Swans ‎– Children Of God / World Of Skin

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Re-release of the Children Of God album and The World Of Skin compilation as a combined 2xCD. These albums were originally attributed to Swans and Skin (2) respectively but are here largely branded as released by the former (although some versions of this compilation reissue are less ambiguous about the origin, none seem to make any specific allusions to Skin (2) as an entity at all).

On this edition of Children Of God the song "Our Love Lies" was replaced by the acoustic version of the same, originally released on the CD version of the Love Will Tear Us Apart EP - and the track(s) "Damn You To Hell / I'll Swallow You" taken from the B-side of the New Mind 12" was added as bonus.

"The Man I Love", originally included on the 2xLP version of the The World Of Skin compilation but already dropped from the original CD release, is missing here as well. The lyrics of "Breathing Water" have also been slightly shortened compared to the original version.

Tracklist

Children Of God
Swans New Mind 5:12
Swans In My Garden 5:35
Swans Our Love Lies 4:31
Swans Sex, God, Sex 6:36
Swans Blood And Honey 4:47
Swans Like A Drug 5:33
Swans You're Not Real, Girl 4:17
Swans Beautiful Child 4:52
Swans Blackmail 3:31
Swans Trust Me 4:58
Swans Real Love 6:20
Swans Blind Love 7:44
Swans Children Of God 4:22
Swans Damn You To Hell / I'll Swallow You 4:16
World Of Skin
World Of Skin* 1,000 Years 4:01
World Of Skin* Everything At Once 4:21
World Of Skin* Cry Me A River 4:47
World Of Skin* Breathing Water 4:17
World Of Skin* Blood On Your Hands 3:52
World Of Skin* Nothing Without You 5:43
World Of Skin* We'll Fall Apart 4:42
World Of Skin* I Want To Be Your Dog 3:35
World Of Skin* My Own Hands 4:38
World Of Skin* Turn To Stone 5:20
World Of Skin* Cold Bed 2:24
World Of Skin* 24 Hours 4:12
World Of Skin* Red Rose 4:29
World Of Skin* One Small Sacrifice 6:42
World Of Skin* Still A Child 5:22
World Of Skin* The Center Of Your Heart 4:47

Versions (6)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
YGCDO11, YGCD 011, none Swans Children Of God / World Of Skin(CD, Album, RM + CD, Album, RM + Comp, Dig) Young God Records, Young God Records, Atavistic YGCDO11, YGCD 011, none UK 1997 Sell This Version
YG02, ALP76CD Swans Children Of God / World Of Skin(2xCD, Comp, RE, RM) Young God Records, Atavistic YG02, ALP76CD Canada 1997 Sell This Version
YG02, ALP076CD Swans Children Of God / World Of Skin(2xCD, Comp, RE, RM, Dig) Young God Records, Atavistic YG02, ALP076CD Canada 1997 Sell This Version
YG02PR, ALP076CDPR Swans Children Of God / World Of Skin(2xCD, Comp, RM, RE, Promo) Young God Records, Atavistic YG02PR, ALP076CDPR US 1997 Sell This Version
YG02 Swans Children Of God • World Of Skin(CD, Album, RE, RM + CD, Comp, RE, RM + Comp) Young God Records YG02 US 2003 Sell This Version
YG02 Swans Children Of God / World Of Skin(CD, Album, RE, RM + CD, Comp, RE, RM + Comp, RP) Young God Records YG02 US 2010 Sell This Version

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edostefano

edostefano

June 1, 2016
referencing Children Of God / World Of Skin, CD, Album, RM + CD, Album, RM + Comp, Dig, YGCDO11, YGCD 011, none
M.Gira messed it up as usual. Besides replacing the original version of "Our Love Lies" with its (later released) acoustic version, "Sex, God, Sex", "Beautiful Child" and "Children of God" were shortened by several seconds with earlier fade-outs and "Trust Me" faded directly into the brief interlude at the end.
WORLOCK

WORLOCK

April 26, 2013
edited 2 months ago
referencing Children Of God / World Of Skin, 2xCD, Comp, RE, RM, YG02, ALP76CD

If you are not familiar with the band buy this double cd and start to be addicted to one of the most fascinating bands in the world.

Children of God has richer production than the older swans cd"s (although I also love Holy money. Greed. Cop and Filth), on this cd you can hear their melancholic folk style , this music style can be used as a soundtrack of Horror Western movies, such as these tracks (Real love ,Our Love Lies ,Blood and Honey, You're Not Real, Girl), the tracks In My Garden and Blackmail are tender and transmit sadness and beauty, you can also hear their aggressive style in tracks like: ( New Mind,Like a Drug, Beautiful Child)

World of skin music transmits hypnotic and scary atmosphere, there is addictive melancholic feeling which accompanies the whole album, Jarboe and Michael Gira extraordinary vocals connect perfectly with the experimental synthesizers sounds and to the dark folk ,the music and the vocals create an atmosphere of Horror Western movies in tracks like
 (Cry Me a River ,Breathing Water, One Small Sacrifice, I Want To Be Your Dog).

Favorite tracks:- Cry Me A River .Breathing Water. Nothing Without You. We'll Fall Apart . One Small Sacrifice. The Center of Your Heart.

These discs were issued separately but become very rare ,especially World of skin collection.
The original issue dates (Children of God (87) and World of Skin collection 88).