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B-Sides [EP]

Damien RiceAudio CD
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)


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listen  4. Moody Mooday 3:50$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  5. Delicate (Live In Dublin) 5:57$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  6. Volcano (Instrumental) 3:29$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  7. Volcano ('97 Demo) 2:34$0.99  Buy MP3 


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Product Details

  • Audio CD (August 3, 2004)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: EP
  • Label: Vector Recordings
  • ASIN: B0002IQFCW
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #65,123 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Editorial Reviews

Damien Rice has quite simply taken the music world by storm. From ecstatic reviews to winning the third annual Shortlist Music Prize honoring the most adventurous & creative albums by emerging artists, Damien offers his new legion of admirers & friends in the States an EP of B-sides previously released outside the U.S. These seven stunning tracks will undoubtedly whet the appetite while fans await his forthcoming record.

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21 of 22 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Damien Rice's Odd Gems August 15, 2004
Format:Audio CD
Enough has been said, lauded, and expressed in amazement of this young man's talent, both musically and lyrically. Certainly "O" was one the greatest debut CDs in a long., long time, and wanting more from him is the inevitable feeling you probably were left with, after listening to his first full album.
Now comes, not the first, but possibly the best EP released in the wake of "O." Most selections included are either unreleased demos ("Lonelily"), sketches of songs you'll know ("Volcano"), great live stuff ("The Professor & La Fille Danse" or "Delicate"), and, probably, represent the best of this EP.
Among the several EPs Damien Rice has released over the last twelve months, I consider "b-sides" to be his most satisfying one, and representative of Rice's deep talent and promising career.
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars raw emotions erupt on "B-Sides"... June 19, 2005
Format:Audio CD
After finishing my first introduction into the world of Damien Rice with his Closer album, "O", I had to immerse myself into more. His music is lyrically beautiful and his sound will pull you from wherever your life is into a state of serenity and emotion. His music is like an addiction, and I couldn't just stop with one album, so, as a gift I was handed "the B-sides" which holds some of Rice's lesser-known songs.

What I loved the most about this album was the raw taste that Rice presented. There are a few more moments of profanity, less of a "album" feel, and so much more emotion that you can literally cut it with a knife. There is this sensation of going on an adventure without any money in your wallet when listening to this album. Rice unplugs himself for some of the songs like "Woman Like a Man" and "Volcano (DEMO)". For me, this gave me a deeper insight into the music of this great artist. I adored the instrumental version of "Volcano" because it showed me another side of his musical talent. If you listen to the "Volcano" version on "O" then listen to this instrumental version, I think you will feel two different things. The instrumental version seemed haunting and extremely sad, while the other was a bit more uplifting. This is what I love about his music, you can find yourself in two places while listening to the same song.

My personal favorites from this album were "Volcano (DEMO)" and "The Professor". I recommend this album to anyone wishing to explore more of what Rice has to offer. If this is your first taste of Rice, you may be a bit disappointed, but for those growing number of fans out there ... this is a perfect album to add to your collection!

Grade: ***** out of *****
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Words cannot begin to describe the greatness!!! August 15, 2004
Format:Audio CD
Damien's is absolutely amazing. He can do no wrong!!! I haven't heard a song I didn't love! From the covers he's done at concerts to the B-sides collected here the music is just beyond words. It had been so long since I heard true talent in a musician that I begun to think I would just have to live in the past but then Damien came along and with Lisa, Vivian, and Tomo has revived a raw natural music that is so awesome. It is so refreshing to hear something that is what it is. It's not synthetic, it's not fake or toyed with. It is pure brilliance at it's best!!!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars High Quality July 12, 2005
Format:Audio CD
I thoroughly enjoyed this ep. The lyrics, guitar riff layout, and personal intimacy surpasses that of so many other artists I've heard. This is my favorite product that Damien Rice has put out, hope he does more simple ep's like this.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars If Only there were more artists like Damien... January 10, 2005
By gamble
Format:Audio CD
I find myself looking for other albums that make me feel the way I do when I listen to Damien Rice. To me, he's the complete package: great lyrics, hard-won musical chops, and restrained production. The first three songs on B sides are great examples of his work -- they fit right in with "O", which is on near-constant rotation both at home and in my car, and which I often give as a gift to close friends. "Moody Monday" is less typical - it has a more produced, trip hop vibe, minimal lyrics, and Damien singing in a fairly whiny style that doesn't exactly beg for the "repeat" function on your stereo. I also barely listen to the rest of the tracks - between "O" and the Live Album, I already have two versions of "Delicate.: (Though it is nice to hear him introduce the song in his Irish accent. Makes me long to return to Dublin.) It's interesting to hear the original demo of Volcano, to hear how far he's come, but the recording itself is low-quality and incomplete, included more for fan interest than as a real alternative to the fantastic versions of the song on "O" and the live album.

