Sufjan Stevens ‎– Carrie & Lowell

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Death With Dignity 3:59
Should Have Known Better 5:05
All Of Me Wants All Of You 3:41
Drawn To The Blood 3:16
Fourth of July 4:38
The Only Thing 4:41
Carrie & Lowell 3:14
Eugene 2:26
John My Beloved 5:06
No Shade In The Shadow Of The Cross 2:38
Blue Bucket Of Gold 4:43

Versions (13)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
AKR099 Sufjan Stevens Carrie & Lowell(LP, Album) Asthmatic Kitty Records AKR099 US 2015 Sell This Version
none Sufjan Stevens Carrie & Lowell(11xFile, FLAC, Album) Asthmatic Kitty Records none US 2015
none Sufjan Stevens Carrie & Lowell(11xFile, WAV, Album, 24-) Asthmatic Kitty Records none US 2015
HSE-60207 Sufjan Stevens Carrie & Lowell(CD, Album) Hostess Entertainment Unlimited HSE-60207 Japan 2015 Sell This Version
AKR 099 Sufjan Stevens Carrie & Lowell(CD, Album) Asthmatic Kitty Records AKR 099 US 2015 Sell This Version
AKR099 Sufjan Stevens Carrie & Lowell(CD, Album, Promo) Asthmatic Kitty Records AKR099 US 2015 Sell This Version
AKR099 Sufjan Stevens Carrie & Lowell(CD, Album, Promo, Jew) Asthmatic Kitty Records AKR099 US 2015 Sell This Version
AKR099 Sufjan Stevens Carrie & Lowell(Cass, Album, Cle) Asthmatic Kitty Records AKR099 US 2015 Sell This Version
AKR099 Sufjan Stevens Carrie & Lowell(Cass, Album, Gre) Asthmatic Kitty Records AKR099 US 2015 Sell This Version
AKR099 Sufjan Stevens Carrie & Lowell(Cass, Album, Whi) Asthmatic Kitty Records AKR099 US 2015 Sell This Version
AKR099 Sufjan Stevens Carrie & Lowell(LP, Album, Ltd, Cle) Asthmatic Kitty Records AKR099 US 2015 Sell This Version
AKR 099 Sufjan Stevens Carrie & Lowell(CD, Album, RE) Asthmatic Kitty Records AKR 099 US Unknown Sell This Version
AKR 099 Sufjan Stevens Carrie & Lowell(CD, Album, RE, RP) Asthmatic Kitty Records AKR 099 US Unknown Sell This Version

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steresi

steresi

November 3, 2020
edited 24 days ago
referencing Carrie & Lowell, LP, Album, AKR099
I picked up one of the new pressings (P11 on the sticker for the barcode) and it's a PERFECT copy. I had none of the issues the original did and sounds splendid. Look on the back of the LP on the barcode sticker and anything that ends in P10 or above is the new cut and should sound great!
kaspergm

kaspergm

October 24, 2020
edited about 1 month ago
referencing Carrie & Lowell, LP, Album, AKR099
Bought my copy in 2020 (black vinyl) and it plays without major problems. It should be noted that there is some background noise/hiss on some tracks - particularly on B4 (John My Beloved) - which is NOT a vinyl issue, this is part of the actual audio of the album and is also on the CD version.

EDIT > Should add, my version has "-RE2" added in the code on the runout, and according to the comment made by an Asthmatic Kitten representative in the "The Ascension" LP section, there have been made new and better pressings of this album, so likely that's why mine plays fine.
noodles666

noodles666

October 13, 2020
edited about 1 month ago
referencing Carrie & Lowell, LP, Album, AKR099

I just heard the terrrible "The Ascension " Clear Vinyl and thaught I open this one and give it a spin. there is a piece of paper in this clear vinyl ? ... lol ... really this pressing is one of the worst I have seen. ready for the garbage bin.
philr.815

philr.815

September 29, 2020
edited about 1 month ago
referencing Carrie & Lowell, LP, Album, AKR099
Are the lyrics on the insert out of order on all pressings? Eugene is in front of Fourth of July on the lyric sheet
yellowbillycat

yellowbillycat

September 28, 2020
referencing Carrie & Lowell, LP, Album, AKR099

I don't know what I did in a past life to deserve this, but my copy is one of the best-sounding in my collection. No surface noise, no pops, and pressed very loudly.
ys5

ys5

August 8, 2020
referencing Carrie & Lowell, LP, Album, AKR099
I played my copy of this for the first time since purchasing it in 2016 (did not open it out of sleeve prior). Quite loud pops on Side A. Terrible loud surface noise and loud pops on Side B. Literally thought I was going to have to bin it and get a different pressing because the noises was that loud rendered it basically listenable. After playing it through I used some cleaning fluid, a micro fibre cloth and a vinyl brush on it and now all of the noise and the loud pops are gone! I don't know heaps about vinyl but I thought I should post this to let others know that cleaning the record seemed to fix all the issues I had and might work for you.
Dddiegoy

Dddiegoy

August 1, 2020
edited 4 months ago
referencing Carrie & Lowell, LP, Album, Ltd, Cle, AKR099
Anyone wanna sell me their used clear "horrible sounding, worst in my collection" copy for a decent price? I can't believe the prices people are reselling it for; with the bad reputation this pressing has.
Mteeg

Mteeg

July 27, 2020
referencing Carrie & Lowell, LP, Album, AKR099
Confirming so many of the reviews here to add I literally thought my record player was busted when I put this on. Easily the worst pressing of any record I own. Beggars belief considering the music it's supposed to be representing. Borderline unplayable. Such a shame.
NathanGrosse

NathanGrosse

April 8, 2020
referencing Carrie & Lowell, LP, Album, AKR099

Like many others have said, my copy of this pressing has relatively quiet playback, some irregular pops, and an overall thinner sound; BUT it is still listenable. If you would like to own this record on vinyl, I would say it's still worth the purchase. I really hope Asthmatic Kitty does a repress sometime soon on heavier vinyl. There is so much more potential on this beautiful work of art.
SeanKeneddy

SeanKeneddy

March 31, 2020
referencing Carrie & Lowell, LP, Album, AKR099
I own an AudioTechnica LP-120 and the record has some minor cracks, pops, and hissing, but it seems relatively consistent with how the songs sound on streaming platforms. This is all to say - the vinyl itself is not a markedly worse experience than streaming, and it's a bummer to hear that a lot of folks seem to have some issues with their pressing. I own hundreds of records and, although this isn't the best-sounding pressing I own, I don't think it sticks out as a black sheep among my collection in any way.