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 14) 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) Jagjaguwar JAG135 US Unknown 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
KACD 1103 Bon Iver Bon Iver, Bon Iver(CD, Album) Kang & Music, Jagjaguwar KACD 1103 South Korea 2011 Sell This Version
none Bon Iver Bon Iver, Bon Iver(10xFile, MP3, Album, 320) 4AD none 2011


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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!!!


May 10, 2016

Many dud pressings out there which is sad.
I bought mine the day of release and it sounds quite issues with mine.


April 8, 2016
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.


February 22, 2015

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.


February 10, 2015
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.


October 12, 2014
Side B is next to unlistenable. I've never seen my tonearm move from side to side that much as with the JAG135 pressing.

June 6, 2014
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.


May 30, 2014
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.


April 21, 2014
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.