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Rocco DelucaAudio CD
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listen  6. Save YourselfRocco DeLuca 3:03$0.99  Buy MP3 
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"My initial meeting with Rocco - It was pure and centered and seemed to have a sense of purpose, and I felt that there was something burning in his heart that I could be helpful to. It had that kind of truth in it that I decided to run with. I like the street corner aspect of working with Rocco, it woke up a certain part of my renegade ways I’m trying to keep alive these days. I ... Read more in Amazon's Rocco Deluca Store

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  • Audio CD (March 10, 2009)
  • Original Release Date: 2009
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Republic
  • ASIN: B001R0KH46
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #148,117 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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About the Artist

"Rocco has his feet on the ground and his eyes to the sky," (Daniel Lanois).

Rocco DeLuca uses a delicate falsetto, resonator guitar, and incisive, questioning lyrics to deliver his second album, Mercy. Rocco also had the help of five-time Grammy-winning producer Daniel Lanois (U2, Bob Dylan, Peter Gabriel) to draw upon.

Mercy covers vast emotional terrain, from the Melancholy "Junky Valentine," to the explosive "Save Yourself". The title track "Mercy", is an ambient, piano driven masterpiece featuring a guest performance by UK trio Keane. These twists and turns build, layer upon layer, with haunted intricacy.

DeLuca and Lanois formed their bond after the producer caught a last minute performance at L.A. club Spaceland in late 2007. Following their endless touring, he and drummer Ryan Carman jumped at the chance to blow off steam, and fill an open slot on a hometown bill. "I had my dobro, and Ryan brought a little kick drum, and we played all the material that I'd been writing over the last few months." Lanois - who, unbeknownst to DeLuca, had been listening intently from the front row - beckoned him over to the back bar, and suggested they work together. "I was deeply honored." DeLuca, praised by Rolling Stone for displaying "echoes of Neil Young, Robert Plant, Jeff Buckley and Pearl Jam" early in his career; Instantly recognizable singing; a distinctive instrumental style; and an original songwriting voice. Filter magazine live review wrote, "Walking a fine line between American revival and commercial success... You'd be hard pressed to find any other one-time VH1 staple taking stage only adorned with Dobro guitar and glass slide in wasn't until midway through the take that the crowd remembered they were at a rock show; and that one man could provide such extremities in the most intimate of settings." DeLuca was influenced by the likes of Son House, Pink Floyd and singers including Billy Holliday and Mahalia Jackson. "I went into this record with a clear idea," he insists. He'd had three years of non-stop touring in support of his acclaimed debut, I Trust You To Kill Me, to refine his vision for his second record. "Lyrically, philosophically, and musically, I'm essentially the same person I was when I was thirteen years old," he admits. "I still get excited and inspired by sounds, language, and people, but learning how to articulate them was something I had to work on." "For the first time, I've come to realize the music in my head."

Product Description

2009 album from the acclaimed SoCal singer/songwriter, produced by Daniel Lanois (U2, Bob Dylan, Peter Gabriel). Deluca's brand of Rock incorporates all of his influences including Soul, Folk and Blues. His previous album, I Trust You To Kill Me, garnered him plenty of airplay, both over the airwaves and on the internet. With Mercy, Deluca is prepared to take that next step: world domination. 11 tracks including the title track performed with Britpopsters Keane.

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Mercy is Rocco at a new level April 28, 2009
By Jeanie
Format:Audio CD
It's not everyday that you see a dobro and a glass slider as the foundation for a rock act. Rocco DeLuca is a unique artist - a true artist. Rocco is not a manufactured act marketed to the top of the charts. He is a musician who is able to translate what is happening inside himself for the outside world. He seems to be able to soak up experiences, people, feelings and keep them with him. He constantly scribbles down lyrics, words and ideas whether he is touring and traveling or at home. We as listeners are the lucky recipients of the finished product that began with those scribbled notes. Mercy is a haunting and beautiful album. Mercy is Rocco at a new level.

The pairing of Rocco DeLuca and Daniel Lanois is magic. Daniel, as a highly talented artist, songwriter and producer (who has produced U2, Bob Dylan, Brian Eno, Peter Gabriel, Emmylou Harris and many others) is a perfect fit for Rocco. This has been a true collaboration and his influence on the outcome of the project is apparent. The atmospheric sounds and experimentation are evident. Daniel also plays on the album and the introduction of another guitar, keyboards and other sounds are welcome additions.

