Following up their amazing 2010 release, My Father Will Guide Me Up a Rope to the Sky, Swans are releasing a series of handmade live albums, We Rose From Your Bed With The Sun In Our Head. If you go to Michael Gira's Young God Records site, you will find a list of purchase options with sets ranging from $30 to $600. Yeah, not in my price range, either, but it's all genuine and limited editino artwork from Gira himself. As collectors know, there is a price to owning something unique. Plus, your money goes into the Swans' upcoming studio album, The Seer. Considering the brilliance of its predecessor, any money being put into The Seer is money superbly invested.
All info comes courtesy of Howlin' Wuelf Media. All imagery was lifted from Young God Records.
My Father Will Guide Me Up a Rope to the Sky was reviewed at No Ripcord in 2010.
Young God Records is proud to announce the release of Swans live album We Rose From Your Bed With The Sun In Our Head - a 2 CD set set orderable from here: http://www.younggodrecords.com/home/handmade-live-cd-bundle
Each package is Handmade and Assembled With 2 Color Woodblock Print Sleeve of Original Drawing by M.Gira. Each One Uniquely Signed and Numbered and Further Personalized by M.Gira. These recordings were made during Swans year-long 2010-11 world tour and features previously unrecorded material.
This Version is a Limited Edition of 1000 and includes Exclusive Solo Recordings of Songs for New Swans. Album in Progress (as well as narrations/explanations re the new songs, exclusive to this version).
YOUR PURCHASE OF ANY OF THE ABOVE OPTIONS CONTRIBUTES DIRECTLY TOWARDS THE CONSIDERABLE (AND EVER EXPANDING) RECORDING COST OF THE NEW SWANS STUDIO ALBUM, THE SEER, IN PROGRESS)
disc one: 1. intro/no words no thoughts 2. jim 3. beautiful child 4. the apostate 5. yr property 6. sex god sex
disc two: 1. the seer (intro)/ i crawled 2. eden prison 3. 93 ave. b blues / little mouth... demos/special website only recordings: 4. hello there 5. lunacy 6. the mother of the world 7. the daughter brings the water 8. a piece of the sky 9. the seer 10. goodbye.
SWANS: michael gira - guitar, vocal; norman westerg - guitar; phil puleo - drums, duclimer; thor harris - drums/percussion, vibes, clarinet, melodica, violin; christoph hahn - double lap steel guitar; christopher pravdica - bass.
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