Carrie & Lowell Live
Sufjan Stevens - Carrie & Lowell Live
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Based on 4 reviews
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Based on 65 ratings
2017 Ratings: #8
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The Independent

Carrie & Lowell, Sufjan Stevens’s valedictory reflection on his late mother, is an unusually tender and revealing reminiscence; and this live recording is, if anything, even more moving


Carrie & Lowell Live manages to make itself accessible to listeners who bemoaned the original LP’s lack of variety and flair, and all without betraying diehards such as me who swear that C&L is one of the best albums of the last decade.


This audiovisual album takes a record that thrived on simplicity and adorns it with glowsticks, but each track retains a subtle beauty.

Under The Radar

These live versions from Sufjan Stevens and fellows are as universal as they are intimate, with a strength of vibration you wouldn't need to search for with your eyes closed.

Oct 6, 2017
I saw this tour live and spent some of the time in tears. This just brings me back to that magical evening. Perhaps I am biased with my rating, but magic is magic.
Sep 23, 2017
As a live album this is an absolute astounding tight sounding band enhancing Sufjan's spellbinding vocals...
Aug 21, 2017*
I've always struggled with Sufjan Stevens despite respecting his craft and the deep inner place his work comes from, this live album makes Carrie & Lowell more digestible and in fact deeply enjoyable.

Therefore I feel his albums need to be more live-treated instead of the studio-polish which simply turns me off of most of his releases. Some voices should really only be behind a piano or an acoustic guitar.
Jun 6, 2017
One of the best live albums of all time. Pure masterpice.
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Track List
  1. Redford (For Yia-Yia and Pappou)
  2. Death with Dignity
  3. Should Have Known Better
  4. All of Me Wants All of You
  5. John My Beloved
  6. The Only Thing
  7. Fourth of July
  8. No Shade in the Shadow of the Cross
  9. Carrie & Lowell
  10. Drawn to the Blood
  11. Eugene
  12. Vesuvius
  13. Futile Devices
  14. Blue Bucket of Gold
  15. Blue Bucket Outro
  16. Hotline Bling (Encore) [feat. Gallant]

Added on: April 1, 2017