Sufjan Stevens ‎– Illinoise

Rough Trade ‎– RTRADCD250
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1 Concerning The UFO Sighting Near Highland, Illinois 2:08
2 The 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!"
Choir – The Illinoisemaker Choir
3 Come On! Feel The Illinoise! Part I: The World's Columbian Exposition Part II: Carl Sandburg Visits Me In A Dream 6:46
4 John Wayne Gacy, Jr. 3:20
5 Jacksonville 5:25
6 A Short Reprise For Mary Todd, Who Went Insane, But For Very Good Reasons 0:47
7 Decatur, Or, Round Of Applause For Your Stepmother!
Backing Vocals – Daniel Smith, Elin Smith*, Matt MorganChoir – The Illinoisemaker ChoirHandclaps – Daniel Smith, Elin Smith*
8 One Last "Whoo-Hoo!" For The Pullman 0:07
9 Chicago
Choir – The Illinoisemaker Choir
10 Casimir Pulaski Day 5:54
11 To The Workers Of The Rock River Valley Region, I Have An Idea Concerning Your Predicament 1:41
12 The Man Of Metropolis Steals Our Hearts
Choir – The Illinoisemaker Choir
13 Prairie Fire That Wanders About 2:11
14 A Conjunction Of Drones Simulating The Way In Which Sufjan Stevens Has An Existential Crisis In The Great Godfrey Maze 0:20
15 The Predatory Wasp Of The Palisades Is Out To Get Us! 5:23
16 They Are Night Zombies!! They Are Neighbors!! They Have Come Back From The Dead!! Ahhhh!
Choir – The Illinoisemaker ChoirVocals – Craig Montoro
17 Let's Hear That String Part Again, Because I Don't Think They Heard It All The Way Out In Bushnell 0:40
18 In This Temple As In The Hearts Of Man For Whom He Saved The Earth 0:35
19 The Seer's Tower 3:54
20 The Tallest Man, The Broadest Shoulders Part I: The Great Frontier Part II: Come To Me Only With Playthings Now 7:03
21 Riffs And Variations On A Single Note For Jelly Roll, Earl Hines, Louis Armstrong, Baby Dodds, And The King Of Swing, To Name A Few 0:47
22 Out Of Egypt, Into The Great Laugh Of Mankind, And I Shake The Dirt From My Sandals As I Run 4:22

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This release lacks the "Sufjan Stevens invites you to: Come on feel the" subtitle on the cover (see image).
Artwork without Superman.

Text on the cover: Illinoise
Text on the spine: Illinois
Text on the CD: Sufjan Stevens invites you to: Come on feel the Illinoise

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 5050159825028
  • Matrix / Runout: deluxe RTRADCD250 03
  • Matrix / Runout (Etched): MADE IN THE UK
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI L136
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 1): IFPI 0473
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 2): IFPI 04AR
  • Label Code: LC-11945
  • Rights Society: ASCAP