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Sufjan Stevens ‎– Illinoise LP with download

Sufjan Stevens ‎– Illinoise LP with download


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Asthmatic Kitty announces the second installment of Sufjan Stevens' 50 State Project, llinois, a 22-track anthematic tone poem to The Prairie State. Following the 2003 collection of songs for his home state, "Michigan," Stevens presents an emphatic answer to the question: Can a songwriter express the spirit of a state he's never called home? With his most enterprising project to date - the result of extensive research, travel, meditation, and countless days and nights in the studio - admirers of his previous work and first time listeners will agree that the answer is yes.\013\013On this second state tour, Sufjan weaves variegated musical styles (jazz, funk, pop) and instrumental textures (from oboe to church organ) into a tapestry of persons famous, infamous, and anonymous, and places iconic, obscure, and ghostly.The musical road trip takes you through ghost towns, grain mills, hospital rooms, and the City of Broad Shoulders, with guest appearances by a poet, a president, and a serial murderer, to name a few.\012\012Label: Asthmatic Kitty Records \342\200\216\342\200\223 AKR014, Sounds Familyre \342\200\216\342\200\223 none\012Format: 2 \303\227 Vinyl, LP, Album, Remastered, Triple Gatefold \012Country: US\012Released: 2015\012Genre: Rock\012Style: Folk Rock\012\012Tracklist \012\012A1\011Concerning The UFO Sighting Near Highland, Illinois\011\012A2\011The 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!"\011\012A3\011Come On! Feel The Illinoise! Part I: The World's Columbian Exposition Part II: Carl Sandburg Visits Me In A Dream\011\012A4\011John Wayne Gacy, Jr.\011\012A5\011Jacksonville\011\012A6\011A Short Reprise For Mary Todd, Who Went Insane, But For Very Good Reasons\011\012B1\011Decatur, Or, Round Of Applause For Your Stepmother!\011\012B2\011One Last "Whoo-Hoo!" For The Pullman\011\012B3\011Chicago\011\012B4\011Casimir Pulaski Day\011\012B5\011To The Workers Of The Rock River Valley Region, I Have An Idea Concerning Your Predicament\011\012C1\011The Man Of Metropolis Steals Our Hearts\011\012C2\011Prairie Fire That Wanders About\012C3\011A Conjunction Of Drones Simulating The Way In Which Sufjan Stevens Has An Existential Crisis In The Great Godfrey Maze\011\012C4\011The Predatory Wasp Of The Palisades Is Out To Get Us!\011\012C5\011They Are Night Zombies!! They Are Neighbors!! They Have Come Back From The Dead!! Ahhhh!\011\012C6\011Let's Hear That String Part Again, Because I Don't Think They Heard It All The Way Out In Bushnell\012C7\011In This Temple As In The Hearts Of Man For Whom He Saved The Earth\012D1\011The Seer's Tower\011\012D2\011The Tallest Man, The Broadest Shoulders Part 1: The Great Frontier Part II: Come To Me Only With Playthings Now\011\012D3\011Riffs And Variations On A Single Note For Jelly Roll, Earl Hines, Louis Armstrong, Baby Dodds, And The King Of Swing, To Name A Few\011\012D4\011Out Of Egypt, Into The Great Laugh Of Mankind, And I Shake The Dirt From My Sandals As I Run\011\012D5\011The Ava Lanche\012