Sufjan Stevens releases his fifth album : ‘Illinois’ (2005)

Sufjan Stevens’ ‘Illinois’ is his fifth studio album released on July 4, 2005 by Asthmatic Kitty /Secretly Canadian / Rough Trade

Track Listing : 1.Concerning The Ufo Sighting Near Highland, Illinois (Sufjan Stevens) – 02:08 . 2.The Black Hawk War, Or, How To Demolish An Entire Civilization And Still Feel Good About Yourself In The Morning, Or, We Apologize For The Inconvenience But You’Re Going To Have To Leave Now, Or, ‘I Have Fought The Big Knives And Will Continue To Fight Them Until They Are Off Our Lands!’ (Sufjan Stevens) – 02:14 . 3.Come On! Feel The Illinoise!” [Part I: The World’S Columbian Exposition – Part Ii: Carl Sandburg Visits Me In A Dream] (Sufjan Stevens) – 06:45 . 4.John Wayne Gacy, Jr. (Sufjan Stevens) – 03:19 . 5.Jacksonville (Sufjan Stevens) – 05:24 . 6.A Short Reprise For Mary Todd, Who Went Insane, But For Very Good Reasons (Sufjan Stevens) – 00:47 . 7.Decatur, Or, Round Of Applause For Your Stepmother! (Sufjan Stevens) – 03:03 . 8.One Last ‘Whoo-Hoo!’ For The Pullman!! (Sufjan Stevens) – 00:06 . 9.Go! Chicago! Go! Yeah! (Sufjan Stevens) – 06:04 . 10.Casimir Pulaski Day (Sufjan Stevens) – 05:53 . 11.To The Workers Of The Rock River Valley Region, I Have An Idea Concerning Your Predicament, And It Involves An Inner Tube, Bath Mats, And 21 Able-Bodied Men (Sufjan Stevens) – 01:40 . 12.The Man Of Metropolis Steals Our Hearts (Sufjan Stevens) – 06:17 . 13.Prairie Fire That Wanders About [Peoria] (Sufjan Stevens) – 02:11 . 14.A Conjunction Of Drones Simulating The Way In Which Sufjan Stevens Has An Existential Crisis In The Great Godfrey Maze (Sufjan Stevens) – 00:19 . 15.The Predatory Wasp Of The Palisades Is Out To Get Us! (Sufjan Stevens) – 05:23 . 16.They Are Night Zombies!! They Are Neighbors!! They Have Come Back From The Dead!! Ahhhh! (Sufjan Stevens) – 05:09 . 17.Let’S Hear That String Part Again, Because I Don’T Think They Heard It All The Way Out In Bushnell (Sufjan Stevens) – 00:40 . 18.In This Temple As In The Hearts Of Man For Whom He Saved The Earth (Sufjan Stevens) – 00:35 . 19.The Seer’S Tower (Sufjan Stevens) – 03:53 . 20.The Tallest Man, The Broadest Shoulders [Part I: The Great Frontier – Part Ii: Come To Me Only With Playthings Now] (Sufjan Stevens) – 07:02 . 21.Riffs And Variations On A Single Note For Jelly Roll, Earl Hines, Louis Armstrong, Baby Dodds, And The King Of Swing, To Name A Few (Sufjan Stevens) – 00:46 . 22.Out Of Egypt, Into The Great Laugh Of Mankind, And I Shake The Dirt From My Sandals As I Run (Sufjan Stevens) – 04:21

Musicians : Sufjan Stevens – Vocals, Guitars, Piano, Wurlitzer, Bass, Drums, Oboe, Alto Saxophone, Flute, Banjo, Glockenspiel, Accordion, Vibraphone, Percussions . James Mcalister – Drums . Craig Montoro – Trumpet, Backing Vocals On (16) . Julianne Carney – Violin . Marla Hansen – Viola . Maria Bella Jeffers – Cello . Rob Moose – Violin . Matt Morgan – Backing Vocals On (7) . Daniel And Elin Smith – Backing Vocals, Clapping On (7) . Shara Worden – Backing Vocals On (1 – 3 – 4 – 10 – 13 – 15 – 19 – 20) . The Illinoisemaker Choir (Tom Eaton, Jennifer Hoover, Katrina Kerns, Beccy Lock, Tara Mcdonnell) – Backing Vocals, Clapping On (2 – 9 – 12 – 16 – 20) . Katrina Kerns – Backing Vocals On (1 – 3 – 5 – 13 – 15 – 19 – 20)

Production : Produced By Sufjan Stevens .

Arrangements : Sufjan Stevens

Package : Divya Srinivasan – Artwork .

Recorded 2004 – January 2005 At The Buddy Project, Anew York City

Released July 4, 2005 By Asthmatic Kitty /Secretly Canadian / Rough Trade

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