I have been waiting for this score to be released for some time and have been trawling the Internet for snippets in the meantime. When you see this book, you will realise that nothing you have seen before came close and you will not regret the purchase. I have been disappointed before with music books of albums. This is not the case with this one.
The book has the tabs, guitar lines, in some cases multiple guitar lines for all the songs on the album. Fully scored notation also supports the above as well as obviously the words. The full track scores are present, so you can follow the full song from beginning to end.
I am a self taught (3 years) guitar player and I am thrilled after a few weeks work at being able to play "I remember" along with the CD. It sounds great. It is my impression that a great deal of work has gone into this book and I am grateful to the authors.
It says on the cover that the fretboard positions may not be exactly that of Damien Rice, but you will be hard pressed to notice and if you are, then they are minor enough and you will be experienced and capable enough to make the minor adjustments yourself.
I hope you enjoy it as much as I have.
- (Derby, United Kingdom)
Recueil de partition et de tabs très clair. Incluse, "Silent Night" où vous pourrez vous laissez aller à de douces improvisations ;)
This is a fantastic tablature book. I've loved this album from the moment it came out, and I'm so glad it has finally been transcribed for guitar players. As far as I can tell virtually every last note that Damo plays is represented here. Another highlight is the inclusion of the bonus tracks from the CD. Many books don't include those. The only thing I didn't like was that the cello parts were rearranged for guitar, instead of being left as cello 4-string tab. But of course, being a guitar tab book, they didn't have to transcribe it at all. I'd highly recommend any singer/songwriter fan to buy this book.
Jazzfrac - (Mizpah, United States)