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Sigh No More [Deluxe CD/DVD Edition] [Slipcase]
     

Sigh No More [Deluxe CD/DVD Edition] [Slipcase]

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by Mumford & Sons
 

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English folk outfit Mumford & Sons' full-length debut owes more than a cursory nod to bands like the Waterboys, the Pogues, and the Men They Couldn't Hang. The group's heady blend of biblical imagery, pastoral introspection, and raucous, pub-soaked heartache may be earnest to a fault,

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English folk outfit Mumford & Sons' full-length debut owes more than a cursory nod to bands like the Waterboys, the Pogues, and the Men They Couldn't Hang. The group's heady blend of biblical imagery, pastoral introspection, and raucous, pub-soaked heartache may be earnest to a fault, but when the wildly imperfect Sigh No More is firing on all cylinders, as is the case with stand-out cuts like "The Cave," "Winter Winds," and "Little Lion Man," it's hard not to get swept up in the rapture. Like their London underground folk scene contemporaries Noah & the Whale, Johnny Flynn, and Laura Marling, Mumford & Sons' take on British folk is far from traditional. There's a deep vein of 21st century Americana that runs through the album, suggesting a healthy diet of Fleet Foxes, Arcade Fire, Sufjan Stevens, Blitzen Trapper, and Marah. That melding of styles, along with some solid knob-twiddling from Arcade Fire/Coldplay producer Markus Dravs, helps to keep the record from completely sinking into the quicksand of its myriad slow numbers -- tracks like "I Gave You All," "Thistle & Weeds," and "After the Storm" are pretty and plain enough, but they neuter a band this spirited. Sigh No More is an impressive debut, but one that impresses more for its promise for the future than its wildly inconsistent place in the present. [A Deluxe Edition of Sigh No More was released in December 2010, and featured the original album, a second disc of 12 live recordings, and a DVD that included all three installments of the documentary "Gentlemen of the Road."]

Product Details

Release Date:
10/24/2011
Label:
Glassnote
UPC:
0892038002381
catalogNumber:
120
Rank:
26310

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Mumford & Sons   Primary Artist
Pete Beachill   Trombone
Markus Dravs   Piano Strings
Duchess Nell Catchpole   Violin,Viola
Christopher Allan   Cello
Nick Etwell   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Tom Hobden   Strings
Marcus Mumford   Group Member
Ted Dwane   Group Member
Country Winston   Group Member
Ben Lovett   Group Member

Technical Credits

Markus Dravs   Producer
Nick Etwell   Video Director
François Chevallier   Engineer
Adam Tudhope   Management
Mumford & Sons   Arranger,Composer
Gavin Tempany   Engineer
Fred Scott   Video Director
Dan Bowen   Video Producer
Chris Pollard   Engineer

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Sigh No More 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 43 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Amazing CD and an incredible group. Absolutely love everyone of their songs, I can easily listen to the CD over and over.
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littlemumford More than 1 year ago
i cant wait till i can submerge my ears into this wonderful sound:)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love the band Mumford and Sons, especially the album Babel. I was so excited to listen to this album when I got home. When I got home I listened to it and it started skipping terribly, I was so upset. The next week I went into stores and asked to exchange the record for another one and the worker said that was fine. Everything went well and I had a new copy of Babel on Vinyl. I went home to listen to it again and it was doing the same thing just worse, needless to say I was very disappointed. I now have to drive once again thirty minutes away to return this for a second time. I think that the shipment of records that they got were messed up and they need to be checked so that this does not happen to other customers.
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TheBlueCat More than 1 year ago
like my heading says, i was watching the music video for "little lion man" & wanted to check out all their other music, i ended up downloading almost all their songs, & HAD A LISTEN. They were awesome, i love Indie Music.... people should really give them a listen.
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Booksh More than 1 year ago
Simply amazing. I am so grateful this band and their music have been introduced into my life. They have a way with lyrics and melodies that make things seem so profound and beautiful. It's something I have not seen with any other band, at least not as much. I'd love to see them live. God, I love their lyrics!
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