Mumford and Sons are four men from West London, who first joined forces in December 2007. They are Marcus Mumford, Country Wilson, Ben Lovett, and Ted Dwane, all loyal mates.
The band has an unbreakable bond and appreciation for the same type of music that is a mixture of bluegrass, folk, and country. They perform with rich enthusiasm, proudly and loudly.
Their album Sigh No More: Deluxe Edition was released earlier this month. The album was first released in October 2009 and came in at number three on the album charts in the United Kingdom. This version is a hard-back book format featuring material which documents the past eighteen months on tour. It will contain three discs:
1. Sigh No More with bonus track
2. Live at Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London
3. (DVD) Gentlemen of the Road
From the exceptional title track, “Sigh No More,” which refers to Shakespeare’s romantic language in the play Much Ado About Nothing, to sinister tracks such as “Thistle & Weeds,” Sons does not let up. “Little Lion Man” is a charged storm about regret and unresolved heartbreak. At times a banjo will play and change the entire tone of the songs.
I fell in love Mumford and Sons before I even knew who they were. When the music boasts from the speakers, the mood becomes serene. Every word is sung with passion and every instrument sings its own song, ever so delicately. Picking a favorite would be a betrayal. The songs have their own depth of flavor, aroma, and texture. Each one must be savored.
Sigh No More is one of those discs you will play from beginning to end without fast forwarding. Like a good book, you will not stop until you’ve consumed it in its entirety.
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