All Delighted People

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All Delighted People
EP by Sufjan Stevens
Released August 20, 2010 (2010-08-20)
Recorded 2009 and 2010
Genre Indie folk, indie pop, baroque pop, art rock
Length 59:15
Label Asthmatic Kitty
Producer Sufjan Stevens
Sufjan Stevens chronology
The BQE
(2009)
All Delighted People EP
(2010)
The Age of Adz
(2010)

All Delighted People is an EP by Sufjan Stevens released online by Asthmatic Kitty Records on August 20, 2010. It is centered on two versions of Stevens' ballad "All Delighted People". According to the official release webpage it is an "homage to the Apocalypse, existential ennui, and Paul Simon’s 'Sound of Silence'". It debuted at #48 on the Billboard 200[1] and jumped to number #27 the week after.

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[2]
Consequence of Sound 2.5/5 stars[3]
Drowned in Sound (4/10)[4]
The Independent 5/5 stars[5]
NME (3/10)[6]
No Ripcord (4/10)[7]
Pitchfork Media (7.6/10)[8]
PopMatters (6/10)[9]
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars[10]
Spin (7/10)[11]

Track listing[edit]

Compact Disc and digital versions
  1. "All Delighted People" (Original Version) – 11:38
  2. "Enchanting Ghost" – 3:39
  3. "Heirloom" – 2:55
  4. "From the Mouth of Gabriel" – 4:03
  5. "The Owl and the Tanager" – 6:38
  6. "All Delighted People" (Classic Rock Version) – 8:07
  7. "Arnika" – 5:13
  8. "Djohariah" – 17:02
Vinyl edition
A
  1. "All Delighted People" (Original Version) – 11:38
  2. "Enchanting Ghost" – 3:39
  3. "From the Mouth of Gabriel" – 4:03
B
  1. "The Owl and the Tanager" – 6:38
  2. "All Delighted People" (Classic Rock Version) – 8:07
  3. "Arnika" – 5:13
C
  1. "Heirloom" – 2:55
  2. "Djohariah" – 17:02
D
  1. "Untitled" – 2:47
  2. "Untitled" – 1:57
  3. "Untitled" – 0:46
  4. "Untitled" – 2:25
  5. "Untitled" – 1:00
  6. "Untitled" – 1:06
  7. "Untitled" – 1:01
  8. "Untitled" – 0:35
  9. "Untitled" – 2:52
  10. "Untitled" – 1:00
  11. "Untitled" – 3:10
Side D contains a series of piano solos originally recorded as a soundtrack to the 2008 short film "Eve", directed by Natalie Portman. No information is contained about these in the vinyl release.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "All Delighted People EP". Bandcamp. Archived from the original on 21 August 2010. Retrieved August 21, 2010. 
  2. ^ Monger, James Christopher. "All Delighted People EP". allmusic. Retrieved September 12, 2010. 
  3. ^ Freed, Nick (August 26, 2010). "Album Review: Sufjan Stevens – All Delighted People EP". Consequence of Sound. Archived from the original on 1 September 2010. Retrieved September 12, 2010. 
  4. ^ Smith, Patrick (August 23, 2010). "Sufjan Stevens — All Delighted People". Drowned in Sound. Archived from the original on 27 August 2010. Retrieved September 12, 2010. 
  5. ^ Gill, Andy (August 27, 2010). "Album: Sufjan Stevens, All Delighted People". The Independent. Archived from the original on 3 September 2010. Retrieved September 12, 2010. 
  6. ^ Snapes, Laura (September 6, 2010). "Album review: Sufjan Stevens — All Delighted People EP". NME. Archived from the original on 9 September 2010. Retrieved September 12, 2010. 
  7. ^ Coplan, Chris (August 29, 2010). "All Delighted People EP". No Ripcord. Archived from the original on 31 August 2010. Retrieved September 12, 2010. 
  8. ^ Cohen, Ian (September 7, 2010). "Sufjan Stevens: All Delighted People EP". Pitchfork Media. Archived from the original on 10 September 2010. Retrieved September 12, 2010. 
  9. ^ Schumer, Ben (September 10, 2010). "Sufjan Stevens: All Delighted People". Pop Matters. Archived from the original on 12 September 2010. Retrieved September 12, 2010. 
  10. ^ Dolan, Jon (August 23, 2010). "All Delighted People EP by Sufjan Stevens". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on 6 September 2010. Retrieved September 2010. 
  11. ^ Kornhaber, Spencer (August 23, 2010). "Sufjan Stevens, 'All Delighted People' (Asthmatic Kitty)". Spin. Archived from the original on 7 September 2010. Retrieved September 12, 2010. 

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