November 14, 2006
THE FOLLOW-UP TO RICE'S TREMENDOUSLY ACCLAIMED DEBUT, O
Damien Rice has been deemed by The Los Angeles Times "nothing short of a complete package of art, personality and presence." His highly anticipated second album, 9--for which Rice wrote, recorded and produced all tracks, as well as designing all of the artwork for the accompanying package--will be released November 14 by Heffa/Vector/Warner Brothers.
9 is the follow-up to Rice's debut album O, which has sold well over two million copies worldwide. Prior to reaching Gold® sales Stateside, O achieved triple-Platinum sales status in the UK and spent over 80 weeks on the U.K. Top 75 Album Chart. It received extraordinary critical praise and was featured in numerous Best Albums of 2003 lists, including Entertainment Weekly, People, Blender and Rolling Stone, which called O "one of the most gorgeous first albums in recent memory." Newsweek hailed O as "an out-and-out gorgeous CD...full of undiluted, unfalsified emotions." The album includes the songs "Volcano," "Cannonball," and "Blower's Daughter," the central piece of music in Mike Nichols' Oscar-nominated film Closer.
Rice performed songs from O in a rare two-song performance on "The Late Show with David Letterman," where he has appeared twice, as well as on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," "Late Night with Conan O'Brien," "The Late Late Show," "Austin City Limits" and "Last Call with Carson Daly." In 2003, Rice was awarded the prestigious Short List Prize in the U.S. as well as being nominated for a BRIT Award and an NME Award.
Rice has spent much of the last two years writing and recording 9. He previewed some of the new songs on a summer tour of the U.S. he recently completed with Fiona Apple.
1. 9 Crimes
2. The Animals Were Gone
4. Rootless Tree
6. Coconut Skins
7. Me, My Yoke And I
8. Grey Room
9. Accidental Babies
10. Sleep Don't Weep