Sufjan Stevens - Illinoise

by Sufjan Stevens


2x 12" LP, remastered, printed insert, triple gatefold sleeve, digital download

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 1: 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


Ashthmatic Records, 2016 reissue
AKR 014

Originally released 2005


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