Bon Iver ‎– Bon Iver, Bon Iver

4AD ‎– CAD3117, Jagjaguwar ‎– CAD3117
Vinyl, LP, Album

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A1 Perth
Bass Saxophone, Alto Saxophone – Colin*Drums – Matt*, Sean*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, Drum Machine [909], Acoustic Guitar [Nylon], Voice, Synthesizer [Korg M1], Voice – Justin*Flute, Alto Saxophone, Bass Saxophone – Colin*Pedal Steel Guitar – Greg*Violin – Rob*Voice – Mikey*
A3 Holocene
Alto Saxophone, Clarinet – Colin*Guitar [High Strung], Guitar, Baritone Guitar, Synth, Drums, Cymbal, Voice – Justin*Snare, Drums [Brushes], Bass Drum, Body Percussion [Thighs], Handclaps, Sound Designer [Granular Synthesis], Synth – Matt*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 [Ebo], Drum Machine [909], Synthesizer [Korg M1], Voice – Justin*Pedal Steel Guitar – Greg*Tenor Saxophone, Alto Saxophone – Lewis*Trumpet, French Horn – Carm*Violin – Rob*Voice – Mikey*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], Twelve-String Guitar [12 String Delays], Finger Cymbals, Voice – Justin*Pedal Steel Guitar – Greg*Sounds [Air Supply] – Nate*Trumpet [Muted] – Carm*Violin – Rob*Voice, Harmony Vocals [Harmony Engine], Bass Drum – Sean*
B1 Hinnom, TX
Bass Saxophone – Colin*Effects [Re-201], Drums [Drum Source], Effects [Gates] – Matt*Effects [Re-201], Effects [Gates] – Brian*Piano, Piano [Tremelo], Effects [Re-201], Voice, Baritone Guitar – Justin*Sound Designer [Granular Synthesis] – Jim*, Tom*Trumpet, Piccolo Trumpet, French Horn – Carm*Violin – Rob*Voice – Mikey*
B2 Wash.
Drum Machine [909] – Matt*French Horn – Carm*Pedal Steel Guitar – Greg*Percussion [Mallet], Voice, Choir, Electronics [Processing] – Sean*Piano, Body Percussion [Hands], Bass Guitar, Voice – Justin*Sound Designer [Granular Synthesis] – Jim*, Tom*Tenor Saxophone – Lewis*Violin, Viola – Rob*Voice – Mikey*
B3 Calgary
Effects [Re-201], Drums – Matt*Songwriter [With] – Matt McCaughanSynthesizer [Korg M1], Guitar [Tape Head], Guitar [High Strung], Voice, Bass, Electric Guitar, Baritone Guitar – Justin*Voice [Phone Call] – Kyle (30)
B4 Lisbon, OH
Sound Designer [Granular Synthesis] – Jim*, Tom*Synthesizer [Patches], 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 © 2011 April Base Publishing (ASCAP) except 'Calgary'

℗ 2011 © 2011 4AD Ltd under exclusive licence from Jagjaguwar.

All songs ©2011 April Base Publishing (ASCAP)
℗ & © 2011 4AD Ltd under license from Jagjaguwar

Released in a gatefold cover with 7-inch sized booklet with lyrics and credits included; contains download voucher for Bon Iver, Bon Iver mp3 version.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Printed): 6 52637 31171 6
  • Barcode (String): 652637311716
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, hand-etched): CAD3117 BB38702-01 A1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, hand-etched): CAD3117 BB38702-01 B1

Other Versions (5 of 16) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
JAG135 Bon Iver Bon Iver, Bon Iver(LP, Album, Gat) Jagjaguwar JAG135 US 2011 Sell This Version
JAG135 Bon Iver Bon Iver, Bon Iver(LP, Album, Ltd, Whi) Jagjaguwar JAG135 US 2013 Sell This Version
JAG135-R Bon Iver Bon Iver, Bon Iver(LP, Album, Ltd, Red) Jagjaguwar JAG135-R US 2011 Sell This Version
JAG135 Bon Iver Bon Iver, Bon Iver(LP, Album, RE) Jagjaguwar JAG135 US Unknown Sell This Version
none Bon Iver Bon Iver, Bon Iver(10xFile, MP3, Album, VBR) 4AD none US 2011


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February 20, 2018
One of the worst new records i've ever bought pressing quality wise. The whole lot should never have reached the shops and been pulped. A disgraceful example of the quality control that plants and labels had at the time and sadly some still do.


July 10, 2017
edited about 1 year ago
Love this album (musically), but just bought a copy on Amazon and got a muddy, distant sounding pressing with two A sides!


February 15, 2016

This record is perfect for relaxing or to have in the background while working.

I really enjoy all the tracks, and I find them to be very unique, while still maintaining a "red line" throughout the entire album. I'm sure this isn't for everyone, but I find myself reaching for this album in all kinds of different situations.

The cover is breathtaking, and really flows well with the music. It's one of those images you have to really study in order to appreciate all the details.


November 5, 2014
Vinyl on mine is perfect but boy is this album mastered strangely - I have to adjust the bass down and the treble way up for it to be a decent listen.


July 21, 2014
confirm bad pressing, bad compression, low dynamics and output volume.
The only remarkable thing in this vinyl version, is that amazing cover...


May 21, 2013

very bad pressing, both sides full of clicks and pops


August 6, 2011

good songwriting, but like the last "Band Of Horses" record - overproduced. To much echoes on the vocals and way too much soft pop strings