Stevens, Sufjan - Fourth Of July (Extremely Limited Red Coloured 7" Vinyl)

Sufjan Stevens

Sufjan Stevens - Fourth Of July (Extremely Limited Red Coloured 7" Vinyl)

Pre order now for a 2nd of December release. As this is an import, we will have stock a week after this release date. As it is extremely limited, 1 copy per customer.

Please note : If you pre-order an item and add more items in stock, we will ship the order together when the pre-order arrives. Release dates are subject to change and will be updated on the website.

On July 1, his birthday, Sufjan Stevens is releasing two alternate versions of his song, "Fourth of July." Both versions were recorded around 2014: "Fourth of July (April Base Version)" was recorded in Eau Claire, WI at Justin Vernon's April Base studio, and "Fourth of July (DUMBO Version)" was recorded in Sufjan's old studio in Brooklyn, NY. The original version of "Fourth of July" appeared on Sufjan's 2015 album, Carrie & Lowell. As is (and was) his custom, Sufjan would often rework different versions of his songs while recording an album, and "Fourth of July" was no exception. (Other versions & remixes of the song were released on "The Greatest Gift" mixtape and on the "Exploding Whale" 7" single.) These two latest versions were recently found on old harddrives. The refrain of the song, "We're all gonna die," invokes a meditation on human mortality and fragility, even as it acts as an anchor of stoic hope. It's solemnity invites listeners to feel comfort, connection - even joy - wrought from great pain and loss. The song has recently had a resurgence with listeners - which may speak to a deep national grief and sense of loss. This 7-inch in red will ship in December 2022, which marks the 10-year anniversary of Carrie's death.

Tracklisting:

  1. Fourth Of July (April Base Version)
  2. Fourth Of July (Dumbo Version)

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Category: Pre-Order

Type: Vinyl