Translucent yellow vinyl
The Greatest Gift is a mixtape of outtakes, remixes and demos from Sufjan's 2015 album Carrie & Lowell. The release is available digitally on October 20, 2017 and translucent yellow vinyl in November.
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 mixtape 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."
|Wallowa Lake Monster|
|Drawn to the Blood (Sufjan Stevens Remix)|
|John My Beloved (iPhone Demo)|
|Drawn to the Blood (Fingerpicking Remix)|
|The Greatest Gift|
|Exploding Whale (Doveman Remix)|
|All of Me Wants All of You (Helado Negro Remix)|
|Fourth of July (900X Remix)|
|The Hidden River of My Life|
|City of Roses|