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Sufjan Stevens: The Avalanche
Sufjan Stevens: The Avalanche
Artist Sufjan Stevens
Album The Avalanche
Label Asthmatic Kitty Records
Released 7/11/2006
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The little secret behind the Illinois record 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 old, forsaken songs on his 8-track like a grandfather remembering his youth, indulging in old journals and newspaper clippings. What he uncovered went beyond the merits of nostalgia; it was more like an ensemble of capricious friends and old acquaintances wearing party outfits, waiting to be let in at the front door, for warm drinks and interesting conversation. Among them were Saul Bellow, Ann Landers, Adlai Stevenson, and a brief cameo from Henry Darger's Vivian Girls. The gathering that followed would become the setting for the songs on The Avalanche: Outtakes and Extras from the Illinois Album.
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Sufjan Stevens
song:Futile Devices (Shigeto Remix)
album:The Age of Adz (Asthmatic Kitt…
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Sufjan Stevens
song:I Walked
album:The Age of Adz (Asthmatic Kitt…
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Sufjan Stevens
song:The Henney Buggy Band
album:The Avalanche (Asthmatic Kitty…
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Sufjan Stevens
song:The Man Of Metropolis Steals O…
album:Illinois (Asthmatic Kitty Reco…
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Sufjan Stevens
song:Casimir Pulaski Day
album:Illinois (Asthmatic Kitty Reco…
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Sufjan Stevens
song:Year Of The Dog
album:Enjoy Your Rabbit (Asthmatic K…
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Sufjan Stevens
song:Jason
album:A Sun Came (Asthmatic Kitty Re…
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