An expanded double-LP version of Damien Rice's album O has been set for release via Rhino Records.
This is the first time O will be available on vinyl and this extended 16-track edition includes four additional recordings: The Professor & La Fille Danse and Moody Mooday, which were both originally b-sides to the The Blower's Daughter; Lonelily, which appeared also appeared alongside the track Moody Mooday as a limited edition 7 single in 2004; and Woman Like A Man, which was recorded live in a session at Galway Bay FM and was the lead track for the song's single release.
Prague and Silent Night (featuring Lisa Hannigan), which were hidden bonus tracks after the album's closing song Eskimo, are also included in this release.
O, originally released in the summer of 2002, was one of the last albums to build a true word-of-mouth following before widespread streaming. The Guardian wrote, Rice's personality and deft songwriting hoist him above the mass of bedsit mumblers... at its best, O is gorgeous and understated, never too introverted to include a lovely melody.
Three singles were released from O: The Blower's Daughter in 2001, followed by Cannonball and Volcano in 2002, with many other tracks from the album being audience favorites and mainstays of Rice's live set, notably Delicate, and I Remember.
The Standard version comprises two x 180g LPs housed in a gatefold with lyrics and album artwork, along with 4 additional tracks.