Sufjan Stevens Vinyl, CD & tapes by Sufjan Stevens at Norman Records

With more projects and feelings than time itself, Sufjan Stevens strikes as a relatable figure. He’s tried, in vain, to write fifty records for fifty states (striking out at two), made song suites for American turnpikes, performed his movie songs ...read more »

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Sufjan Stevens
The Greatest Gift

Sufjan Stevens made a gorgeous and devastating work with Carrie & Lowell, meditating on his relationship with his mother over a collection of tracks that sounded additive to Elliott Smith's folk style. After releasing a live companion piece, he now also offers The Greatest Gift, with outtakes (read: leftover epics), remixes from friends and iPhone demos. An essential for all who adore this man.
  • Vinyl LP (AKR134LP-C1)
  • Limited edition

Sufjan Stevens
The Ascension

The undisputed king of sensual, emotional indie-folk, Sufjan Stevens returns with a new studio album and his second full-length of 2020 following the experimental 'Aporia' that he made with his step-father Lowell Brams. Here Sufjan switches proceedings up hugely from the hauntingly sparse, unanimously loved ‘Carrie & Lowell’ by delivering eighty minutes of electronics-tinged art rock. Expect lush suites, moving melodic songwriting, sweeping build-ups and glitchy beats.
  • Vinyl Double LP (AKR150LP)
  • CD (AKR150CD)

Sufjan Stevens & Timo Andres
The Decalogue

It will be of no surprise to anyone who has heard his various albums that Sufjan Stevens would go on to score a ballet. His music has the dexterity and lightness of touch to successfully soundtrack such a thing and here is his debut effort made available to the public for the first time. It has been performed by pianist Timo Andres, a Brooklyn performer who has already collaborated with the likes of Kronos Quartet and Philip Glass.
  • Vinyl LP (AKR135LP-DLX)
  • In stock and ready to ship
  • Vinyl LP (AKR135LP)
  • CD (AKR135CD)

Sufjan Stevens
Enjoy Your Rabbit

Originally released in 2001 before ‘Michigan’ and ‘Illinois’, Sufjan Steven’s ‘Enjoy Your Rabbit’ foretells his 2010 electronic ‘Age Of Adz’. Though overlooked by many, there are fans who regard ‘Enjoy Your Rabbit’ as Sufjan’s greatest work. Departing from the singer-songwriter format of his debut Asthmatic Kitty Records album, ‘A Sun Came’, this is a collection of fourteen colourful instrumental compositions combining Sufjan’s noted gift for melody with electronic sounds to create an unusually playful and human - not to mention humane - electronic experience. Great for dancing, driving, writing, cooking, painting, running, walking and, of course, eating Chinese food, ‘... Rabbit’ features nearly eighty minutes of music that will truly soothe the savage breast, whatever that means.
  • Vinyl Double LP (AKR003)
  • In stock and ready to ship
  • Last copy

Sufjan Stevens & Lowell Brams
Aporia

Sufjan Stevens takes a step into the world of New Age music with Aporia. It is a collaborative album made with Lowell Brams of Carrie & Lowell fame who co-owns Asthmatic Kitty records and also happens to be Sufjan Stevens’ stepfather. What we have here is the soundtrack of a non-existent sci-fi film that takes its cues from the likes of John Carpenter, Wendy Carlos and Mike Oldfield. This isn't something Sufjan Stevens has made on quiet weekend when he had nothing else to do, this is a proper, fully realised work.
  • Vinyl LP (AKR137LP-C1)
  • Coloured vinyl
  • Limited edition
  • CD (AKR137CD)

Sufjan Stevens
The Avalanche

If Sufjan Stevens lengthy and complex Illinois album isn't enough for you then here comes The Avalanche a collection of outtakes and alternative versions of tracks from the album. Sufjan's throwaways are better than most people's keepers so this is another treasure trove of treats from the pied piper of indie folk. This new edition comes on special coloured vinyl of Avalanche White and Hatchback Orange.   
  • Vinyl Double LP (AKR022LP-C1)
  • Coloured vinyl
  • CD (AKR022)

