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Sufjan Stevens – “John My Beloved (iPhone Demo)”

NEW YORK, NY - JULY 23: Sufjan Stevens performs onstage at the 2016 Panorama NYC Festival - Day 2 at Randall's Island on July 23, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images)

Sufjan Stevens has released another cut from his forthcoming collection The Greatest Gift, a “mixtape” of outtakes, remixes, and demo versions from Stevens’ 2015 album Carrie & LowellTwo weeks ago, we heard “Wallowa Lake Monster,” a song that did not appear on Carrie & Lowell; today, it’s a rough acoustic demo of “John My Beloved,” a song that did. The demo version is just Stevens and his guitar—the way it would have sounded on Seven Swans, maybe. The Greatest Gift is out November 24.