Bon Iver ‎– For Emma, Forever Ago

4AD ‎– CAD 2809CD
CD, Album, Reissue

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1 Flume
Drums, Vocals – Christy Smith (2)
2 Lump Sum 3:21
3 Skinny Love 3:59
4 The Wolves (Act I And II) 5:22
5 Blindsided 5:29
6 Creature Fear 3:06
7 Team 1:57
8 For Emma
Trombone – Randy PingreyTrumpet – John Dehaven
9 Re: Stacks 6:41

Companies, etc.



Recorded in the hunting cabin, Northwestern Wisconsin, November, December, January 2006,2007.

Small amount of additional recording done on Fairall, Raleigh, North Carolina.

Mastered at Track and Field in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

Justin would like to thank a certain selection of people who played very different, but important roles during the recording and building of this music. They go: Mike Contezac, Brian Moen, Christy Smith, John Dehaven, Randall Pinstripes, Mike Noyce, David Landau, Joshua Scott, Paul and Wynee, Mark Paulson, Keil Jansen, A-Ward, Phil Moore, Mike Perry, Kim and Rick, Chris Poterfield, Beth Tacular, Mom, Everyone who came to all the shows over the last decade, Chris Stevens, Paul Ward, Mo and Jo, Ivan and Kelly Rosebud, Trevor Hagen, Jeremy Boettcher, Nate, Sara, Joey G, Heath, Grayson Currin, Dad, Holling Vincoeur, Deb Sorge, and especially, specially, with everything I am, have been and can ever be: Phil, Brad and Joey.

...would also like to thanks Kyle Frenette for his selfless hard work and devotion.
Also, Bmoen is unbelievable. Sean Carey for honouring me so much it hurt...
And to Matt McCaughan and Giorgio Angelini for the van ride to Texas, among other things.

Also a huge hometown thank you to Tony at Underworld/Melting Pot.

Post Script: The biggest dedication to Lizzie and Lizzie for coming at me from both the angles.

All lyrics/music © 2008 Aprilbase Publishing (ASCAP).

℗ 2008 4AD Ltd Under License From Jagjaguwar
© 2008 4AD Ltd Under License From Jagjaguwar

Standard jewel case with 12 page insert booklet including lyrics.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (As printed): 6 52637 28092 0
  • Barcode (String): 652637280920
  • Matrix / Runout: arvato 52632569/CAD2809CD 24
  • Mastering SID Code (Variant 1-2): IFPI LB47
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 1): IFPI 0797
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 2): IFPI 0789
  • Label Code: LC 05807
  • Rights Society: ASCAP

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none Bon Iver For Emma, Forever Ago(CD, Album, Ltd) Not On Label (Bon Iver Self-released) none US 2007 Sell This Version
JAG115 Bon Iver For Emma, Forever Ago(LP, Album) Jagjaguwar JAG115 US 2008 Sell This Version
JAG115 Bon Iver For Emma, Forever Ago(LP, Album, RE) Jagjaguwar JAG115 USA & Canada 2012 Sell This Version
cad 2809cd, JAG115 Bon Iver For Emma, Forever Ago(CD, Album, Sti) 4AD, Jagjaguwar cad 2809cd, JAG115 UK 2008 Sell This Version
JAG115 Bon Iver For Emma, Forever Ago(LP, Album, Ltd, RP, Cle) Jagjaguwar JAG115 US 2013 Sell This Version