For Emma, Forever Ago is the debut studio album by American indie folk band Bon Iver. It was first self-released in July 2007, and later saw wide release on the Jagjaguwar label in February 2008. The album is principally the work of singer-songwriter Justin Vernon. Whilst living in Raleigh, North Carolina, Vernon fell ill with mononucleosis and a liver infection, and grew frustrated with his songwriting and life
For Emma, Forever Ago. Bon Iver. Released February 19, 2008. For Emma, Forever Ago Tracklist. About For Emma, Forever Ago. One of the all-time great breakup albums, not to mention one of the era’s surprise success stories. Justin Vernon, recovering from the end of a relationship and the collapse of his band, retreated to a cabin in rural Wisconsin with his acoustic guitar . Producers Justin Vernon. Writers Justin Vernon.
Album · 2007 · 9 Songs. The rawness of For Emma, Forever Ago-often stitched together with little more than Vernon's layered falsetto, low-fi acoustic guitars, and creaking ambience-gives it a chilling, power. And while tracks like Skinny Love and the For Emma are standalone highlights in their own right, the album’s seamless tour of heartache is greater than the sum of its parts. For Emma, Forever Ago Bon Iver.
For Emma, Forever Ago by Bon Iver, released 19 February 2008 1. Flume 2. Lump Sum 3. Skinny Love 4. The Wolves (Act I and II) 5. Blindsided 6. Creature Fear 7. Team 8. For Emma 9. Re: Stacks We are thrilled to release Bon Iver's debut full-length 'For Emma, Forever Ago'. Bon Iver (pronounced: bohn eevair; French for "good winter" and spelled wrong on purpose) is a greeting, a celebration and a sentiment. It is a new statement of an artist moving on and establishing the groundwork for a lasting career . Jen. Jen I'm a firm believer that music is of a time so, although this album has been out for a while, it's only resonating with me now. Completely consumed by Bon Iver at the moment.
Flume to string along! with all your lies, you’re still very loveable. I toured the light; so many foreign roads for Emma, forever ago. re: Stacks. this my excavation and today is Kumran everything that happens is from now on this is pouring rain this is paralyzed.
Bon Iver created a sparse beautiful masterpiece and i love it! I arrived at the cabin in November, so there’s a very big winter theme for everything when I was there. On a physical level, I would wake up to stoke the fire or get wood chopped to get it in the house to keep warm. Just winter in general was kind of a part of where I was physically and metaphysically as well.
He isolated himself in a remote cabin in Wisconsin for almost four months, writing, and recording the songs on For Emma, Forever Ago, his haunting debut album. A few parts (horns, drums, and backing vocals) were added in a North Carolina studio, but for the majority of the time it's just Vernon, his utterly disarming voice, and his enchanting songs.
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Drums, Vocals – Christy Smith
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Trombone – Randy PingreyTrumpet – John Dehaven
- Phonographic Copyright (p) – Jagjaguwar
- Copyright (c) – Rogue Records
- Licensed From – Jagjaguwar
- Manufactured By – Inertia Pty. Ltd.
- Distributed By – Inertia Pty. Ltd.
- Pressed By – Regency Media – 116967.1
- Art Direction – Brian Moen
- Layout – Daniel Murphy
- Mastered By – Nick Petersen
- Photography By [Front/Back Covers] – Griszka Niewiadomski
- Photography By [Inside] – Gil Vernon
- Recorded By – Justin Vernon
- Typography [Hand Lettering] – Deb Sorge
NotesRecorded in the hunting cabin, Northwestern Wisconsin, November, December, January 2006, 2007.
Some small amount of additional recording done on Fairall, Raleigh, North Carolina.
Mastered at Track and Field in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.
All lyrics/music © 2008 Aprilbase Publishing (ASCAP).
℗ 2008 Jagjaguwar. © 2008 Rogue Records under exclusive license from Jagjaguwar.
Manufactured and distributed in Australia and New Zealand by Inertia Pty Ltd.
Issued in a jewel case with 12-page booklet.
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Barcode (Printed): 9 332727 012549
- Barcode (String): 9332727012549
- Matrix / Runout: REGENCY MEDIA 116967.1 R6346CD P58565
- Mastering SID Code: IFPI LN96
- Mould SID Code: IFPI 6Z02
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