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Bon Iver - Bon Iver, Bon Iver


Bon Iver


Bon Iver, Bon Iver



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1756 mb

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4.3 ✱


Folk Rock, Indie Rock



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Bon Iver - Bon Iver, Bon Iver

Bon Iver - Bon Iver, Bon Iver

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A1 Perth
Bass Saxophone, Alto Saxophone – Colin*Drums – Matt*French Horn, Trumpet – Carm*Guitar, Drums, Choir, Cymbal, Bass, Voice – Justin*Violin, Viola – Rob*
A2 Minnesota, WI
Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone – Lewis*Choir – Sean*Drums – Matt*Effects [Re-201], Baritone Guitar, Drums, Banjo, Synthesizer [909], Guitar [Nylon], Voice, Synthesizer [Korg M1] – Justin*Flute, Alto Saxophone, Bass Saxophone – Colin*Pedal Steel Guitar – Greg*Violin – Rob*Voice – Mikey*
A3 Holocene
Alto Saxophone, Clarinet – Colin*Drums [Sanne], Drums [Brushes], Bass Drum, Other [Thighs], Handclaps, Synthesizer [Granular], Synthesizer – Matt*Guitar [High Strung], Guitar, Baritone Guitar, Synthesizer, Drums, Cymbal, Voice – Justin*Tenor Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone – Lewis*Trumpet [Pedal], French Horn – Carm*Vibraphone, Vibraphone [Bowed] – Sean*Voice – Mikey*
A4 Towers
Bass Saxophone, Alto Saxophone – Colin*Drums – Matt*Guitar, Guitar [High Strung], Choir [Cdo], Effects [909], Synthesizer [Korg M1], Voice – Justin*Pedal Steel Guitar – Greg*Tenor Saxophone, Alto Saxophone – Lewis*Trumpet, French Horn – Carm*Voice – Mikey*, Rob*Voice, Drums – Sean*
A5 Michicant
Alto Saxophone, Bass Saxophone [Right Channel] – Colin*Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone [Left Channel] – Lewis*Guitar, Bass Drum, Synthesizer [Korg M1], Guitar [12 String Delays], Finger Cymbals, Voice – Justin*Other [Air Supply] – Nate*Pedal Steel Guitar – Greg*Trumpet [Arted] – Carm*Violin – Rob*Voice, Other [Harmony Engine], Bass Drum – Sean*
B1 Hinnom, TX
Bass Saxophone – Colin*Effects [Re-201], Drums, Other [Gate] – Matt*Effects [Re-201], Other [Gate] – Brian*Piano, Piano [Tremelo], Effects [Re-201], Voice, Guitar [Baritone] – Justin*Synthesizer [Granular] – Jim*, Tom*Trumpet, French Horn, Piccolo Trumpet – Carm*Violin – Rob*Voice – Mikey*
B2 Wash.
Drums [Mallet], Voice, Choir, Other [Processing] – Sean*Effects [909] – Matt*French Horn – Carm*Pedal Steel Guitar – Greg*Piano, Other [Hands], Bass Guitar, Voice – Justin*Synthesizer [Granular] – Jim*, Tom*Tenor Saxophone – Lewis*Violin, Viola – Rob*Voice – Mikey*
B3 Calgary
Effects [Re-201], Drums – Matt*Synthesizer [Korg M1], Guitar [Tape Head], Guitar [High Strung], Voice, Bass, Electric Guitar, Baritone Guitar – Justin*Voice [Phone Call] – Kyle
B4 Lisbon, OH
Synthesizer [Granular] – Jim*, Tom*Synthesizer [Patch], Choir [Ebo], Synthesizer [Korg M1] – Justin*
B5 Beth/Rest
Pedal Steel Guitar – Greg*Saxophone – Colin*, Lewis*Synthesizer [Korg M1 Patches], Electric Guitar, Voice – Justin*

Companies, etc.

