Swans ‎– To Be Kind

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Tracklist

Screen Shot 8:04
Just A Little Boy (For Chester Burnett) 12:40
A Little God In My Hands 7:08
Bring The Sun / Toussaint L'Ouverture 34:05
Some Things We Do 5:09
She Loves Us 17:01
Kirsten Supine 10:33
Oxygen 7:59
Nathalie Neal 10:15
To Be Kind 8:22

Versions (16)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
YG46 Swans To Be Kind(2xCD, Album) Young God Records YG46 US 2014 Sell This Version
none Swans To Be Kind (Album Sampler)(CDr, Promo, Smplr) Young God Records, Mute none UK 2014 Sell This Version
YG46 Swans To Be Kind(10xFile, FLAC, Album, 24b) Young God Records YG46 US 2014
STUMM364, YG46 Swans To Be Kind(10xFile, MP3, Album, 320) Mute, Young God Records STUMM364, YG46 Europe 2014
CDSTUMM364, YG46 Swans To Be Kind(2xCD, Album) Mute, Young God Records CDSTUMM364, YG46 Europe 2014 Sell This Version
YG46, TRCP-158~160 Swans To Be Kind(2xCD, Album + DVD + Dlx) Young God Records, Traffic Inc. YG46, TRCP-158~160 Japan 2014 Sell This Version
YG46 Swans To Be Kind(2xCD, Album + DVD + Dlx) Young God Records YG46 US 2014 Sell This Version
LCDSTUMM364, YG46 Swans To Be Kind(2xCD, Album + DVD + Ltd) Mute, Young God Records LCDSTUMM364, YG46 UK & Europe 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
YG46 Swans To Be Kind(2xCD, Album, Promo) Young God Records YG46 US 2014 Sell This Version
YG46, CDSTUMM364 Swans To Be Kind(2xCD, Album, Promo) Young God Records, Mute YG46, CDSTUMM364 UK & Europe 2014 Sell This Version
STUMM364, YG46 Swans To Be Kind(3xLP, Album) Mute, 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
STUMM364, YG46 Swans To Be Kind(3xLP, Album, TP, W/Lbl) Mute Artists Ltd., Young God Records STUMM364, YG46 Europe 2014 Sell This Version
STUMM364, YG46 Swans To Be Kind(3xLP, Album, RE) Mute, Young God Records STUMM364, YG46 Europe Unknown Sell This Version

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carscars

carscars

August 8, 2019
referencing To Be Kind, 3xLP, Album, YG46
This sounds amazing. A complete rarity for a NA pressing.
-Verneri-

-Verneri-

March 24, 2019
referencing To Be Kind, 3xLP, Album, YG46

One of the greatest records ever recorded, but seeing them live couple of years ago was beyond anything I had ever heard before. It simply changed my perspective, not only on live music, but life and music in general. No music, live or recorded has moved me like that since? I`m still waiting...
Jesus_Lizard

Jesus_Lizard

February 28, 2019
referencing To Be Kind, 3xLP, Album, YG46
Long hair man with name like godzilla says weird thing in odd voice and make songs that go on for long time. I like bass in songs and other noises they sound good. Bam bam chiiiii, bam bam chiiiii, bam bam chiiiii, dum dum dum, dum dum dum
AlexSavvers

AlexSavvers

October 11, 2018
referencing To Be Kind, 3xLP, Album, STUMM364, YG46

Side D is almost unlistenable because of the pops and clicks that were there from the beginning, the intro of Just a Little Boy has 2 noticeable bumps close to each other, the pressing is a little light, but the sound quality and packaging otherwise are superb.
HarryPalmer202

HarryPalmer202

April 26, 2018
referencing To Be Kind, 3xLP, Album, STUMM364, YG46
Locked groove on side B is still a problem. Thankfully Mute refunded me. Although the locked groove isn't a massive problem (I just drop the needle past the groove, it misses the start of the song but 99% of the album is listenable) I would recommend seeking other pressings.
Musicfreak98

Musicfreak98

April 22, 2018
referencing To Be Kind, 3xLP, Album, STUMM364, YG46

Seems like a few people have reported issues but I just wanted to throw it out there that my pressing (which was bought on release day) is damn near flawless. MPO always press good stuff and this is no exception - superb mastering (it sounds really dynamic) and playback is very quiet and clean. Not sure if there's been a subsequent identical repressing with lower quality control but I can definitely vouch for the quality of early copies.
Chalkers

Chalkers

July 14, 2017
referencing To Be Kind, 2xCD, Album + DVD + Dlx, YG46

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.
mikeydriven

mikeydriven

January 8, 2017
referencing To Be Kind, 3xLP, Album, STUMM364, YG46
Same issue here - have now returned two copies that are faulty - same locked groove problem on side B - still awaiting replacement one month later - great music - shoddy pressing and poor customer service by Mute.
Fuerstmyschkin

Fuerstmyschkin

August 8, 2016
referencing To Be Kind, 3xLP, Album, STUMM364, YG46
Today I received my second copy which is faulty. The first song on side B stays stuck in the groove. The locked groove is even visible (a small blank line). I tested it on different systems and there are others with same issues (https://www.reddit.com/r/vinyl/comments/4hm6l0/swans_to_be_kind_vinyl_lp_stuck_groove_pressing/). Will send it back.
Maybelly

Maybelly

April 20, 2016
edited over 2 years ago
referencing To Be Kind, 3xLP, Album, YG46

This is one of the best albums ever made.
It both tests and rewards your patience...and when the currents configuration disbands, it will be a sad day.