Sufjan Stevens ‎– Silver & Gold

Label:
Asthmatic Kitty Records ‎– AKR100
Format:
Box Set, Limited Edition
6 × Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM, EP
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Gloria 25:22
A1 Silent Night
Music By [Melody By] – Franz Xaver Gruber*Translated By – John Freeman YoungWords By – Joseph Mohr
2:26
A2 Lumberjack Christmas / No One Can Save You From Christmases Past
Music By – Aaron Dessner, Bryce Dessner, Sufjan StevensWords By – Sufjan Stevens
3:22
A3 Coventry Carol
Featuring – Marla Hansen
2:53
A4 The Midnight Clear
Music By – Aaron Dessner, Bryce Dessner, Sufjan StevensWords By – Sufjan Stevens
2:49
B5 Carol Of St. Benjamin The Bearded One
Music By – Aaron Dessner, Bryce Dessner, Sufjan StevensWords By – Sufjan Stevens
3:32
B6 Go Nightly Cares
Music By – John Dowland
1:44
B7 Barcarola (You Must Be A Christmas Tree)
Drums [Additional], Percussion [Additional] – Brian Wolfe (2)Music By – Aaron Dessner, Bryce Dessner, Sufjan StevensRecorded By [Additional Drumming & Percussion] – Devin GreenwoodWords By – Sufjan Stevens
7:02
B8 Auld Lang Syne
Music By – TraditionalWords By – Robert Burns (4)
1:34
I Am Santa's Helper 42:23
C1 Christ The Lord Is Born
Music By – Leos Janacek*
0:48
C2 Christmas Woman
Words By, Music By – Sufjan Stevens
5:33
C3 Break Forth O Beauteous Heavenly Light
Music By – Johann SchopMusic By [Harmony By] – J.S. Bach*
1:09
C4 Happy Family Christmas
Words By, Music By – Sufjan Stevens
1:22
C5 Jingle Bells
Words By, Music By – James Lord Pierpont
1:18
C6 Mysteries Of The Christmas Mist
Words By, Music By – Sufjan Stevens
2:10
C7 Lift Up Your Heads Ye Mighty Gates
Music By – Thomas Williams*Translated By – Catherine WinkworthWords By – Georg Weissel
1:20
C8 We Wish You A Merry Christmas 1:16
C9 Ah Holy Jesus
Music By – Johann CrügerTranslated By – Robert S. BridgesWords By – Johann Heerman
2:41
C10 Behold The Birth Of Man, The Face Of Glory
Music By – Sufjan Stevens
1:08
C11 Ding-a-ling-a-ring-a-ling
Words By, Music By – Sufjan Stevens
1:49
D12 How Shall I Fitly Meet Thee?
Music By – J.S. Bach*Translated By, Adapted By – J. Troutbeck*
2:09
D13 Mr. Frosty Man
Words By, Music By – Sufjan Stevens
1:49
D14 Make Haste To See The Baby
Music By – Sufjan Stevens
1:22
D15 Ah Holy Jesus (with reed organ) 1:28
D16 Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
Music By – Felix Mendelssohn*Words By – Charles Wesley
1:50
D17 Morning L.M. (Sacred Harp)
Music By – Amos PilsburyWords By – Isaac Watts
2:27
D18 Idumea S.M. (Sacred Harp)
Music By – Ananias DavissonVocals – Raymond Byron Raposa*, Sayard EganWords By – Charles Wesley
3:50
D19 Eternal Happiness Or Woe
Music By – Sufjan Stevens
1:22
D20 Ah Holy Jesus (a capella) 0:59
D21 I Am Santa's Helper (You Are Santa's Slave)
Words By, Music By – Sufjan Stevens
