Sufjan Stevens ‎– Carrie & Lowell

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

Versions (10)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country  Year
HSE-60207 Sufjan Stevens Carrie & Lowell(CD, Album) Hostess Entertainment Unlimited HSE-60207 Japan 2015 Sell This Version
AKR099 Sufjan Stevens Carrie & Lowell(LP, Album) Asthmatic Kitty Records AKR099 US 2015 Sell This Version
AKR 099 Sufjan Stevens Carrie & Lowell(CD, Album, RE, RP) Asthmatic Kitty Records AKR 099 US Unknown Sell This Version
AKR099 Sufjan Stevens Carrie & Lowell(Cass, Album, Cle) Asthmatic Kitty Records AKR099 US 2015 Sell This Version
AKR 099 Sufjan Stevens Carrie & Lowell(CD, Album) Asthmatic Kitty Records AKR 099 US 2015 Sell This Version
AKR099 Sufjan Stevens Carrie & Lowell(Cass, Album, Gre) Asthmatic Kitty Records AKR099 US 2015 Sell This Version
AKR099 Sufjan Stevens Carrie & Lowell(Cass, Album, Whi) Asthmatic Kitty Records AKR099 US 2015 Sell This Version
AKR099 Sufjan Stevens Carrie & Lowell(CD, Album, Promo) Asthmatic Kitty Records AKR099 US 2015 Sell This Version
AKR099 Sufjan Stevens Carrie & Lowell(LP, Album, Ltd, Cle) Asthmatic Kitty Records AKR099 US 2015 Sell This Version
none Sufjan Stevens Carrie & Lowell(11xFile, WAV, Album, 24-) Asthmatic Kitty Records none US 2015

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pedross

pedross

October 21, 2019
referencing Carrie & Lowell, LP, Album, AKR099
I've got a new stylus after the first listening of this. Floor noise is absurd and distortion in side B is alien. Too bad
WesHeadley

WesHeadley

July 7, 2019
referencing Carrie & Lowell, LP, Album, AKR099

I have three copies including two of this pressing and one of the clear. All are horrid and I have serious doubts that there are more than a VERY few decent pressings of this one out there. I have a high resolution system and a Hannl RCM. No amount of cleaning even begins to improve these copies. Pure shit. The album itself is a masterpiece. This was a true lost opportunity.
DanGoldbach

DanGoldbach

July 6, 2019
referencing Carrie & Lowell, LP, Album, AKR099
Unlistenable. Overwhelming surface noise and distortion throughout. The worst-sounding record in my collection. Such a pity as this is one of my favourite albums and it could sound phenomenal on vinyl.
philkao

philkao

June 25, 2019
referencing Carrie & Lowell, LP, Album, AKR099
My pressing is pretty nice. Quiet, pops and clicks present but not distracting. Not much background rumble and hiss either. Some hiss definitely exists in the source tape, as between a couple tracks the hiss drops out.
Asswupn

Asswupn

April 22, 2019
referencing Carrie & Lowell, LP, Album, AKR099
Mine sounds great , how it should , I have a decent set of vinyl lugs on me , here’s my honest assessment , vinyl 7.5 out of 10 - lp12 at120eb cart marantz 6906 , project phono se box , as for cd same ish , but missing the vinyl , you know what I mean,, sound , streamed through Apple TV via same marantz slightly inferior to both previous , note vinyl was hand cleaned with eBay spray and micro fibre cloth , hope this helps anyone , thereby i defo reccomend vinyl for this amazing album .
tartifless

tartifless

March 21, 2019
referencing Carrie & Lowell, LP, Album, AKR099
Mine is very listenable, i gave it 2 spin-cleans and a record doctor V wash.
It had lots of static before i washed it and also the surface is not pristine shiny (there are some blurred places).

However the sound is definitely very good, no distortion or sibilance, no loud pops, only very few crackles that are not noticeable in full length play.

I agree that some pressings are dead quiet, however all my records that have more than 40 minutes on one record have some crackles.
So far i noticed crackles only on 2 songs for less than 2 seconds each.

My material is REGA RP8 with AT33PTG/II cart (microline) and ARIA phonostage.
Yes i have better pressed records, yes it is a shame most Asthmatic Kitty records or not the best-pressed records, however it is a decent listening experience with very few surface noise. I am quite sure i would not hear any with my HANA SL shibata stylus.
sherbethead

sherbethead

February 12, 2019
referencing Carrie & Lowell, LP, Album, AKR099

I was expecting the worst after reading reviews here but my copy sounds fine! A little bit of crackle but nothing that spoils the music. Gave it a hand clean before playing though because the record looked pretty dirty. Beautiful album anyway really nice to have it on Vinyl! :)
janjernvall

janjernvall

February 5, 2019
referencing Carrie & Lowell, LP, Album, AKR099
Great album, sooo bad pressing.   asthmatickittyrec : your excuse of 'this not being a record for absolutely fidelity' is not valid. The clicks and pops are due to bad pressing, not because the recording production wasn't high fidelity, otherwise the songs would have those hundreds of clicks and pops when streamed lossless via Tidal as well.
Ofcourse there is always some surface noise on vinyl records, but this amount is unacceptable, it's just faulty product and you should get your money back from the record pressing company and do a new run with quality pressing plant, this album deserves it.
wrharris2012

wrharris2012

December 8, 2018
referencing Carrie & Lowell, LP, Album, AKR099
I would pay $$$ if this music received the pressing it deserves... Hey AKR, how about a special run at RTI or QRP? As of now my two copies are poop.
bruindude-us

bruindude-us

August 27, 2018
referencing Carrie & Lowell, LP, Album, AKR099
Thanks, John at AKR for the response. My copy too is not 100% pristine, but I enjoy this record and its intimacy and it gets lots of spins...