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… 2003-06-10 Damien Rice Folk
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O (2003)

Details Release Date: Jun 10, 2003; Lead Performance: Damien Rice; Genre: 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 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.

Originally posted Jul 18, 2003 Published in issue #719 Jul 18, 2003 Order article reprints
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