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.
September 20, 2006
Fox Theater, Atlanta, GA
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.
10. Bird Wasp story
11. The Predatory Wasp of the Palisades...
13. A Good Man is Hard to Find
14. Majesty Snowbird
15. Seven Swans
16. The Transfiguration
20. The Dress Looks Nice on You
For more on Sufjan Stevens, see his Asthmatic Kitty site.
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]