Between Two Shores

Between Two Shores

by Glen HansardGlen Hansard


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Emotion has always been at the heart of Glen Hansard's music, as he uses his songs to express his feelings about life's multiple sorrows and sustaining joys. So it makes sense that he would make an album that found room for some potent soul and R&B influences along with his traditional brand of indie folk. 2018's Between Two Shores is very much a Glen Hansard album, but the use of horns and keyboards on these sessions give the material a noticeably more soulful feel, and Hansard's vocals push the emotional envelope harder than he has in the past. Hansard has the good sense not to pretend he's Otis Redding or Al Green on Between Two Shores, but he fills these songs with genuine passion and heart without excess histrionics. On tunes like "Lucky Man," "Movin' On," and "One of Us Must Lose," Hansard's delivery is full of cool fire, low key but deeply felt, and he and his musicians are willing to turn up the heat on "Roll on Slow" and "Wheels on Fire," giving the tracks some potent muscle that adds to the gravity of Hansard's literate but urgent lyrics. Most of Hansard's recordings have been projects with clean lines and skillful execution, and Between Two Shores is no exception, but he shows a willingness here to step just a bit outside his comfort zone, and it serves him well. The production, simple and strong, makes the most of the fine work of Hansard and his associates, and all in all, Between Two Shores is an effort that will please his fans while showing he's still learning new tricks in the art of record making, and he's putting them to good use.

Product Details

Release Date: 01/19/2018
Label: Epitaph
UPC: 0045778755622
catalogNumber: 87556
Rank: 176993

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Glen Hansard   Primary Artist,Acoustic Guitar,Mandolin,Electric Guitar,Vocals,12-string Guitar
Chris Thomas   Bass
Brian Blade   Drums
Ronan Dooney   Trumpet
Curtis Fowlkes   Trombone
Jeff Haynes   Percussion
Marvin Sewell   Electric Guitar
Jimi Zhivago   Hammond Organ
Brad Albetta   Bass
Jon Cowherd   Piano
Thomas Bartlett   Piano
Graham Hopkins   Percussion,Drums,Background Vocals
Rob Bochnik   Electric Guitar,Background Vocals
Ray Rizzo   Drums
Dawn Landes   Background Vocals
Michael Buckley   Flute,Saxophone
Justin Carroll   Piano,Hammond Organ,Mellotron,farfisa organ,Wurlitzer
Joseph Doyle   Bass
Rob Moose   Acoustic Guitar,Mandolin,Violin,Viola
Markéta Irglová   Background Vocals
Ruth O'Mahony Brady   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Patrick Dillett   Engineer
Jimi Zhivago   Producer
Tom Schick   Engineer
Sheila Sachs   Layout
David Odlum   Engineer
Glen Hansard   Producer,Layout
Rob Moose   String Arrangements
Ed McEntee   Engineer
Siobhan Walsh   Cover Photo

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