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My Favourite Faded Fantasy Limited Vinyl 2LP Set

Damien Rice

Label: Atlantic
Release Date: 03 November 2014
Format: LP Double Vinyl

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Damien Rice My Favourite Faded Fantasy Limited Vinyl 2LP Set

Damien Rice’s “My Favourite Faded Fantasy” is his first collection of new material in eight years - the record was co-produced by Rick Rubin, with sessions taking place between Iceland and Los Angeles. Led by new single ‘I Don’t Want To Change You’, it follows the seminal “O” – which sold two million copies worldwide and spent 80 weeks on the UK chart - as well as the million-selling, Brit-nominated follow-up, “9”. Having already gone Top 10 on pre-orders and performed on ‘Later…With Jools Holland’, Damien will perform a short run of intimate American and European shows surrounding the album’s release - featuring a London date at The Palladium on November 7 (which sold out the morning of release). If ‘O’ was the result of patience, ‘9’ was arguably made with frustration; the sum of three years’ touring, and the sudden addition of external expectations. Rice vowed never to let the same thing happen again and, not for the first time in his career, he simply stepped away. Packing everything he needed into just two suitcases and spending the eight intervening years on the move, he had achieved the success most artists dream of but emerged empty, lost and creatively dissatisfied. Whilst fans would repeatedly ask “when?”, for Damien the real question shifted to “why make an album at all?” ‘My Favourite Faded Fantasy’ suggests that the answer may have been staring right back at him all along. It’s a record which might seem to address a lover, following a career admittedly spent getting the last word in, or attempting to take it all back again. Here, however, is a selection of songs which – says Damien – are “sung straight into the metaphorical mirror”. Those reflections appear to shift and slide from the self-aware (‘It Takes A Lot To Know A Man’) to the self-critical (see the barbed humour of ‘The Greatest Bastard’) and, perhaps, to that place of moving forward (particularly the rousing uplift of ‘Trusty & True’). It’s a lyrical push-and-pull effectively based on the idea of being yourself, which can be felt in the ambitious scope of Rice’s new material (the longest track clocks in at just under ten minutes) but is also articulated into something more raw, heavy and focused (just eight final songs were selected for the record).
Premiering on Zane Lowe’s Radio 1 show, the title track itself emerged amidst the frustration of trying to complete an altogether different song. “I became unhappy with what I’d recorded that day, and felt the void. So I picked up the guitar and just kept playing something else, to make myself feel better….and I went into a whirl. I became obsessed.” As an album ‘My Favourite Faded Fantasy’ is a love affair, but – this time – it’s arguably with that act of making music itself. Marketing includes a strong TV advertising campaign, with promo to include various radio sessions + press reviews across the board.

Featured Tracks:
Disc: 1
1. My Favourite Faded Fantasy
2. It Takes A Lot To Know A Man

Disc: 2
1. The Greatest Bastard
2. I Don't Want To Change You

Disc: 3
1. Colour Me In
2. The Box

Disc: 4
1. Trusty And True
2. Long Long Way
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