From 2001 through 2010, Sufjan Stevens recorded an annual Christmas album that he gifted to friends and family. The recording process took place every December for one week, usually at home, provoking collaborations with friends, roommates, and musical peers.
In 2006, Stevens’ label, Asthmatic Kitty Records, released Songs for Christmas, a CD box set compiling the first five of these albums, Volumes I-V. Later in 2012, the label released Silver & Gold, a CD and vinyl box set compiling of Volumes VI-X. The first five volumes have never previously been released to vinyl.
This holiday season, Asthmatic Kitty Records is proud to finally release Songs for Christmas: Volumes I-V as a 5-piece vinyl box set. The box set features all 42 songs from the original CD box set, including fan favorites like “Sister Winter”, “That Was The Worst Christmas Ever”, “Only At Christmas Time”, and “Put The Lights on the Tree”.
Includes all original package design with illustrations by Sufjan Stevens, Stephen Halker, and a family portrait painting by Jacques Bredy, as well as lyrics, chord charts, and full recording credits for all the songs.