Rocco is able to rock as well as mesmerize with very delicate sounds. I didn't think I could like "I Trust You to Kill Me" more, but this version is truly fantastic. The collaboration with Keane on "Mercy" the title track is a nice blend of both artists. "The Painting" is exquisite. I believe "Nightingale" is a masterpiece in it's purity and simplicity. The groove on "Any Man" is one of the best I've ever heard. The experimentation with the Icelandic voice in "Lilja" is creative. The explosiveness of "Bright Lights" makes it a great opener to a concert - releasing the pent up energy of waiting for the band.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing Artistry April 2, 2009
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This album is absolutely amazing. Rocco has given songwriting at its best. Not many artists around can pull off an album quite this amazing anymore. The Dobro is captivating, and hearing one these days when it isn't in bluegrass music is refreshing. (Huge fan of bluegrass by the way!haha) Not only that, but hearing the banjo in Lilja is just as refreshing.
I would recommend this album to anyone who wants true artistry.
It's an absolutely amazing album. There aren't many other words for it than that.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good follow up, but... June 22, 2009
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Why is the title track so lame? The live version(s) in the documentary film of the same name are heavy and awesome. This one is just limp.

The rest of the album is good; though, I'd have to say I like the debut album better. There is a definite improvement in production quality and the songwriting is distinctive and interesting.

I just want a heavier, studio cut of "I Trust You to Kill Me".
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars soooo goooood March 21, 2009
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rocco's second album is amazing. although not in the way i had hoped (i had wanted a little more rock n roll!) he obviously knew what he was doing and made the album he was meant to make. reminds me of the best things about the joshua tree, grace, the bends, and whichever is your favorite elbow album. if you get all those references, you should get this album immediately!
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4.0 out of 5 stars tasty selection March 12, 2009
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'save yourself' is not indicative of the overall sound of 'mercy'. and personally, i'm glad.

a vast majority of the tunes are down-tempo, ambient, moody, and beautiful. perhaps this is due to the potent production stylings of daniel lanois. either way, deluca's vocals are certainly a focus for this recording. the instrumental arrangements sound large and lush. it's apparent that deluca was more concerned with creative evolution than simply constructing a commercially-viable sophomore record.

i would certainly recommend 'mercy' to those who enjoy challenging, albeit aesthetically pleasant, singer-songwriter faire. i'd look elsewhere if you are searching for another 'colorful'. 'mercy' is above and beyond that.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Seriously one of the best February 9, 2014
By Sarah
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I first got into Rocco Deluca & The Burden from the rockumentary of Keifer Sutherland's called I Trust You to Kill Me. Each song provokes a different set of emotions... it's one of the few albums I can listen to start to finish and never get tired of it. Love it.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Not a fan August 12, 2013
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I bought the entire collection of his album's based on the fact that I liked the song swing low. I saw him do several performances live on Youtube that were great. Then I listened to his collection of recorded stuff and its just not representative of when he performs. I wanted to like it really bad and I just couldn't.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Rocco DeLuca Mercy Excellent ! April 16, 2009
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Rocco DeLuca and the Burden Mercy CD is excellent.
Especially like Mercy, & Open Pages. Rocco's vocals make this CD special.
Most of the songs are slower tempo which brings out the strength of Rocco's vocal talent.
If you're looking for harder rock Save Yourself is fantastic. Also the drums on this CD are inspiring.
Definitely 5 stars ! Great CD.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Rocco Deluca - Mercy
CD arrived quickly (within a week), it was in perfect condition, and plays without a skip or scratch.
Published on May 7, 2009 by Jamie Gannon
5.0 out of 5 stars i trust you to kill me
this albums not as rocky as "i trust you to kill me." but it's amazing. a few of the tracks have an almost damien rice feel in the voice. Read more
Published on April 16, 2009 by A. Sobolewski
5.0 out of 5 stars Mercy you got to have
This is fantastic, music that will never die! All ages will love, try it you will injoy it.
Published on April 13, 2009 by Kathleen Waffner
1.0 out of 5 stars Talk about killing a career
I bought this CD after buying Deluca's first one, I trust you to kill me, and I have to say, well, it sucks. Read more
Published on April 11, 2009 by Micheal K. Brown
5.0 out of 5 stars Mellow mellodies
Mercy is nothing like I Trust You To Kill Me. It is much slower paced and more introspective than most of his work.
Published on April 6, 2009 by MyLady K
5.0 out of 5 stars beautiful music, beautiful lyrics
This CD is pure beauty for me. Rocco DeLuca poured all his heart and soul into this album, and you can hear this in his haunted voice and an amazing sound. Read more
Published on April 1, 2009 by Roccstar
5.0 out of 5 stars great album to chill to
Completely different from ITYTKM but still great. I can listen to it any time and loose myself in the lyrics and Dobro. Every song sounds deeply personal. Read more
Published on April 1, 2009 by A. Haas
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