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The Swell Season Live From The Artists Den
The Swell Season Live From The Artists Den
Actor: Swell Season
Genres: Music Video & Concerts
NR     2008     1hr 11min

Known to the world from Indie film sensation "ONCE", THE SWELL SEASON is Irish singer Glen Hansard (of the band The Frames) and Czech newcomer Marketa Irglova. — On a Crisp Autumn night shortly before receiving one Acadamy ...  more »


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Actor: Swell Season
Genres: Music Video & Concerts
Sub-Genres: Pop, Other Music
Studio: The Artists Den
Format: DVD - Color - Live
DVD Release Date: 04/15/2008
Original Release Date: 01/01/2008
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/2008
Release Year: 2008
Run Time: 1hr 11min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 6
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

The swell season - wish it would never end...
Hank B. Still | sun river oregon | 04/16/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"If you enjoy quality music of a variety of stripes - new and old style folk, rock and roll, roots music, I promise you you'll enjoy this. This is irresistably good in every way.
My taste usually runs to electronic, ambient, and experimental and some punk and metal, so this is a radical departure for me. I do, however try to appreciate well done music of all kinds. This is definetely the real thing. I was impressed and convinced right away. What great songs! What great performers! Add up to mighty powerful music. Glen Hansard has incredible soul. He summons strong emotions from deep within and delivers them up like jewels snatched from the furnace in cracked raw velvet. Marketa Irglova provides the perfect refined counterpoint with her ethereal voice and light but sharp touch on the piano. There's something emotionally contagious about these two - they almost make you want to cry. I can't say why. This same quality shone through in the film "Once" also. What it is, I don't know, but they have "it". Glen Hansard tells a few stories between songs too - that is a nice surprise and definetely a bonus!
Overall the film is absolutely beautiful to look at. The lighting is gorgeous and every camera angle is interesting - the shooters were spot on throughout. The sound is amazing - very, very high quality for a live show. I almost felt like I was there. I wish I had been. It looks like an intimate show - up close and personal. Wow! Maybe about 200 people? They sure were lucky. The next best thing is this DVD of that experience - which is very very good. World class production and worth every penny."
A delight for everyone
S. Harris | California | 06/01/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I was lucky to see them perform in Salt Lake City, so when I saw this DVD was available, I jumped at buying them. They won me over in the movie "Once," and seeing them live only cemented my love for their music and spirit. Both Marketa and Glen love what they do, and it shines through in every song. Her voice has gotten considerably stronger since filming the movie, and it's a wonderful surprise to hear after being accustomed to that soundtrack. And Glen...I can't say enough good things about him. He's funny and charming and so much adores his music that he can't help but pour himself into it with every note. There's the bonus of hearing some of the stories behind the songs in between, which definitely casts new light upon some old favorites.

I recommend this to everyone who enjoyed "Once." I have a feeling I'm going to be buying quite a few as Christmas gifts this year."
Who WOULDN't love this music??
Gary W. Gadouas | Swanton, Vt. USA | 01/19/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Anyone who saw the movie ONCE, instantly fell in love with 'the guy' and 'the girl'. After watching this DVD of their concert in Seatle, we find that they are the same people we met in the film! They weren't acting! They're really, really nice people! And; Oh! My God!!!; the music!!!!! What a perfect blend of voices these two have produced. After watching this DVD, I felt like I had reunited with two old friends."
Jamy L. Johnson | MN | 08/18/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is a great concert DVD. I own MANY, and this is my 2nd favorite only after Dave Matthews/Tim Reynolds Live at Radio City... (doesn't get any better than that for me).

If you love acoustic music a la Damien Rice, or loved the music from the movie "Once" but don't want to watch the whole thing again just for the songs (as was my case), then get THIS CONCERT! Worth every penny."