Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Listen: Sufjan Stevens - "Christmas Unicorn"

Sufjan Stevens continues the Christmas-trend he started years ago with Silver & Gold: Songs for Christmas, Volumes 6-10, a collection of 5 EPs.  The material was recorded between 2006 and 2010 and we can share the final song of them all, the 12 minute and 28 seconds long jingle titled "Christmas Unicorn." There’s a hint of his more recent Age of Adz-direction on this one, with minor auto-tuning and some electronic bleeps and bloops buried in the trade mark harmonizing. The whole package is available in a limited edition vinyl box set as well, which is packed with goodies including…

One of only 2000 Limited Edition Boxsets, including five EPs on 6 vinyl discs (ships only to the United States, Canada and the EU)
2. Christmas stickers
3. Temporary tattoos (non-toxic & safe for children)
4. Paper ornament (self-assembly with directions)
5. 40-page Christmas songbook with vocal and piano reductions
6. Christmas coloring book
7. Hallucinogenic photographs and psychedelic graphic design (by Sufjan Stevens, drug-free since 1975)
8. Extensive liner notes (introductory salutations and an essay on the Christmas tree by Sufjan Stevens, and a few theological words on the End Times by Pastor... Vito Aiuto)
9. Membership to the Silver & Gold email list—you'll hear about new tracks, videos, and other content before anyone else

In short: the perfect Christmas gift. Out on November 13 via Asthmatic Kitty.

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