(Oct 27, 2012 – Sat. bonus): Sufjan Stevens – For The Widows Of Paradise, For The Fatherless In Ypsilanti

From the 2003 double LP, Greetings From Michigan: The Great Lake State.  From the A side of the album – “Say yEs to Michigan!”  I picked this up on my first stint as a Visiting Professor of Law at the University of Michigan Law School in Ann Arbor in 2003.  It is one of those albums that is highly evocative of place and has cemented memories of visits to every corner of the state during that time.  Stevens idea is that he will eventually record 50 state albums.  So far, he has done Michigan and Illinois.  I suspect he will run out of time before he is done.

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