The Names ‎– Swimming

Vinyl, LP, Album


A1 Discovery 4:19
A2 Floating World 2:52
A3 The Fire 3:39
A4 Life By The Sea 4:50
A5 White Shadow 5:08
B1 (This Is) Harmony 5:41
B2 Shanghai Gesture 5:11
B3 Leave Her To Heaven 4:48
B4 Light 4:20



Track times not listed on labels or jacket.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A): TWI 065 A- "PORKY PRIME CUT"
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B): TWI 065B

Other Versions (5 of 7) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
TWI 065, TWI 065 The Names Swimming(LP, Album) Les Disques Du Crépuscule, Base Record TWI 065, TWI 065 Italy 1982 Sell This Version
FBN 9 The Names Swimming(2xLP, Album, RE, Ltd, Gat) Factory Benelux FBN 9 Belgium 2013 Sell This Version
FBN 9 CD The Names Swimming(CD, Album, RE) Factory Benelux FBN 9 CD Belgium 2013 Sell This Version
LTMCD2324 The Names Swimming + Singles(CD, Album, RE, RM) LTM (4) LTMCD2324 UK & Europe Unknown Sell This Version
FBN 9 CD The Names Swimming + Singles(CD, Album) Factory Benelux FBN 9 CD Belgium 1991 Sell This Version


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December 23, 2009
edited about 1 year ago

1982 full-length album by this Belgian band. Their music can be described as melancholic sounding postpunk/wave with a rather desolate atmosphere. Water sounds(!) fill up the gaps between each track. Strongly recommended for people who are into that typical Factory-sound or bands like The Wake (UK), The Chameleons, Five Or Six, etc... You might consider to buy the CD-version of this album instead, as it includes the equally great 'Nightshift' and 'Calcutta' singles as a bonus. Listening tip: "The fire", one of their darkest songs.