Sufjan Stevens ‎– Sufjan Stevens Invites You To: Come On Feel The Illinoise

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Asthmatic Kitty Records ‎– AKR014, Sounds Familyre ‎– none
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2 × CD, Album
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1 Concerning The UFO Sighting Near Highland, Illinois
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!"
3 Come On! Feel The Illinoise! Part I: The World's Columbian Exposition Part II: Carl Sandburg Visits Me In A Dream
4 John Wayne Gacy, Jr.
5 Jacksonville
6 A Short Reprise For Mary Todd, Who Went Insane, But For Very Good Reasons
7 Decatur, Or, Round Of Applause For Your Stepmother!
Backing Vocals – Daniel Smith, Elin Smith*, Matt Morgan
8 One Last "Whoo-Hoo!" For The Pullman
9 Chicago
10 Casimir Pulaski Day
11 To The Workers Of The Rock River Valley Region, I Have An Idea Concerning Your Predicament
12 The Man Of Metropolis Steals Our Hearts
13 Prairie Fire That Wanders About
14 A Conjunction Of Drones Simulating The Way In Which Sufjan Stevens Has An Existential Crisis In The Great Godfrey Maze
15 The Predatory Wasp Of The Palisades Is Out To Get Us!
16 They Are Night Zombies!! They Are Neighbors!! They Have Come Back From The Dead!! Ahhhh!
Vocals – Craig Montoro
17 Let's Hear That String Part Again, Because I Don't Think They Heard It All The Way Out In Bushnell
18 In This Temple As In The Hearts Of Man For Whom He Saved The Earth
19 The Seer's Tower
20 The Tallest Man, The Broadest Shoulders Part 1: The Great Frontier Part II: Come To Me Only With Playthings Now
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
22 Out Of Egypt, Into The Great Laugh Of Mankind, And I Shake The Dirt From My Sandals As I Run
23 The Ava Lanche

Credits

  • Artwork By – Divya Srinivasan
  • Backing VocalsKatrina Kerns (tracks: A1, A3, A5, C2, C4, D1, D2), Shara Worden (tracks: A1, A3, A4, B4, C4, D1, D2)
  • CelloMaria Bella Jeffers (tracks: A3, A5, A6, B3, C5, D2)
  • ChoirThe Illinoisemaker Choir (tracks: A2, B1, B3, C1, C5, D2)
  • DrumsJames McAlister
  • Mastered ByAlan Douches
  • TrumpetCraig Montoro
  • ViolaMarla Hansen (tracks: A3, A5, A6, B3, C5, D2)
  • ViolinJulianne Carney (tracks: A3, A5, A6, B3, C5, D2), Rob Moose (tracks: A3, A5, A6, B3, C5, D2)
  • Vocals [The Illinoisemaker Choir], HandclapsBeccy Lock (tracks: A2, B1, B3, C1, C5, D2), Jennifer Hoover (tracks: A2, B1, B3, C1, C5, D2), Katrina Kerns (tracks: A2, B1, B3, C1, C5, D2), Tara McDonnell (tracks: A2, B1, B3, C1, C5, D2), Tom Eaton (tracks: A2, B1, B3, C1, C5, D2)
  • Written-By, Producer, Engineer, Acoustic Guitar, Piano, Guitar, Bass, Oboe, Saxophone [Alto], Banjo, Flute, Glockenspiel, Accordion, Vibraphone, Drums, Shaker, Tambourine, Triangle, Synthesizer [Casiotone Mt-70], Organ [Electric Church], Bells [Slight], Recorder [Various]Sufjan Stevens

Notes

Most of the songs were recorded at The Buddy Project (Astoria, Queens). Many of the quiet parts were recorded at Sufjan's apartment in Brooklyn. The piano was recorded in the dead of night at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn. The string quartet was recorded at Marla's apartment in Washington Heights. Matt Morgan's vocals were recorded in Red Hook, Brooklyn, minutes before the firemen arrived, wielding their axes, in order to address the problem of the gas leak. The electric organ was recorded at the New Jerusalem Recreational Room in Clarksboro, NJ. The vibraphone was recorded at Carroll Music Studios, New York City.

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  • Matrix / Runout: www.copycatsmedia.com 17696-CD-0002 15-319-09

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