  • Copyright (c) – Jagjaguwar
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Jagjaguwar
  • Copyright (c) – April Base Publishing
  • Published By – April Base Publishing
  • Engineered At – April Base
  • Produced At – April Base
  • Mixed At – April Base
  • Mastered At – Sterling Sound


  • Arranged By [Strings And Horns] – Carm*, Colin*, Justin*, Lewis*, Rob Moose
  • Artwork [Front And Inside Cover Paintings] – Gregory Euclide
  • Design – Daniel Murphy
  • Engineer – Brian Joseph, Justin Vernon
  • Engineer [Additional] – Nate Vernon
  • Engineer [Assistant] – Andy Immerman
  • Lacquer Cut By – RJ*
  • Layout – Daniel Murphy
  • Mastered By – Greg Calbi, Ray Janos
  • Mixed By – Brian Joseph, Justin Vernon
  • Performer – Brian Joseph, CJ "Carm" Camerieri*, Colin Stetson, Greg Leisz, Jim Shoenecker*, Justin Vernon, Matt McCaughan, Mike Lewis*, Mikey Noyce*, Rob Moose, Sean Carey , Tom Winceck*
  • Producer – Justin Vernon
  • Typography [Handwriting] – Daniel Murphy
  • Written-By – Justin Vernon
  • Written-By [With] – Matt McCaughan (tracks: B3)


All songs produced, engineered and mixed at April Base, Fall Creek, WI from Nov. 2008-Dec. 2010.

Field recording from Challenger Harbor in Perth, Australia Jan. 2009.

No mellotrons were used in this recording.

"this must be the place"

Mastered at Sterling Sound, Jan. 2011.

Songs written 2006-2010.

Contains 14 page lyric book & download voucher.
Video accompaniment DVD and poster was issued from Dec 2011 and onwards.

Sometimes this album is just referred to as simply "Bon Iver".

© & ℗ 2011 Jagjaguwar

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 6 56605 21351 4
  • Barcode (Scanned): 656605213514
  • Matrix / Runout ((var. 1) Side A etched, stamped STERLING): JAG - 135 LP - A - RE1 RJ STERLING
  • Matrix / Runout ((var. 1) Side B etched, stamped STERLING): JAG - 135 LPB - RE 1 RJ STERLING
  • Matrix / Runout ((var. 2) Side A etched, stamped STERLING): JAG - 135 LP - A - RE2 RJ STERLING
  • Matrix / Runout ((var. 2) Side B etched, stamped STERLING): JAG - 135 LP - B - RE1 RJ STERLING
  • Rights Society: ASCAP

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
JAG135 Bon Iver Bon Iver, Bon Iver ‎(LP, Album, Ltd, Whi) Jagjaguwar JAG135 US 2013
JAG135-R Bon Iver Bon Iver, Bon Iver ‎(LP, Album, Ltd, Red) Jagjaguwar JAG135-R US 2011
JAG135 Bon Iver Bon Iver, Bon Iver ‎(LP, Album, RE) Jagjaguwar JAG135 US Unknown
none Bon Iver Bon Iver, Bon Iver ‎(10xFile, MP3, Album, VBR) 4AD none US 2011
JAG135, JAG135XJ, HSE-6030/1 Bon Iver Bon Iver (Japan Tour Limited Edition) ‎(2xCD, Album, Ltd) Jagjaguwar, Hostess Entertainment Unlimited JAG135, JAG135XJ, HSE-6030/1 Japan 2016

