Sufjan Stevens ‎– Carrie & Lowell

Asthmatic Kitty Records ‎– AKR099
Vinyl, LP, Album

Lista de Títulos

A1 Death With Dignity 3:59
A2 Should Have Known Better 5:05
A3 All Of Me Wants All Of You 3:41
A4 Drawn To The Blood 3:16
A5 Fourth of July 4:38
B1 The Only Thing 4:41
B2 Carrie & Lowell 3:14
B3 Eugene 2:26
B4 John My Beloved 5:06
B5 No Shade In The Shadow Of The Cross 2:38
B6 Blue Bucket Of Gold 4:43

Compañías, etc.



Includes printed inner sleeve with lyrics and credits on one side and a photo on the other.
Includes a postcard with an mp3 download code

All songs by Sufjan Stevens © New Jerusalem Music/ASCAP
©&℗ Asthmatic Kitty Records P.O. Box 1282 Lander, WY 82520.

Código de Barras y Otros Identificadores

  • Barcode (Sticker, Scanned): 656605609911
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout etched): AKR099A BONATI MASTERING NYC 23413.1(3)
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout etched): AKR099 B BONATI MASTERING NYC 23413.2(3)
  • Rights Society: ASCAP

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3 de noviembre de 2020
editado 29 days ago
I picked up one of the new pressings (P11 on the sticker for the barcode) and it's a PERFECT copy. I had none of the issues the original did and sounds splendid. Look on the back of the LP on the barcode sticker and anything that ends in P10 or above is the new cut and should sound great!


24 de octubre de 2020
editado about 1 month ago
Bought my copy in 2020 (black vinyl) and it plays without major problems. It should be noted that there is some background noise/hiss on some tracks - particularly on B4 (John My Beloved) - which is NOT a vinyl issue, this is part of the actual audio of the album and is also on the CD version.

EDIT > Should add, my version has "-RE2" added in the code on the runout, and according to the comment made by an Asthmatic Kitten representative in the "The Ascension" LP section, there have been made new and better pressings of this album, so likely that's why mine plays fine.


29 de septiembre de 2020
editado 2 months ago
Are the lyrics on the insert out of order on all pressings? Eugene is in front of Fourth of July on the lyric sheet


28 de septiembre de 2020

I don't know what I did in a past life to deserve this, but my copy is one of the best-sounding in my collection. No surface noise, no pops, and pressed very loudly.


8 de agosto de 2020
I played my copy of this for the first time since purchasing it in 2016 (did not open it out of sleeve prior). Quite loud pops on Side A. Terrible loud surface noise and loud pops on Side B. Literally thought I was going to have to bin it and get a different pressing because the noises was that loud rendered it basically listenable. After playing it through I used some cleaning fluid, a micro fibre cloth and a vinyl brush on it and now all of the noise and the loud pops are gone! I don't know heaps about vinyl but I thought I should post this to let others know that cleaning the record seemed to fix all the issues I had and might work for you.


27 de julio de 2020
Confirming so many of the reviews here to add I literally thought my record player was busted when I put this on. Easily the worst pressing of any record I own. Beggars belief considering the music it's supposed to be representing. Borderline unplayable. Such a shame.


8 de abril de 2020

Like many others have said, my copy of this pressing has relatively quiet playback, some irregular pops, and an overall thinner sound; BUT it is still listenable. If you would like to own this record on vinyl, I would say it's still worth the purchase. I really hope Asthmatic Kitty does a repress sometime soon on heavier vinyl. There is so much more potential on this beautiful work of art.


31 de marzo de 2020
I own an AudioTechnica LP-120 and the record has some minor cracks, pops, and hissing, but it seems relatively consistent with how the songs sound on streaming platforms. This is all to say - the vinyl itself is not a markedly worse experience than streaming, and it's a bummer to hear that a lot of folks seem to have some issues with their pressing. I own hundreds of records and, although this isn't the best-sounding pressing I own, I don't think it sticks out as a black sheep among my collection in any way.


12 de febrero de 2020

My pressing is fine. No issues at all. A miracle?


22 de diciembre de 2019

I bought my copy of Carrie & Lowell at the Sydney show of Sufjan Stevens' 2016 Australian tour.

The first few times I played my copy it wasn't a great experience - the disc was dirty and on playback you could hear a ton of crackling and pops. It was disappointing.

I knew I had to clean the disc so I bought some record cleaner spray and that helped slightly but it didn't do much.

Next step was acquiring a Project Spin Clean which I have used religiously to clean all my vinyl new and existing before playback.

The SpinClean helped clean it up significantly and placing the disc in a Mobile Fidelity Anti-Static sleeve helped in addition.

Each time I playback the record now you can hear less and less of the surface noise. Is it a miracle? Possibly. I'd say 95% of the pops and crackles have gone and you only hear one occasionally.

If you still have a copy of the album in your collection then it is worth trying to clean it using a record cleaning system (if you have access to one) and placing it in an anti-static sleeve (if you haven't done this already).

I am probably one of the people who got lucky with their copy in the end.