My Favourite Faded Fantasy

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My Favourite Faded Fantasy
My Favourite Faded Fantasy (Damien Rice album - cover art).jpg
Studio album by Damien Rice
Released 31 October 2014
Genre Folk
Length 49:50
Language English
Label Damien Rice Music
Vector Recordings/Warner Bros. (US and Canada)
Producer Rick Rubin
Damien Rice chronology
Live from the Union Chapel
(2007)Live from the Union Chapel2007
My Favourite Faded Fantasy
(2014)
Singles from My Favourite Faded Fantasy
  1. "My Favourite Faded Fantasy"
    Released: 8 September 2014
  2. "I Don't Want to Change You"
    Released: 24 September 2014
  3. "The Greatest Bastard"
    Released: 30 October 2014

My Favourite Faded Fantasy is the third studio album by Irish singer, songwriter and producer Damien Rice. The album was released in Ireland on 31 October 2014 and subsequently in other territories on 3 November, almost eight years since the release of his previous album, 9.[1] The album was produced by Rick Rubin.[2]

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic76/100[3]
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4/5 stars link
The Guardian4/5 stars link
Q3/5 stars
Slant Magazine3/5 stars [4]
Sputnikmusic4.5/5 stars link

At Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating out of 100 to reviews from music critics, the album has received an average score of 76, indicating "generally favorable", based on 15 reviews.[3] Jessica Goodman and Ryan Kistobak of The Huffington Post included the album on their list of 2014's best releases, declaring the album "a devastating reminder that love leaves you crumbling and fantasies are just fiction". Goodman complimented Rice's "delicate vocals" as "sinister and familiar".[5]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Damien Rice.

No.TitleLength
1."My Favourite Faded Fantasy"6:12
2."It Takes a Lot to Know a Man"9:33
3."The Greatest Bastard"5:04
4."I Don't Want to Change You"5:26
5."Colour Me In"5:18
6."The Box"4:27
7."Trusty and True"8:09
8."Long Long Way"6:21

Personnel[edit]

  • Damien Rice – vocals, acoustic guitar (1-8), electric guitar (1), piano (1,2,4-7), clarinet (1,8), tambourine (1), sounds & percussion (2), pump organ (5,6), bass (7,8), harmonium (8)
  • Joel Shearer - crotales (1,8), tambourine (1), shaker (1), electric guitar swells (1), bass (2,6,7), sounds & percussion (2), electric guitar (2,4,8), cuatro (7), muted guitar (7), dulcimer (7), cymbals (7), Wurlitzer (8), bells (8), vibraphone (8), piano (8), celeste (8), glockenspiel (8), chimes (8), acoustic guitar (8), harmonium (8)
  • Zac Rae – Wurlitzer (1,4), pad (1), tack piano (1), vibraphone (2), Hammond organ (3,4), piano (4)
  • David Rawlings – archtop guitar (1,7), backing vocals (7)
  • Cora Venus Lunny - violin (1-4,7), backing vocals (1,2,7), viola (2,3)
  • Borgar Magnason - double bass (1,3,5,7)
  • Sólrún Sumarliðadóttir – cello (1)
  • Julia Mogensen – cello (1,2,5,6,8)
  • Shahzad Ismaily – bass (1,2,4), drums (6,8), shaker (6), floor tom (7), Hammond organ (8), cymbals (8), crotales (8), Moog (8), cowbell (8)
  • Magnús Trygvason Eliassen - drums (1)
  • Earl Harvin – percussion (1), drums (4), tambourine (4)
  • Helgi Jónsson – trombone (1,2,3,6,8), backing vocals (2)
  • James Gadson – drums (2)
  • Alex Somers – sampler (2-4,8), bass drum (3), sub bass (3), harp (4)
  • Deron Johnson – piano (2,3), Hammond organ (1)
  • Tina Dico – backing vocals (2)
  • Bryndis Halla Gylfadottir - cello (3,4)
  • Frank Aarnink - tympani (3), gong (3), cymbals (3)
  • Una Sveinbjarnardottir - violin (5,6,8), viola (8)
  • Markéta Irglová - piano (6), vocals (8)
  • Gyda Valtisdottir - cello (6,8), backing vocals (8)
  • Victor Indrizzo - drums (7)
  • Marlana Sheetz - backing vocals (1,8)
  • Andrew Heringer - backing vocals (7)
  • Robbie Arnett - backing vocals (7,8)
  • Rónán Ó Snodaigh - bodhran (7), backing vocals (7)
  • Colm Ó Snodaigh - tin whistle (7)
  • Emil Friðfinnsson - French horn (8)

