In 2004, Sufjan Stevens took a break from his states project and released what, in my mind, is his greatest album to date, Seven Swans. When tossing around ideas of albums to cover, Seven Swans stood out amongst all the others. Described by one of the artists involved in this project as "essential and quietly strong", Seven Swans is one of those albums that reveals something new and different to each of us with every listen.
We have spent the last few months talking with Lenny Smith at Sounds Familyre Records, and Sufjan through him. With their help, we have been able to compile what we believe to be a very impressive and exciting group of artists.
On Joyful Wings presents: Seven Swans Reimagined will be released in March of 2011. We know that is a long ways away, we are looking into ways to make the time go faster. As before, proceeds from the sale of this album will be given to the Susan G Komen breast cancer foundation. We hope to have physical copies of the album available this year for those who still like to buy Cd's [like us]. Stay tuned to this blog as very shortly we will begin to release names of the artists involved. And if you don't own a copy, brush up on this amazing album by picking up a copy, or download it from iTunes.