Sufjan Stevens’ Christmas compilation confirmed

By | Published on Wednesday 3 October 2012

Sufjan Stevens

Sufjan Stevens has granted fans’ dearest wishes that he release a Christmas LP this year by detailing an almost-new festive collection entitled ‘Silver & Gold: Songs For Christmas, Vols 6-10’.

As is hinted at in the ‘Vols 6-10′ part of that title, it actually comprises five EPs recorded between 2006 and 2010. It will feature guests like The National’s Aaron and Bryce Dessner, Arcade Fire’s Richard Reed Parry and Stevens’ ‘Age Of Adz’ collaborator Cat Martino. There’s no mention of Stevens’ rumoured Kitty Pryde duet on the tracklisting though, which is a shame, but mention or no mention I still want to believe it’s real, like Santa.

Anyway. Digital and physical copies of ‘Silver & Gold’ will be available via Asthmatic Kitty from 13 Nov. Themed temporary tattoos, stickers, a “paper ornament”, a Christmas songbook and “hallucinogenic photographs and psychedelic graphic design (by Sufjan Stevens, drug-free since 1975)” will also appear in a limited edition vinyl box set, priced at a credible $120. Those haven’t been given a release date yet, mind. Before Christmas, though, one would hope.

Much less expensive is this extra info and/or a play of token LP track ‘Christmas Unicorn’.