It’s a good week to be a member of Mumford and Sons (but then again it’s probably always a good week to be in Mumford and Sons). The gentlemen of folk debuted at the top of the U.S. pop charts this week with their sophomore album Babel, according to NME the record will sell over 600,000 copies (that’s almost double Justin Bieber’s Believe, for anyone who is keeping score).
What better way to celebrate than a Daytrotter session? Recorded at an August stopover show in Dixon, Illinois during the band’s North American tour, the session includes covers of Bruce Springsteen’s “Atlantic City,” Bob Dylan’s “I Was Young When I Left Home,” as well as covers of material by Guy Clark, Roger Miller, Ralph Stanley, and even a track from the Disney’s Robin Hood.
Consequence of Sound reports that the session was recorded on the Mumford and Sons tour bus and features appearances from Dawes’ Taylor Goldsmith and Abigail Washburn. Sometimes covering Springsteen and Dylan is risky territory, but these lads don’t disappoint.