Sufjan Stevens
Carrie & Lowell

  1 x LP   standard   33⅓rpm   

2015 EU issue on vinyl LP- with many critics calling it Stevens' best. Including the singles, " No Shade In The Shadow Of The Cross" &" Should Have Known Better, " Named after his mother Carrie and her second husband Lowell Brams [who helped co-found Stev

Label:  Asthmatic Kitty 
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Release date: 15-03-2015 
 
2015 EU issue on  vinyl LP- with many critics calling it Stevens' best. Including the singles, " No Shade In The Shadow Of The Cross" &" Should Have Known Better, " Carrie & Lowell (Asthmatic Kitty) is the newest offering from pop-art singer/songwriter Sufjan Stevens. These are aggressive times. Each morning we awaken to a psychic blitz of breaking news, social outrage, and millions of images and voices shrieking look at me and this onslaught does not cease until late at night when the last glowing screen fades to black. 
 
This world demands our attention with one hand and destroys it with the other. That such a noisy age can deliver an album as graceful and honest as Carrie & Lowell should reassure anyone losing faith these days. Let no one say philosophy is dead, for here is a 44-minute meditation on mortality, memory, and faith.
 
Carrie & Lowell sounds like memory: it spans decades yet does not trade on pastiche or nostalgia. Stevens’ gauzy double-tracked vocals wash across the dashboard of long-finned, drop-top Americana, yet as we race towards the coast we are reminded that sunshine leads to shadow, for this is a landscape of terminal roads, unsteady bridges, traumatic video stores, and unhappy beds that provide the scenery for tales of jackknifed cars, funerals, and forgiveness for the dead. 
 
Each track in this collection of eleven songs begins with a fragile melody that gathers steam until it becomes nothing less than a modern hymn. Sufjan recounts the indignities of our world, of technological distraction and sad sex, of an age without either myth or miracle - and this time around, his voice carries the burden of wisdom. If youth knew, if age could.
 
Tracks:
A1 Death With Dignity
A2 Should Have Known Better
A3 All Of Me Wants All Of You
A4 Drawn to the Blood
A5 Fourth of July
 
B1 The Only Thing
B2 Carrie & Lowell
B3 Eugene
B4 John My Beloved
B5 No Shade in the Shadow of the Cross
B6 Blue Bucket of Gold
Discs: 1
Drager(LP,EP,12,7,CD): LP
Qual(120grs,150grs,180grs): standard
Speed(33,45): 33
Label: Asthmatic Kitty
This release: 2015
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