Jerry Douglas joins Mumford & Sons for a performance of Simon & Garfunkel’s “The Boxer” at The Ryman in Nashville on March 7, 2012.
A studio version of this track (also featuring Paul Simon) is already available on Jerry Douglas’ album Traveler, and it will also be included as a bonus track on the Deluxe Edition of Mumford & Sons’ upcoming album Babel!
Remember that one time Mumford & Sons, Jerry Douglas, Dawes, and Old Crow Medicine Show plus crowd sang Wagon Wheel on March 8, 2012 at The Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee? Yea, it’s still pretty awesome.
Just so you know, I am answering only this one message, but I did receive several requests for a download link for that version of the song!
No, I’m sorry to say I don’t have one. Seeing as the song has not yet been released, I cannot provide an illegal download link. I take copyright very seriously here on Mumford & Sons Blog and, though I am happy to know that you like the song enough to want it in your library, I can’t break the law to put it there.
Perhaps a viable alternative might be a live recording of “The Boxer” that Mumford & Sons performed at The Ryman in Nashville on March 8th. Jerry Douglas joined the boys onstage and it was quite a fantastic performance. Click here to watch the video and click here to download an optimized mp3 of that performance. I hope this will tide you over until Jerry’s album is released on June 26th, when you can finally purchase the studio version!
Mumford & Sons perform “Lovers’ Eyes” at The Ryman in Nashville on March 8th, 2012. At the very start of this video is the end of the “Ross is a big knob” banter I mentioned in my review of this concert. Slightly profane, but hilarious nonetheless.
Mumford & Sons give an intense performance of “Thistle and Weeds” at The Ryman in Nashville on March 8, 2012. This video also includes the hilarious exchange I mentioned in my review of this show regarding the pronunciation of Dawes vs. doors.
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