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Cat no. AKR014LP-C2


Disc 1

Concerning the UFO Sighting Near Highland, Illinois
The Black Hawk War, Or, How to Demolish an Entire Civilization and Still Fe
Come On! Feel the Illinoise! (Pt. 1: The World's Columbian Exposition,
John Wayne Gacy, Jr.
A Short Reprise for Mary Todd, Who Went Insane, But for Very Good Reasons
Decatur, Or, Round of Applause for Your Stepmother!
One Last 'Whoo-Hoo!' For the Pullman
Casimir Pulaski Day
To the Workers of the Rock River Valley Region, I Have an Idea Concerni
Disc 2

The Man of Metropolos Steals Our Hearts
Prairie Fire That Wanders About
A Conjunction of Drones Simulating the Way in Which Sufjan Stevens Has an
The Predatory Wasp of the Palisades is Out to Get Us!
They Are Night Zombies!! They Are Neighbours!! They Have Come Back from
Let's Hear That String Part Again, Because I Don't Think They Heard It
In This Temple as in the Hearts of Man for Whom He Saved the Earth"
The Seer's Tower
The Tallest Man, The Broadest Shoulders (Pt. 1: The Great Frontier, Pt. 2:
Riffs and Variations on a Single Note for Jelly Roll, Earl Hines, Louis
Out of Egypt, Into the Great Laugh of Mankind, And I Shake the Dirt fro

We're proud to announce a very special 10th anniversary edition of Sufjan Stevens' Illinois. In 2005 Sufjan Stevens released Illinois, his fourth album and the second in his 50-state project. Sufjan fans with long memories might recall a minor hiccup in our release of Illinois as it related to the inclusion of a certain Metropolis-born man of steel. While we do love balloons, we've always missed the imminent presence Big Blue brought to the album's cover art, short-lived though it was. But things are very different in 2015 than they were in 2005, and different times call for different heroes. So, ten years after we released the double LP of Illinois, we're proud to announce a special 10th anniversary edition of the LP that includes Chicago-born Adam Brashear aka Blue Marvel on the cover. The double LP will include an "Antimatter Blue" and "Cape White" vinyl colors. The audio for the special edition comes from a 2014 remastered version of Illinois. We commissioned children's book artist and the original Illinois cover artist Divya Srinivasan to portray Blue Marvel in the style of the original art. We're pressing 10,000 double LPs of this edition. And we might include an extra surprise so stay tuned.