1:51
D22 "Maoz Tzur" (Rock Of Ages)
Written-By – Traditional
0:42
D23 Even The Earth Will Perish And The Universe Give Way
Music By – Sufjan Stevens
2:00
Christmas Infinity Voyage
E1 Angels We Have Heard On High
Music By, Words By – Sufjan Stevens
4:03
E2 Do You Hear What I Hear?
Music By – Gloria ShayneWords By – Noël Regney*
9:14
E3 Christmas In The Room
Recorded By [Additional Piano] – Devin GreenwoodWords By, Music By – Sufjan Stevens
4:22
F4 It Came Upon A Midnight Clear
Music By – Richard Storrs Willis*Words By – Edmund Sears
0:47
F5 Good King Wenceslas
Vocals [Sexy Yowl] – David Stith*Words By – John Mason Neale
4:17
F6 Alphabet St.
Words By, Music By – Prince
1:36
F7 Particle Physics
Music By – Sufjan Stevens
1:04
F8 Joy To The World
Music By – Lowell MasonWords By – Isaac Watts
5:24
G9 The Child With The Star On His Head
Bass Guitar, Guitar [Noodle Guitar], Electric Guitar – Casey FoubertDrums, Percussion – James McAlisterRecorded By [Additional Guitar Noodle Soup] – Casey FoubertTrumpet – C.J. Camerieri*Words By, Music By – Sufjan Stevens
15:30
H10 Christmas Infinity Voyage
Music By – Sufjan Stevens
Let It Snow 21:14
I1 I'll Be Home For Christmas
Words By, Music By – Buck Ram, Kim Gannon, Walter Kent
3:22
I2 Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
Words By, Music By – Haven Gillespie, J. Fred Coots
2:40
I3 The Sleigh In The Moon
Featuring – Cat MartinoWords By, Music By – Cat Martino
1:44
I4 Sleigh Ride
Words By, Music By – Leroy Anderson, Mitchell Parish
2:27
J5 Ave Maria
Featuring – Cat MartinoMusic By – Franz Schubert
2:08
J6 X-mas Spirit Catcher
Words By, Music By – Sufjan Stevens
3:31
J7 Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!
Words By, Music By – Jule Styne And Sammy Cahn
2:17
J8 A Holly Jolly Christmas
Words By, Music By – Johnny Marks
2:26
J9 Christmas Face
Featuring – Sebastian KruegerWords By, Music By – Sebastian Krueger
0:39
Christmas Unicorn 31:45
K1 Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
Words By, Music By – Hugh Martin, Ralph Blane
3:41
K2 It Came Upon A Midnight Clear
Music By – Richard Storrs Willis*Words By – Edmund Sears
0:39
K3 Up On The Housetop
Arranged By – Sufjan StevensWords By, Music By – Benjamin Hanby
4:21
K4 Angels We Have Heard On High
Written-By – Traditional
0:52
K5 We Need A Little Christmas
Words By, Music By – Jerry Herman
2:02
K6 Happy Karma Christmas
Words By, Music By – Sufjan Stevens
3:35
L7 We Three Kings
Music By – John Henry Hopkins, Jr.*
0:52
L8 Justice Delivers Its Death
Adapted By [Var. By] – Sufjan StevensWritten-By [Silver & Gold] – J. Marks*
3:15
L9 Christmas Unicorn
Drums – Brian Wolfe (2)Recorded By [Drums] – Devin GreenwoodWords By, Music By – Sufjan StevensWritten-By [Love Will Tear Us Apart] – Bernard Sumner, Ian Curtis, Peter Hook, Stephen Morris
12:28

