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Sufjan Stevens
Portland 2006 [no label, 2CD]
Live at the Crystal Ballroom, Portland OR, October 13, 2006.

If Sufjan Stevens' KEXP show in July 2005 (click here) is considered minimalist, then his show at the Crystal Ballroom in Portland, Oregon on October 13, 2006 is nothing short of an epic. As Scott D Lewis wrote on the internet, "Backed by at least 15 musicians wearing butterfly wings, Stevens identified himself as their ringleader by wearing a set of large bird wings and commenting, 'You can call me the majestic songbird,' a reference to a gorgeous new song Stevens performed later in the show."

The songs are drawn mainly from Stevens' Illinois album though tracks from Seven Swans, The Avalance and Michigan also appear. Onstage, Stevens does cut a commanding presence (Chicago, They Are Night Zombies) though he sometimes comes across both precious and exquisite in his delivery. While Stevens covers a lot of musical territory in his songs, he really calls to mind the lyricism and the hushed tones of Simon & Garfunkel.

Thanks to thir13en Productions, who seamlessly melded the tracks (sourced from soundboard and audience), for sharing the tracks. (In his notes, thir13en Productions also thanked YLTfan for his original sources.)

For those who haven't caught on to Sufjan Stevens, here is a chance as good as any.

Click on the highlighted tracks to download the MP3s (these are high quality, stereo MP3s - sample rate of 192 kibit/s). As far as we can ascertain, these tracks have never been officially released.

These tracks are no longer available for download. Kindly email us at mybigo@bigozine.com if you want to download these tracks at a later time.

 
Disc 1
Track 01 -crowd anticpates- (3.4MB)
Track 02 Sister (14.1MB)
Track 03 The Transfiguration (6.7MB)
Track 04 The Tallest Man, The Broadest Shoulders Part I: The Great Frontier (11.4MB)
Track 05
Casimir Pulaski Day (7.8MB)
Track 06 Dear Mr. Supercomputer (3.3MB)
Track 07 -story- (5.3MB)
Track 08 The Predatory Wasp Of The Palisades Is Out To Get Us! (12.6MB)
Track 09 John Wayne Gacy, Jr (5.6MB)
Track 10 -story- (628k)
Track 11 Good Man Is Hard To Find (7.1MB)
Track 12 -story- (2.2MB)
Track 13 Majesty Snowbird (13.8MB)
 
Disc 2
Track 01 (...back down to earth...) (732k)
Track 02 Jacksonville (8.3MB)
Track 03 Oh Detroit, Lift Up Your Weary Head (10.4MB)
Track 04 To Be Alone With You (4.5MB)
Track 05 Man Of Metropolis Steals Our Hearts (7.9MB)
Track 06 (...thank you...) (1.1MB)
Track 07 Chicago (6.6MB)
Track 08 -the crowd wants more- (5.5MB)
Track 09 They Are Night Zombies!! They Are Neighbors!! They Have Come Back From The Dead!! Ahhhhh! (7.1MB)



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