Vinyl Record & CD
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Free CD of the complete album included
More than 20 years in the making, singer songwriter Glen Hansard will release his first ever solo album, Rhythm and Repose, on Anti-Records. Best known for his work with The Frames, The Swell Season and in the feature film "Once," for which he won an Academy Award, Rhythm and Repose is Hansard's debut solo album and first album of new material since his 2009 release Strict Joy with The Swell Season.
In recent months Hansard has been seen in the documentary "The Swell Season" which has toured the film festival circuit this year, contributed two songs to the blockbuster soundtrack, The Hunger Games, and been active in the promotion of "Once, The Musical," which successfully opened on Broadway on March 18 to rave reviews, including the New York Times who explains, "what was always wonderful about ‘Once,' its songs and its staging, has been magnified." Hansard will support the new record on a U.S. tour.
Rhythm and Repose is a result of Hansard's last year and a half of living in New York City. The album was recorded by Patrick Dillett (David Byrne, Arto Lindsay, Laurie Anderson) and produced by Thomas Bartlett (Doveman, The National, Antony and the Johnsons). The record features the musical talents of Brad Albetta (Martha Wainwright) on bass, Ray Rizzo on drums, Nico Muhly and Rob Moose on strings (Bon Iver, Y Music), David Mansfield on slide guitar (Dylan's Rolling Thunder Tour), Javier Mas (Leonard Cohen touring band) and half of Bruce Springsteen's current horn section. Assisting on vocals are Cristin Milioti ("Once, The Musical"), Sam Amidon, Marketa Irglova and Aida Shahghasemi (Marketa Irglova touring band).
Hansard is celebrated as the principal songwriter and vocalist/guitarist for the Irish group The Frames, who have established themselves as one of the most influential bands in Ireland. Whether he's busking the streets of Dublin, where he got his start, or at the Hollywood Bowl, Hansard is always earnest and in-the-moment. Hansard is also one half of the acclaimed duo The Swell Season. In 2007, he and Czech songstress Markéta Irglová took home the Academy Award for Best Original Song for "Falling Slowly" off the "Once" soundtrack. Hansard and Irglová continued the success of "Once" with the 2009 release Strict Joy under the namesake of The Swell Season.
|1. You Will Become|
|2. Maybe Not Tonight|
|3. Talking With the Wolves|
|4. High Hope|
|5. Bird of Sorrow|
|6. The Storm, It's Coming|
|7. Love Don't Leave Me Waiting|
|8. What Are We Gonna Do|
|11. The Song of Good Hope|