Sufjan Stevens ‎– Greetings From Michigan The Great Lake State

Asthmatic Kitty Records ‎– AKR007, Sounds Familyre ‎– SF 010
2 × Vinyl, LP, Album

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A1 Flint (For The Unemployed And Underpaid)
Trumpet – Tom Eaton
A2 All Good Naysayers, Speak Up! Or Forever Hold Your Peace!
A3 For The Widows Of Paradise, For The Fatherless In Ypsilanti
Trumpet – Tom Eaton
A4 Say Yes! To M!ch!gan!
Trumpet – Stephen Halker
A5 The Upper Peninsula
B1 Tahquamenon Falls
B2 Holland
B3 Detroit, Lift Up Your Weary Head! (Rebuild! Restore! Reconsider!)
Trumpet – Stephen Halker, Tom EatonVocals – Monique Aiuto
B4 Romulus
B5 Alanson, Crooked River
C1 Sleeping Bear, Sault Saint Marie
C2 They Also Mourn Who Do Not Wear Black (For The Homeless In Muskegon)
C3 Oh God, Where Are You Now? (In Pickeral Lake? Pigeon? Marquette? Mackinaw?)
Trombone, Vocals – John RinghoferTrumpet – Stephen Halker
C4 Redford (For Yia-Yia & Pappou)
C5 Vito's Ordination Song
Trumpet – Tom EatonVocals – Daniel Smith, Monique Aiuto, Vito Aiuto
Bonus Outtakes
D1 Marching Band
Trumpet – Stephen Halker
D2 Pickerel Lake
D3 Niagara Falls
D4 Presidents & Magistrates
D5 Wolverine

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  • Artwork [Original Hand Painted Artwork]Laura Normandin
  • Mastered ByAlan Douches (tracks: A1 to C4), John Baker (3) (tracks: D1, D2)
  • VocalsElin Smith* (tracks: A2 to A5, C1 to C3, C5), Megan Smith (tracks: A2, A5, B3, C1 to C3)
  • Vocals, Oboe, English Horn, Piano, Organ [Electric], Electric Piano, Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Bass Guitar, Banjo, Vibraphone, Xylophone, Glockenspiel, Recorder, Flute [Wood Flute], Whistle, Drums [Drum Kit], Percussion, Shaker, Bells [Sleigh], Tambourine, Cymbal [Dramatic Cymbal Swells]Sufjan Stevens
  • Written-By, Recorded By, Performer, Arranged By, Producer, Design, Layout, Sleeve NotesSufjan Stevens


First issue distinguishable because it lacks 17507.x in runout, no mp3 sticker.

Sufjan Stevens presents... Greetings From Michigan "The Great Lake State"

Recorded in Petoskey, Michigan (at Steve & Jamelia's house); Brooklyn, New York (in various locations, including Sufjan's apartment, Tom's apartment , Magan's apartment, Vito & Monique's apartment, (...).

Comes into a gatefold sleeve.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Sticker): 656605551012
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A): AKR 007-A Say yEs to Michigan!
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B): AKR 007-B Go! Tigers!
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side C): AKR 007-C If you seek a Pleasant Penninsula, look about you.
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side D): AKR 007-D The Great Lake State.



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February 11, 2016
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