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Bon Iver - Bon Iver, Bon Iver
Bon Iver - Bon Iver, Bon Iver
Performer: Bon Iver
Title: Bon Iver, Bon Iver
Label: Jagjaguwar
Country: US
Released: 21 Jun 2011
Style: Folk Rock, Indie Rock
Cat: JAG135
Rating: 4.1/5
Format: MP3, FLAC, WMA
FLAC size: 1032 mb | MP3 size: 1258 mb | WMA size: 1359 mb
Genre: Rock

Bass Saxophone, Alto Saxophone – ColinDrums – MattGuitar, Guitar [High Strung], Choir [Cdo], Effects [909], Synthesizer [Korg M1], Voice – JustinPedal Steel Guitar – GregTenor Saxophone, Alto Saxophone – LewisTrumpet, French Horn – CarmVoice – Mikey, RobVoice, Drums – Sean
2Lisbon, OH
Synthesizer [Granular] – Jim, TomSynthesizer [Patch], Choir [Ebo], Synthesizer [Korg M1] – Justin
Drums [Mallet], Voice, Choir, Other [Processing] – SeanEffects [909] – MattFrench Horn – CarmPedal Steel Guitar – GregPiano, Other [Hands], Bass Guitar, Voice – JustinSynthesizer [Granular] – Jim, TomTenor Saxophone – LewisViolin, Viola – RobVoice – Mikey
4Hinnom, TX
Bass Saxophone – ColinEffects [Re-201], Drums, Other [Gate] – MattEffects [Re-201], Other [Gate] – BrianPiano, Piano [Tremelo], Effects [Re-201], Voice, Guitar [Baritone] – JustinSynthesizer [Granular] – Jim, TomTrumpet, French Horn, Piccolo Trumpet – CarmViolin – RobVoice – Mikey
5Minnesota, WI
Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone – LewisChoir – SeanDrums – MattEffects [Re-201], Baritone Guitar, Drums, Banjo, Synthesizer [909], Guitar [Nylon], Voice, Synthesizer [Korg M1] – JustinFlute, Alto Saxophone, Bass Saxophone – ColinPedal Steel Guitar – GregViolin – RobVoice – Mikey
Alto Saxophone, Bass Saxophone [Right Channel] – ColinAlto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone [Left Channel] – LewisGuitar, Bass Drum, Synthesizer [Korg M1], Guitar [12 String Delays], Finger Cymbals, Voice – JustinOther [Air Supply] – NatePedal Steel Guitar – GregTrumpet [Arted] – CarmViolin – RobVoice, Other [Harmony Engine], Bass Drum – Sean
Alto Saxophone, Clarinet – ColinDrums [Sanne], Drums [Brushes], Bass Drum, Other [Thighs], Handclaps, Synthesizer [Granular], Synthesizer – MattGuitar [High Strung], Guitar, Baritone Guitar, Synthesizer, Drums, Cymbal, Voice – JustinTenor Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone – LewisTrumpet [Pedal], French Horn – CarmVibraphone, Vibraphone [Bowed] – SeanVoice – Mikey
Effects [Re-201], Drums – MattSynthesizer [Korg M1], Guitar [Tape Head], Guitar [High Strung], Voice, Bass, Electric Guitar, Baritone Guitar – JustinVoice [Phone Call] – Kyle
Pedal Steel Guitar – GregSaxophone – Colin, LewisSynthesizer [Korg M1 Patches], Electric Guitar, Voice – Justin
Bass Saxophone, Alto Saxophone – ColinDrums – MattFrench Horn, Trumpet – CarmGuitar, Drums, Choir, Cymbal, Bass, Voice – JustinViolin, Viola – Rob


CategoryArtistTitle (Format)LabelCategoryCountryYear
JAG135Bon Iver Bon Iver, Bon Iver ‎(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, Whi)JagjaguwarJAG135US2013
JAG135Bon Iver Bon Iver, Bon Iver ‎(LP, Album, RE)JagjaguwarJAG135USUnknown
KACD 1103Bon Iver Bon Iver, Bon Iver ‎(CD, Album)Kang & Music, JagjaguwarKACD 1103South Korea2011
JAG135, JAG135XJ, HSE-6030/1Bon Iver Bon Iver (Japan Tour Limited Edition) ‎(2xCD, Album, Ltd)Jagjaguwar, Hostess Entertainment UnlimitedJAG135, JAG135XJ, HSE-6030/1Japan2016
noneBon Iver Bon Iver, Bon Iver ‎(10xFile, MP3, Album, 320)4ADnone2011


