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Mignonette (album)

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Studio album by
The Avett Brothers
ReleasedJuly 27, 2004[1]
GenreFolk rock, bluegrass
ProducerThe Avett Brothers
The Avett Brothers chronology
A Carolina Jubilee
Four Thieves Gone: The Robbinsville Sessions

Mignonette is the 2004 album by the American folk rock band The Avett Brothers.[1] The album was written and produced by Seth Avett, Scott Avett, and Bob Crawford of The Avett Brothers with additional vocals from their sister Bonnie Avett Rini and their father Jim Avett, who wrote and performed "Signs" in the 1970s.[2] The album was preceded by the February 2004 release of the single "Swept Away" and was released on the Ramseur Records label.[3]

The album was named after an English yacht that sank in the 1880s off the Cape of Good Hope, leaving the crew of four stranded on a lifeboat. The cabin boy, Richard Parker, was killed and eaten by the others, two of whom were later put on trial and convicted of murder.[4][5]

The album was adapted into a musical, Swept Away, which premiered in 2022 at Berkeley Repertory Theatre.[6]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks are written by The Avett Brothers, except for "Signs"

1."Swept Away (Sentimental Version)"4:14
2."Nothing Short of Thankful"3:26
3."The New Love Song"4:04
4."At the Beach"4:09
5."Signs" (Written by Jim Avett)3:42
6."Hard Worker"2:05
7."Letter to a Pretty Girl"3:18
8."Please Pardon Yourself"4:08
9."Pretty Girl at the Airport"4:58
10."Pretty Girl from Cedar Lane"3:21
11."Causey Commentary" (Dialog track)1:02
12."One Line Wonder"4:46
13."The Day That Marvin Gaye Died"3:10
15."Swept Away"3:53
16."A Gift for Melody Anne"4:01
17."Complainte D'Un Matelot Mourant (Lament of a Dying Sailor)"5:03
18."Salvation Song"4:48
19."Signs" (Hidden track, performed by Jim Avett)4:08
20."Laser Pants" (Hidden dialog track)0:39
Total length:73:04


  • Seth Avett, Scott Avett, & Bob Crawford — Audio Production, Composer, Primary Artist, Producer
  • Jim Avett — Composer of "Signs", Primary Artist
  • Scott Avett — Design, Drawing, Layout Design
  • Seth Avett — Design, Drawing, Layout Design, Violin
  • Daniel Coston — Photography
  • Patrick Gauthier — Audio Engineer, Keyboards, Vocals, Vocals (Background)
  • Brent Lambert — Mastering
  • Dolph Ramseur — Audio Production, Producer
  • Bonnie Avett Rini — Vocals[1]


  1. ^ a b c "Mignonette - The Avett Brothers | Songs, Reviews, Credits | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved February 18, 2017.
  2. ^ "Music of the Avetts: Scott, Seth - and Jim". charlotteobserver. Retrieved February 18, 2017.
  3. ^ "Avett Brothers, The - Swept Away". Discogs. Retrieved July 21, 2018.
  4. ^ "The Avett Brothers - Mignonette". www.countrystandardtime.com. Retrieved July 21, 2018.
  5. ^ "Avett Brothers continue their fast pace – October 2004". www.countrystandardtime.com. Retrieved February 18, 2017.
  6. ^ Blair, Elizabeth (January 8, 2024). "Truth, forgiveness: 'Swept Away' is a theatrical vessel for Avett Bros' music". NPR. Retrieved February 21, 2024.