Sufjan Stevens announces ‘The Greatest Gift’ Mixtape; Listen to “Wallowa Lake Monster” now

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SUFJAN STEVENS ANNOUNCES THE GREATEST GIFT MIXTAPE Out Friday, November 24 on Asthmatic Kitty via Inertia Music

Listen to “Wallowa Lake Monster” now

Sufjan Stevens has shared “Wallowa Lake Monster”, taken from his forthcoming The Greatest Gift mixtape. The Greatest Gift, a collection of outtakes, remixes and demos from Stevens’ lauded 2015 album Carrie & Lowell, is set for release on yellow cassette, translucent yellow vinyl and all digital formats on Friday, November 24 on Asthmatic Kitty via Inertia Music. A portion of the proceeds from the release will benefit the Cancer Support Community.

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″ 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”.

The new collection serves as a companion piece to the original album, alongside the Carrie & Lowell Live album released earlier this year.

Further new music from Stevens is featured in Luca Guadagnino’s highly anticipated film Call Me By Your Name starring Armie Hammer and Timothée Chalamet, out FridayNovember 24.


“Sufjan Stevens’ new album, Carrie & Lowell, is his best…it feels
like his most classic and pure effort…a masterpiece.”

Pitchfork, 9.3, Best New Music

“A stark, sublime immersion in intimate memory.”
Uncut, 9/10

“[Stevens] spools out his genius as casually as breathing.”
NME, 9/10

“Stevens is one of the most remarkable talents of our time.
Unquestionably his finest album to date.


“…his most gorgeous effort to date—a dauntlessly intimate song cycle
that wrestles with the specters of abandonment and disconnection,
all inside transcendent electro-meets-acoustic pop arrangements

The New York Times

Sufjan Stevens
The Greatest Gift

1. Wallowa Lake Monster
2. Drawn to the Blood (Sufjan Stevens Remix)
3. Death with Dignity (Helado Negro Remix)
4. John My Beloved (iPhone Demo)
5. Drawn to the Blood (Fingerpicking Remix)
6. The Greatest Gift
7. Exploding Whale (Doveman Remix)
8. All of Me Wants All of You (Helado Negro Remix)
9. Fourth of July (900X Remix)
10. The Hidden River of My Life
11. City of Roses

The Greatest Gift by Sufjan Stevens is out Friday, November 24
on Asthmatic Kitty via Inertia Music
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