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Sufjan Stevens - Songs For Christmas Album

  • Performer: Sufjan Stevens
  • Title: Songs For Christmas
  • Size MP3 ver: 2364 mb
  • Size FLAC ver: 1276 mb
  • Country: US
  • Date of release: 21 Nov 2006
  • Style: Alternative Rock, Folk Rock, Pop Rock, Indie Rock
  • # Catalog: AKR028
  • Label: Asthmatic Kitty Records
  • Rating: 4.8 of 5
  • Genre: Rock / Pop
Sufjan Stevens - Songs For Christmas Album

Tracklist

1 Joy! Vol. IV 22:14
2O Come O Come Emmanuel
Translated By [From Latin To English] – John M. NealeVocals, Banjo, Acoustic Guitar, Drums, Recorder, Effects [Reverb] – Sufjan StevensVocals, Electric Guitar – Matt MorganWords By – Traditional
4:00
3The Incarnation
Guitar [Electric], Effects [Reverb], Other [Even More Of That Creepy Christmas Feeling] – Sufjan StevensMusic By – Sufjan Stevens
2:23
4Once In Royal David's City
Music By – Henry GauntlettPiano [Four Slightly Out Of Tune Pianos] – Sufjan Stevens
2:01
5Did I Make You Cry On Christmas? (Well, You Deserved It!)
Vocals – Bridgit DeCookVocals, Banjo, Acoustic Guitar, Guitar [Electric], Tambourine, Bells [Sleigh], Keyboards [Electric], Shaker, Other [Irony] – Sufjan StevensWords By, Music By – Sufjan Stevens
3:21
6Come Thou Fount Of Every Blessing
Music By [American Melody] – TraditionalVocals – Monique AiutoVocals, Acoustic Guitar – Vito AiutoVocals, Banjo, Piano, Electric Piano [Electronic], Glockenspiel, Bells [Sleigh] – Sufjan StevensWords By – Robert Robinson
4:43
7We Three Kings
Vocals, Acoustic Guitar – Denison WitmerVocals, Banjo, Organ [Electric], Electric Piano [Electronic], Bass, Recorder [Funny], Glockenspiel, Tambourine – Sufjan StevensWords By, Music By – John Henry Hopkins
2:58
8It's Christmas! Let's Be Glad!
Acoustic Guitar, Banjo, Organ [Electric], Drums, Vocals, Bells [Sleigh], Other [Mistletoe, Gloria In Eggshells Faygo] – Sufjan StevensVocals, Guitar [Electric] – Matt MorganWords By, Music By – Sufjan Stevens
1:55
9Come On! Let's Boogey To The Elf Dance!
Backing Vocals, Other [Christmas Cheer] – Colin Stevens, Laura MyersVocals – Denison WitmerVocals, Piano, Guitar, Banjo, Bass, Drums, Bells [Sleigh], Tambourine, Recorder, Flute, Shaker, Glockenspiel, Other [Awesome Lyrics] – Sufjan StevensWords By, Music By – Sufjan Stevens
3:49
10The Friendly Beasts
Piano, Guitar, Recorder, Oboe, Drums, Bass, Shaker, Tambourine, Glockenspiel, Banjo, Electric Piano [Electronic], Voice [The Narrator] – Sufjan StevensVoice [The Cow] – Laura MyersVoice [The Donkey] – Denison WitmerVoice [The Doves] – Monique Aiuto, Vito AiutoVoice [The Sheep] – Shara WordenWritten-By [French Carol] – Traditional
3:42
11Holy Holy, Etc
Arranged By, Guitar [Many Electric Guitars, Nimbly Played] – Matt MorganMusic By – John B. Dykes
0:41
12O Come, O Come Emmanuel
Piano, Vocals – Sufjan StevensWritten-By – Traditional
1:03
13Once In Royal David's City
Backing Vocals, Banjo, Piano, Drums, Bells [Sleigh], Oboe – Sufjan StevensLead Vocals, Guitar – Vito AiutoMusic By – Henry GauntlettWords By – Cecil Alexander
3:40
14Jingle Bells
Music By – James PierpontPiano [More Insipid Piano] – Sufjan Stevens
0:36
15Lo! How A Rose E'Er Blooming
Piano [Multiple Pianos, Played Very Earnestly] – Sufjan StevensWritten-By – Anonymous
1:45
16All The King's Horns
