It seems like we’ve always known Mumford & Sons, with their timeless style and sound that reaches back through history. A band that’s always borrowed from the past, taking familiar foundations and building upon it with passion, it’s tough to remember a time before we heard those first furious strums of “Little Lion Man.”
October 2, 2009, Mumford & Sons released their debut album, Sigh No More, in the UK. It would follow a few months later in the US. The album sold over a million copies in the United Kingdom and over four million in the US, totaling 7 million in sales worldwide and eventually landing at number 2 on the both album charts. The album won Album of the Year at the Brit Awards and was nominated for the Mercury Prize. It was a proper introduction to a band that would go on to win Album Of The Year at the GRAMMY Awards with their next trip out, setting the stage for a career of inescapable, infectious, and earnest songs that have become a part of the fabric of music.
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Today the band celebrates that first album with the release of a new live EP. Sigh No More Sessions collects five performances from the following year, showcasing some of the best of the bands debut. It includes “Little Lion Man (Live at Triple J),” Thistle & Weeds (Live at VRT/Studio Brussels),” “Sigh No More (BBC live session),” “White Blank Page (WFUV live at MSR Studios)” and “Timshel (BNN/3FM That’s Live).”