Sigh No More

~ Release group by Mumford & Sons

Album

Release Format Tracks Date Country Label Catalog# Barcode
Official
Sigh No More (limited edition digipak) CD 12 Gentlemen of the Road 2716932 602527169323
Sigh No More CD 12 Gentlemen of the Road 2722538 602527225388
Sigh No More Digital Media 12 Gentlemen of the Road
Sigh No More Digital Media 13 Dew Process
Sigh No More 12" Vinyl 12 V2 Records GmbH VVR723601 0602527236018
Sigh No More CD 12 Gentlemen of the Road VVR720037 602527200378
Sigh No More CD 12 Dew Process DEW9000216, DEW9000225 0602527225388
Sigh No More CD 12 Gentlemen of the Road VVR728595 602527285955
Sigh No More CD 12 V2 (imprint of V2 Music Ltd. and its international subsidiaries) 8717931324045
Sigh No More Digital Media 12 Glassnote (logo is a capital G with an eighth note; imprint of Glassnote Entertainment Group LLC) 00892038002237
Sigh No More CD 12 Glassnote (logo is a capital G with an eighth note; imprint of Glassnote Entertainment Group LLC) GLS-0109-02 892038002237
Sigh No More (deluxe edition) 2×CD 13 + 12 Island (imprint of Island Records, a division of Universal Music Group) 2753183
Sigh No More 2×CD 12 + 5 Gentlemen of the Road VVR720037 602527437828
Sigh No More 12" Vinyl 12 Glassnote (logo is a capital G with an eighth note; imprint of Glassnote Entertainment Group LLC), Gentlemen of the Road GLS-0109-01 892038002244
Live at Shepherd's Bush Empire, London (Deluxe Companion) Digital Media 13 Glassnote (logo is a capital G with an eighth note; imprint of Glassnote Entertainment Group LLC) [none]

Relationships

part of: Mercury Prize shortlist nominees (number: 2010)
Allmusic: http://www.allmusic.com/album/mw0001762194 [info]
Discogs: https://www.discogs.com/master/203099 [info]
Wikidata: Q1135191 [info]
Wikipedia: en: Sigh No More (Mumford & Sons album) [info]
lyrics page: http://lyrics.wikia.com/Mumford_&_Sons:Sigh_No_More_(2009) [info]
other databases: http://www.musik-sammler.de/album/297575 [info]
reviews: http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/reviews/w96m [info]

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London's nu-folk scene has turfed up surprises as unlikely as they've been refreshing of late. First we had Laura Marling, displaying a poise and unnerving command of her material that called to mind the best of the 70s troubadour tradition. Then there was Johnny Flynn's earthy erudition, steeped as it was in folk's mystical lexicon. And this year Noah & The Whale reconciled their twee approach with a newly-whetted pop savvy and broader sonic palette, transforming into a major-league concern in the process.

Having paid their dues the old-fashioned way as the (superb) on-off backing band for Marling in 2007/08, Sigh No More sees four-piece Mumford and Sons strike out for equally distinctive territory, carving out a mostly winning - if nigglingly naive - debut that deserves an audience to match its impressive convictions. It's a record deploying a wealth of folk signifiers, from banjos and sighing mandolins to dubious lyrics about how the harvest left no fruit for you to eat, but which in truth shares more genes with the bombastic song progressions of Arcade Fire or even Kings of Leon's grit 'n' shine indie anthemics.

As such, the title-track builds into head-spinning panorama like the ones that greet photogenic tourists reaching a Highland summit in a Scottish tourist board ad - but the view's secondary to the transcendent feeling it evokes. It's a fist-pumping formula realised undoubtedly in part through Arcade Fire and Maccabees veteran Markus Drav's production work, and while much of Sigh No More sounds impressively big as a result - Little Lion Man and Thistle & Weeds are especially massive - it also leaves the band open to sounding portentous when the tunes aren't up to snuff. I Gave You All is one such howler, singer Marcus Mumford's vocal howling its impotent rage at a bothersome ex. Hell might hath no fury like a folkie scorned, but do the results have to sound quite so much like JJ72 cast-offs?

Still, no matter: time's on the side of these barely 20-something hayseeds, and with a little more ballast to temper their flightier moments, they should go on to fine things indeed.