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Live double album released after the bands official dissolution. The recordings featured are gathered from the bands last years - the first half being compiled from their (at the time) final world tour in 1997, the second being a recording from a single show ascribed to Norway in 1995, although precise details appear lost to time.

Initially released as an embossed digipak, but has seen continuous reissues in jewel-case format.

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
ALP104CD, YG03 Swans Swans Are Dead(2xCD, Ltd, Dig) Atavistic, Young God Records ALP104CD, YG03 US 1998 Sell This Version
YG03 Swans Swans Are Dead(2xCD) Young God Records YG03 US 1998 Sell This Version
RR6996, YGCD012 Swans Swans Are Dead(2xCD, Album, Dig) Release Entertainment, Young God Records RR6996, YGCD012 Europe 1998 Sell This Version
YG03 Swans Swans Are Dead(2xCD, Jew) Young God Records YG03 US 1998 Sell This Version
none Swans Swans Are Dead(16xFile, MP3, 320) Young God Records none US 2014
YG03 Swans Swans Are Dead(2xCD, Album, RE) Young God Records YG03 US 2016 Sell This Version
ALP104CDPR, YG03PR Swans Swans Are Dead(2xCD, Promo) Atavistic, Young God Records ALP104CDPR, YG03PR US Unknown Sell This Version

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fasteddie113

fasteddie113

November 5, 2013
referencing Swans Are Dead, 2xCD, Jew, YG03
I'm quite sure this jewel case issue is a 2003 re-issue, with the original 1998 issues limited to the original digipack packaging
edostefano

edostefano

May 10, 2010
referencing Swans Are Dead, 2xCD, Ltd, Dig, ALP104CD, YG03

The liner notes claim that Disc one (Black) was recorded in Amsterdam, New York City, Trondheim, Prague, Brussels and Atlanta in 1997 but this is not completely true. All songs besides "Blood on yr Hands" come from the show at the Paradiso, Amsterdam, March 13, 1997. "The Man With the Silver Tongue" was also perfomed in Amsterdam but was omitted from the cd (the original sounboard recording of the Amsterdan show is available at www.swans.pair.com - cd 054a). During the 1997 another song "My Birth" was played quite often but was also omitted from the cd.

The liner notes claim that disc two (white) was recorded in Norway on the band's 1995 tour, but this performance is actually the concert at Paradiso, Amsterdam, August 29, 1995. The songs "In", "Alcohol the Seed", and "Animus", that had been played during the tour and also for the Amsterdam concert, did not appear on Swans Are Dead (the concert has been recorded by the radio station VPRO, Animus is also cut on that recording. The original sounboard recording of the Amsterdan show is available at www.swans.pair.com - cd 052d)