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SwansChildren Of God

Genre:Rock
Style:Art Rock, Industrial
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Tracklist

New Mind
In My Garden
Our Love Lies
Sex, God, Sex
Blood And Honey
Like A Drug (Sha La La La)
You're Not Real, Girl
Beautiful Child
Blackmail
Trust Me
Real Love
Blind Love
Children Of God

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Notes

Children of God originally saw widespread licensing on all formats and was released on both CD, vinyl and cassette tape by a range of different parties across North America, Europe and Oceania.

It was later reissued by Young God Records as a part of the Children Of God / World Of Skin 2CD set, which saw it paired with The World Of Skin - a compilation of recordings originally attributed to Skin (2). This reissue however features a number of slight changes to both of the original recordings.

In late 2020 a long awaited remastered version of Children Of God was released. This time around the album has been paired with Feel Good Now, a compilation of soundboard live recordings from the bands contemporary European tour. The vinyl versions of this reissue largely mimics the original release and simply includes a download code for the live album, whereas the CD version affords the second title a co-headline, thus constituting the 2CD compilation Children Of God / Feel Good Now.

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    Version DetailsData Quality
    Cover of Children Of God, 1987, CDChildren Of God
    CD, Album
    Caroline Records – CAR 01346-2US1987US1987
    Needs Changes
    Cover of Children Of God, 1987-10-19, VinylChildren Of God
    2×LP, Album
    Product Inc. – 33 PROD 17UK1987UK1987
    Cover of Children Of God, 1987, VinylChildren Of God
    2×LP, Album
    Caroline Records – CAROL 1346, Product Inc. – 33 PROD 17US1987US1987
    Recently Edited
    Cover of Children Of God, 1987, VinylChildren Of God
    2×LP, Album
    Fringe Product – FPL3055Canada1987Canada1987
    Recently Edited
    Cover of Children Of God, 1987, CassetteChildren Of God
    Cassette, Album
    Caroline Records – CAR 01346-4US1987US1987
    Recently Edited
    Cover of Children Of God, 1987, CDChildren Of God
    CD, Album
    Product Inc. – CD PROD 17UK1987UK1987
    Recently Edited
    Cover of Children Of God, 1987, CassetteChildren Of God
    Cassette, Album
    Product Inc. – C PROD 17UK1987UK1987
    Recently Edited
    Cover of Children Of God, 1987, CDChildren Of God
    CD, Album
    Caroline Records – CAROL CD 1346US1987US1987
    Recently Edited
    Cover of Children Of God, 1987, VinylChildren Of God
    2×LP, Album
    Wire Records – WILP 004Europe1987Europe1987
    Cover of Children Of God, 1987, VinylChildren Of God
    2×LP, Album
    Rampant Releases – RR 062Australia & New Zealand1987Australia & New Zealand1987
    Recently Edited
    Cover of Children Of God, 1987, VinylChildren Of God
    2×LP, Album, White Label
    Product Inc. – 33 PROD 17, Product Inc. – CD PROD 17UK1987UK1987
    New Submission
    Cover of Children Of God, 1987, VinylChildren Of God
    2×LP, Album
    Grabaciones Accidentales – GA-212Spain1987Spain1987
    Recently Edited
    Cover of Children Of God, 1987, CDChildren Of God
    CD, Album
    Caroline Records – CAROL CD 1346, Product Inc. – CD PROD 17US1987US1987
    New Submission
    Cover of Children Of God, 1987, CassetteChildren Of God
    Cassette, Album
    Fringe Product – FPC 3055Canada1987Canada1987
    New Submission
    Cover of Children Of God, 1987, CassetteChildren Of God
    Cassette, Album
    Caroline Records – CAROL MC 1346US1987US1987
    New Submission
    Cover of Children Of God, 1987, CassetteChildren Of God
    Cassette, Album
    Caroline Records – CAROL MC 1346Canada1987Canada1987
    New Submission
    Cover of Children Of God, 1987, CassetteChildren Of God
    Cassette, Album
    Caroline Records – CAROL MC 1346US1987US1987
    New Submission
    Cover of Children Of God, 1987, VinylChildren Of God
    2×LP, Album
    Rampant Releases – RR 062Australia & New Zealand1987Australia & New Zealand1987
    New Submission
    Cover of Children Of God, 1988, VinylChildren Of God
    2×LP, Album
    Penguin – 30036Greece1988Greece1988
    New Submission
    Cover of Children Of God, 2020-11-13, VinylChildren Of God
    2×LP, Album, Reissue, Remastered
    Young God Records – YG64, Mute – STUMM453UK & Europe2020UK & Europe2020
    New Submission
    Cover of Children Of God, 2020-12-00, VinylChildren Of God
    2×LP, Album, Reissue, Remastered, Gatefold
    Young God Records – YG64US2020US2020
    Recently Edited
    Cover of Children Of God, , CDChildren Of God
    CD, Unofficial Release, Album
    Caroline Records (2) – CARO L CD 1346, ArsNova – 8-810RussiaRussia
    New Submission
    Cover of Children Of God, , CassetteChildren Of God
    2×Cassette, Album, Unofficial Release
    R Music (4) – R901, R Music (4) – R902PolandPoland

