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Damien Rice

November 11th, 2014

Birth Name:
Damien Rice

Born:
Damien Rice

Genre:
Singer/Songwriter

Years Active:
'90s, '00s, '10s






Damien Rice

Biography

Irish singer/songwriter Damien Rice launched his music career in the late '90s with the hard-hitting indie rock outfit Juniper. The group signed to Polygram in 1997 and released two singles, “The World Is Dead” and “Weathermen,” which did moderately well on Irish radio, but when it came time to record a full-length album, contractual rules from the label prevented Juniper from doing so, and Rice split. After a brief respite in Europe, Rice returned to Dublin to focus on music once again, scrounging up enough money to record a demo. He sent it to producer/film composer David Arnold (Bj√∂rk, Nina Persson, Paul Oakenfold), and luckily for him, Arnold loved it and set Rice up in his very own mobile studio to make a record. His first single, “The Blower's Daughter,” was an instant Top 20 hit when it appeared in fall 2001. Shared gigs with McAlmont & Butler and folkie Kathryn Williams followed in summer 2002 when Rice released O in the U.K. The album hit the States in 2003, which earned the Irishman a dedicated group of American fans in addition to his European ones, and after satiating all of them with a collection of B-sides in 2005, Rice released his sophomore record, 9. The album featured his long-term collaborator and then-girlfriend Lisa Hannigan on backing vocals, but on the supporting tour, they eventually split. Rice then went silent for six years without any material or shows after supporting Leonard Cohen in Dublin in 2008, but in 2014 he announced a small show at the 25th Anniversary celebrations of Whelan's, a venue in the Irish capital. His third studio album, My Favourite Faded Fantasy, was produced by legendary American producer Rick Rubin, and was set for release in 2014.

Top Albums


1. My Favourite..

2. O

3. 9

4. B-Sides

5. Live from th..

6. Live At Fing..

7. Cannonball -..

8. Sing (feat. ..

9. Unplayed Pia..

10. Cannonball -..

Top Songs

Name Album Time Price
1.

I Don't Want To Change You My Favourite Faded Fantasy 5:26 $1.29
2.

My Favourite Faded Fantasy My Favourite Faded Fantasy 6:11 $1.29
3.

Greatest Bastard My Favourite Faded Fantasy 5:04 $1.29
4.

Colour me In My Favourite Faded Fantasy 5:18 $1.29
5.

Blower's Daughter O 4:45 $1.29
6.

9 Crimes 9 3:37 $1.29
7.

It Takes a Lot To Know a Man My Favourite Faded Fantasy 9:33 $1.29
8.

Trusty and True My Favourite Faded Fantasy 8:09 $1.29
9.

Box My Favourite Faded Fantasy 4:27 $1.29
10.

Long Long Way My Favourite Faded Fantasy 6:21 $1.29
11.

Volcano O 4:38 $1.29
12.

Delicate O 5:12 $1.29
13.

Cannonball O 5:10 $1.29
14.

Lonelily B-Sides 3:13 $0.99
15.

Grey Room 9 5:43 $1.29
16.

Unplayed Piano (Chris Lord-Alge Mix) Unplayed Piano – Single 3:48 $0.99
17.

Professor (Live) B-Sides 5:08 $0.99
18.

Cold Water O 4:59 $0.99
19.

Woman Like a Man (Live, Unplugged) B-Sides 4:44 $0.99
20.

Hallelujah (Live) Rock and Roll Hall of Fame,.. 4:15 $0.99
21.

Accidental Babies 9 6:33 $0.99
22.

Rootless Tree 9 4:22 $1.29
23.

Moody Mooday B-Sides 3:49 $0.99
24.

I Remember O 5:31 $0.99
25.

Amie O 4:36 $0.99

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