Sufjan Stevens ‎– The Avalanche (Outtakes & Extras From The Illinois Album) - 2006 Folk Rock 2LP

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Sufjan Stevens ‎– The Avalanche (Outtakes & Extras From The Illinois Album)

Asthmatic Kitty Records ‎– AKR022
Vinyl, LP, Orange [Hatchback Orange]
Vinyl, LP, White [Avalanche White]
All Media, Album, Limited Edition
31 Aug 2018
Folk Rock, Acoustic

A1 The Avalanche 3:14
A2 Dear Mr. Supercomputer 4:40
A3 Adlai Stevenson 2:34
A4 The Vivian Girls Are Visited In The Night By Saint Dargarius And His Squadron Of Benevolent Butterflies 1:49
A5 Chicago (Acoustic Version) 4:40
A6 The Henney Buggy Band 3:16


B7 Saul Bellow 2:53
B8 Carlyle Lake 3:15
B9 Springfield, Or Bobby Got A Shadfly Caught In His Hair 4:17
B10 The Mistress Witch From McClure (Or, The Mind That Knows Itself) 3:24
B11 Kaskaskia River 2:15


C12 Chicago (Adult Contemporary Easy Listening Version) 6:06
C13 Inaugural Pop Music For Jayne Margaret Byrne 1:25
C14 No Man’s Land 4:45
C15 The Palm Sunday Tornado Hits Crystal Lake 1:38
C16 The Pick-Up 3:23


D17 The Perpetual Self, Or “What Would Saul Alinsky Do?” 2:24
D18 For Clyde Tombaugh 3:43
D19 Chicago (Multiple Personality Disorder Version) 4:35
D20 Pittsfield 6:41
D21 The Undivided Self (For Eppie And Popo) 4:59




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Copyright (c) – Asthmatic Kitty Records
Phonographic Copyright (p) – Asthmatic Kitty Records
Published By – 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
Lacquer Cut At – Cohearent Audio
Artwork [Compiled & Assembled By] – Sufjan Stevens
Artwork [Cover Art], Illustration [Map Illustrations] – Divya Srinivasan
Backing Vocals – Katrina Kerns (tracks: A1, A2, B8 to B10, C12, C14), Rosie Thomas (tracks: A3, A5 to B7, B10, C14, C16, D17, D19, D20), Shara Worden (tracks: A1, A2, B8, C12)
Compiled By – Sufjan Stevens
Drums, Percussion – James McAlister (tracks: A2, A6, B9, C12 to C14, D19)
Engineer [Drums & Percussion Engineered By] – Casey Foubert (tracks: A6, B9, C14)
Illustration [Abraham & Cheerleader Exquisite Corpse Drawings] – Brian Dulaney, Stephen Halker,Sufjan Stevens
Illustration [Exquisite Corpse Drawings] – Carrie*, Lowell*, The Stevens Kids
Lacquer Cut By – KPG*
Mastered By – Alan Douches
Performer [Plays Everything Else] – Sufjan Stevens
Photography By – Denny Renshaw, Sufjan Stevens
Recorded By – Sufjan Stevens
Songwriter – Sufjan Stevens
Trumpet – Craig Montoro (tracks: A2, A3, A6, B10, C12, C14, D19, D20)
Vocals – Craig Montoro (tracks: D19)
Includes a printed insert and a download coupon.

Comes with a hype sticker that says:
'Limited edition
colored vinyl
avalanche white
hatchback orange

© ℗ 2006 Asthmatic Kitty Records
All songs [...] © 2005 / 2006 Sufjan Stevens Music / ASCAP

Asthmatic Kitty Records
P.O. Box 1282, Lander, WY 82520

Most of everything was recorded by Sufjan Stevens at The Buddy Project in Astoria, Queens, and at Sufjan's home in Brooklyn, NY, except drums and percussion on Springfield, The Henney Buggey Band, and No Man's Land, engineered by Casey Foubert at Home in Seattle, WA. The piano was recorded at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Carroll Gardens, 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.

( amazon customer) ' Sufjan Stevens has reached a new level in his musical career -- the point where every shred of his art is of interest.

That's where "The Avalanche" comes from -- it's all the worthy leftovers from Sufjan's opus "Illinoise." While there are some that were cut for a good reason, most of them are delicate, original and well-written. Even the worst of Sufjan's scraps are better than whatever is playing on the radio.

It opens with the title track, a folky little number that blossoms out with the inclusion of tense piano and a woodsy flute. It's a basic little song about homesickness and travel, which becomes something slightly odder by the end. "Come on, Snow!/Come on, Car!/Come on, Hands!/Come on, Feet!" Sufjan exhorts happily.

Then we get some new twists and turns -- he dabbles in electronica-edged pop in the peppy "Super Computer" and the shimmery "Inaugural Music," effervescent folkpop, quirky indiepop to dance to, bluesy balladry, and some concept tunes such as the eerie, spacey expanses of "Pluto." They ought to use that in a sci-fi movie.

The most amazing song on here is the delightful horn dance tune of "Henney Buggy Band," where you can only imagine people frolicking in the streets. It just overflows with fun. "Let the bugles play the sermon on the raid/I kissed you on the face/I kissed you on the playground!"

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Condition New
Format 2LP
Label Asthmatic Kitty Records
Color Black