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Mumford & Sons - Babel (Gentlemen Of The Road Edition)

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Item #: 15008354
    Personnel: Duchess Nell Catchpole (violin, viola); Ross Holmes (fiddle); Chris Alan (cello); Nick Etwell (trumpet, flugelhorn); Ephraim Owens (trumpet); Dave Williamson (trombone). Audio Mixer: Ruadhri Cushnan. Recording information: Angelic; British G......more

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Performer(s): Mumford & Sons
Description:
Personnel: Duchess Nell Catchpole (violin, viola); Ross Holmes (fiddle); Chris Alan (cello); Nick Etwell (trumpet, flugelhorn); Ephraim Owens (trumpet); Dave Williamson (trombone). Audio Mixer: Ruadhri Cushnan. Recording information: Angelic; British Grove; Eastcote Studios; Grangeworks; Last Dollar Studios; RAK; Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison, CO; Soyuz; The Odgers' Chapel. Directors: Nicolas Jack Davies; Frederick Scott. Editor: Jerry Chater. Photographer: James Marcus Haney. English folk revivalists Mumford & Sons' 2009 debut, Sigh No More, boarded the slowest train it could find on its journey from regional gem to pleasantly surprising, international success story. After simmering and stewing throughout the U.K. and Europe, the band landed boots first at the Staples Center for a rousing performance at the 2011 Grammy Awards that found the smartly dressed quartet tearing through "The Cave," and then backing, along with the equally snappy Avett Brothers, Bob Dylan on a generation-spanning rendition of "Maggie's Farm" that provided one of the better Grammy moments of the last decade or so. They may lack the lyrical prowess of "The Bard," but they know how to turn a phrase, plant a seed, and build a bridge and tear it back down again without losing the audience in the process. Simply put, they can bend the relative simplicity of traditional folk music to their collective wills, which is exactly what they do on their sophomore outing, Babel. ~ James Christopher Monger
See Also:
Sigh No More
See Influences:
Spirit of the West, Grant Lee Buffalo, Billy Bragg, The Byrds, The Waterboys, Bert Jansch, Leonard Cohen, Fairport Convention, Red House Painters
See Contemporaries:
BOY (Germany), Johnny Flynn, Stornoway, Dry the River, Kassidy, Laura Marling, Ben Howard, Sarah Harmer, Smoke Fairies, Bon Iver, Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros, Houndmouth, Matrimony, Sean O'Connell, Calexico, Mrs. Greenbird, Sam Lee, Deer Tick, Jake Bugg, Wooden Birds, Alasdair Roberts, Iron & Wine, To Kill a King, Here We Go Magic, Jessica Lea Mayfield, James Yorkston, Levek, Walk Off the Earth, Fleet Foxes, Noah and the Whale, The Decemberists, A.A. Bondy, The Unthanks, Lissie
Track Listing:
Disc 1:
  1. 1 Babel
  2. 2 Whispers in the Dark
  3. 3 I Will Wait
  4. 4 Holland Road
  5. 5 Ghosts That We Knew
  6. 6 Lover of the Light
  7. 7 Lovers' Eyes
  8. 8 Reminder
  9. 9 Hopeless Wanderer
  10. 10 Broken Crown
  11. 11 Below My Feet
  12. 12 Not with Haste
  13. 13 For Those Below
  14. 14 Boxer, The
  15. 15 Where Are You Now
Disc 2:
  1. 1 Lovers' Eyes
  2. 2 Little Lion Man
  3. 3 Below My Feet
  4. 4 Roll Away Your Stone
  5. 5 Lover of the Light
  6. 6 Ghosts That We Knew
  7. 7 Awake My Soul - (featuring Dawes)
  8. 8 Whispers in the Dark
  9. 9 Dust Bowl Dance
  10. 10 I Will Wait
  11. 11 Cave, The
Disc 3:
  1. 1 Lovers' Eyes
  2. 2 Little Lion Man
  3. 3 Below My Feet
  4. 4 Roll Away Your Sonte
  5. 5 Lover of the Light
  6. 6 Thistle & Weeds
  7. 7 Ghosts That We Knew
  8. 8 Awake My Soul - (featuring Dawes)
  9. 9 Whispers in the Dark
  10. 10 Dust Bowl Dance
  11. 11 I Will Wait
  12. 12 Cave, The
Type:
Boxed Set
Genre:
Folk
Subgenre:
British Folk
Label:
Glassnote Records
Producer:
Dan Bowen; Markus Dravs
Number of Discs:
3
Format:
Compact Disc
Subformat:
CD & DVD
Mono or Stereo:
Stereo
SPARS Coding:
n/a
Runtime:
116 : 17
Guest Artist:
Dawes
Editorial Reviews:
Rolling Stone (p.61) - 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "The fact that these guys are able to do big-rock catharsis with humble tools is part of the thrill." Entertainment Weekly (p.70) - "[T]he band has mastered the emotional gut-punch of quiet/loud dynamics, exploding from low-murmured harmonies into full Appalachian freak-outs." -- Grade: A- Billboard (p.36) - "The acoustic guitar strumming is broad and ferocious, the track 'Below My Feet' provides a new definition of majestic..." Q (Magazine) (p.96) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "[T]his is ultimately comfortable listening, befitting folk sounds of a resolutely un-freak variety." Mojo (Publisher) (p.82) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[M]ore than just a decent nu-folk album, BABEL is a great pop record." Paste (magazine) - "The songs are still powerful and moving, and hearing them incites the listener to stomp and yell along in passionate fits."
UPC:
892038002787
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