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Sufjan Stevens - Illinois (2xLP, Album, RE, CA,) (M / M)

Sufjan Stevens - Illinois (2xLP, Album, RE, CA,) (M / M)

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Media Condition: Mint (M)
Sleeve Condition: Mint (M)

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Release Notes


A1. Concerning The UFO Sighting Near Highland, Illinois
A2. The Black Hawk War, Or, How To Demolish An Entire Civilization And Still Feel Good About Yourself In The Morning, Or, We Apologize For The Inconvenience But You're Going To Have To Leave Now, Or, "I Have Fought The Big Knives And Will Continue To Fight Them Until They Are Off Our Lands!"
A3. Come On! Feel The Illinoise! Part I: The World's Columbian Exposition Part II: Carl Sandburg Visits Me In A Dream
A4. John Wayne Gacy, Jr.
A5. Jacksonville
A6. A Short Reprise For Mary Todd, Who Went Insane, But For Very Good Reasons
B1. Decatur, Or, Round Of Applause For Your Stepmother!
B2. One Last "Whoo-Hoo!" For The Pullman
B3. Chicago
B4. Casimir Pulaski Day
B5. To The Workers Of The Rock River Valley Region, I Have An Idea Concerning Your Predicament
C1. The Man Of Metropolis Steals Our Hearts
C2. Prairie Fire That Wanders About
C3. A Conjunction Of Drones Simulating The Way In Which Sufjan Stevens Has An Existential Crisis In The Great Godfrey Maze
C4. The Predatory Wasp Of The Palisades Is Out To Get Us!
C5. They Are Night Zombies!! They Are Neighbors!! They Have Come Back From The Dead!! Ahhhh!
C6. Let's Hear That String Part Again, Because I Don't Think They Heard It All The Way Out In Bushnell
C7. In This Temple As In The Hearts Of Man For Whom He Saved The Earth
D1. The Seer's Tower
D2. The Tallest Man, The Broadest Shoulders Part I: The Great Frontier Part II: Come To Me Only With Playthings Now
D3. Riffs And Variations On A Single Note For Jelly Roll, Earl Hines, Louis Armstrong, Baby Dodds, And The King Of Swing, To Name A Few
D4. Out Of Egypt, Into The Great Laugh Of Mankind, And I Shake The Dirt From My Sandals As I Run
D5. The Avalanche




Double gatefold sleeve. Includes printed insert with lyrics on one side and a photo of "Sufjan Stevens and the Illinoisemakers" on the other.

© ℗ 2005 Asthmatic Kitty Records
All songs © 2005 Sufjan Stevens Music/ASCAP

All songs recorded/engineered/produced Fall 2004 - Winter 2005.

Most of the songs were recorded at The Buddy Project (Astoria, Queens).
Many of the quiet parts were recorded at Sufjan's apartment in Brooklyn.
The piano was recorded in the dead of night at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn.
The string quartet was recorded at Marla's apartment in Washington Heights.
Matt Morgan's vocals were recorded in Redhook, brooklyn.
The electric organ was recorded at the New Jerusalem Recreational Room in Clarksboro, NJ.
The vibraphone was recorded at Carroll Music Studios, New York City.

Barcode and Other Identifiers:

Barcode 656605892610
Matrix / Runout AKR-014-A KPG@CA
Matrix / Runout AKR-014-B KPG@CA
Matrix / Runout AKR-014-C KPG@CA
Matrix / Runout AKR-014-D KPG@CA
Rights Society ASCAP

Copyright (c) Asthmatic Kitty Records
Phonographic Copyright (p) Asthmatic Kitty Records
Copyright (c) Sufjan Stevens Music
Recorded At The Buddy Project
Recorded At St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Brooklyn
Recorded At The New Jerusalem Recreational Room, Clarksboro, NJ
Recorded At Carroll Music Studios, NY
Mastered At West West Side Music

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