Seven Swans Import
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'Seven Swans' is sparse compared to the later, equally magnificent, offerings that have kicked his American States project off,but there is something very special about the sparser approach on this album - an album on which the troubadour finally found his voice.
The lyrics are as original, off-beat and downright quirky as ever, while the simple melodies are totally beguiling. It could so easily cross the line into the awful territories of twee, but it is the way that Sufjan Stevens walks this tightrope perfectly that makes him a rare talent.
Who would have thought that intense pop songs featuring acoustic guitar and banjo could be so engrossing? A record that puts a smile on my face every time I play it, and what more could I ask for? HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
Buy it for someone you love.
What can i say? Anybody who likes Dylan, Bonnie Prince Billy, Bill Callahan, Laura Marling, Nick Drake etc etc is going to love this with a passion. A medley of guitar, banjo's, drums, bass, tunes and lyrics to make your day better.
Owned for many years on CD - and just bought the vinyl - which arrived on bright pink marbled 140g vinyl, with a free 7" on grey marbled vinyl. Beautiful matt sleeve, with lyrics and cool line drawings that deserve to be seen on 12" cardboard.
the music is timeless, the lyrics are Christian/ God centric - but also speak of universal truths.
Check out this classic, before the kitchen sink was added to make the almost as good, but less simple Illinois.
It is not only intelligent and joyous and dream like, it is wonderfully orchestrated. More sincerity and invention and ideas in the first 60 seconds of this record than the likes of Damian Rice can muster in a whole record.
Stop a moment, listen and breath in the cool air of this record. it may just save you.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I am making the assumption that anyone considering buying this CD has heard and enjoyed "Chicago", "Come feel the Illanois" and perhaps some of the other CD's. Read morePublished on 26 Aug. 2009 by B. J. Warner
I love Michigan and Illinois so much that I didn't bother to research the comments people had made about Seven Swans before I bought it. This was a mistake. Read morePublished on 26 Jun. 2008 by JellybeanData
This dude's talent for gracefully articulating a personal spirituality is in the same category as Van Morrison and Leonard Cohen. Read morePublished on 22 Mar. 2008 by Peter Uys
The ability of this guy to gracefully articulate a personal spirituality is on the level of Van Morrison and Leonard Cohen. Read morePublished on 22 Mar. 2008 by Peter Uys
Sometimes it takes a while for an album to grow on you. It took many listens to this album to understand it. Read morePublished on 29 Nov. 2006 by JABITheW