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Sufjan StevensThe Ascension

Label:Asthmatic Kitty Records – AKR150
Format:
2 x Vinyl, LP, Album, Limited Edition, Clear
Country:USA & Canada
Released:
Genre:Electronic, Pop
Style:Indie Pop, Synth-pop

Tracklist

A1Make Me An Offer I Cannot Refuse
Bass Guitar, VibraphoneCasey Foubert
Drum [Black Magic]Emil Nikolaisen
Drums, Percussion, Drum Machine [Tempest], Electric Guitar, Synthesizer [Prophet 08, Prophet 6, Prophet X], VocalsSufjan Stevens
Electric GuitarBryce Dessner
5:19
A2Run Away With Me
Drums, Percussion, Drum Machine [Tempest], Piano, Synthesizer [Prophet 08, Prophet 6], VocalsSufjan Stevens
Electric GuitarCasey Foubert
4:07
A3Video Game
Bass GuitarCasey Foubert
Drums [Additional], Percussion [Additional]James McAlister
Drums, Percussion, Drum Machine [Tempest], Synthesizer [Prophet 08, Prophet 6], VocalsSufjan Stevens
4:16
A4Lamentations
Drums [Additional], Percussion [Additional], Effects [Vocal Cut-Up]James McAlister
Drums, Percussion, Drum Machine [Tempest], Synthesizer [Prophet 08, Prophet 6, Prophet X], VocalsSufjan Stevens
Electric GuitarCasey Foubert
3:42
A5Tell Me You Love Me
Bass GuitarCasey Foubert
Drums [Additional], Percussion [Additional]James McAlister
Drums, Percussion, Drum Machine [Tempest], Synthesizer [Prophet 08, Prophet 6], Electric Guitar, Piano, VocalsSufjan Stevens
4:22
B6Die Happy
Drums [Additional], Percussion [Additional]James McAlister
Drums, Percussion, Drum Machine [Tempest], Synthesizer [Prophet 08, Prophet 6], VocalsSufjan Stevens
Electric GuitarCasey Foubert
5:47
B7Ativan
Drum [Black Magic]Emil Nikolaisen
Drums, Percussion, Drum Machine [Tempest], Synthesizer [Prophet 08, Prophet 6, Prophet X], VocalsSufjan Stevens
Electric GuitarCasey Foubert
6:32
B8Ursa Major
Bass GuitarCasey Foubert
Drums, Percussion, Drum Machine [Tempest], Synthesizer [Prophet 08, Prophet 6, Prophet X], VocalsSufjan Stevens
3:43
B9Landslide
Drums, Percussion, Drum Machine [Tempest], Synthesizer [Prophet 08, Prophet 6], Electric Guitar, VocalsSufjan Stevens
Lead Guitar [Lead Electric Guitar], Bass GuitarCasey Foubert
5:04
C10Gilgamesh
Drums, Percussion, Drum Machine [Tempest], Synthesizer [Prophet 08, Prophet 6], Electric Guitar, Recorder [Recorders], VocalsSufjan Stevens
Lead Guitar [Lead Electric Guitar]Casey Foubert
3:50
C11Death Star
Drums, Percussion, Drum Machine [Tempest], Synthesizer [Prophet 08, Prophet 6, Prophet X], Electric Guitar, VocalsSufjan Stevens
Electric Guitar, Bass GuitarCasey Foubert
4:04
C12Goodbye To All That
Bass GuitarCasey Foubert
Drums, Percussion, Drum Machine [Tempest], Synthesizer [Prophet 08], VocalsSufjan Stevens
3:48
C13Sugar
Bass GuitarCasey Foubert
Drums, Percussion, Drum Machine [Tempest], Synthesizer [Prophet 08, Prophet 6, Prophet X], Electric Guitar, VocalsSufjan Stevens
7:37
D14The Ascension
Drums, Percussion, Drum Machine [Tempest], Synthesizer [Prophet 08, Prophet 6, Prophet X], Piano, VocalsSufjan Stevens
5:56
D15America
Drums, Percussion, Drum Machine [Tempest], Synthesizer [Prophet 08, Prophet 6, Prophet X], Electric Guitar, Piano, Recorder [Recorders], VocalsSufjan Stevens
Lead Guitar [Lead Electric Guitar], Bass GuitarCasey Foubert
12:30
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Credits

  • Artwork By, Layout, Design, TypographySufjan Stevens
  • Engineer [Additional Contributions], Recorded By [Additional Contributions]Casey Foubert (tracks: A1, A3, B1), James McAlister (tracks: A3 to A5, B1)
  • Engineer [Contributions by himself], Recorded By [Contributions by himself]Emil Nikolaisen (tracks: A1, B2)
  • Mastered ByTW Walsh*
  • Performer [All Songs Performed By], Recorded By, Engineer, Arranged By, Mixed By, ProducerSufjan Stevens

Notes

Limited edition pressed on clear vinyl issued with tip-on gatefold sleeve with a 16-page booklet of original drawings by Sufjan Stevens, download card and printed inner sleeves.

A hypesticker reads: '2xLP first-run edition includes clear vinyl and tip-on gatefold jacket, includes download code'.

© 2020 Sufjan Stevens Music/ASCAP
© ℗ 2020 AKR P.O. Box 1282 Lander, WY 82520 USA

This edition has no indication of Pressing Plant in runouts - see Sufjan Stevens - The Ascension for a very similar release with Schallplattenfabrik Pallas GmbH indicators in runout. Pressing at IRP determined based on comments from label in reviews.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Scanned (Hypesticker)): 729920164608
  • Barcode (Printed (Hypesticker)): 7 29920 16460 8
  • Matrix / Runout (A side runout): AKR 150 A R1 RFM
  • Matrix / Runout (B side runout): AKR 150 B R1 RFM
  • Matrix / Runout (C side runout): AKR 150 C R1 RFM
  • Matrix / Runout (D side runout): AKR 150 D R1 RFM
  • Rights Society: ASCAP

Other Versions (5 of 8)

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
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The Ascension (15×File, MP3, Album, 320 kbps)Asthmatic Kitty RecordsAKR150digital2020
Recently Edited
The Ascension (CD, Album)Asthmatic Kitty RecordsAKR150USA & Europe2020
New Submission
The Ascension (2×LP, Album)Asthmatic Kitty RecordsAKR150USA & Europe2020
New Submission
The Ascension (2×LP, Album, Limited Edition, Pallas, Clear)Asthmatic Kitty RecordsAKR150USA & Europe2020
New Submission
The Ascension (CD, Album)Asthmatic Kitty Records, Big NothingAKR150JDJapan2020

Reviews

  • j_billions's avatar
    j_billions
    Preordered this from AKR last year. Have probably only played it twice in the last year. Since I last played it, I have upgraded my stylus and washed all my records, including this one. I’ve got it on the TT now and this record is noisy as heck with tons of pops throughout. I’ve been playing records all day and everything has sounded great, but this is an enormous contrast. To be sure, I cleaned my stylus and used two different anti-static brushes to make sure there isn’t any debris, but no change in the crackle-fest. I have no doubt it’s the quality of the pressing, not my gear. Some parts are quieter than others, but overall, it’s very distracting and annoying. I’d say steer “clear” of this version (see what I did there ;-)).
    • fend's avatar
      fend
      Purchased at local record store in PA, USA. Flat, dead quiet and sounds absolutely beautiful.
      • australia_musicman's avatar
        just received my copy ...warped as ! due to them putting cassette in the same record mailer ...:(

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