Bottom line: this CD is worth it for the first three songs alone. They're a full-strength dose of artistic honesty, integrity, and experimentation.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars "What makes her come?" July 13, 2006
Format:Audio CD
I'm a huge fan of Damien, for out of most new acts he is the only one with the guts to really create something new, fresh and different. He tries to give us a taste of something we've never had the opportunity to experience before. 'B-Sides' is no exception. While not as solid as 'O', I say this only because it's not as long, for the musical selection here is still very strong.

Damien starts us off with 'The Professor & La Fille Danse' which is the most effective track here. It's musical arrangment perfectly fits the lyrical message about the using of women for pleasure. The song describes, in a somewhat explicit and disturbing nature, the fact that this man knows nothing about this woman. The line "and the d*ck left inside only half understood her" perfectly (while vulgarly) explains the predicament that this poor woman is being used for a purpose.

The next track is 'Lonelil y', which appeared on the single for Cannonball (another brilliant track) and this song, while not as strong as the previous, has a possitive message about love and being with the ones you love. None of us want to be lonely. I like the lyrical message in this song, almost as if they took their relationship for granted and then realized they'd rather be together. The chorus chanting "your coming home" and you believe that.

'Woman like a Man' is one of my favorite tracks by Damien. This song is ellegantly done with beautiful harmonizing. The song itself is a little difficult to follow, I'm still trying to figure out what he's getting at, but I think I got it. It appears as if he's pointing out the role-factors of the sexes today, how men and or women want the bennifits received by the other sex and that sex alone. That's just my take though...
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Always love B sides.
A short bit of music than fills in a few gaps from previous releases... all great, especially for the fan.
Published 4 months ago by J. D. Peringer
5.0 out of 5 stars Good listening
Moody love songs that I can't stop playing. The voice and the stories are beautiful and this is a go to in my catalog.
Published 4 months ago by Soozie
4.0 out of 5 stars very impressed
Very cool mini collection of Damien Rice. Surprise track is the Volcano instrumental, fantastic track that brings a lot more than just an "instrumental". Read more
Published 7 months ago by Nate
5.0 out of 5 stars beautiful
If you love Damien Rice you'll love B Sides. It's his usual amd very sexy and wonderful, evocative, everything I like about him in this music.
Published on September 20, 2009 by Sandra L. Courson
5.0 out of 5 stars Interesting CD
Found it reminiscent of the 70's. Good stuff. Vendor was also good in getting product to me quickly and in great condition, as promised.
Published on July 20, 2008 by Susan Smith
4.0 out of 5 stars Much more than Damien's leftovers...
This seven track EP is a great introduction to the talent of Damien Rice. Taking the B-Side tracks to many of his singles, Damien strings together a great display of his raw and... Read more
Published on April 3, 2008 by Andrew Ellington
4.0 out of 5 stars Damien Rice is a GOD
Although I have all the songs on B-Sides on his other cd's I love this cd. Make sure to listen to the live version of delicate
Published on January 8, 2008 by Meagan D. Webb
5.0 out of 5 stars If you like Damien Rice, this is for you
This collection of outtakes and early recordings are a must-have for any Rice fan.
Published on May 20, 2007 by Peter W. Kalnin
4.0 out of 5 stars great old ep
how much you want this is determined by how much you love Damien Rice, if you have both albums and love every track then go ahead and buy this; if you only like his hit songs on... Read more
Published on March 9, 2007 by Matt
5.0 out of 5 stars Damien rice
the album is really great.

I really liked it

the cost is quite reasonable.

I also liked the packaging
Published on January 5, 2007 by Maral Tabrizi
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