject of the lyrics, for example the frustration of 'delicate' with strong rising string cords, but also a chilled slow guitar lick during the more thoughful verses.
Damien is clearly a loely Irish boy, but this does not translate to the very heavy lyrics of someone like Sinead o'Connor. A cello frequently compliments his music, and is almost like another vocalist in 'volcano.' The songs often are like dialogue between two people, saying the same thing to one another, but not really listening to each other.
My favourite tracks are 'The Blower's Daughter' which then flows into 'Cannonball.' Everything on these tracks sums up the best parts of the album. The great emotional feeling is there - "I can't takes my eyes off you / I can't take my mind off you / Till I find somebody new."
This then moves into a slightly more upbeat guitar lick of 'Cannonball.' Here he laments a past girlfriend he no longer has with him, and is confused by the subsequent relationship. This moves into a triumphant chorus in which he describes what he has learnt - "Stones taught me to fly / Love it taught me to lie / Life taught me to die." The contradictions of wht each experience are obvious - "so come on courage teach me to be shy.
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30 of 31 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars What a great album! 9 July 2004
Format:Audio CD
I'll be straightforward first off while reviewing this album - it's great. It's sheer brilliance. In this seemingly shallow world of music, here comes Damien Rice to save it all - separating himself from his contemporaries through the use of a wide instrument array, from delicate strings to piano; from acoustic guitars to clarinets. A superstar in the UK, this Irish singer/songwriter packs a heartfelt punch into his blissful, beautiful debut, simply titled "O".
Now there is of course that inevitable comparison to Jeff Buckley and David Gray... it's just too obvious not to be noticed. Like Gray, Rice recorded this in his bedroom because he claims he "doesn't like a commercial feel to his music." Rice twists many emotions into one in his music, and at parts of the disc you can almost hear the tears in his voice, most notably in the song "Older Chests". The strings at the end of "Amie" are something awe-inspiring, indescribable. And the line "I can't take my eyes off of you" in "The Blowers Daughter" could possibly be the most helplessly romantic thing said in music this whole year.
Rice chooses to add a bit more penache to his disc with the addition of a female backing vocalist- the harmonizing and intertwining of their voices are irresistible. Musically, he seems to be exploring all aspects of being in love- the warmness, the intimacy, and most notably, the heartbreak, with the second part of the disc focusing mainly on the heartbreak. The song "I Remember" is almost like the female in the relationship's response to Rice's sad lyrics in "Cold Water". But in the middle of the song, Rice comes back for the emotional peak of the disc.
This record may be a bit too "Sleepy" or "Downbeat" for some listeners, but the whole atmosphere on the record is quiet, yet intense.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Must have!
That's one record everyone must have In your colection! Great songs, verá Welness recording... And one Voice unic in the world... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Antonio Augusto Flores
5.0 out of 5 stars O BEAUTIFUL
Published 5 months ago by frank murphy
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant cd
Brilliant cd very quickly dispatch and everything as it should be great seller. no problems with my cd at all sounds great just what I was looking for at a good price.
Published 7 months ago by Dionne
5.0 out of 5 stars love it
a classic lost my original copy and very happy to have this piece of art in my collection...ahh...wonderful music ..recommended
Published 8 months ago by anne mcdowell
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The albums really good, fantastic. The condition was great not a single scratch. I just have one thing to mention; I ordered a used one and in the sleeve was a sheet of poor... Read more
Published 9 months ago by Lily
5.0 out of 5 stars Eloquence in Bucketloads
The album O, by Damien Rice is an ingenious piece of creativity that embodies exactly what it is that Damien Rice has so right and that most artists in this day and age, have so... Read more
Published 10 months ago by Megs
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Album
Bought this album for my husband, he loves this album it has special memories for us and was as good as we remembered.
Published 10 months ago by ainz1983
5.0 out of 5 stars Great
One of the songs on this cd was a title track for a film, liked the film so much so i bought the cd
Published 11 months ago by Mo from Nottingham
1.0 out of 5 stars Dismal Damien
This is the sort of record that makes me want to give up listening to music. It is low on melody and high on melodrama. Read more
Published 12 months ago by Dollyrocker
5.0 out of 5 stars Great album
Have wanted to buy this album for a while cause had it years ago but lost it in a house move. I am so glad that i did as i had forgotten how good the album is.
Published 13 months ago by mel
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