Bon Iver ‎– Bon Iver, Bon Iver

Jagjaguwar ‎– JAG135
Vinyl, LP, Album, Gatefold

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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 (30)
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*

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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 (Side A runout, etched): JAG - 135 LP - A - RE 1 RJ
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, etched): JAG - 135 LPB - RE 1 RJ
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A & B runout, stamped): STERLING
  • Rights Society: ASCAP

Other Versions (5 of 16) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
JAG135 Bon Iver Bon Iver, Bon Iver(LP, Album, Ltd, Whi) Jagjaguwar JAG135 US 2013 Sell This Version
JAG135 Bon Iver Bon Iver, Bon Iver(LP, Album, RE) Jagjaguwar JAG135 US Unknown Sell This Version
KACD 1103 Bon Iver Bon Iver, Bon Iver(CD, Album) Kang & Music, Jagjaguwar KACD 1103 South Korea 2011 Sell This Version
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 Sell This Version
none Bon Iver Bon Iver, Bon Iver(10xFile, MP3, Album, 320) 4AD none 2011


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July 24, 2018
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.


May 4, 2018
snap click pop unlistenable garbage album hiss crackle pop snap


March 27, 2018
edited 4 months ago
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.


March 18, 2018
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!


January 7, 2018
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


September 15, 2017
I guess I'm lucky. The album sounds pretty good, no issues such pops and clicks.


August 12, 2017
edited 8 months ago
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.


July 20, 2017
"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.


March 20, 2017
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.


December 4, 2016

a re issue must be in favor without all the distortion and clipping. this pressing is blasphemy, i tell you!!!