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Limited Edition Vinyl Box Set Includes:
1. One of only 2,000 Limited Edition Boxsets, including five EPs on 6 vinyl discs
2. Christmas stickers
3. Temporary tattoos (non-toxic & safe for children)
4. Paper ornament (self-assembly with directions)
5. 40-page Christmas songbook with vocal and piano reductions
6. Christmas coloring book
7. Hallucinogenic photographs and psychedelic graphic design (by Sufjan Stevens, drug-free since 1975)
8. Extensive liner notes (introductory salutations and an essay on the Christmas tree by Sufjan Stevens, and a few theological words on the End Times by Pastor Vito Aiuto)
9. Membership to the Silver & Gold email list—you'll hear about new tracks, videos, and other content before anyone else.

Surprise gifts were sent to box set customers who pre-ordered on Bandcamp.

Track H10 on the "Christmas Infinity Voyage" EP is a vinyl-only exclusive track.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 656605610016
  • Matrix / Runout (Vol.6 A side runout, etched): AKR-106-A
  • Matrix / Runout (Vol.6 B side runout, etched): AKR 106-B
  • Matrix / Runout (Vol.7 A side runout, etched): AKR 107-A
  • Matrix / Runout (Vol.7 B side runout, etched): AKR-107-B
  • Matrix / Runout (Vol.8 A side runout, etched): AKR-108-A
  • Matrix / Runout (Vol.8 B side runout, etched): AKR-108-B
  • Matrix / Runout (Vol.8 C side runout, etched): AKR108-C
  • Matrix / Runout (Vol.8 D side runout, etched): AKR-108-D
  • Matrix / Runout (Vol.9 A side runout, etched): AKR-109-A
  • Matrix / Runout (Vol.9 B side runout, etched): AKR109-B
  • Matrix / Runout (Vol.10 A side runout, etched): AKR-110-A
  • Matrix / Runout (Vol.10 B side runout, etched): AKR 110-B
  • Rights Society: ASCAP

Other Versions (3 of 3) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
none Sufjan Stevens Silver & Gold(58xFile, MP3, 320) Asthmatic Kitty Records none US 2012
none Sufjan Stevens Silver & Gold(58xFile, FLAC) Asthmatic Kitty Records none US 2012
AKR610 Sufjan Stevens Silver & Gold(5xCD, EP + Box, Comp) Asthmatic Kitty Records AKR610 US 2012 Sell This Version

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CawubTV

CawubTV

September 26, 2015
It's so beautiful
penelopen

penelopen

December 10, 2014
edited over 4 years ago
Did anyone receive their order with a replacement for Vol. 7 (so, mine came with two Vol.7)? I just received mine and haven't listened to it, but does anyone know what's wrong with the original pressing of Vol. 7?
Cuzmik

Cuzmik

April 29, 2013
People who got this on Bandcamp were sent extra items, such as a mighty wallet, stickers and badges not included in the regular version. These were sent in January.
Forbenator

Forbenator

December 25, 2012
Sadly, the 'surprise gifts' seem to be non-existent. I didn't receive any and from all the searching I've done it seems as though no evidence exists to prove ANYBODY did. Sufjan Steven's bandcamp made the claim, but somewhere along the line it seems to have been pitched to the back-burner. Well, Merry Christmas anyway! Cheers!
BlackjackIlluminist

BlackjackIlluminist

December 21, 2012
surprise gifts! i didn't know about that. ordered mine via amazon.de and I indeed found something: a cutter knife(!) fell out of the sleeve of the unicorn lp! it has the name "francisca" written on it.
would love to get to know what else they put in the other boxes!
Pippystix

Pippystix

December 14, 2012
Absolutely fantastic box set, gorgeous packaging and incredibly well thought-out and satisfying extras, in addition to simply incredible music. Only one question though: having pre-ordered the vinyl-box through Bandcamp, I don't believe I got any 'surprise gifts.' What about the rest of you?
drasculpt

drasculpt

December 12, 2012
These EP's were available individually on his recent tour for $20 a piece. I picked up Infinity Voyage partially for the exclusive track which is a very long ambient glitch filled trip. Great packaging just for the singled out EP with full color photo sleeves and lyrics. I can only guess the entire set is an amazing package.
thegreattwitch

thegreattwitch

December 10, 2012

Aside from the music (which is awesome), one of the best, most thoughtfully put together box sets I have ever owned.