Skin (2) ‎– The World Of Skin

Etichetta:
Product Inc. ‎– PROD US 11 CD, Rough Trade ‎– PROD US 11 CD
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CD, Compilation
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1 1000 Years
Arranged By [Strings Arranged By] – Bill McGee*Cello – Linda Miller, Martin McCarrickDouble Bass – Bill McGee*Music By – JarboeViola – Chris Pitzaldi*Violin [1st Violin] – Chris TomblingViolin [2nd Violin] – Ginnie Ball*Words By – Gira*
3:59
2 Everything At Once
Music By – Gira*Oboe [Indian Oboe] – A. Kadir Dorvesh*Words By – Gira*
4:28
3 Cry Me A River
Music By – Arthur HamiltonWords By – Arthur Hamilton
4:45
4 Breathing Water
Arranged By [Strings Arranged By] – Bill McGee*Cello – Martin McCarrickDouble Bass – Bill McGee*Music By – Jarboe, Gira*Viola – Chris Pitzaldi*Violin [1st Violin] – Chris TomblingViolin [2nd Violin] – Ginnie Ball*Words By – Gira*
4:20
5 Blood On Your Hands
Music By – Gira*Words By – Gira*
4:01
6 Intro/Nothing Without You
Music By – Jarboe, Gira*Words By – Gira*
5:53
7 We'll Fall Apart
Music By – JarboeWords By – Gira*
4:40
8 I Want To Be Your Dog
Music By – Stooges*
3:35
9 My Own Hands
Cello – Linda MillerMusic By – Gira*Words By – Gira*
4:53
10 Turn To Stone
Music By – Jarboe, Gira*Words By – Gira*
5:17
11 Cold Bed
Music By – Gira*
2:24
12 24 Hours
Music By – Jarboe, Gira*Words By – Gira*
4:11
13 Red Rose
Music By – JarboeWords By – Gira*
4:26
14 One Small Sacrifice
Music By – Gira*Words By – Gira*
6:40
15 Still A Child
Music By – JarboeWords By – Gira*
5:20
16 The Center Of Your Heart
Music By – Jarboe, Gira*Oboe [Indian Oboe] – A. Kadir Dorvesh*Words By – Gira*
4:44

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This is a compilation of tracks from Blood, Women, Roses and Shame, Humility, Revenge (minus "The Man I Love") created especially for US release. Distributed by Rough Trade (US). Note that "One Small Sacrifice" is called "A Small Sacrifice" on other formats, and the running order differs as well.

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  • Barcode: 0 2313-85004-2 6
  • Matrix / Runout: PRODUS11CD W.O. 01711-3

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N. cat Artista Titolo (Formato) Etichetta N. cat Paese Anno
prod us 11 Skin (2) The World Of Skin(2xLP, Comp, TP) Product Inc. prod us 11 1988 Vendi questa versione
PROD US 11c Skin (2) The World Of Skin(Cass, Comp) Product Inc. PROD US 11c US 1988 Vendi questa versione
prod us 11 Skin (2) The World Of Skin(2xLP, Comp) Product Inc. prod us 11 US 1988 Vendi questa versione

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Joburgpete

Joburgpete

5 dicembre 2017


The World of Skin compilation combines Skin’s first, Jarboe-sung album Blood, Women, Roses with the second Skin release titled Shame, Humility, Revenge where Gira is supported by Jarboe’s backing vocals. The sonic architecture of these two albums differs markedly. The first has Jarboe in gospel blues mood on quietly intense keyboard/piano ballads while the second sees Gira’s baritone taking up tunes and narrative lyrics with spectacular results.

The alternating tracks by Jarboe and Gira work surprisingly well. The tone and texture of Skin remain highly distinctive against all the explorations and directions pursued by Swans. One cannot claim that ‘there’s nothing quite like it’ as there are similarities to the style pioneered on the 1987 album ‘Children of God’. Even so, the classical musicians and the more prominent use of classical instruments articulated Swans’ melancholia in a singular manner.

Jarboe’s styles encompass twisted torch, mystic hymn and ritualistic chant. Her performances display ingenious arrangements entwined in a broad spectrum of delivery, from soulful wordless intonations through spectral choirs to a type of gospel, and making excellent use of spoken word, whisper and chant. Jarboe enhances Gira’s lead vocals with the same set of voice formations and techniques.

The avant-garde flavor of the music in no way detracts from its tuneful beauty. The songs are melodious, rhythmically compelling and constantly engaging also by virtue of a texture accommodating juxtaposition and varied forays of expression. Tenor plays a pivotal role throughout; ambient sounds, imaginative instrumentation and evocative harmonies are skillfully calibrated to conjure haunting moods.

The spellbinding atmosphere of songs like Breathing Water, Blood On Your Hands, Turn To Stone, Still A Child, Center Of Your Heart, Red Roses and One Small Sacrifice arise from overwhelming regret, ominous foreboding or psychic distress, this latter often accompanied by uncanny undertones. When none of these three is at play, pure mysticism is the muse as on One Thousand Years performed by Jarboe.

Skin’s memorable music from 1986 sounds fresh today. Time has confirmed its genius and heightened its relevance.
WORLOCK

WORLOCK

16 marzo 2016
modificato about 1 year ago

This is a very rare cd of swans project- (1988) It took me a long time before I could get my hands on a copy of this masterpiece.

World of skin music transmits creepy and hypnotic atmosphere, there is addictive melancholic feeling that 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.

(all the tracks appear also on the double album
Children of god / world of skin - remastered version 1997