  • Arranged By [Strings And Horns]Carm, Colin, Justin, Lewis, Rob Moose
  • Artwork [Front And Inside Cover Paintings]Gregory Euclide
  • DesignDaniel Murphy
  • EngineerBrian Joseph, Justin Vernon
  • Engineer [Additional]Nate Vernon
  • Engineer [Assistant]Andy Immerman
  • Lacquer Cut ByRJ
  • LayoutDaniel Murphy
  • Mastered ByGreg Calbi, Ray Janos
  • Mixed ByBrian Joseph, Justin Vernon
  • PerformerBrian Joseph, CJ "Carm" Camerieri, Colin Stetson, Greg Leisz, Jim Shoenecker, Justin Vernon, Matt McCaughan, Mike Lewis, Mikey Noyce, Rob Moose, Sean Carey , Tom Winceck
  • ProducerJustin Vernon
  • Typography [Handwriting]Daniel Murphy
  • Written-ByJustin 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 (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


  • 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



Bon Iver is the second studio album from American indie folk band Bon Iver, released on June 17, 2011. The album is composed of 10 songs and was seen as a new musical direction for the band. The album was commercially successful, debuting at number one on the Norwegian Albums Chart and the Danish Albums Chart, and number two on the US Billboard 200 chart. It sold 104,000 copies in its first week in the United States. As of September 2016, the album has sold a total of 629,000 copies in the United. The second album from Wisconsins Bon Iver thrives in an unlikely sweet spot between Nick Drake and Fighting Trousers. Bon Iver deploys horns, banjos and Auto-Tune amid Vernons Möbius-strip lyrics, which luxuriate in emotional vagueness. Vernons private world is a soft-rock heaven of the mind. The album received a Grammy in 2012 for Best Alternative Album as well as picking up Record of the Year and Song of the Year nominations for the albums second single, Holocene. Bon Iver, Bon Iver Q&A. How did Justin's collaborations with Gayngs and Kanye West inspire this album Fro. Bon Iver. 10 June at 08:49 . Thank you to Black Lives Matter for their continued leadership in this movement and for compiling many of the resources found in the link below. 12 June at 10:07 . Eau Claire - come to Owen Park this Saturday night Just as standing with Black neighbors in protest is important, so is taking opportunities to learn and LISTEN especially for white people. Please wear your mask and socially distance on site. 2020 сингл. Blood Bank EP. 22, A Million. Bon Iver, Francis and the Lights. 2016 сингл feat. 2011 сингл. For Emma. 2008 сингл. For Emma, Forever Ago. Creed II: The Album. Mike WiLL Made It. Bon Iver has always been Justin Vernons escape route. After retreating to the woods of Wisconsin to record For Emma, Forever Ago, he drew a surrealist roadmap of the United States on Bon Iver, depicting a fantastical world where the lived, the dreamed, and desired coexisted. When this invented land felt oppressive and the anxiety of facing it too overwhelming, Vernon retreated again and burrowed within himself, pulverizing his voice with machines to create 22, A Million, a record that dramatized the fracturing of the self. Theres no more hiding on i,i. Justin Vernon takes the Bon Iver sound. Listen to music from Bon Iver like Skinny Love, Holocene & more. Find the latest tracks, albums, and images from Bon Iver. Vernon independently released Bon Iver's debut album For Emma, Forever Ago in 2007, most of which was recorded during a four-month stay in a remote cabin in Wisconsin. While in high school a read more. Bon Iver is a Grammy Award winning folk band from Eau Claire, Wisconsin, United States, and one of Justin Vernon's current and most notable music projects to date. The band also consists of Mike Noyce, Sean Carey and Matt MacCaughan. The name 'Bon Iver' pronounced bon read more. Bon Iver by Bon Iver, released 21 June 2011 1. Perth 2. Minnesota, WI 3. Holocene 4. Towers 5. Michicant 6. Hinnom, TX 7. Calgary 9. Lisbon, OH 10. BethRest Bon Iver, Bon Iver is Justin Vernon returning to former haunts with a new spirit. The reprises are there solitude, quietude, hope and desperation compressed but always a rhythm arises, a pulse vivified by gratitude and grace notes. The winter, the legend, has faded to just that, and this is the new momentary present. The icicles have dropped, rising up again as grass. Part of the beauty of Bon Ivers debut album, For Emma, Forever Ago, was the intimate, backwoods feel of the recording and the simplicity of Justin Vernons soaring, open wound of a voice with only minimal musical backing to distract from its impact. Even though Vernon had a few other people playing on the album, it was easy to imagine a solitary broken soul spilling his guts onto tape for hours at a time while the world went on without him. It was a truly aching, somewhat claustrophobic sound that was beautiful and unique. After a couple years in which his life was basically turned upside dow. Album 2011 21 Songs. Alternative 2011

Comments (32)
The pressing I have sounds pretty damn great, not gonna lie!
Hidden Winter
Not a proper review of the album, but Jagjaguwar's vinyl pressings are by and large terrible. Stick to digital.
Basic pressing, and decent sleeve...Nothing impressive, guess that's because it was for the US market?
Not sure what you are referring to with the sleeve. A matte gatefold tip-on sleeve is leagues nicer than most new albums' sleeves.
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.
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 good...no 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.
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.
Hilarious Kangaroo
video accompaniment dvd was available only in later copies, not on the first release. dvd was published in december.