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

Rough Trade ‎– RTRADLP250
2 × Vinyl, LP, Album, Triple Gatefold


A1 Concerning The Ufo Sighting Near Highland, Illinois
A2 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!"
A3 Come On! Feel The Illinoise! Part I: The World's Columbian Exposition Part II: Carl Sandburg Visits Me In A Dream
A4 John Wayne Gacy, Jr.
A5 Jacksonville
A6 A Short Reprise For Mary Todd, Who Went Insane, But For Very Good Reasons
B1 Decatur, Or, Round Of Applause For Your Step Mother!
B2 One Last "Whoo-Hoo!" For The Pullman!!
B3 Go! Chicago! Go! Yeah!
B4 Casimir Pulaski Day
B5 To The Workers Of The Rock River Valley Region, I Have An Idea Concerning Your Predicament, And It Involves Tube Socks, A Paper Airplane, And Twenty-two Able-bodies Men
C1 The Man Of Metropolis Steals Our Hearts
C2 Prairie Fire That Wanders About
C3 A Conjunction Of Drones Simulating The Way In Which Sufjan Stevens Has An Existential Crisis In The Great Godfrey Maze
C4 The Predatory Wasp Of The Palisades Is Out To Get Us!
C5 They Are Night Zombies!! They Are Neighbors!! They Have Come Back From The Dead!! Ahhhh!
C6 Let's Hear That String Part Again, Because I Don't Think They Heard It All The Way Out In Bloomington-Normal
C7 In This Temple As In The Hearts Of Man For Whom He Saved The Earth
D1 The Seer's Tower
D2 The Tallest Man, The Broadest Shoulders Part 1: The Great Frontier Part 2: Come To Me Only With Playthings Now
D3 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
D4 Out Of Egypt, Into The Great Laugh Of Mankind, And I Shake The Dirt From My Sandals As I Run
D5 The Ava Lanche

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Several copies were released with a blue hype sticker covering the Superman.
Released with a lyrics/photo insert.
Rough Trade records licensed edition (from Asthmatic Kitty Records) for Europe.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A): RTRAD LP 250 A-1 DAMONT DOUG @ TOWNHOUSE B
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B): RTRAD LP 250 B-1 DAMONT DOUG @ TOWNHOUSE B
  • Matrix / Runout (Side C): RTRAD LP 250 C-1 DAMONT DOUG @ TOWNHOUSE E
  • Matrix / Runout (Side D): RTRAD LP 250 D2 DAMONT E
  • Barcode: 5 050159 825011
  • Label Code: LC-11945


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July 4, 2018
edited 3 months ago
Funny, I've got the Superman cover from Rough Trade with Superman but with the Astm.Kitty first edition records...ordered from the US.


April 23, 2018
I contacted AKR on Reddit, and asked them specifics. The album with Superman was basically never sold. It was passed out to family and friends of the label. The balloon stickers were added and very few if any were sold without the balloon stickers. Most of the Superman cover albums you see being sold have had the sticker removed. Even if you had preordered the album, there were stickers.


January 27, 2016

On my copy, a sticker with excerpts from reviews hides "Supes".