Sufjan Stevens

Listen: “Wallowa Lake Monster” From The Greatest Gift Mixtape

Oct 11, 2017

Sufjan Stevens is back at it. The Greatest Gift is a collection of outtakes, remixes and demos from Stevens’ lauded 2015 album Carrie & Lowell and is set for release on November 24th. A portion of the proceeds from the release will benefit the Cancer Support Community. Check out the delicate "Wallowa Lake Monster" below. According to the press release, here is what The Greatest Gift has in store:

The Greatest Gift unveils new remixes by several longstanding collaborators: Roberto C. Lange (a.k.a. Helado Negro) remixes both “Death With Dignity” and “All Of Me Wants All Of You;” Thomas Bartlett (a.k.a. Doveman) remixes “Exploding Whale,” a song previously only available as a 7-inch single; and James McAlister (a.k.a. 900X) remixes “Fourth of July.” The album also features Stevens’ own remix of “Drawn to the Blood.”
The mixtape also includes alternate and/or demo versions of songs from the original album,including a fingerpicking version of “Drawn to the Blood,” and iPhone-recorded demo versions of “John My Beloved” and “Carrie & Lowell.”
Finally, the mixtape features four previously unreleased new songs, “official” outtakes from Carrie & Lowell recorded at the same time as the album. These include “Wallowa Lake Monster” as well as “The Hidden River of My Life,” “City of Roses” and “The Greatest Gift.”