Sufjan Stevens, Bryce Dessner, Nico Muhly, James McAlister
Planetarium

This is a potentially fascinating collaboration between these four lauded composers based around the ideas of space...not just outer space but your own inner space. A song suite that explores the planets and our solar system taking in piano ballads, proggy crescendos and everything in between. Oh and in case you are wondering Sufjan does sing.  
  • Vinyl Double LP (4AD0009LP)
  • CD (4AD0009CD)

Sufjan Stevens
Songs For Christmas

How nice it would be to live in Sufjan world. Each year around the festive season he'd gather round with friends to make a Christmas EP. He'll be there in a massive jumper singing away. Heartwarming. Well this tradition went on for a few years and now you can get all the yuletide fruits on this box set of all the songs. Sufjan's folky and melancholy tones are just perfect for Christmas listening. Let it sleet. 
  • Vinyl LP box set (AKR28LP)
  • CD box set (AKR028)

Sufjan Stevens
Carrie & Lowell

Sufjan Stevens left behind the folk game a long time ago, declaring his plan to write fifty records for fifty states a mere joke -- a sentiment that failed to wash away the beauty of the ornately composed Michigan and the pantomimic Illinoise. In the years since, he's been writing song cycles dedicated to the solar system, conducting orchestras in tributes to American highways, making fun of people on his blog and releasing records that betray deep existential crises -- All Delighted People and the synth-mad Age of Adz. He returns now with Carrie & Lowell, a record which promises a retracing of footsteps, back to the days when Stevens was about acoustic guitars, banjos and soft sadness. It's dedicated to his mum and step-dad. Argh. Crying.
  • CD (AKR099CD)

Sufjan Stevens
Seven Swans

Sufjan Stevens’ ‘Seven Swans’ was originally released in 2004. Ten years on, and this revered indie folk record gets the reissue treatment after becoming somewhat of a modern classic. The new version has been remastered and pressed onto higher quality vinyl. It includes bonus tracks that didn’t originally make the cut, alongside a bonus 7” of two Sufjan songs from the ‘Seven Swans’ sessions that are not currently available in any other format.
  • Vinyl LP (AKR130LP)
  • CD (AKR130CD)

Sufjan Stevens
Greetings From Michigan

The time Sufjan first came to some kind of international prominence was with this wonderful sprawl of a record that was the first of his supposed 50 albums about US states. That didn't happen but this and Illinois were more than enough. Intricate, literate song craft, beautiful folk melodies and my favourite lyric of all time "and I've seen my wife, at the K-Mart, in strange ideas, we live apart". 
  • CD (AKR07CD)

Sufjan Stevens
Illinoise

Sufjan Stevens had already made his superb Michigan album which blew this listener's socks clean off back in 2003. Illinois was the moment we all really thought he'd go through with his 50 state project. It takes Michigan's clever and complex rural folk and supersizes it with all kinds of compositions mostly with ridiculous titles. Like an enormous pudding buffet that lasts forever,  beautiful heartfelt folk rubs up against orchestrated pop, polka, ambient, neo-classical and everything in between. A brilliant record.   
  • Vinyl Double LP (AKR014LP)
  • In stock and ready to ship
  • CD (AKR014CD)


Sufjan Stevens
Love Yourself / With My Whole Heart

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Sufjan Stevens
Mystery Of Love

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Sufjan Stevens
Tonya Harding

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Sufjan Stevens
The Age of Adz

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Run Rabbit Run

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Sufjan Stevens
All Delighted People

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Sufjan Stevens, Curtains, Various
Achoo! An Asthmatic Kitty Sampler Vol 2

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Sufjan Stevens & Stephen Halker
Super Teenage Hooper Hero's

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Sufjan Stevens
The B.Q.E.

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Sufjan Stevens, Broken Social Scene, Various
See You On The Moon

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Sufjan Stevens, Various
Mews Too

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Sufjan Stevens
Welcome To Michigan

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