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Once (Music from the Motion Picture)


Download links and information about Once (Music from the Motion Picture). This album was released in 2007 and it belongs to Theatre/Soundtrack genres. It contains 13 tracks with total duration of 43:38 minutes.

Release date: 2007
Genre: Theatre/Soundtrack
Tracks: 13
Duration: 43:38
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No. Title Length
1. Falling Slowly (Glen Hansard, Marketa Irglova) 4:04
2. If You Want Me (Glen Hansard, Marketa Irglova) 3:48
3. Broken Hearted Hoover Fixer Sucker Guy (Glen Hansard) 0:53
4. When Your Mind's Made Up (Glen Hansard, Marketa Irglova) 3:41
5. Lies (Glen Hansard) 3:59
6. Gold (Interference) 3:59
7. The Hill (Marketa Irglova) 4:35
8. Fallen from the Sky (Glen Hansard) 3:25
9. Leave (Glen Hansard) 2:46
10. Trying to Pull Myself Away (Glen Hansard) 3:36
11. All the Way Down (Glen Hansard) 2:39
12. Once (Glen Hansard, Marketa Irglova) 3:38
13. Say It to Me Now (Glen Hansard) 2:35



The little Irish musical that could and its celebrated Oscar winning soundtrack have inadvertently answered the question, does life imitate art or does art imitate life? The answer is…both. The Frames frontman Glen Hansard conceptualized an indie film that perfectly captured the struggle of the street busking musician (played by Hansard) and the magic moments that occur within a musical chemistry when a man and a woman discover that their vocal harmonies can braid together so closely as to birth a third voice. Pixie voiced Markéta Irglová played the part of the harmonious love interest. Subsequently the two actors/singers formed a real life band (The Swell Season) and an off camera relationship following the film's completion. The swooning opener "Falling Slowly" became the hit of the soundtrack, and rightfully so. Hansard pulled the reigns on his usual emo-tinged howl to make way for Irglová's equally powerful yet dainty vocal parts. The finesse in restraint here builds up a powerful tension that's released in the crescendos of the chorus. On songs like the wispy "If You Want Me" Irglová's endearing Czech accented inflections sometimes upstage Hansard's singing. And though the film may have ended with plot closure, this outstanding soundtrack begs for a sequel.