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  • Original Release Date: 5 Oct 2009
  • Release Date: 5 Oct 2009
  • Label: Universal-Island Records Ltd.
  • Copyright: (C) 2009 Universal Island Records Ltd. A Universal Music Company.
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  • Total Length: 48:35
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  • ASIN: B002QK7EKQ
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (467 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,855 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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133 of 145 people found the following review helpful By Red on Black TOP 50 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 9 Dec 2009
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A friend burned me an alternative Christmas album (thankfully no Slade!) and on it was the track "Winter Winds" by the Mumfords. It is a roaring joy of a track, a brassy, processional pop song full of banjos and horns. It's wintry in a "Fairytale of New York" way and lead singer Marcus Mumford delivers better than Parcel force. The rave reviews on Amazon were checked out and the album purchased. It comes with a health warning, "Sigh no More" is so addictive that you become a bore amongst your friends because of frequent rants about its wonders. You will find it to be the easiest piece of musical missionary work since the response back is universally positive.

Who are the Mumfords? The NME tells us with pinpoint accuracy that the band was "Formed in late 2007 through a shared love of country, bluegrass and folk, the Mumford's belong to a clique that's already scaled grand artistic peaks; performers such as Laura Marling and Noah And The Whale taking the shambling, confessional style of the New York anti-folk scene and fleshing it out for broader commercial appeal". Check out the many clips on you tube and you will see a band of fresh faced folkies, decked out in waistcoats and beards having the time of their life. To the acts above you could also add a Pogues influence, a bit of the Macabees and in Marcus's voice is the passion heard in Sam Duckworths "Get Cape Wear Cape Fly" debut album "Chronicles of a Bohemian Teenager" (which we hope he recaptures) or even sometimes a young Peter Gabriel.

The songs are all strong but to single out a few for your attention the lovely ballad "After the storm" is achingly beautiful and what a mature work for such a young band. Similarly the single "Little Lion Man" is a banjo driven foot tapper but with superb lyrics and story.
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25 of 27 people found the following review helpful By Francois The Armaldo VINE VOICE on 13 Jan 2011
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I can't get enough of this fantastic album, and it grows on me more with every listen.

Sigh No More, The Cave, Roll Away Your Stone, Little Lion Man and Awake My Soul all start out gentle and beautiful, and then work themselves up into gorgeous, stomping, rousing choruses that will have you and your heart singing along. Winter Winds, an out and out ballad of pure class and sad, hopeful, gorgeous lyrics, was what drew me to Mumford in the first place, and amazingly, it's not even my favourite track of the album! Dust Bowl Dance is defiant and tempestuous, adding a rock flavour to the mostly folk/pop sound, and White Blank Page and After the Storm are two quiet, plaintive treasures with words and sentiment to make you ache.

The quality of this album just knocks me sideways. Not only is the music bloody excellent (like soul food, seriously) and the lyrics brutally honest yet sweet at the same time, when all else goes quiet and it comes down to the vocals...wow, Mumford and Sons don't disappoint. This, children, is what a band sounds like when they aren't sitting in a studio having all the electronics turned up to mask the fact they can't sing.

I'm in love. I was sold on Mumford the moment I heard the incredible 'The Cave', but I never dreamed I'd find so many more gems on this album. It took me a few listens to like some of the subtler tracks, but it was well worth the patience. More, please.
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129 of 142 people found the following review helpful By Roger Boon VINE VOICE on 27 Nov 2009
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I have been buying rock music for over fifty years and this is definitely amongst my top five albums of all time. Could even be the best.Very hard to believe it is a first album! The music seems to be a fusion of rock,folk,and bluegrass and has echoes of the early Strawbs album,[[ASIN:B00000B96Q From The Witchwood] I loved the light and shade of tone, the changes of rhythm and pace,and the passionate, spiritual lyrics with their encouragement to identify with what it is like to be fully human in a flawed, but God made world. I can give no greater compliment to Marcus Mumford other than to say that if John Donne and the other metaphysical poets were alive today, they would be writing lyrics like these.Marcus is clearly very mature and talented and has gathered a tight and gifted band around him whose performance is enhanced by a superb production.They deserve to have success "rain down" on them, yet when I saw them interviewed on YouTube,] they seemed to be refreshingly modest and content to let the music speak eloquently for them. And it really does! I can't wait to see a gig of theirs. Go out and buy this. You won't regret it. You might even "Sigh no More".
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By JMel on 5 Oct 2009
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Just a response to another review on here, which states that the production looses some of the passion of the original Mumford recordings.
Being a producer/studio technician I have to disagree, I would say that a lot of work has gone into keeping the driving pace, raw power and unique Mumford style. I was worried that the album was going to ruin the way I felt about the songs as they lost their character. However I was very pleasantly surprised with the style of the production; it could be a lot worse, turned into characterless pop (for example the way Seth Lakeman's records seem to be going).
The reason some people probably feel the songs have lost some of their 'spark' is due to the fact that the EP's were essentially 'live' recordings, with little production. The songs are obviously going to sound different, but that is surely the point? Otherwise there would be no reason to re-record them put them on an album, just as duplicates of the originals. Recordings can rarely portray the passion of a live performance, and so they try and capture a different aspect of a song, and enhance it in ways that can't be done in a live performance.

Basically my point is that it is unfair to listen to the album in the same way that you would listen to them live or on an EP, as the aim is entirely different. The live version is an attempt to make you jump up and sing and feel the passion, the album's aim is to surround you in sonic beauty.
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