Editors’ Notes The hushed, acoustic textures of Stevens' 2015 album, Carrie & Lowell, marked his return to indie folk. The Greatest Gift offers Carrie & Lowell remixes, demos, and outtakes that simultaneously illuminate the album's genesis and create a parallel-universe version. As fascinating as it is to hear a fragile, acoustic-based track like "Drawn to the Blood" reimagined with sweeping, pulsing electronic textures, it's equally intriguing to encounter spare, unvarnished demos of "John My Beloved" and "Carrie & Lowell," not to mention outtakes that stand tall alongside the original cuts.

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Wallowa Lake Monster
1
6:52
 
Drawn to the Blood (Sufjan Stevens Remix)
2
5:28
 
Death with Dignity (Helado Negro Remix)
3
4:08
 
John My Beloved (iPhone Demo)
4
4:17
 
Drawn to the Blood (Fingerpicking Remix)
5
2:01
 
The Greatest Gift
6
1:51
 
Exploding Whale (Doveman Remix)
7
5:27
 
All of Me Wants All of You (Helado Negro Remix)
8
3:24
 
Fourth of July (900X Remix)
9
6:48
 
The Hidden River of My Life
10
4:04
 
City of Roses
11
2:14
 
Carrie & Lowell (iPhone Demo)
12
1:52
 

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