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Sufjan Stevens Announces Christmas Box Set

Listen to Included Track "Christmas Unicorn"

Oct 02, 2012 Sufjan Stevens Bookmark and Share

Just in time for the upcoming holiday season Sufjan Stevens has announced that he will release a five EP boxset called Silver & Gold: Songs for Christmas, Vols 6-10 on Nov. 13 through Asthmatic Kitty. Expanding on Stevens’ 2006 release Songs for Christmas, the collection gathers recordings taken between 2006 and 2010 and is made up of both traditional classics and 18 original compositions. Throughout the effort Stevens will be joined by the likes of The National’s Aaron and Bryce Dessner, Arcade Fire’s Richard Reed Parry, Age of Adz collaborator Cat Martino, Inlets’ Sebastian Krueger, and many others.

In addition to the packaged music - making it something really worth unwrapping - each box set will include lyric sheets and chord charts, temporary tattoos, Christmas stickers, a paper holiday ornament, extensive liner notes, and “hallucinogenic photographs and psychedelic graphic designs.”

Silver & Gold will be available digitally and as a CD box set, with 2000 limited vinyl editions to be released later this year or in early 2013. Pre-orders can be found here.

Providing a taste of what’s in store, you can stream one of Stevens’ original pieces below, a 12-minute composition called “Christmas Unicorn.”

Details of CD Boxset:

-Five CD EPs
-Christmas stickers
-Temporary tattoos (non-toxic & safe for children)
-A paper ornament (self-assembly with directions)
-An apocalyptic pull-out poster
-Song lyrics and chord charts (sing along with your friends and enemies)
-Hallucinogenic photographs and psychedelic graphic design (by Sufjan Stevens, drug-free since 1975)
-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)

Details of Vinyl Boxset:
-Five EPs on 6 vinyl discs
-Christmas stickers
-Temporary tattoos
-A paper ornament
-A 40-page Christmas songbook with vocal and piano reductions
-A Christmas coloring book
-Hallucinogenic photographs and psychedelic graphic design
-Extensive liner notes



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