Swans ‎– To Be Kind

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Young God Records ‎– YG46
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CD1-1 Screen Shot
Backing Vocals – St. VincentWords By, Music By – Michael Gira
8:07
CD1-2 Just A Little Boy (For Chester Burnett)
Music By – Pravdica*, Hahn*, Gira*, Westberg*, Puleo*, Harris*Words By – Michael Gira
12:39
CD1-3 A Little God In My Hands
Backing Vocals – Jennifer ChurchWords By, Music By – Michael Gira
7:10
CD1-4 Bring The Sun / Toussaint L'Ouverture
Backing Vocals – St. VincentMusic By – Pravdica*, Hahn*, Gira*, Westberg*, Puleo*, Harris*Words By – Michael Gira
34:07
CD1-5 Some Things We Do
Strings, Arranged By [Strings] – Julia KentVocals – Little AnnieWords By, Music By – Michael Gira
5:09
CD2-1 She Loves Us
Backing Vocals – Jennifer ChurchMusic By – Pravdica*, Hahn*, Gira*, Westberg*, Puleo*, Harris*Words By – Michael Gira
17:02
CD2-2 Kirsten Supine
Backing Vocals – St. VincentWords By, Music By – Michael Gira
10:33
CD2-3 Oxygen
Words By, Music By – Michael Gira
8:11
CD2-4 Nathalie Neal
Backing Vocals – St. VincentWords By, Music By – Michael Gira
10:15
CD2-5 To Be Kind
Music By – Pravdica*, Hahn*, Gira*, Westberg*, Puleo*, Harris*Words By – Michael Gira
8:23
DVD-1 To Be Kind 20:41
DVD-2 Just A Little Boy 10:06
DVD-3 Coward 8:36
DVD-4 She Loves Us 18:17
DVD-5 Oxygen 7:17
DVD-6 The Seer / Toussaint L'Ouverture 45:35

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This album ℗ and © 2014 Young God Records.

Issued in an embossed rough cardboard 8-panel digipak with a 12-page folded booklet.
Copies pre-ordered from Young God Records, signed by Michael Gira.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 658457004630
  • Rights Society: ascap
  • Matrix / Runout: YG46PROMOS1 2525600 01
  • Matrix / Runout (CD 1): 03/13/2014 11:51:26.26#24822 YG46PROMOS1 2525600 01
  • Mastering SID Code (CD 1): IFPI LN09
  • Matrix / Runout (CD 2): 03/13/2014 11:34:50.50#24821 YG46PROMOS2 2525611 01
  • Mastering SID Code (CD 2): IFPI LN09
  • Matrix / Runout (DVD): 03/19/2014 11:18:00.AM - #124105 253228801
  • Mastering SID Code (DVD): IFPI LN08

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
YG46 Swans To Be Kind(2xCD, Album) Young God Records YG46 US 2014 Sell This Version
TRCP-156·157, TRCP 156·157, YG46, CDSTUMM364 Swans To Be Kind(2xCD, Album, Dig) Traffic Inc., Traffic Inc., Young God Records, Mute TRCP-156·157, TRCP 156·157, YG46, CDSTUMM364 Japan 2014 Sell This Version
STUMM364, YG46 Swans To Be Kind(3xLP, Album, TP, W/Lbl) Mute Artists Ltd., Young God Records STUMM364, YG46 Europe 2014 Sell This Version
YG46 Swans To Be Kind(3xLP, Album) Young God Records YG46 US 2014 Sell This Version
YG46 Swans To Be Kind(3xLP, Album) Young God Records YG46 US 2014 Sell This Version

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Chalkers

Chalkers

July 14, 2017

Absolutely stunning album! One of the best sounding albums on CD that I own too. It's not an easy listen, but it's one of the band's most accessible - very rhythmic with a heavy emphasis on percussion. The vocals are used like they're an additional instrument; they have a chanting quality where the tone of voice and it's delivery is more important than the lyrics themselves. For me this is one of the best albums of this decade so far; an experimental masterpiece.
guybahir

guybahir

July 30, 2014

To Be Kind, by Swans, is not only the best Swans album I've ever heard, not only the best new album so far of 2014, but one of the best albums I've heard in my life.
This is music to submit to. There is nothing you can do but give in to it, just sit there and take it, try to contain it, let it wash all over you, drown in it, and hope to get out intact on the other side.
This is what gods listen to when they get stoned.
Masterpiece.