Saturday, April 21

Sufjan Stevens 9-20-2006 @ Fox Theater, Atlanta

This show was seven months ago, but something tells me people will still be eager to hear it. I was there that evening, camped out about fifteen rows back. There were some major PA and gear issues at the beginning of the set (thus the abruptly ended "The Transfiguration" and later second attempt), and the setlist wasn't exactly what I was hoping for, but there were some very nice moments. I understand the 4600-capacity Fox was the largest show Sufjan had played to that date. Now if I could only find a recording of My Brightest Diamond covering Bill Withers' "Use Me" in the opener, that would be great.

A CNN review of the show can be found here. You can sample a few tracks below, or download the full show in a 180mb .zip file from Sendspace or from Megaupload.

Sufjan Stevens
September 20, 2006
Fox Theater, Atlanta, GA

01. intro
02. Sister
03. The Lord God Bird
04. The Transfiguration (aborted)
05. tech issues [omitted from recording]
06. Detroit, Lift Up Your Weary Head!
07. Casimir Pulaski Day
08. John Wayne Gacy, Jr.
09. Jacksonville
10. Bird Wasp story
11. The Predatory Wasp of the Palisades...
12. Abraham
13. A Good Man is Hard to Find
14. Majesty Snowbird
15. Seven Swans
16. The Transfiguration
17. Chicago
18. applause
19. Romulus
20. The Dress Looks Nice on You

For more on Sufjan Stevens, see his Asthmatic Kitty site.

Bonus mp3:

Sufjan Stevens - The Man of Metropolis Steals Our Hearts [from Illinois]
Sufjan Stevens - Casimir Pulaski Day [from Illinois]
Sufjan Stevens - The Henney Buggy Band [from The Avalanche]


Anonymous Anonymous said...


1:55 PM

Blogger Rich said...

Sure thing, anon.

9:54 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Better late than never" rings so true in this scenario. Thank you so much for posting this!!

1:03 AM

Anonymous chinca said...

you don't know how happy this is going to make my wife.....

9:54 AM

Blogger The Falconer said...

I'm glad to see they deleted the feedback explosion from that show. That was very unpleasant. Of course that still doesn't fix the flawed setlist "Pay $30 to see Sujfan play songs from the album nobody bought!"

10:27 AM

Blogger Rich said...

Makes me glad I caught that 40 Watt show with the Illinoisemakers the year before. Too bad I didn't tape it. D'oh.

10:48 AM

Blogger Nicole Rork said...

Thanks for the up.

4:09 PM

Blogger Rayhan said...

hah, the little side conversation in 'chicago' cracked me up

<3 live recordings

11:29 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

i was at this show and have been looking for it. thank you!!!

5:56 PM

Blogger Justin said...

Thanks so much for posting this. Incredible sound on this one...

12:11 PM


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