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Illinoise: Special 10th Anniversary Blue Marvel Edition

Asthmatic Kitty

special edition "antimatter blue" & "cape white" 2lp + red-star 12"

Released: 1st Apr 2016

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undoubtedly already a lasting classic album, ‘illinois’ gets the luxury reissue treatment here with updated artwork, colour vinyl and a star shaped bonus single.

the original version of the album had superman on the front, though for clear legal reasons it got replaced by the balloons that’ve graced it since initial release. here, however, the superhero returns in the guise of rising comic book Chicago-born superhero Blue Marvel, now leader of The Ultimates and fully licensed and approved by Marvel. this is perhaps the ultimate edition of, without hyperbole, one of the most enduring and profound albums of the last century! 

Illinoise: Special 10th Anniversary Blue Marvel Edition


  1. Concerning the UFO sighting near Highland, Illinois The Black Hawk War, Or, How To Demolish An Entire Civilization And Still Feel Good About Yourself In The Morning, Or, We Apologize For The Inconvenience But You’re Going To Have To Leave Now, Or, “I Have Fought The Big Knives And Will Continue To Fight Them Till They Are Off Our Lands!”
  2. Come On! Feel The Illinoise! / Part I: The World’s Columbian Exposition / Part II: Carl Sandburg Visits Me In A Dream
  3. John Wayne Gacy, Jr
  4. Jacksonville
  5. A Short Reprise For Mary Todd, Who Went Insane, But For Very Good Reasons
  6. Decatur, Or, Round Of Applause For Your Step- Mother!
  7. One Last “Whoo-Hoo!” For The Pullman
  8. Chicago
  9. Casimir Pulaski Day
  10. To The Workers Of The Rock River Valley Region, I have An Idea Concerning Your Predicament, And It Involves An Inner Tube, Bath Mats, And 21 Able- Bodied Men
  11. The Man Of Metropolis Steals Our Hearts
  12. Prairie Fire That Wanders About
  13. A Conjunction Of Drones Simulating The Way In Which Sufjan Stevens Has An Existential Crisis In The Great Godfrey Maze
  14. The Predatory Wasp Of The Palisades Is Out To Get Us
  15. They Are Night Zombies!! They Are Neighbors!! They Have Come Back From the Dead!! Ahhhh!
  16. Let’s Hear That String Part Again, Because I Don’t Think They Heard It All The Way Out In Bushnell
  17. In This Temple As In The Hearts Of Man For Whom He Saved The Earth
  18. The Seer’s Tower
  19. The Tallest Man, The Broadest Shoulders / Part I: The Great Frontier / Part II: Come To Me Only With Playthings Now
  20. Riffs And Variations On A Single Note For Jelly Roll, Earl Hines, Louis Armstrong, Baby Dodds, And The King Of Swing, To Name A Few
  21. Out Of Egypt, Into The Great Laugh Of Mankind, And I Shake The Dirt From My Sandals As I Run
  22. The Avalanche

    Red 12":
  23. chicago (demo)