Sufjan Stevens has been on a bit of a cleaning tear lately, dusting off up a number of old demos and outtakes unearthed from the depths of his hard drive. The latest rarity to surface is a live recording of “It’s A Long Life”, an early jam that would eventually become the last section of The Age of Adz’s epic closer, “Impossible Soul”. Tune into the uplifting piece of Sufjan history, below:
Sufjan included a brief note:
More obsolescence found on old hard drives. This one is hilarious: a live jam session in Seattle, WA (circa 2009?) that evolved into the last party section of “Impossible Soul.” Casey on bass, James on drums, me on piano, overdub choir is a bunch of folks I don’t remember who. Recorded in Casey’s living room. We were just trying to have fun. For those of you suffering the darkness, remember: It’s a long life. Pace yourself. Put your face together. Stay Positive!
Revisit “Impossible Soul” in its 20+ minute entirety: