Well today’s the day, and just as the prophets foretold, it came like a thief in the night. We’ve been waiting for over a year to hear recorded versions of the songs Sufjan Stevens played on that brief midwestern tour, and today we finally can. At least some of them, anyway. This morning, he released the All Delighted People EP via his Bandcamp page â€“ 8 songs/60 minutes that you can stream for free or purchase for just $5. According to Bandcamp:
All Delighted People is built around two different versions of Sufjan’s long-form epic ballad “All Delighted People,” a dramatic homage to the Apocalypse, existential ennui, and Paul Simon’s “Sounds of Silence.” Sounds delightful, yes! The song was originally workshopped on Sufjan’s previous tour in the fall of 2009. Other songs on the EP include the 17-minute guitar jam-for-single-mothers “Djohariah,” and the gothic piano ballad “The Owl and the Tanager,” a live-show mainstay (and Debbie Downer if you ask us; what’s it doing on a “Delighted” EP?).
According to the Asthmatic Kitty website, it’ll be released digitally on iTunes/Amazon/etc. on Monday, and physically sometime in December (hopefully). Cool? Very cool.
Suddenly this makes a lot more sense.
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