Vocals [Creepy] – Monique Aiuto, Vito AiutoVocals, Banjo, Acoustic Guitar, Piano, Bass, Drums, Tambourine, Electric Piano [Electronic], Glockenspiel, Other [More Of That Creepy Christmas Feeling] – Sufjan StevensWords By, Music By – Sufjan Stevens
2:59
17The Winter Solstice
Music By – Sufjan StevensVoice, Vibraphone, Piano, Guitar, Organ [Hammond], Synthesizer [Funny Synthesizer Sounds], Bells [Sleigh], Tambourine – Sufjan Stevens
3:25
18Angels We Have Heard On High
Bells [Various], Glockenspiel – Sufjan StevensMusic By – Edward S. Barnes
0:45
19Get Behind Me, Santa!
Drums – James McAlisterTrombone – Ben LanzTrumpet – C. J. CamerieriVocals – Marla HansenVocals, Bass, Guitar [Electric], Organ [Hammond], Piano, Electric Piano [Rhodes], Bells [Sleigh], Shaker, Synthesizer [Weird Synthesizer Sounds], Other [Mashed Potatoes And Gravy] – Sufjan StevensWords By, Music By – Sufjan Stevens
3:49
20Silent Night
Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar – Sufjan StevensMusic By – Franz X. GruberWords By – Joseph Mohr
0:44
21We're Goin' To The Country!
Banjo, Acoustic Guitar, Backing Vocals, Bells [Sleigh], Other [Stocking Stuffers] – Sufjan StevensLead Vocals, Guitar [Electric] – Matt MorganWords By, Music By – Sufjan Stevens
2:17
22 Ding! Dong! Vol. III 22:54
23O Come O Come Emmanuel
Piano – Sufjan StevensWritten-By – Traditional
1:06
24Amazing Graze
Music By – TraditionalVocals, Banjo, Acoustic Guitar – Sufjan StevensVocals, Guitar [Electric] – Matt MorganWords By – John Newton
4:09
25 Peace Vol. V 35:55
26Bring A Torch, Jeanette, Isabella
Lead Vocals, Acoustic Guitar – Vito AiutoOther [Telephone] – Sufjan StevensWritten-By [French Carol] – Traditional
1:39
27I Saw Three Ships
Backing Vocals, Banjo, Oboe, Recorder, Drums, Bass, Bells [Sleigh] – Sufjan StevensMusic By – Richard W. AdamsVocals [Lead], Guitar – Vito AiutoWords By – Traditional
2:34
28Put The Lights On The Tree
Backing Vocals – Marla HansenBacking Vocals, Other [Elfin Chuckles And Raindeer Giggles] – Monique Aiuto, Vito AiutoDrums, Percussion – James McAlisterVocals, Keyboards [Electronic], Piano, Glockenspiel, Bells, Recorder, Oboe – Sufjan StevensWords By, Music By – Sufjan Stevens
1:48
29The First Noel
Banjo, Acoustic Guitar, Guitar [Electric], Vocals, Other [Loneliness] – Sufjan StevensWritten-By – Traditional
0:52
30Christmas In July
Cello – Maria Bella JeffersDrums – James McAlisterTrombone – Ben LanzTrumpet – C. J. CamerieriViolin – Naho Tsutsui, Rob MooseVocals, Piano, Electric Piano [Rhodes], Organ [Hammond], Guitar [Electric], Bass, Tambourine, Bells [Sleigh], Shaker, Other [Chestnuts Roasting On Open Fire] – Sufjan StevensVocals, Viola – Marla HansenWords By, Music By – Sufjan Stevens
3:16
31Only At Christmas Time
Backing Vocals, Other [Holly, Ivy] – Monique Aiuto, Vito AiutoVocals, Acoustic Guitar, Piano [Electronic], Bells [Sleigh], Drums – Sufjan StevensWords By, Music By – Sufjan Stevens
2:14
32What Child Is This Anyway?
Acoustic Guitar, Vocals – Vito AiutoBacking Vocals – Monique AiutoVocals, Banjo, Bass, Keyboards [Electronic], Organ, Drums, Bells [Sleigh], Piano, Other [That Creepy Christmas Feeling, Gold, Frankincense, Myrrh] – Sufjan StevensWords By – William C. Dix
6:47
33 Noel Vol. I 17:12
34Jupiter Winter
