The 37th track on Sufjan Stevens’ new Christmas compilation Silver & Gold is mislabeled on Bandcamp.”Alphabet” should actually read “Alphabet St.” as in the name of Prince’s lead single off 1988′s Lovesexy. Yes, Sufjy included a Prince cover on his Christmas album, and it’s a pretty solid reinterpretation with galactic sound effects accompanying his best attempts at crooning. Listen below.
For further tastes of Silver & Gold that sadly aren’t Prince covers, check out “Justice Delivers Its Death”, “Good King Wenceslas”, and “Particle Physics” below. Or, click any of the following links to stream and/or watch the video for “Silver and Gold”, “Mr. Frosty Man”, “Ding-A-Ling-A-Ring-A-Ling”, “Do You Hear What I Hear?”, “Santa Claus is Coming to Town”, and “Ah, Holy Jesus”.
Silver & Gold: Songs for Christmas, Vols. 6-10 is due out November 13th via Asthmatic Kitty.
“Justice Delivers Its Death”:
“Good King Wenceslas”: