Listen: Sufjan Stevens Shares Early “Chicago” Demo

He also announced a 10th anniversary reissue of Illinois

Sufjan Stevens has big news and it involves an unreleased version of “Chicago”.

According to Consequence of Sound, the highly rated 2005 album Illinois is to be reissued on April 1st by Asthmatic Kitty. The 10th anniversary reissue record will feature the original 22 songs. It will also include new cover art and be packaged with a demo version of the LP “Chicago”.

The album will be sold in it’s original 12-inch star-shaped form, taken from the Chicago flag.

The demo sounds structurally the same as the final release with a less orchestration.

Listen to the demo below.

Photo courtesy of The Catholic Catalogue.