Commercial performance[edit]

In Canada, the album debuted at number eight on the Canadian Albums Chart, selling 4,000 copies.[6]

Charts[edit]

Chart (2014) Peak
position
Australian Albums (ARIA)[7] 25
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria)[8] 19
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[9] 4
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia)[10] 15
Canadian Albums (Billboard)[11] 8
Danish Albums (Hitlisten)[12] 38
Dutch Albums (MegaCharts)[13] 2
French Albums (SNEP)[14] 48
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[15] 13
Irish Albums (IRMA)[16] 1
Italian Albums (FIMI)[17] 10
New Zealand Albums (RMNZ)[18] 33
Spanish Albums (PROMUSICAE)[19] 26
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[20] 5
UK Albums (OCC)[21] 7
US Billboard 200[22] 15

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Damien Rice - My Favourite Faded Fantasy". Damien Rice Official YouTube channel. Retrieved 6 November 2014. 
  2. ^ "Billboard.com". 
  3. ^ a b "Reviews for My Favourite Faded Fantasy by Damien Rice". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved 25 November 2014. 
  4. ^ "Slant review". 
  5. ^ Goodman; Kristobak, Jessica; Ryan (15 December 2014). "The 23 Best Albums of 2014". The Huffington Post. The Huffington Post. Retrieved 15 December 2014. 
  6. ^ Cross, Alan (19 November 2014). "Weekly Music Sales Report and Analysis: 19 November 2014". ajournalofmusicalthings.com. ajournalofmusicalthings. Retrieved 20 November 2014. 
  7. ^ "Australiancharts.com – Damien Rice – My Favourite Faded Fantasy". Hung Medien. Retrieved 23 December 2014.
  8. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Damien Rice – My Favourite Faded Fantasy" (in German). Hung Medien. Retrieved 14 November 2014.
  9. ^ "Ultratop.be – Damien Rice – My Favourite Faded Fantasy" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved 14 November 2014.
  10. ^ "Ultratop.be – Damien Rice – My Favourite Faded Fantasy" (in French). Hung Medien. Retrieved 14 November 2014.
  11. ^ "Damien Rice Chart History (Canadian Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved 5 January 2015.
  12. ^ "Danishcharts.com – Damien Rice – My Favourite Faded Fantasy". Hung Medien. Retrieved 15 November 2014.
  13. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Damien Rice – My Favourite Faded Fantasy" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved 14 November 2014.
  14. ^ "Lescharts.com – Damien Rice – My Favourite Faded Fantasy". Hung Medien. Retrieved 14 November 2014.
  15. ^ "Longplay-Chartverfolgung at Musicline" (in German). Musicline.de. Phononet GmbH. Retrieved 14 November 2014.
  16. ^ "GFK Chart-Track Albums: Week 45, 2014". Chart-Track. IRMA. Retrieved 14 November 2014.
  17. ^ "Classifiche - Album - Classifica settimanale WK 45 (dal 03-11-2014 al 09-11-2014)" (in Italian). Federation of the Italian Music Industry. Archived from the original on 15 November 2014. Retrieved 15 November 2014. 
  18. ^ "Charts.org.nz – Damien Rice – My Favourite Faded Fantasy". Hung Medien. Retrieved 23 December 2014.
  19. ^ "Spanishcharts.com – Damien Rice – My Favourite Faded Fantasy". Hung Medien. Retrieved 23 December 2014.
  20. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Damien Rice – My Favourite Faded Fantasy". Hung Medien. Retrieved 14 November 2014.
  21. ^ "Damien Rice | Artist | Official Charts". UK Albums Chart. Retrieved 15 November 2014.
  22. ^ "Damien Rice Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved 5 January 2015.

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