Johannesburg (EP)

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Johannesburg
Mumford & Sons Johannesburg.jpg
EP by
Released17 June 2016 (2016-06-17)
RecordedEarly 2016 in Johannesburg, South Africa
Genre
Length20:31
LabelIsland
Producer
  • Mumford & Sons
  • Johan Hugo
Mumford & Sons chronology
Wilder Mind
(2015)
Johannesburg
(2016)
Delta
(2018)
Singles from Johannesburg
  1. "There Will Be Time"
    Released: 16 April 2016
  2. "Wona"
    Released: 13 June 2016
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic64/100[1]
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic3.5/5 stars[2]
Consequence of SoundC[3]
The Independent3/5 stars[4]
NME3/5[5]
Rolling Stone2.5/5 stars[6]
Spin5/10[7]

Johannesburg is an extended play by British band Mumford & Sons, which was recorded during the band's tour in South Africa in early 2016. It is a collaboration with Senegalese singer Baaba Maal, South African pop group Beatenberg,[6] and Malawian-British singer-producer combo The Very Best.[5] The EP was released on 17 June 2016 through Island Records.

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleFeatured artist(s)Length
1."There Will Be Time"Baaba Maal4:27
2."Wona"Baaba Maal, The Very Best & Beatenberg4:00
3."Fool You've Landed"The Very Best & Beatenberg3:41
4."Ngamila"Baaba Maal & The Very Best3:37
5."Si Tu Veux"Baaba Maal & The Very Best4:46

Personnel[edit]

Credits adapted from AllMusic[8]

  • Mumford & Sons – primary artist, production
  • Baaba Maal – featured artist
  • The Very Best – featured artist
  • Beatenberg – featured artist
  • Johan Hugo – production
  • Dan Grech-Marguerat – additional production, programming
  • Michael Brauer – mixing
  • Bob Ludwig – mastering
  • Chris Maas – photography
  • David East – photography
  • Ross Stirling – artwork

Charts[edit]

Chart (2016) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[9] 61
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria)[10] 8
Canadian Albums (Billboard)[11] 4
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[12] 41
New Zealand Albums (RMNZ)[13] 17
Spain (PROMUSICAE)[14] 36
Swedish Albums (Sverigetopplistan)[15] 35
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[16] 6
UK Albums (OCC)[17] 6
US Billboard 200[18] 9
US Top Alternative Albums (Billboard)[19] 3
US Top Rock Albums (Billboard)[20] 3
US World Albums (Billboard)[21] 1

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Reviews for Johannesburg [EP] by Mumford & Sons". Metacritic. Retrieved 26 June 2016.
  2. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "Johannesburg – Mumford & Sons". AllMusic. Retrieved 26 June 2016.
  3. ^ Kivel, Adam (23 June 2016). "Mumford & Sons – Johannesburg". Consequence of Sound. Retrieved 26 June 2016.
  4. ^ Gill, Andy (23 June 2016). "Album reviews round-up: Let's Eat Grandma, DJ Shadow, Mumford & Sons, Public Service Broadcasting and more". The Independent. Retrieved 26 June 2016.
  5. ^ a b Bartleet, Larry (21 June 2016). "Mumford & Sons, Baaba Maal, The Very Best & Beatenberg – 'Johannesburg EP'". NME. Retrieved 26 June 2016.
  6. ^ a b Harris, Keith (16 June 2016). "Mumford & Sons's New Album: Johannesburg". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 26 June 2016.
  7. ^ Gaca, Anna (24 June 2016). "Review: Mumford and Sons Travel to 'Johannesburg' for a Little Eat, Pray, Banjo". Spin. Retrieved 26 June 2016.
  8. ^ "Johannesburg – Mumford & Sons | Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved 26 June 2016.
  9. ^ Ryan, Gavin (25 June 2016). "ARIA Singles: Drake 'One Dance' Is Still No 1". Noise11. Retrieved 25 June 2016.
  10. ^ [EP&cat=a "Austriancharts.at – Mumford & Sons, Baaba Mal, The Very Best & Beatenberg – Johannesburg [EP]"] (in German). Hung Medien. Retrieved 29 June 2016.
  11. ^ "Mumford & Sons Chart History (Canadian Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved 28 June 2016.
  12. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Mumford & Sons, Baaba Mal, The Very Best & Beatenberg – Johannesburg [EP"] (in German). GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved 26 June 2016.
  13. ^ [EP&cat=a "Charts.org.nz – Mumford & Sons, Baaba Maal, The Very Best & Beatenberg – Johannesburg [EP]"]. Hung Medien. Retrieved 28 June 2016.
  14. ^ "Spanishcharts.com – Mumford & Sons, Baaba Maal, The Very Best & Beatenberg – Johannesburg" Canciones Top 50. Retrieved 6 July 2016.
  15. ^ [EP&cat=a "Swedishcharts.com – Mumford & Sons, Baaba Maal, The Very Best & Beatenberg – Johannesburg [EP]"]. Hung Medien. Retrieved 28 June 2016.
  16. ^ [EP&cat=a "Swisscharts.com – Mumford & Sons, Baaba Mal, The Very Best & Beatenberg – Johannesburg [EP]"]. Hung Medien. Retrieved 29 June 2016.
  17. ^ "Official Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 28 June 2016.
  18. ^ "Mumford & Sons Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved 28 June 2016.
  19. ^ "Mumford & Sons Chart History (Top Alternative Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved 28 June 2016.
  20. ^ "Mumford & Sons Chart History (Top Rock Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved 28 June 2016.
  21. ^ "Mumford & Sons Chart History (World Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved 28 June 2016.