For over a decade, and almost every Christmas, Sufjan Stevens recorded a Christmas album that he gifted to friends and family. The recording process took place every December, for one week, usually at home, provoking collaborations with friends, roommates, and musical peers.
In 2006, Stevens' label, Asthmatic Kitty Records, released Songs for Christmas, a CD boxset compiling the first five of these albums, Volumes I-V. And in 2012, the label released Silver & Gold, a CD and vinyl boxset compiling of Volumes VI-X. But the first five volumes have never been released to vinyl.
This Christmas, Asthmatic Kitty Records is finally releasing 'Songs for Christmas: Volumes I-V' as a 5xLP vinyl boxset. The boxset includes fan favourites like 'Sister Winter', 'That Was The Worst Christmas Ever', 'Only At Christmas Time' and 'Put The Lights on the Tree'.
“Hardly a straight-ahead Christmas album, then...Whatever, it's Sufjan Stevens. He's a modern wonder, and now he's just made Christmas better as well!” BBC.
“The season's most thrilling holiday release.” Entertainment Weekly.
“There are moments of quirky holiday splendor -- moments akin to some of the best material on Greetings from Michigan and Illinois -- that make plowing through
the entire five-EP set a pleasure.” Allmusic.
O Come O Come Emmanuel
We're Goin' to the Country
Lo How A Rose E'er Blooming
It's Christmas! Let's Be Glad!
Holy, Holy, Etc
Angels We Have Heard On High
Put The Lights On The Tree
Come Thou Font of Every Blessing
I Saw Three Ships
Only At Christmas Time
Once in David's Royal City
Hark! The Herald Angels Sing!
What Child Is This Anyway?
Bring a Torch, Jeanette, Isabella
O Come, O Come Emmanuel
Come On! Let's Boogey to the Elf Dance!
We Three Kings
O Holy Night
That Was the Worst Christmas Ever!
All the King's Horns
The Friendly Beasts
The Little Drummer Boy
Away in a Manger
Hey Guys! It's Christmas Time!
The First Noel
Did I Make You Cry on Christmas Day? (Well You Deserved It!)
Joy To The World
Once In Royal David's City
Get Behind Me, Santa!
Christmas in July
Lo! How A Rose E'er Blooming
O Come, O Come Emmanuel
Star of Wonder
Holy, Holy, Holy
The Winter Solstice
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