Sufjan Stevens ‎– Songs For Christmas

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Label:
Asthmatic Kitty Records ‎– AKR028
Format:
Box Set, Compilation
5 × Vinyl, 12", EP, Reissue
Country:
USA & Europe
Released:
09 Nov 2018
Genre:
Rock, Pop, Folk, World, & Country
Style:
Alternative Rock, Folk Rock, Pop Rock, Indie Rock

Tracklist

Noel (2001) Vol. I 17:12
A1 Silent Night
Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar – Sufjan StevensMusic By – Franz X. Gruber*Words By – Joseph Mohr
0:44
A2 O Come O Come Emmanuel
Translated By [From Latin To English] – John M. Neale*Vocals, Banjo, Acoustic Guitar, Drums, Recorder, Effects [Reverb] – Sufjan StevensVocals, Electric Guitar – Matt MorganWords By – Traditional
4:00
A3 We're Goin' To The Country!
Banjo, Acoustic Guitar, Backing Vocals, Bells [Sleigh], Other [Stocking Stuffers] – Sufjan StevensLead Vocals, Guitar [Electric] – Matt MorganWords By, Music By – Sufjan Stevens
2:17
B4 Lo! How A Rose E'Er Blooming
Acoustic Guitar, Guitar [Electric], Vocals, Glockenspiel – Sufjan StevensArranged By [Originally] – Michael PraetoriusMusic By – AnonymousTranslated By – Theodore BakerVocals, Banjo – Matt MorganWords By [15th Century German Carol] – Traditional
3:22
B5 It's Christmas! Let's Be Glad!
Acoustic Guitar, Banjo, Organ [Electric], Drums, Vocals, Bells [Sleigh], Other [Mistletoe, Gloria In Eggshells Faygo] – Sufjan StevensVocals, Guitar [Electric] – Matt MorganWords By, Music By – Sufjan Stevens
1:55
B6 Holy Holy, Etc
Arranged By, Guitar [Many Electric Guitars, Nimbly Played] – Matt MorganMusic By – John B. Dykes*
0:41
B7 Amazing Graze
Music By – TraditionalVocals, Banjo, Acoustic Guitar – Sufjan StevensVocals, Guitar [Electric] – Matt MorganWords By – John Newton (2)
4:09
Hark! (2002) Vol. II 24:55
C1 Angels We Have Heard On High
Bells [Various], Glockenspiel – Sufjan StevensMusic By – Edward S. Barnes*
0:45
C2 Put The Lights On The Tree
Backing Vocals – Marla HansenBacking Vocals, Other [Elfin Chuckles And Raindeer Giggles] – Monique Aiuto, Vito AiutoDrums, Percussion – James McAlisterVocals, Keyboards [Electronic], Piano, Glockenspiel, Bells, Recorder, Oboe – Sufjan StevensWords By, Music By – Sufjan Stevens
1:48
C3 Come Thou Fount Of Every Blessing
Music By [American Melody] – TraditionalVocals – Monique AiutoVocals, Acoustic Guitar – Vito AiutoVocals, Banjo, Piano, Electric Piano [Electronic], Glockenspiel, Bells [Sleigh] – Sufjan StevensWords By – Robert Robinson (2)
4:43
C4 I Saw Three Ships
Backing Vocals, Banjo, Oboe, Recorder, Drums, Bass, Bells [Sleigh] – Sufjan StevensMusic By – Richard W. AdamsVocals [Lead], Guitar – Vito AiutoWords By – Traditional
2:34
C5 Only At Christmas Time
Backing Vocals, Other [Holly, Ivy] – Monique Aiuto, Vito AiutoVocals, Acoustic Guitar, Piano [Electronic], Bells [Sleigh], Drums – Sufjan StevensWords By, Music By – Sufjan Stevens
2:14
D6 Once In Royal David's City
Backing Vocals, Banjo, Piano, Drums, Bells [Sleigh], Oboe – Sufjan StevensLead Vocals, Guitar – Vito AiutoMusic By – Henry Gauntlett*Words By – Cecil Alexander
3:40
D7 Hark! The Herald Angels Sing!
Bells, Glockenspiel [Played Through Various Special Effects] – Sufjan StevensMusic By – Mendelssohn*Words By – Charles Wesley
0:45
D8 What Child Is This Anyway?
Acoustic Guitar, Vocals – Vito AiutoBacking Vocals – Monique AiutoVocals, Banjo, Bass, Keyboards [Electronic], Organ, Drums, Bells [Sleigh], Piano, Other [That Creepy Christmas Feeling, Gold, Frankincense, Myrrh] – Sufjan StevensWords By – William C. Dix*
6:47
D9 Bring A Torch, Jeanette, Isabella
Lead Vocals, Acoustic Guitar – Vito AiutoOther [Telephone] – Sufjan StevensWritten-By [French Carol] – Traditional
1:39
Ding! Dong! (2003) Vol. III 22:54
E1 O Come, O Come Emmanuel
Piano, Vocals – Sufjan StevensWritten-By – Traditional
1:03
E2 Come On! Let's Boogey To The Elf Dance!
Backing Vocals, Other [Christmas Cheer] – Colin Stevens, Laura MyersVocals – Denison WitmerVocals, Piano, Guitar, Banjo, Bass, Drums, Bells [Sleigh], Tambourine, Recorder, Flute, Shaker, Glockenspiel, Other [Awesome Lyrics] – Sufjan StevensWords By, Music By – Sufjan Stevens
3:49
E3 We Three Kings
Vocals, Acoustic Guitar – Denison WitmerVocals, Banjo, Organ [Electric], Electric Piano [Electronic], Bass, Recorder [Funny], Glockenspiel, Tambourine – Sufjan StevensWords By, Music By – John Henry Hopkins
2:58
E4 O Holy Night
Backing Vocals, Other [Christmas Cheer] – Colin StevensBanjo, Vocals, Organ, Piano, Recorder, Glockenspiel, Bass, Drums, Tambourine, Shaker, Other [Bravado] – Sufjan StevensMusic By – Adolph Charles Adam*Vocals, Acoustic Guitar – Denison WitmerVocals, Other [High Notes, Christmas Cheer] – Shara WordenWords By – Placide Cappeau
4:04
F5 That Was The Worst Christmas Ever!
Vocals [Angelic] – Shara WordenVocals [Earthly], Piano, Acoustic Guitar, Banjo, Other [Sad Feelings] – Sufjan StevensWords By, Music By – Sufjan Stevens
