STEVENS, SUFJAN

THE AVALANCHE (ASTHMATIC KITTY)

STEVENS, SUFJAN - THE AVALANCHE 67666
Format:
1 CD
Release:
14.07.2006
Label:
ASTHMATIC KITTY
Kat.-Nr.:
67666
Barcode:
0656605830223
The little secret behind Sufjan Steven's acclaimed ,Illinois" is that it was originally conceived as a double album, culminating in a musical collage of nearly 50 songs.

But as the project began to develop into an unwieldy epic, common sense weighed in-as did the opinions of others-and the project was cut in half.

But as 2005 came to a close, Sufjan returned to the remaining songs on his 8-track. What he uncovered went beyond the merits of nostalgia.

Sufjan gleaned 21 tracks from remaining material; some songs were in finished form, while others were merely outlines.

Most of the material required substantial editing, new arrangements or vocals, and much of the work was done at the end of 2005 or in January the following year.

As the title song "The Avalanche" bemuses, "I call you once my friends," Sufjan took in the odd musical misfits and gathered them together like a party of good friends.
 
  • Tracklisting
  • 1.1. THE AVALANCHE
  • 1.2. DEAR MR. SUPERCOMPUTER
  • 1.3. ADLAI STEVENSON
  • 1.4. THE VIVIAN GIRLS ARE VISITED IN THE NIGHT BY SAINT DARGARIUS AND HIS SQUADRON OF
  • 1.5. BENEVOLENT BUTTERFLIES
  • 1.6. CHICAGO (ACOUSTIC VERSION)
  • 1.7. THE HENNEY BUGGY BAND
  • 1.8. SAUL BELLOW
  • 1.9. CARLYLE LAKE
  • 1.10. SPRINGFIELD, OR BOBBY GOT A SHADFLY CAUGHT IN HIS HAIR
  • 1.11. THE MISTRESS WITCH FROM MCCLURE (OR, THE MIND THAT KNOWS ITSELF)
  • 1.12. KASKASKIA RIVER
  • 1.13. CHICAGO (ADULST CONTEMPORARY EASY LISTENING VERSION)
  • 1.14. INAUGURAL POP MUSIC FOR JANE MARGARET BYRNE
  • 1.15. NO MAN'S LAND
  • 1.16. THE PALM SUNDAY TORNADO HITS CRYSTAL LAKE
  • 1.17. THE PICK-UP
  • 1.18. THE PERETUAL SELF, OR 'WHAT WOULD SAUL ALINSKY DO?'
  • 1.19. FOR CLYDE TOMBAUGH
  • 1.20. CHICAGO (MULTIPLE PERSONALITY DISORDER VERSION)
  • 1.21. PITTSFIELD
  • 1.22. THE UNDIVIDED SELF (FOR EPPIE AND POPO)