Bon Iver - Bon Iver, Bon Iver 10th Anniversary 2xLP Vinyl Record (White Vinyl)
June 2021 marked the 10th anniversary of the worldwide release of Bon Iver's highly acclaimed sophomore release "Bon Iver, Bon Iver". To commemorate the occasion, the band and 4AD release a limited edition reissue of the influential album!
This edition features all ten tracks from the original album plus five songs from Bon Iver’s beautiful AIR Studios session, which captures the grand spirit of "Bon Iver, Bon Iver" and distils it into sharper focus, as Justin Vernon and Sean Carey perform the songs as a duo, on grand pianos and vocals only.
"Bon Iver, Bon Iver 10th Anniversary" edition features a blind embossed version of the original cover art and an intimate personal essay from long-time fan Phoebe Bridgers recalling how the "massive, sprawling, unbelievably complex" album brings about both yearning for yesterday, contentment for the present, and collective hope for the future.
What began as the breathtaking solo project of Justin Vernon, Bon Iver has since grown into a larger band of immense musical talent. The brilliant and introspective 2007 debt, "For Emma, Forever Ago” introduced audiences to the beautiful, falsetto voice and impressive multi-musicianship of the heartbroken, wood cabin resident. However, in recruiting other artists, Vernons vision of Bon Iver has grown immensely on the 2011 self-titled sophomore, “Bon Iver”, reaches new heights of musicality.
Much like its predecessor, “Bon Iver” was recorded in the woods - secluded and surrounded by nature, something that flourishes in the music. However, thanks to the success of his debut, Bon Iver was able to construct a new setting, a suitable studio space - allowing for a more refined and expansive approach to the music. While remaining true to his debut in intimacy and beauty, “Bon Iver” is noticeably less focused on the romance and heartbreak of "For Emma, Forever Ago.” Vernon’s lyrics are carefully curated, poetic, sentimental and mysterious. The sounds of their sophomore album are more musically sophisticated. There is more attention to detail in the songs, allowing the music to flourish as a more refined project.
Impressively, Vernon is able to invite and collaborate with other musicians on “Bon Iver” without jeopardising the original concept. The additional members adopt the notions of Bon Iver’s debut seamlessly, expressing Vernon's concept with their own flair. There are no "odd fits” here and each musician contributes to a wider scope with a more elaborate sound. This expansion of sonic territory works to “Bon Iver’s” favour.
Discussing “Bon Iver” without comparing it to its predecessor is difficult as it's largely a display of growth. The musical and personal growth of Vernon takes his sound to exciting new realms and the newfound members take away any restrictions imposed by working solo. The natural themes of “Bon Iver” help cement its timelessness, truly an album for the ages.
8.5/10 - Handsome Will
A true classic within modern music, add this special 10th Anniversary edition of "Bon Iver, Bon Iver" to your collection, today!
Pressed on White Vinyl
Side D - AIR Studios (4AD Session / Jagjaguwar Session):
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