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Falling Slowly

May 22, 2007 | Format: MP3

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  • Original Release Date: May 22, 2007
  • Release Date: May 22, 2007
  • Label: Columbia
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  • Duration: 4:04 minutes
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  • ASIN: B00136JHU4
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #14,593 Paid in Songs (See Top 100 Paid in Songs)

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This song is simple and beautiful.
Lather
I first heard this music from the movie it is from.
C. J. Schwartz
Soft, lilting and haunting in a very good way.
MP

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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Flap Jackson on March 5, 2008
And I'm not talking about instrumentals either, I'm talking about lyrical themes to movies that have to embody the movie, and really set the tone for it the movie. However, there is a rarer quality of a movie song, one that if you have not seen said movie, but you here the song first, and you love the song so much that you actually want to see the movie. That is what this song does. While watching these past Oscars they played the nominees for best movie song of the year, and I thought to myself, it all seems so fake. The song from "August Rush" completely missed the mark it was trying to achieve, and "Enchanted" with the exception of "So Close," sounded like typical Disney type fair.

However, then came, "Falling Slowly," a song from a widely unknown film, I was like, "Wow, this is really different, this is beautiful!" And it was all that and more, and the studio version only improved on these precious elements. It's a moving, gentle song that really touches your heart. And like I said, I liked the song so much, I now want to see the actual movie, "Once."

Overall, the surprise song of the year, and a feel-good story that these unknown musicians are finally getting the credit and recognition they deserve. Buy this song, and you won't be disappointed.

By the way, get this version, there's a longer version that was put out, and it's not as good, because the song seems a little bit too spontaneous and drawn out, and it also loses some of the elements that makes the soundtrack version so great.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By MP on March 6, 2010
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I haven't seen this movie but stumbled across the song anyway. Beautifully written and performed. Open and honest lyrics set to a moving tune. Soft, lilting and haunting in a very good way. The musicians voices create an ethreal sound that can make even the cynical believe in love stories.
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By A. L. Blevins on September 29, 2009
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I stumbled onto this movie by chance, and throughout I kept thinking "These songs are all amazing. I have to check out the soundtrack."

Being an ignorant American, I had never heard of Glen Hansard or the fact that in his native country of IRE that he is a well established and respected musician. His band, The Frames, is rumored to be "the real" good music coming from IRE (not U2, thank god). I should have guessed as much from the music alone, but with movies...you just never know.

Anyway, the movie is cool but the songs are better. This is my favorite and if you don't give it a listen, you are missing out.

AB
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I saw the musical and loved it so much I bought the song. Not sure I would invest in the entire soundtrack, but I definitely like this song. It is sweet and heartfelt. They arent the best singers or musicians, but I think that makes the song hit down home a bit more.
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Do you ever think this while watching a movie that a friend recommends: "I am so glad someone took the time and care to add this to my life"?

This is one of those movies. This is one of those songs.
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By john e. on February 6, 2014
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"once" was a great show and "fallling slowly" was one of my favorite songs (out of many) from that musical.
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Great song. Heard it on a tv show. After several hours of trying to find it, realized it was from a movie. Had to buy it immediately after.
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By Solvoe on October 30, 2013
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I saw the Broadway show in NY and found in love with this song. The quality of the song is excellent.
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