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Posted on 11. Jul, 2003 by admin.

 

San Francisco — Damien Rice is a man questioning his faith in love. “You know when you’ve found it, because you feel it when they take it away,” the 29-year-old Irishman sings with a gentle Zen spontaneity and enlightened sadness, characteristic of the style throughout his self-produced debut, O. The critically acclaimed album was released [...]


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Posted on 23. Jun, 2003 by admin.

 

Interview from www.Neumu.net Irish Song Poet Damien Rice’s O Released In U.S. San Francisco — O, the exquisite debut album from critically lauded Irish singer/songwriter Damien Rice (who, in the UK, has been compared to Bob Dylan) was released in the U.S. this week on the Vector label. The album is an often-gentle lullaby, a singer/songwriter tour de [...]


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Posted on 15. Jun, 2003 by admin.

 

From the Philadelphia Inquirer A fancy package for an extraordinary debut By Tom Moon, Inquirer Popular Music Critic When it was released in Ireland and England last summer, Damien Rice’s extraordinary debut, O, had a clothbound cover, like a book, and page after page of beautiful artwork that led to the CD tucked elegantly in back. “It came out [...]


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Posted on 09. Jun, 2003 by admin.

 

Songwriter is free not to be a rock star By Joan Anderman, Globe Staff, 6/9/2003 couple of months ago a CD arrived in the mail. This isn’t unusual. What’s extraordinary was the way it looked: Like a tiny book, bound in soft fabric and filled with sublime paintings of volcanos and blue elephants and naked women. We’re [...]


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Posted on 16. May, 2003 by admin.

 

Rice imports ‘O’ from his native Ireland By Will Jordan, wjordan@nashvillecitypaper.com May 16, 2003 Damien Rice has been wowing audiences in his home country of Ireland for years now, and by touring for his debut album, O, he hopes to win the ears of U.S. listeners. For someone who has never seen much of the country, besides New York [...]


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Posted on 20. Feb, 2003 by admin.

 

Totally addicted to live Damien Rice, not so much a rising Irish star as one that’s already risen, discusses gigging and the interest he’s getting in the US. 2002 was quite a year for Damien Rice. By rigorously touring throughout Ireland, he built up a loyal and avid fan base. It also saw the release of his [...]


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Posted on 20. Feb, 2003 by admin.

 

Quote from the Irish Times, February 17th, 2003 in an article about RTE’s new series “Other Voices: Songs From a Room”. Damien’s performance will be broadcast on Network 2 on Tuesday March 4th at 9PM. “Sometimes you get to a point where you have a taste of the record company, hype-hype-hype thing,” he says, “but while [...]


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Posted on 20. Jan, 2003 by admin.

 

Kate Fitzpatrick interviews Damien Rice The album ‘O’ gently crept onto our record shelves back at the beginning of 2002, receiving rave reviews – this beautifully fragile and intensely personal tour-de-force was the debut from little known Irish singersongwriter and one time busker Damien Rice. Damien who spent much of his childhood in Celbridge, County Kildare, seems [...]


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Posted on 29. Dec, 2002 by admin.

 

Damien Rice released his debut album, O, at the beginning of 2002. It has since gone platinum in Ireland, and is due to be released in Europe and North America in 2003. “The high point of the year for me was really what happened after we released the record. I never expected that kind of response. [...]


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Posted on 20. Dec, 2002 by admin.

 

It’s been a big year for Damien Rice – a platinum album, a packed Witness appearance, a song on Jools Holland, mud and an Irish tour to finish it off. We though it better to let him explain from on high. “Sitting on a plane on the way to play Jools Holland. Sounds exciting but I’m [...]


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