Rhythm and Repose

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Rhythm and Repose
Studio album by Glen Hansard
Released 19 June 2012 (2012-06-19)
Genre Folk
Length 46:43
Label ANTI-
Producer Thomas Bartlett
Glen Hansard chronology
Rhythm and Repose
Drive All Night
(2013)Drive All Night2013

Rhythm and Repose is the first solo studio album by Glen Hansard. The album was recorded by Patrick Dillett and produced by Thomas Bartlett.[1] The song "Come Away to the Water" was covered by Maroon 5 and Rozzi Crane on the soundtrack for the 2012 film The Hunger Games. The album has sold 77,000 copies in the US as of September 2015.[2]

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Review scores
Allmusic3/5 stars[4]
Under The Gun Review7/10 [5]
The Boston Phoenix3/4 stars[6]
Consequence of Sound3.5/5 stars[7]
The A.V. ClubB-[8]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Glen Hansard.

1."You Will Become"3:48
2."Maybe Not Tonight"5:30
3."Talking with the Wolves"4:43
4."High Hope"3:55
5."Bird of Sorrow"5:50
6."The Storm, It's Coming"3:28
7."Love Don't Leave Me Waiting"4:17
8."What Are We Gonna Do"3:00
11."Song of Good Hope"3:48
Total length:46:43
Deluxe edition[9] bonus tracks
12."Come Away to the Water"3:45
13."This Gift"4:48
14."Rare Bird"3:34
Total length:58:50


  • Glen Hansard- songwriter, vocals, acoustic guitar, electric guitar (3), rhythm guitar (10), piano (6)
  • Thomas Bartlett- piano, keyboards, string arrangements, pump organ (9, 10), drums (1)
  • Brad Albetta- bass
  • Rob Moose- strings, string arrangements
  • Ray Rizzo- drums (2, 4, 5, 7, 9, 10)
  • David Mansfield- slide guitar on "Maybe Not Tonight"
  • Bryan Devendorf- drums on "Talking with the Wolves"
  • Hannah Cohen- backing vocals on "Talking with the Wolves"
  • Javier Mas- Spanish guitar on "High Hope" and "Love, Don't Leave Me Waiting"
  • Jake Clemons- horns on "High Hope" and "Love, Don't Leave Me Waiting"
  • Clark Gayton- horns on "High Hope" and "Love, Don't Leave Me Waiting"
  • Curt Ramm- horns on "High Hope" and "Love, Don't Leave Me Waiting"
  • Sam Amidon- backing vocals on "High Hope" and "Races", banjo on "Races"
  • Cristin Milioti- backing vocals on "You Will Become" and "High Hope"
  • Nico Muhly- string arrangements on "The Storm, It's Coming"
  • Marketa Irglova- backing vocals on "You Will Become" and "What Are We Gonna Do"
  • Aida Shahghasemi- backing vocals on "You Will Become"
  • Joanna Christie- backing vocals on "This Gift"[10]

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (2012) Peak
Austrian Top 40[11] 21
Belgian Albums Chart (Vl)[12] 111
Dutch Top 100[13] 37
German Albums Chart[14] 71
Irish Albums Chart[15] 3
Irish Independent Albums Chart[16] 1
Swiss Hitparade Albums Chart[17] 40
UK Indie Chart[18] 15
US Billboard 200[19] 21
US Billboard Alternative Albums[19] 5
US Billboard Digital Albums[19] 19
US Billboard Folk Albums[20] 21
US Billboard Independent Albums[19] 4
US Billboard Rock Albums[19] 8


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  2. ^ "Upcoming Releases". Hits Daily Double. HITS Digital Ventures. Archived from the original on September 3, 2015. 
  3. ^ "Rhythm and Repose Reviews". Metacritic.com. Retrieved 2013-12-13. 
  4. ^ Monger, James Christopher. "Rhythm and Repose – Glen Hansard". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 4 September 2012. 
  5. ^ "REVIEW: Glen Hansard-'Rhythm and Repose'". Under the Gun Review. July 25, 2012. 
  6. ^ Zaino, Nick (2012-09-13). "Glen Hansard - Rhythm & Repose". Boston Phoenix. Retrieved 2013-12-13. 
  7. ^ Bernstein, Jon (2013-06-20). "Album Review". Consequence of Sound. Retrieved 2013-12-13. 
  8. ^ Gilmer, Marcus (2013-07-03). "Glen Hansard - Rhythm and Repose". The A.V. Club. Retrieved 2013-12-13. 
  9. ^ "Rhythm and Repose (Deluxe Edition) by Glen Hansard". iTunes Store. Apple. Retrieved 8 January 2013. 
  10. ^ Christie, Joanna. "PLAYBILL.COM'S CUE & A: Once's Newest "Girl," Joanna Christie". playbill.com. playbill.com. Archived from the original on 5 October 2013. Retrieved 5 March 2014. 
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  15. ^ "Top 75 Artist Album, Week Ending 21 June 2012". Chart-Track. GfK. Retrieved 8 January 2012. 
  16. ^ "Top 10 Independent Artist Albums, Week Ending 21 June 2012". Chart-Track. GfK. Retrieved 8 January 2013. 
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  18. ^ "2012-06-30 Top 40 Independent Albums Archive". Official Charts Company. British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 8 January 2013. 
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