Rhythm and Repose (Deluxe Edition)
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||You Will Become||Glen Hansard||3:48||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||Maybe Not Tonight||Glen Hansard||5:30||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||Talking With the Wolves||Glen Hansard||4:43||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||High Hope||Glen Hansard||3:55||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||Bird of Sorrow||Glen Hansard||5:50||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||The Storm, It's Coming||Glen Hansard||3:28||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||Love Don't Leave Me Waiting||Glen Hansard||4:17||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||What Are We Gonna Do||Glen Hansard||3:00||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||Races||Glen Hansard||4:33||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||Philander||Glen Hansard||3:51||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||Song of Good Hope||Glen Hansard||3:47||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||Come Away to the Water (Bonus Track)||Glen Hansard||3:45||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||This Gift (Bonus Track)||Glen Hansard||4:48||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||Rare Bird (Bonus Track)||Glen Hansard||3:34||$1.29||View In iTunes|
This album is Mastered for iTunes. Glen Hansard spent a good part of his career playing to capacity crowds in Ireland as the leader of the Frames. In the U.S., he is best known as one-half of the duo, The Swell Season, whose musical contributions to Once garnered them an Oscar. What seems to the public to be an overnight success has been in the works for decades. His solo debut captures Hansard's softer side, away from the dissonant feedback of his band and into the mystic that recalls Van Morrison at his most pastoral. Swell Season's Marketa Irglova adds harmonies to the transcendent opener, "You Will Become." With producer Thomas Bartlett (Antony and the Johnsons, The National) ensuring an organic balance of piano, acoustic guitars, and solid, permeating bass guitar, the album captures the feel of a small band playing in their corner of the room. "Maybe Not Tonight" is a luminous ballad. "Talking With the Wolves" steps up the rhythm section, while nothing rushes Hansard himself. It's a tour de force. The Deluxe Edition adds three bonus tracks.
Like my favorite blanket, Glen's voice has the ability to comfort and sooth like no other.
Rhythm and Repose
This body of work is brilliant! Glen's music, voice, and that beautiful old guitar have inspired me and many in my family. Glen's musical journey is a privilege to be a part of. He is generous with his time and talent. He is the real deal. If you can see him live, be it solo, Swell Season or the Frames; do it! He is nothing short of amazin' :)
Born: April 21, 1970 in Dublin, Ireland
Years Active: '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s