Sufjan Stevens

Carrie and Lowell Live

Released 12/01/17 Label Asthmatic Kitty Genre Rock-Pop Cat no. AKR132lp-C1

Black Friday 2017 Release. Translucent blue colored vinyl.


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This is a Black Friday 2017 item. It will be available to purchase from our store from on November 24th. Remaining stock will be available to purchase from this page at 12.01am December 1st

Asthmatic Kitty Records is pleased to announce Carrie & Lowell Live, an audio and visual document of Sufjan's November 9, 2015 performance at North Charleston Performing Arts Center in South Carolina. This translucent blue 12" includes "Blue Bucket of Gold" on one side, and a cover of Drake's "Hotline Bling" featuring Gallant on Side B. Released in March 2015, Carrie & Lowell is perhaps Sufjan's bleakest album, tracing the songwriter's struggle with grief and depression following the sudden death of his mother. To promote the album, Sufjan set out on an extensive worldwide tour, playing almost 100 concerts performing almost exclusively songs from the new record. The show, which was designed by Marc Janowitz, incorporated an expansive lighting display and cathedral-like LED columns featuring home videos shot by Sufjan's maternal grandfather, Nick Marabeas. Much of this vintage footage highlights family birthdays, graduations, and weddings of Carrie and her siblings from the late 1940s through the early 1970s, lending the performances the emotional arc of a memorial, celebrating Carries life and meditating on her death with a sweeping transcendence that gave testament to Sufjan's central thesis of mourning: that in spite of death, we must go on living in fullness and joy.