Saturday, 20 January 2018

Glen Hansard - Between Two Shores, album review


This is a sophisticated, polished album, from the horn-dressed ballad of Wreckless Heart, to the bass-caressed funk and psyche and rock orchestration of great opener Roll on Slow, to the pop funk of Wheels on Fire, and to another plaintive, organ and horns rousing ballad of Why Woman. Hansard’s vocal, as on Movin’ On, is emotively gritty, as well as gentle for the fullest range of shades like the sweet Setting Forth, strings here assisting perfectly as are all the instrumental/production judgements – listen to the horn intro for Lucky Man, organ here another constant fine feature.

I could write as closely and positively for every other track. If you like this kind of music, it is perfection. 

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