3:18
F6 Ding! Dong!
Bells [Various], Glockenspiel [Various], Recorder – Sufjan StevensMusic By – Sufjan Stevens
0:55
F7 All The King's Horns
Vocals [Creepy] – Monique Aiuto, Vito AiutoVocals, Banjo, Acoustic Guitar, Piano, Bass, Drums, Tambourine, Electric Piano [Electronic], Glockenspiel, Other [More Of That Creepy Christmas Feeling] – Sufjan StevensWords By, Music By – Sufjan Stevens
2:59
F8 The Friendly Beasts
Piano, Guitar, Recorder, Oboe, Drums, Bass, Shaker, Tambourine, Glockenspiel, Banjo, Electric Piano [Electronic], Voice [The Narrator] – Sufjan StevensVoice [The Cow] – Laura MyersVoice [The Donkey] – Denison WitmerVoice [The Doves] – Monique Aiuto, Vito AiutoVoice [The Sheep] – Shara WordenWritten-By [French Carol] – Traditional
3:42
Joy! (2005) Vol. IV 22:14
G1 The Little Drummer Boy
Vocals – Bridgit DeCookVocals, Acoustic Guitar, Guitar [Electric], Bells [Sleigh], Tambourine – Sufjan StevensWords By, Music By – Harry Simeone, Henry Onorati, Katherine K. Davis
3:43
G2 Away In A Manger
Music By – James R. MurrayVocals – Bridgit DeCookVocals, Banjo, Acoustic Guitar, Guitar [Electric], Other [Nostalgia, Eggnog] – Sufjan StevensWords By [Verse 3] – John T. McFarlandWords By [Verses 1 & 2] – Anonymous
2:54
G3 Hey Guys! It's Christmas Time!
Vocals – Bridgit DeCookVocals, Drums, Percussion, Bass, Guitar [Electric], Bells [Sleigh], Other [Positive Feedback, Negative Feedback, Christmas Cheer] – Sufjan StevensWords By, Music By – Sufjan Stevens
4:41
H4 The First Noel
Banjo, Acoustic Guitar, Guitar [Electric], Vocals, Other [Loneliness] – Sufjan StevensWritten-By – Traditional
0:52
H5 Did I Make You Cry On Christmas? (Well, You Deserved It!)
Vocals – Bridgit DeCookVocals, Banjo, Acoustic Guitar, Guitar [Electric], Tambourine, Bells [Sleigh], Keyboards [Electric], Shaker, Other [Irony] – Sufjan StevensWords By, Music By – Sufjan Stevens
3:21
H6 The Incarnation
Guitar [Electric], Effects [Reverb], Other [Even More Of That Creepy Christmas Feeling] – Sufjan StevensMusic By – Sufjan Stevens
2:23
H7 Joy To The World
Music By – Lowell MasonVocals – Bridgit DeCookVocals, Acoustic Guitar, Guitar [Electric], Bells [Sleigh], Tambourine, Other [Mistletoe, Tidings Of Comfort & Joy] – Sufjan StevensWords By – Isaac Watts
4:20
Peace (2006) Vol. V 35:55
I1 Once In Royal David's City
Music By – Henry Gauntlett*Piano [Four Slightly Out Of Tune Pianos] – Sufjan Stevens
2:01
I2 Get Behind Me, Santa!
Drums – James McAlisterTrombone – Ben LanzTrumpet – C. J. CamerieriVocals – Marla HansenVocals, Bass, Guitar [Electric], Organ [Hammond], Piano, Electric Piano [Rhodes], Bells [Sleigh], Shaker, Synthesizer [Weird Synthesizer Sounds], Other [Mashed Potatoes And Gravy] – Sufjan StevensWords By, Music By – Sufjan Stevens
3:49
I3 Jingle Bells
Music By – James Pierpont*Piano [More Insipid Piano] – Sufjan Stevens
0:36
I4 Christmas In July
Cello – Maria Bella JeffersDrums – James McAlisterTrombone – Ben LanzTrumpet – C. J. CamerieriViolin – Naho Tsutsui, Rob MooseVocals, Piano, Electric Piano [Rhodes], Organ [Hammond], Guitar [Electric], Bass, Tambourine, Bells [Sleigh], Shaker, Other [Chestnuts Roasting On Open Fire] – Sufjan StevensVocals, Viola – Marla HansenWords By, Music By – Sufjan Stevens
3:16
I5 Lo! How A Rose E'Er Blooming
Piano [Multiple Pianos, Played Very Earnestly] – Sufjan StevensWritten-By – Anonymous
1:45
I6 Jupiter Winter
Cello – Maria Bella JeffersDrums – James McAlisterTrombone – Ben LanzTrumpet – C. J. CamerieriViolin – Naho Tsutsui, Rob MooseVocals, Electric Piano [Rhodes], Piano, Acoustic Guitar, Bass, Organ [Electronic], Bells [Sleigh], Shaker, Other [Figgy Pudding] – Sufjan StevensVocals, Viola – Marla HansenWords By, Music By – Sufjan Stevens
3:50
I7 Sister Winter
Cello – Maria Bella JeffersDrums, Celesta [Celeste], Chimes [Wind], Vibraslap, Other [Christmas Cheer] – James McAlisterEngineer [Drums, Percussion] – Casey FoubertTrombone – Ben LanzTrumpet – C. J. CamerieriViolin – Naho Tsutsui, Rob MooseVocals, Piano, Acoustic Guitar, Guitar [Electric], Bass, Drums, Bells [Sleigh], Tambourine, Other [Apologies, Cranberry Sauce] – Sufjan StevensVocals, Viola – Marla HansenWords By, Music By – Sufjan Stevens
5:04
J8 O Come O Come Emmanuel
Piano – Sufjan StevensWritten-By – Traditional
1:06
J9 Star Of Wonder
Trombone – Ben LanzTrumpet – C. J. CamerieriVocals – Marla HansenVocals, Piano, Guitar [Electric], Acoustic Guitar, Organ, Bass, Drums, Bells [Sleigh], Recorder, Flute, Oboe, Synthesizer [Funny Synthesizer Sounds] – Sufjan StevensWords By, Music By – Sufjan Stevens
7:07
J10 Holy, Holy, Holy
Music By – John B. Dykes*Piano, Vocals, Guitar – Sufjan StevensVocals – Marla HansenWords By – Reginald Heber
3:50
J11 The Winter Solstice
Music By – Sufjan StevensVoice, Vibraphone, Piano, Guitar, Organ [Hammond], Synthesizer [Funny Synthesizer Sounds], Bells [Sleigh], Tambourine – Sufjan Stevens
3:25

