An Evening with Damien Rice: My Favourite Faded Fantasy

Photography by Bonnie M. Morét
Eight years is a long time, but My Favourite Faded Fantasy is unlike anything Damien Rice has done.  His vocals are still sensitive and passionate. The title song, featuring both a bass guitar and an upright bass, as well as more tried-and-true strings, electric keyboard, and those signature acoustic strums, the song starts as a slow tale. Then it grows into its loud, sweeping finish, with the lead guitar blending perfectly into the background, as Rice cries, “I’ve never loved.” 

Rice performed to a full house at the Tabernacle on March 31.  His performance echoed a realization that being loved isn’t everything, and that giving love to someone who’s no longer there means nothing. “You could have my favorite face and favorite name/ I know someone who could play the part but it wouldn’t be the same,” Rice sings. “You could be my poison, my cross, my razor blade/ I could love you more than life if I wasn’t so afraid.”
 

Damien Rice played My Favourite Faded Fantasy, 9 Crimes, Elephant, The Professor & La Fille Danse, Delicate, I Don’t Want to Change You, Woman Like a Man, Cold Water, The Greatest Bastard, Amie/Sex Change, Older Chests, Grey Room, Volcano, Coconut Skins and The Blower’s Daughter.  Rice ended the evening with Trusty and True and I Remember.


Photography by Bonnie M. Morét

Damien Rice ©2015 Bonnie M. Morét

Photography by Bonnie M. Morét
Damien Rice ©2015 Bonnie M. Morét

Photography by Bonnie M. Morét
Damien Rice ©2015 Bonnie M. Morét

Photography by Bonnie M. Morét
Damien Rice ©2015 Bonnie M. Morét

Photography by Bonnie M. Morét
Damien Rice ©2015 Bonnie M. Morét

Photography by Bonnie M. Morét
Damien Rice ©2015 Bonnie M. Morét

Photography by Bonnie M. Morét
Damien Rice ©2015 Bonnie M. Morét
 
Photography by Bonnie M. Morét
Damien Rice ©2015 Bonnie M. Morét

Photography by Bonnie M. Morét
Damien Rice ©2015 Bonnie M. Morét

Photography by Bonnie M. Morét
Damien Rice ©2015 Bonnie M. Morét

Photography by Bonnie M. Morét
Damien Rice ©2015 Bonnie M. Morét

Photography by Bonnie M. Morét
Damien Rice ©2015 Bonnie M. Morét

Photography by Bonnie M. Morét
Damien Rice ©2015 Bonnie M. Morét

Photography by Bonnie M. Morét
Damien Rice ©2015 Bonnie M. Morét

Photography by Bonnie M. Morét
Damien Rice ©2015 Bonnie M. Morét

Photography by Bonnie M. Morét
Damien Rice ©2015 Bonnie M. Morét
 
Photography by Bonnie M. Morét
Damien Rice ©2015 Bonnie M. Morét
For information about Damien Rice, visit www.damienrice.com.
 
For information about the Tabernacle, visit www.tabernacleatl.com.

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Bonnie Morét is an award-winning photographer recognized by The Georgia Council of the Arts as "an exceptional representation of contemporary Georgia art work." Her photography is featured on Georgia Public Broadcast's Georgia Traveler. Her exhibitions include Fifth Annual Exposure Awards at Musee du Louvre in Paris, France, Art Takes Miami at Scope Art during Art Basel Miami, Metro Montage XIII at the Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art, World of Water at the Georgia Aquarium, Open Walls at Black Box Gallery in Portland, Oregon, Wholly Georgia: A Look at the Effects of Southern Religious Culture, sponsored by the Art History League and Georgia State University, at Mint Gallery in Atlanta, Georgia, 6x6 at the Rochester Contemporary Arts Center in Rochester, New York, @Phonography: Dialogue in the Wireless Age, at 3 Ring Circus in New Orleans, Louisiana, and About Lands and Lives of the Civil War at the 6th Cavalry Museum in Ft. Oglethorpe, Georgia. Her photography appears in Modern Luxury/The Atlantan, Jezebel Magazine, and hangs in the executive offices at the Georgia State Capitol as part of the Art of Georgia exhibit. Corporate clients include Atlanta Ballet, Atlanta History Center, Chanel Cosmetics, Christian Dior Cosmetics, Sharp Mountain Vineyards, PM Realty Group, Granite Properties, Road Atlanta, Patrón Tequila, Georgia's Own Credit Union, StubHub, CBM Records and The Washington Auto Show.