The Swell Season is a folk rock duo formed by Irish musician Glen Hansard and Czech singer and pianist Markéta Irglová. The Swell Season" name is derived from Hansard's favourite novel by Josef Škvorecký from 1975 bearing the same title. Their debut album, released in 2006, carried the same name.
Songwriter – G. Hansard (tracks: 1 to 6, 8, 9), Irglová (tracks: 3, 5, 7, 10). Violin, Viola – Marja Tuhkanen. Fold-out insert 6-page booklet includes lyrics and photography. Recorded and mixed in Sono Studio, Prague, December 2005. Published by Toby Darling.
The Swell Season is the self-titled and first album by the duo The Swell Season, (Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová), released in 2006. Falling Slowly" went on to be nominated for a Grammy and win the Academy Award for Best Original Song in 2008. This Low" (Glen Hansard). Sleeping" (Glen Hansard). Falling Slowly" (Glen Hansard, Markéta Irglová). Drown Out" (Glen Hansard, Markéta Irglová(chorus only)). Lies" (Glen Hansard, Markéta Irglová). When Your Mind's Made Up" (Glen Hansard).
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In 2005 Glen Hansard, lead singer of The Frames and Marketa Irglova recorded an album together in Prague while working together on the soundtrack of Jan Hrebejk. s movie, Beauty In Trouble. The Swell Season' was released in April 2006 and also featured two Interference musicians, Marja Tuhkanen (violin) and Bertrand Galen (cello). In many ways, it was to prove partly inspirational for John Carney’s 'Once', a low-budget Irish indie film that turned out to be the most successful independent features of 2007
Frames front man Hansard has teamed up with classically trained Czech vocalist and pianist, Irglova to produce this album of affecting songs and compositions. From straight songs to piano instrumentals, "The Swell Season" affords an insight into a whole other side of Glen/The Frames, as well as offering a perfect introduction to this very talented newcomer. The record takes its name from author Josef Skvorecky's book of the same name
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|plateau 12 cd||Glen Hansard And Marketa Irglova, The Swell Season||Glen Hansard And Marketa Irglova, The Swell Season - The Swell Season (CD, Album, Dig)||Plateau Records||plateau 12 cd||Ireland||2006|
|URA189||Glen Hansard And Marketa Irglova||Glen Hansard And Marketa Irglova - The Swell Season (CD, Album)||Spunk||URA189||Australia||2006|
|OC25, OC25LP||The Swell Season||The Swell Season (LP, Album)||Overcoat Recordings, Overcoat Recordings||OC25, OC25LP||US||2006|
|MAM316-2||Glen Hansard And Marketa Irglova||Glen Hansard And Marketa Irglova - The Swell Season (CD, Album)||Indies Records||MAM316-2||Czech Republic||2006|
|OC25CD||Glen Hansard And Marketa Irglova, The Swell Season||Glen Hansard And Marketa Irglova, The Swell Season - The Swell Season (CD, Album)||Overcoat Recordings||OC25CD||US||2006|