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Product details

  • Original Release Date: 27 Oct 2009
  • Release Date: 27 Oct 2009
  • Label: Anti/Epitaph
  • Copyright: 2009 The Swell Season, Under Exclusive License To Anti, Inc.
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  • Total Length: 2:57:59
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  • ASIN: B002T3AHAE
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 40,479 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By THE SWANN on 13 Jan 2010
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This is amazing,its such value for money as you get live album and dvd as well as new album.
I am a devoted frames fan and have seen them many times so was a little cautious about "SWELL SEASON" stuff. The band are on here anyway and although it is not the wonderful frames it is an exceptional album.
I saw them at vicar street in dublin before christmas and they were amazing,Marketa has a voice like an a angel andthe two compliment each other very well.
The boys from the band are very much part of it and we were lucky enough to get a few tunes from The Frames too.
Buy this album without hesitation,i cannot stop listening to it,its amazing
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By The Wolf TOP 100 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 25 Nov 2009
Format: Audio CD
The really lovely thing about Marketa Irglova and Glen Hansard's
new album 'Strict Joy' is its refreshing lack of affectation.
Soulful folk if ever there were such.

The Swell Season's third album, while offering no big
surprises, continues a line of work defined by solid
song-writing and emotionally believable performances.

They are ably assisted in making their musical dreams
come alive by a competent and sympathetic ensemble.
No stars or egos here, just a nice buch of chums
doing what they love and loving what they do.

'In These Arms' is a magical song.
Mr Hansard's warm and gentle approach to the narrative
is beautifully enhanced by Ms Irglova's vocal harmonies,
tentative piano and an ethereal violin.

'Feeling The Pull' works up a good sweat!
A fine tune driven along by Graham Hopkins' energetic
drumming and plenty of full-on strumming!

'The Rain' delivers one of the album's strongest compositions.
The episodic structure weaves in and out of some
texturally interesting highs and lows.
The writers fully understand the value of light and shade;
when to push forward and when to hold back.
Understatement is a rare and undervalued commodity these days.

'High Horses' is another fine example of the same principle.
There is substantial tension and anticipation engendered by
the build-up of layer upon layer of vocal and instrumental sound.
A simple and singular idea beautifully realised.

'I Have Loved You Wrong' is Ms Irglova's finest moment.
Her plaintive voice breathes life into the sad heart of the song.
It is the album's loveliest moment by a mile.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Arthur Dooley VINE VOICE on 21 Nov 2009
Format: Audio CD
First seen in the lovely low budget movie 'Once'. Former The Frames singer Glen Hansard and his film co star Marketa Irglova release an album of songs apparently chronicling their real life break up.
As you would expect from such a talented songwriter, Strict Joy continues the beautiful melodic melancholy vibe which 'Once' and the spin off album The Swell Season brought to the musical table.
The whole package is quality with some stand out tracks to match anything the former offerings gave us.
The arrangements are excellent and vocals and instrumentals are spot on.
Not quite a 5 star package though purely because it goes nowhere new and if it could be criticized,it would be because it's a bit AOR-ish but then it could be argued...if it aint broke, don't fix it!
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful By D. Washington on 29 Oct 2009
Format: Audio CD
Like almost everyone else, I first heard of the duo through the beautiful motion picture 'Once'. From that I became a big fan of The Frames, and after seeing The Swell Season live I immediately purchased their first self-titled album and the 'Once' soundtrack.

The first album was nice, they clearly have great musical chemistry, but it was nothing life changing. I would put it on in the background but it certainly wasn't an earth shaking release for me.

'Strict Joy' is a truly special album. Not only does it showcase a richer and more interesting sound than their previous efforts, it seems to be thematically centered on the duo's real life break up. This makes the album, at times intense, at times heartbreaking and at times strangely uplifting. It is also musically closer to The Frames, which is no bad thing.

First track 'Low Rising' is a soulful song and great single, catchy and a joy to listen to. Other album highlights include 'I have loved you wrong', Marketa Irglova's masterpiece. It is heartbreaking, fragile and almost Sigur Ros like.

This album is more interesting, more emotion filled, and despite the dark subject matter, a joy to listen to. Highly recommended to anyone who is a fan of Glen and Mar.
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful By A. Heads on 3 Nov 2009
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OK First things first, this is an excellent CD from an excellent bunch of artists. And if you've been lucky enough to see them live then you'll get to relive some of that special magic on the live CD and live DVD. My only gripe is with what's listed here on Amazon as the Deluxe Ed. track list. It doesn't match it at all.
This Deluxe edition does indeed have 3 discs, the Main CD is the new album called of course Strict Joy and contains the 12 new tracks. The Live 'Audio' CD has just 14 tracks as listed inside the CD Sleeve and NOT the 20 tracks listed here on Amazon. This is where I'm most disappointed as it was one of the missing tracks I deliberately bought the Limited Deluxe Edition Strict Joy for. Other than that, couldn't recommend the actual music more.
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