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Notes

Box set contains five EPs in a slipcase with printed inner sleeves.

©℗ 2006/2018 AKR
Asthmatic Kitty Christmas (on spine of the box)
Asthmatic Kitty Records (on back of the box)
P.O. Box 1282
Lander, WY 82520

All songs by Sufjan Stevens
© 2006 Sufjan Stevens Music/ASCAP

Music "O Come O Come Emmanuel": "Veni Emmanuel"
Music "What Child Is This Anyway": "Greensleeves"
Music "Away In A Manger": "Mueller"

Recorded at home in Brooklyn, New York:

Vol. I - December 2001
Vol. II - November 2002
Vol. III - December 2003 (and in Philadelphia, Pennysylvania)
Vol. IV - December 2005 (and at the Buddy Project in Astoria, Queens)
Vol. V - June 2006 (and at Atlantic Sound Studios in DUMBO, and at the Buddy Project in Astoria, Queens except auxiliary drums and percussion on track 7, engineered by Casey Foubert at Home, Seattle, WA.

Mastered by Alan Douches at West West Side.

Drums on "Put The Lights On The Tree" recorded at the Buddy Project, 2006. Other overdubs for this song were recorded in June 2006.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Scanned): 656605366098
  • Barcode (Text): 6 56605 36609 8
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, etched): AKR028 -V1-01 A RFM
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, etched): AKR028 -V1-01 B RFM
  • Matrix / Runout (Side C, etched): AKR028 -V2-01 A RFM
  • Matrix / Runout (Side D, etched): AKR028 -V2-01 B RFM
  • Matrix / Runout (Side E, etched): AKR028 -V3-01 A RFM
  • Matrix / Runout (Side F, etched): AKR028 -V3-01 B RFM
  • Matrix / Runout (Side G, etched): AKR028 -V4-01 A RFM
  • Matrix / Runout (Side H, etched): AKR028 -V4-01 B RFM
  • Matrix / Runout (Side I, etched): AKR028 -V5-01 A RFM
  • Matrix / Runout (Side J, etched): AKR028 -V5-01 B RFM
  • Rights Society: ASCAP

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