The Greatest Gift is a mixtape of outtakes,
remixes and demos from Sufjan's 2015 album Carrie &
Lowell. The release is available in translucent yellow vinyl
and yellow cassette.
This collection serves as a companion piece to the Carrie &
Lowell Live album released earlier this year (and as an
expansion to the original album). In the same way the live
show featured re-interpretations of the songs from Carrie &
Lowell, the mixtape unveils new remixes by several
longstanding collaborators including Roberto C. Lange (aka
Helado Negro), Thomas Bartlett (aka Doveman), and James
McAlister (aka 900X). The album also features Sufjan's own
remix of 'Drawn to the Blood.'
The mixtape includes a few alternate and/or demo versions of
songs from the original album. The digital release also
contains an iPhone demo of the song 'Carrie & Lowell.'
Greatest Gift features four previously unreleased new songs,
'official' outtakes from Carrie & Lowell (they were recorded at
the same time as the album). These include 'Wallowa Lake
Monster,' 'The Hidden River of My Life,' 'City of Roses,' and
'The Greatest Gift.' This new material, in its investigation of
love, life, death, God, and the beautiful state of Oregon,
serves as a contemplative companion to the original album.
We hope you enjoy.
TRACK LISTING /
Wallowa Lake Monster / 06:52
Drawn to the Blood - Sufjan Stevens Remix / 05:28
John My Beloved - iPhone Demo / 04:17
Drawn to the Blood - Fingerpicking Remix / 02:01
The Greatest Gift / 01:51
Exploding Whale - Doveman Remix / 05:27
All of Me Wants All of You - Helado Negro Remix / 03:24
Fourth of July - 900X Remix / 06:48
The Hidden River of My Life / 04:04
City of Roses / 02:14
SELLING POINTS /
Translucent yellow vinyl; matches clear vinyl of original
Carrie & Lowell pressing and clear blue vinyl of Carrie
& Lowell Live.
Includes digital download.
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