Bon Iver - "Beth/Rest"

We haven’t yet received confirmation from publicists or label people, but it looks like we’re about to get a deluxe edition of one of the year’s finest albums, Bon Iver’s sprawling sophomore joint Bon Iver, Bon Iver. On YouTube, there’s now an enigmatic clip that sets the album’s music against disconnected high-def nature images, and it ends with a date: 11/29/11. And on iTunes, there’s a deluxe edition of Bon Iver, Bon Iver listed for an 11/29 release on Jagjaguwar. According to that iTunes listing, that deluxe edition won’t feature any extra songs, but it will include video accompaniments for each of the 10 songs on the album (that’s a still from “Beth/Rest” above). And considering how we’re all still reeling from the generally overwhelming beauty of the “Holocene video, that can only be a good thing. Watch that video teaser below.

As far as we can tell, the Bon Iver, Bon Iver deluxe edition is out 11/29 on Jagjaguwar.

UPDATE: We were right. Details from the press release below:

Comprised of individual visual works that both complement and enrich the audio on the album, the video accompaniment was in itself another year in the making. Featuring work by Dan Huiting, Isaac Gale, David Jensen, JoLynn Garnes and Justin Vernon, the video work is meant to be consumed as a visual extension of the music, to enhance each listener’s experience with one of the year’s most acclaimed albums. While not music videos per se, these visual accompaniments are striking in their distinctive atmosphere, and compelling works in their own right.

While the Deluxe Edition is a digital-only release through iTunes, a limited number of DVDs will also be made available for giveaway when you buy the record at participating record stores or through Jagjaguwar mailorder starting in early December.

Comments (6)
  1. Meh. Why are we constantly being ripped off my record labels releasing “deluxe” editions after we already bought the first release? And then they complain about piracy. Greedy much?

  2. Very smart selling it as a separate release. Wish other labels/bands would get that clue. Many thanks for the heads up.

  3. Can i be the first to say I’m looking forward to more footage of random children playing in beautiful natural an deserted locales?

  4. weeeee ‘deluxe shit’ :)

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