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O (Music - Damien Rice) When Rice sings ''I can't take my eyes off of you/And so it is,'' backed by a haunting cello and an acoustic guitar, it's hard not to melt. On his...O (Music - Damien Rice)Folk When Rice sings ''I can't take my eyes off of you/And so it is,'' backed by a haunting cello and an acoustic guitar, it's hard not to melt. On his...2003-07-18

O (Music - Damien Rice)

Genre: Folk; Lead Performer: Damien Rice; Producer (group): Vector Recordings

When Rice sings ”I can’t take my eyes off of you/And so it is,” backed by a haunting cello and an acoustic guitar, it’s hard not to melt. On his evocative debut, O, the Irish singer-songwriter shifts from opera-infused ballads to delicate folk compositions with aplomb. Reminiscent of James Taylor and Jeff Buckley, Rice is both vulnerable and seductive – and sure to find an audience on this side of the pond.

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