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First listen was a major disappointment from such a beautiful LP. I too heard the snaps and hiss. I want to get Volcano Choir but won't buy it on this label unless they do a re issue.
It has just few very low crackles, but sounds really enjoyable on my system. I think learning how to set up an audio system/turntable properly, which cartridge/weight choose and wash everything on a vacuum machine before play can help a lot in general. Wrong copies can happen sometimes. But my copy plays great, gatefold cover is beautiful heavy quality, the music is also great.
snap click pop unlistenable garbage album hiss crackle pop snap
Sound is okay on my copy last I checked, however the labels are mismatched (Side 1 is labeled as Side 2 and vice versa). Seems like very little care was put into this pressing based on everyone's complaints, which is a shame for such a landmark album of the 2010s.
I just send this item straight back once i played it. The sound was a little distorted, and the audioview was verry narrow. I switched to CD simultaneously and then you realy hear the difference. While this is the final quality on vinyl i stick with streaming or CD. I really hope Bon Iver will read this reviews and will repress this great great album, because it deserve that!
Gave mine a 10 second clean after I opened it and the whole album played without a single surface noise. Honestly never had an issue with any jagjaguwar pressings, and I own quite a few. I have a theory most people complaining are using crosleys
Nah, have a really nice setup and this album still sounds terrible. You got lucky with this one. My 22, A Million sounds great and most people have issues with that one.
I guess I'm lucky. The album sounds pretty good, no issues such pops and clicks.
Unlistenable pressing of an otherwise great album here. The distortion and subsequent urge to kill is unbearable. I'm now about one from five when it comes to listenable Jagjaguwar pressings so might just give them a miss in the future, sadly.
"hold me for the pops and clicks". The actual lyrics on Calgary and the pressing that lives up to it. If you manage to get the record clean enough and sit through the few pops along the way it's a great record. Beautiful.
Every once in a while a pressing comes along that redefines what a truly crappy pressing is and this is one of those pressings. Besides having incredible amounts of obnoxious surface noise, the vinyl was coated in dirty water stains, fingerprints, and what looked to be the bite marks of someone with a missing front tooth. God what a fail. Hoping for a better pressing one day. A shame, such an excellent album.
Man, you've got the same copy than mine. Wasted 20$ and I already owned the CD! Bought it 2 days ago and thought the pressing was revisited. I was totally wrong. At least mine was bitten with someone having all his tooth.
a re issue must be in favor without all the distortion and clipping. this pressing is blasphemy, i tell you!!!
because i love this album. this vinyl pressing in particular sucks. what did you think i meant?
Yet you gave it five stars. How helpful. *rolls eyes*
Many dud pressings out there which is sad.I bought mine the day of release and it sounds quite issues with mine.
Thought there was something seriously wrong with either my ears or my record player. Thankfully not. How the hell can someone whose job it is to master a modern masterpiece fuck it up so hard; one can only wonder.
It's not the mastering, it's the pressing house. The mastering is actually very good, given those involved Justin must have specifically requested not to master a la loudness wars as the dynamics here are nice and big. Pressing house just did a really crappy job.
I have the black vinyl edition and the sound quality is terrible... I've cleaned it but the sound is still horrible (just a bit better than before). It's very disappointing for a new vinyl. When I want to listen this album, I listen it on a WAV digital format. I have the original pressing of For Emma, Forever Ago and it sounds good.
Still In Mind
I really like this album but I just bought it on vinyl and was majorly disappointed. It is almost un-listenable. There is so much static and popping. My copy of For Emma is also full of static and pops but not nearly this bad. There must not be any good pressings of Bon Iver albums.
Just picked up Blood Bank today and it is likely the worst sounding record in my collection. My OG pressing of For Emma was also horrible but the most recent repress isn't as bad.
Update on this. I was able to exchange my copy for a new one. The replacement copy I got sounds so much better. The bad pressings must be hit or miss. My new copy has no popping at all.
Side B is next to unlistenable. I've never seen my tonearm move from side to side that much as with the JAG135 pressing.
The black vinyl is absolutely terrible. I thought I had damaged my stylus or that something had come out of alignment the distortion was so bad. Too bad, as it was a Christmas gift.
Just an FYI, all Jagjaguwar releases sound absolutely horrible on vinyl. It's really sad. I have this on the limited edition red vinyl release by Urban Outfitters, and it is decent at best. Haven't heard the black vinyl edition, so I can't compare, but if it's anything like the rest of the jagjaguwar catalog, I'm sure it sucks.
I have a JAG135 mastered by Ray Janos at Sterling. Quality of the vinyl by Jagjaguar for the 2 Bon Iver releases is subpar I find. I bought both new and both are a littled scuffed and a bit noisy. I ran it through 2 cleaning cycles to minimize the crackles. The sound quality itself is ok on this release -- the resolution is bit lacking on my system and, like most new music, the dynamics are too compressed.
I have the standard LP release, CAD3117, and the sound quality is absolutely terrible. Does the ltd edition, JAG135, on white sound any better? With all of the people involved, how did these garbage pressings get approved in the first place?
Some tracks have really overblown levels A3,4,5 Poor or intentionally blown out mastering. Tested 3 copies.
Longitude Temporary
video accompaniment dvd was available only in later copies, not on the first release. dvd was published in december.

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