Sufjan Stevens to release album of ‘Illinois’ extras

Outtakes and extras album set for release

Sufjan Stevens is due to release ’The Avalanche’ – an album of material culled from the sessions for his ’Illinois’ record.

’Illinois’ was originally conceived as a double album but, as the project developed, the album became a single.

The left-over tracks have been collected together on ‘The Avalanche’, which is due to be released on July 26.

The title track was originally intended to feature as a central part of the ’Illinois’ album but appeared only as an extra track on the vinyl version.

’The Avalanche’ also features three versions of the track ’Chicago’, ’Casimir Pulaski Day’ and ’Pittsfield’.