Sufjan Stevens covers Prince on Christmas compilation – listen

Singer reworks 'Alphabet St' on forthcoming 'Silver & Gold' album

Sufjan Stevens covers Prince on Christmas compilation – listen

Photo: Press

Sufjan Stevens has covered Prince's 'Alphabet St' for his upcoming Christmas compilation album – you can listen to the track below.

The 37th track on the 'Illinois' singer's seasonal boxset is a reworking of the lead single from Prince's 1988 album 'Lovesexy'.

The track is taken from Stevens Christmas compilation album, titled 'Silver & Gold: Songs For Christmas, Vols 6-10'. The collection compiles the singer's five Christmas EPs, recorded between 2006 and 2010, and features appearances from the likes of The National's Aaron and Bryce Dessner and Arcade Fire's Richard Reed Parry.

Originally intended as gifts for his family and friends, the collection of songs have been remixed and reassembled for fans in a specially-designed gift box which includes Christmas stickers, temporary tattoos, lyric sheets and chord charts, a paper ornament, an apocalyptic pull-out poster, photos, illustrations and extensive liner-notes.

The boxset, a follow-up to the first five volumes which were released in 2006, features 18 original tracks by the singer as well as covers of holiday classics including 'A Holly Jolly Christmas', 'Sleigh Ride' and 'I'll Be Home For Christmas'.

'Silver & Gold' CD boxset is available on November 13, along with a digital download release the same day, with a vinyl boxset due out later this year or early 2013.



Read More On This Artist

Video: Sufjan Stevens - 'Get Real Get Right'

More News
16 people hospitalised after drug overdoses at Skrillex concert
Run The Jewels release second album early online for free
Coldplay, Ed Sheeran, One Direction & more to play inaugural BBC Music Awards
Death Cab For Cutie say their new album will 'win back' fans
The Flaming Lips' Wayne Coyne discusses Kesha's Dr Luke abuse claims
U2 say their free album was 'a bottle of milk in people's fridge that they weren't...
New York festival CMJ hit by Ebola scare
Foo Fighters preview Washington DC episode of 'Sonic Highways' - watch
Cold War Kids push new album release to March 2015
Chvrches share anime inspired 'Under The Tide' video - watch
Neil Young set for first ever art exhibition in California
Taylor Swift unveils '1989' tracklisting
50 Cent, Sufjan Stevens and Salt-N-Pepa join line-up for LGBT benefit concert in New York
Family of murdered teenager Alice Gross request donations be made to Youth Music charity
Professor Green to play in soundproof glass cube at shopping centre
Pussy Riot's Nadya Tolokonnikova and Masha Alekhina to visit UK Parliament
Rapper ILoveMakkonnen attacked by audience member during a performance in New York - watch
The UK's 'smallest vinyl record shop' opens in a garden in Peterborough
FKA Twigs announces biggest UK headline show to date
Nicki Minaj falls asleep four times while being asked about her bum
Noel Gallagher reveals 'In The Heat Of The Moment' video – watch
Will Butler of Arcade Fire scores new documentary about Barack Obama impersonator

More News

Comments

Please login to add your comment.

Latest Tickets - Booking Now
 
Know Your NME
 

 
NME Store & Framed Prints
Inside NME.COM