Cello – Maria Bella JeffersDrums – James McAlisterTrombone – Ben LanzTrumpet – C. J. CamerieriViolin – Naho Tsutsui, Rob MooseVocals, Electric Piano [Rhodes], Piano, Acoustic Guitar, Bass, Organ [Electronic], Bells [Sleigh], Shaker, Other [Figgy Pudding] – Sufjan StevensVocals, Viola – Marla HansenWords By, Music By – Sufjan Stevens
3:50
35The Little Drummer Boy
Vocals – Bridgit DeCookVocals, Acoustic Guitar, Guitar [Electric], Bells [Sleigh], Tambourine – Sufjan StevensWords By, Music By – Harry Simeone, Henry Onorati, Katherine K. Davis
3:43
36Put The Lights On The Tree
Animation – Tom Eaton
2:07
37Lo! How A Rose E'Er Blooming
Acoustic Guitar, Guitar [Electric], Vocals, Glockenspiel – Sufjan StevensArranged By [Originally] – Michael PraetoriusMusic By – AnonymousTranslated By – Theodore BakerVocals, Banjo – Matt MorganWords By [15th Century German Carol] – Traditional
3:22
38O Holy Night
Backing Vocals, Other [Christmas Cheer] – Colin StevensBanjo, Vocals, Organ, Piano, Recorder, Glockenspiel, Bass, Drums, Tambourine, Shaker, Other [Bravado] – Sufjan StevensMusic By – Adolph Charles AdamVocals, Acoustic Guitar – Denison WitmerVocals, Other [High Notes, Christmas Cheer] – Shara WordenWords By – Placide Cappeau
4:04
39Hark! The Herald Angels Sing!
Bells, Glockenspiel [Played Through Various Special Effects] – Sufjan StevensMusic By – MendelssohnWords By – Charles Wesley
0:45
40Ding! Dong!
Bells [Various], Glockenspiel [Various], Recorder – Sufjan StevensMusic By – Sufjan Stevens
0:55
41Holy, Holy, Holy
Music By – John B. DykesPiano, Vocals, Guitar – Sufjan StevensVocals – Marla HansenWords By – Reginald Heber
3:50
42That Was The Worst Christmas Ever!
Vocals [Angelic] – Shara WordenVocals [Earthly], Piano, Acoustic Guitar, Banjo, Other [Sad Feelings] – Sufjan StevensWords By, Music By – Sufjan Stevens
3:18
43 Hark! Vol. II 24:55
44Away In A Manager
Music By – James R. MurrayVocals – Bridgit DeCookVocals, Banjo, Acoustic Guitar, Guitar [Electric], Other [Nostalgia, Eggnog] – Sufjan StevensWords By [Verse 3] – John T. McFarlandWords By [Verses 1 & 2] – Anonymous
2:54
45Joy To The World
Music By – Lowell MasonVocals – Bridgit DeCookVocals, Acoustic Guitar, Guitar [Electric], Bells [Sleigh], Tambourine, Other [Mistletoe, Tidings Of Comfort & Joy] – Sufjan StevensWords By – Isaac Watts
4:20
46Hey Guys! It's Christmas Time!
Vocals – Bridgit DeCookVocals, Drums, Percussion, Bass, Guitar [Electric], Bells [Sleigh], Other [Positive Feedback, Negative Feedback, Christmas Cheer] – Sufjan StevensWords By, Music By – Sufjan Stevens
4:41
47Sister Winter
Cello – Maria Bella JeffersDrums, Celesta [Celeste], Chimes [Wind], Vibraslap, Other [Christmas Cheer] – James McAlisterEngineer [Drums, Percussion] – Casey FoubertTrombone – Ben LanzTrumpet – C. J. CamerieriViolin – Naho Tsutsui, Rob MooseVocals, Piano, Acoustic Guitar, Guitar [Electric], Bass, Drums, Bells [Sleigh], Tambourine, Other [Apologies, Cranberry Sauce] – Sufjan StevensVocals, Viola – Marla HansenWords By, Music By – Sufjan Stevens
5:04
48Star Of Wonder
Trombone – Ben LanzTrumpet – C. J. CamerieriVocals – Marla HansenVocals, Piano, Guitar [Electric], Acoustic Guitar, Organ, Bass, Drums, Bells [Sleigh], Recorder, Flute, Oboe, Synthesizer [Funny Synthesizer Sounds] – Sufjan StevensWords By, Music By – Sufjan Stevens
7:07