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    Reviews

    • Carlodeguyo's avatar
      Carlodeguyo
      Lame price. This shouldn't be so hard to come by. I figured Gira would have more merch at his table, but this wasn't there, the Feel Good Now Reissue wasn't there. I guess he is traveling light. But there weren't any tour-only cdrs there either, so I'm really low on fresh Swans stuff.
      • overtebrea's avatar
        overtebrea
        The absolute peak of the classic core Swans line-up, and likely the best Swans album period. As a singular statement from an art-damaged unit gone rock it is unmatchable. Gira - Jarboe - Westberg - Kyzis - Parsons: BRAVO! No wonder they switched gears and ultimately crumbled after this earth shaking testament - there was nowhere further they could go with it (see Black Sabbath's Sabotage to Technical Ecstasy transition for comparison).
        • d.hubbins's avatar
          d.hubbins
          Unless I have a defective tape. The music dont actually start until almost 2 minutes into the tape on side 1. Almost thought someone blanked off the side. So, are all these like that?
          • dr_rockso's avatar
            dr_rockso
            I agree with mega_2122 that this is one of the best sounding records in my collection. I own the 2020 remastered edition too, which also sounds good, but to me this sounds better.
            • lorenzofoglia's avatar
              lorenzofoglia
              What the real value of a signed copy (by Michael Gira himself) of this?
              • stricket76's avatar
                stricket76
                Is I’ll Swallow You on any of these vinyl pressings?
                • MEllODrOnE's avatar
                  MEllODrOnE
                  Yes. Sounds larger than life. Huge soundstage amplifies the classic Swans drone into another atmosphere, filling these tracks with a raw intensity. Beautiful music. Beautiful sound. Overall nice package with the thick card inners but my records have slight edge warps. Pressing could have been a bit better, some scuffing and surface noise on the new vinyl. Don’t have an original but I have other original early Swans albums and I’ll tell you this sounds just as good if not better than most of them. Hype sticker states, “Lovingly and completely remastered from original mixes” and you most certainly get the feeling it was. Those background vocals harmonies just soar!
                  • jdgardenback's avatar
                    jdgardenback
                    Edited 3 years ago
                    To whom it may concern, I am currently listening to this remaster on Spotify and I am 99% sure that this is a "needledrop" remaster. I hear various clicks and pops on several songs here, especially "Our Love Lies". Super disappointing. I guess if you buy the new vinyl version this won't be too big of an issue, but it's extremely annoying on streaming. I bet it'd be irritating on CD as well. I guess I'll be holding onto my original 1987 pressing.
                    • theantagonists's avatar
                      Everything is perfect, but on side 3 the tracklist is listed as side 2 including Sex God Sex, Blood and Honey, Like A Drug. The physical disc is correct. No other issues, great release.
                      • brasi666's avatar
                        brasi666
                        No misprint on my gatefold, just an amazing sounding record of this, one of the acmes of Swans' long career.

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