Hey everybody, got some great news for all music lovers. The lyrical genius and multi-instrumentalist Sufjan Stevens is releasing his next album, 'Songs for Christmas' this November which will include five individually packaged CD EPs recorded between 2001 and 2006. His songs relate to faith and family but despite addressing Christianity, they are not overtly didactic. In a world where faith in love, man and religion are all under attack from different quarters, his albums, 'Seven Swans', 'Michigan', 'Illinois' and the rest help to soothe our nerves gone erratic and reinstate our values.
Incidentally, 'Illinois', with its songs 'Chicago', ' Decatur' with the chorus “ It's the great I Am”, “The Seek's Tower” etc, was the highest rated album of 2005. He also received the Album of the Year, Best Album Art/ Packaging, and The Male Artist of the Year awards in the PLUG Independent Music Awards 2006.

Guess your hands must already be itching to get a hold on the new album. Here is the track list:
Noel: Songs for Christmas, Vol. I (recorded December 2001)
'Silent Night'
'O Come O Come Emmanuel'
'We're Goin' To the Country!'
'Lo How A Rose E'er Blooming'
'It's Christmas! Let's Be Glad!'
'Holy Holy, etc.'
'Amazing Grace'

Hark!: Songs for Christmas, Vol. II (recorded December 2002)
'Angels We Have Heard on High'
'Put the Lights on the Tree'
'Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing'
'I Saw Three Ships'
'Only at Christmas Time'
'Once in Royal David's City'
'Hark! The Herald Angels Sing!'
'What Child Is This Anyway?'
'Bring A Torch, Jeanette, Isabella'

Ding! Dong!: Songs for Christmas, Vol. III (recorded December 2003)
'O Come, O Come Emmanuel'
'Come on! Let's Boogey to the Elf Dance!'
'We Three Kings'
'O Holy Night'
'That Was the Worst Christmas Ever!'
'Ding! Dong!'
'All the King's Horns'
'The Friendly Beasts'

Joy: Songs for Christmas, Vol. IV (recorded December 2005)
'The Little Drummer Boy'
'Away In A Manger'
'Hey Guys! It's Christmas Time!'
'The First Noel'
'Did I Make You Cry On Christmas Day? (Well, You Deserved It!)'
'The Incarnation'
'Joy To The World'

Peace: Songs for Christmas, Vol. V (recorded June 2006)
'Once in Royal David's City'
'Get Behind Me, Santa!'
'Jingle Bells'
'Christmas in July'
'Lo! How A Rose E'er Blooming'
'Jupiter Winter'
'Sister Winter'
'O Come O Come Emmanuel'
'Star of Wonder'
'Holy, Holy, Holy'
'The Winter Solstice'