Credits

  • Arranged BySufjan Stevens (tracks: 1.1 to 1.5, 1.7 to 5.11)
  • Artwork By [Comic Strip, Video Stills, Illustrations] – Tom Eaton
  • Illustration [EP Covers]Stephen Halker
  • Liner NotesSanta Sufjan
  • Mastered ByAlan Douches (tracks: 1.1 to 4.7)
  • Other [Short Story] – Rick Moody
  • Painting [Christmas Portrait Painstakingly]Jacques Bredy
  • Photography By [Professional], Art Direction [Photo], Photography By [Christmas Portrait The Painting Is Rendered From]Denny Renshaw
  • Photography By, Transcription By [Chord Charts Painstakingly]Rob Moose
  • Recorded ByBridgit DeCook (tracks: 4.1 to 4.7), Colin Stevens (tracks: 3.1 to 3.8), Denison Witmer (tracks: 3.1 to 3.8), Laura Myers (tracks: 3.1 to 3.8), Matt Morgan (tracks: 1.1 to 1.7), Monique Aiuto (tracks: 2.1 to 3.8), Shara Worden (tracks: 3.1 to 3.8), Vito Aiuto (tracks: 2.1 to 3.8)
  • Recorded By, Producer, Other [Short Story], Design [Package Design], Layout, Typography, Artwork By [Illustrations]Santa Sufjan

Notes

Box set which includes five EPs, a 40-page booklet, a comic and a sticker sheet.

Label written as 'Asthmatic Kitty Christmas'.

All songs by Sufjan Stevens
©2006 New Jerusalem Music/ASCAP

Music "O Come O Come Emmanuel": "Veni Emmanuel"
Music "What Child Is This Anyway": "Greensleeves"
Music "Away In A Manger": "Mueller"

Recorded at home in Brooklyn, New York:

Vol. I - December 2001
Vol. II - November 2002
Vol. III - December 2003 (and in Philadelphia, Pennysylvania)
Vol. IV - December 2005 (and at the Buddy Project in Astoria, Queens)
Vol. V - June 2006 (and at Atlantic Sound Studios in DUMBO, and at the Buddy Project in Astoria, Queens except auxiliary drums and percussion on track 7, engineered by Casey Foubert at Home, Seattle, WA.

Mastered by Alan Douches at West West Side.

Drums on "Put The Lights On The Tree" recorded at the Buddy Project, 2006. Other overdubs for this song were recorded in June 2006.

Barcodes

  • Barcode (Sticker): 6 56605 60282 0
  • Matrix / Runout (Vol. 1): 304A3<7205>AKR0281 WWW.BELLWETHERMFG.COM
  • Matrix / Runout (Vol. 2): 30513<7205>AKR0282 WWW.BELLWETHERMFG.COM
  • Matrix / Runout (Vol. 3): 304C3<7205>AKR0283 WWW.BELLWETHERMFG.COM
  • Matrix / Runout (Vol. 4): 304D3<7205>AKR0284 WWW.BELLWETHERMFG.COM
  • Matrix / Runout (Vol. 5): 304E3<7205>AKR0285 WWW.BELLWETHERMFG.COM
  • Mastering SID Code (Vol. 1): IFPI L481
  • Mastering SID Code (Vol. 2): IFPI L481
  • Mastering SID Code (Vol. 3): IFPI L481
  • Mastering SID Code (Vol. 4): IFPI L481
  • Mastering SID Code (Vol. 5): IFPI L481
  • Mould SID Code (Vol. 1): IFPI 811G
  • Mould SID Code (Vol. 2): IFPI 811G
  • Mould SID Code (Vol. 3): IFPI 811G
  • Mould SID Code (Vol. 4): IFPI 811G
  • Mould SID Code (Vol. 5): IFPI 811F
  • Rights Society: ASCAP

Companies

  • Copyright (c) – New Jerusalem Music
  • Copyright (c) – Asthmatic Kitty Records
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Asthmatic Kitty Records
  • Mastered At – West West Side Music
  • Recorded At – The Buddy Project
  • Manufactured By – www.BellwetherMfg.com
  • Recorded At – Atlantic Sound Studios


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