Sufjan Stevens helps out The Welcome Wagon's debut
Through the long, storied career of Sufjan Stevens (from fiddling with recorders and percussion in Marzuki to his solo swan-rise), the man has played midwife to a huge number of musical acts, both his own and those of his label, Asthmatic Kitty. But these days Stevens is moving away from his four-percent-completed 50-state traipse, instead choosing to return to the spiritual swell of Seven Swans by recording, producing and arranging a debut album for gospel group The Welcome Wagon.
Welcome's Welcome will include 12 tracks' worth of folk-gospel duets laden with Stevens' orchestral flourishes, including "Sold! To the Nice Rich Man," which can be found on the band's website.
1. Up On A Mountain
2. Sold! To The Nice Rich Man
3. Unless the Lord the House Shall Build
4. He Never Said A Mumblin' Word
5. Hail To The Lord's Anointed
6. But For You Who Fear My Name
7. American Legion
8. You Made My Day
9. Half A Person
11. I Am A Stranger
12. Deep Were His Wounds, And Red
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