Strict Joy [2CD & DVD] CD+DVD, Deluxe Edition, Limited Edition
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Top Customer Reviews
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
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.Read more ›
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.
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.
That said it's still a great package and you can't blame the artist for someone else listing their product incorrectly.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
One of my all time favourite CD's ..wonderful songs and great singing 110%Published 12 months ago by Declan Boyle
If you've got Once don't bother with this. You're not missing anything you haven't already heard.Published on 23 July 2014 by G.O.M.
Fantastic Studio disc, Live disc and DVD can't fault this album. Quality sounds from two brilliant artists I would highly recommend you buy the deluxe Disc.Published on 4 Nov. 2013 by fatblbloke
Great album. Every song on here is well written and beautifully song. It is very rare to have an album that is brilliant beginning to end. But this is! Read morePublished on 9 Mar. 2011 by dave
Loved the movie Once? Then this is the music for you. Was a great gift for my wifePublished on 23 Sept. 2010 by Ola
The limited edition pack itself represents great value.
I'm not a long standing fan of Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova, so they are still new to me, but I love them. Read more
I bought this set on the back of seeing 'Once' and being totally blown away by it.
This album has gained 'production' which does detract from the rawness and beauty of... Read more
Having been a huge fan of The Frames I was a little disappointed Glen Hansard had wandered off into a new (albeit fantastic) collaboration. Read morePublished on 27 Mar. 2010 by Ms. S. R. Bowers