The Swell Season (album)

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The Swell Season
Studio album by Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová
Released 21 April 2006
Recorded Sono, Prague, December 2005
Genre Folk
Label Overcoat Recordings
Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová chronology
The Swell Season
Strict Joy
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[1]
Hot Press 8/10 stars[2]
RTÉ 4/5 stars[3]

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.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "This Low" (Glen Hansard)
  2. "Sleeping" (Glen Hansard)
  3. "Falling Slowly" (Glen Hansard, Markéta Irglová)
  4. "Drown Out" (Glen Hansard, Markéta Irglová(chorus only))
  5. "Lies" (Glen Hansard, Markéta Irglová)
  6. "When Your Mind's Made Up" (Glen Hansard)
  7. "The Swell Season" (Markéta Irglová)
  8. "Leave" (Glen Hansard)
  9. "The Moon" (Glen Hansard, Markéta Irglová(chorus only))
  10. "Alone Apart" (Markéta Irglová, Glen Hansard (guitar only) )


  • Glen Hansard - guitar, vocals
  • Markéta Irglová - piano, vocals
  • Marja Tuhkanen - violin, viola
  • Bertrand Galen - cello

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