Track List

Flint (For The Unemployed And Underpaid)

All Good Naysayers, Speak Up! Or Forever Hold Your Peace!

For The Widows Of Paradise, For The Fatherless In Ypsilanti

Say Yes! To M!ch!gan!

The Upper Peninsula

Tahquamenon Falls

Holland

Detroit, Lift Up Your Weary Head! (Rebuild! Restore! Reconsider!)

Romulus

Alanson, Crooked River

Sleeping Bear, Sault Saint Marie

They Also Mourn Who Do Not Wear Black (For The Homeless In Muskegon)

Oh God, Where Are You Now? (In Pickeral Lake? Pigeon? Marquette? Mackinaw?)

Redford (For Yia-Yia & Pappou)

Vito's Ordination Song

Marching Band

Pickerel Lake

Niagara Falls

Presidents & Magistrates

Wolverine

Sufjan Stevens - Michigan (2xLP - Gatefold + Download Card)
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Record Label: Asthmatic Kitty Records

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Description

Composed as a geographical tone poem, MICHIGAN follows a metaphysical expedition through the idiosyncrasies of middle America. Drawing from personal anecdote, regional history, and state heritage, Stevens mixes social and political grievances with songs about snowmobiles, Henry Ford, the Detroit race riots, and love. MICHIGAN's songs resonate with a range of sources-Vince Guaraldi, Terry Riley, and Nick Drake as accompanied by Stereolab and The Sea & Cake-in executing Stevens' peculiar palette that is simultaneously rock and blue-grass, jazz and pop, a style The Village Voice appraises as "Arthur Lee meets the Book of Psalms."