Bon Iver: Bon Iver, Bon Iver (10th anniversary edition) (2LP-white) LP
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June 2021 marked the ten year anniversary of the worldwide release of Bon Iver's highly acclaimed sophomore release Bon Iver, Bon Iver. To commemorate the occasion, the band and Jagjaguwar deliver a colored vinyl 2LP reissue featuring all ten original tracks plus five songs from Bon Iver's beautiful AIR Studios session, which capture the grand spirit of Bon Iver, Bon Iver and distill it into sharper focus, as Justin Vernon and Sean Carey perform the songs as a duo, on grand pianos and vocals only. The 10th Anniversary Edition also features 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. To top it off the album's iconic cover art has been reimagined to a minimal white-on-white. Following his triumphant debut, For Emma, Forever Ago, was never going to be easy but Justin Vernon did it with aplomb. Painstakingly crafted over three years at April Base Studios (a former veterinarian's clinic in Fall Creek, WI, converted into a recording studio by Justin and his brother), the end results were outstanding; a lush landscape of silky electric guitars, intricate keys, and subtle horn and string sections, which retained the ghost choirs and densely layered vocals that Bon Iver is widely celebrated for. Such was the success of this record, Justin went on to win two Grammy's in 2012 – Best New Artist and Best Alternative Music Album.