Swans ‎– Soundtracks For The Blind

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As the liner notes proclaim, this was intended to be "[...] the final Swans studio album".

First press run copies for both the US and European markets were housed in a three panel, rough card stock digipak with embossed front cover. The album has later seen consecutive reissues in jewel case format.

A boxed vinyl pressing was released on June 20th 2018. A second, less elaborate, pressing has been announced for later the same year.

Versions (14)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
YG01, ALP59CD Swans Soundtracks For The Blind(2xCD, Album, Dig) Young God Records, Atavistic YG01, ALP59CD UK 1996 Sell This Version
YG01, ALP59CD Swans Soundtracks For The Blind(2xCD, Album, Dig) Young God Records, Atavistic YG01, ALP59CD US 1996 Sell This Version
YGCD010 Swans Soundtracks For The Blind(2xCD, Album, Promo) Young God Records YGCD010 UK 1996 Sell This Version
YG01PR, ALP59CDPR Swans Soundtracks For The Blind(2xCD, Album, Promo) Young God Records, Atavistic YG01PR, ALP59CDPR US 1996 Sell This Version
YG01/1 YG01/2 Swans Soundtracks For The Blind(2xCass, Album) Young God Records YG01/1 YG01/2 Poland 1996 Sell This Version
YG01 Swans Soundtracks For The Blind(2xCD, Album, RE) Young God Records YG01 US 2002 Sell This Version
none Swans Soundtracks For The Blind(26xFile, MP3, Album, 320) Young God Records none US 2014
YG01 Swans Soundtracks For The Blind(2xCD, Album, RE) Young God Records YG01 US 2016 Sell This Version
YG61 Swans Soundtracks For The Blind (4xLP + Box, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, [Ja) Young God Records YG61 US 2018 Sell This Version
YG61 Swans Soundtracks For The Blind / Die Tür Ist Zu(2xCD, Album, RE, RM + CD, EP, RE, RM + Comp, Dig) Young God Records YG61 US 2018 Sell This Version
CDSTUMM421, YG61 Swans Soundtracks For The Blind / Die Tür Ist Zu(3xCD, Album, RE, RM) Mute, Young God Records CDSTUMM421, YG61 Europe 2018 Sell This Version
YG61 Swans Soundtracks For The Blind(4xLP + Box, Album, Ltd, RE, RM) Young God Records YG61 US 2018 Sell This Version
STUMM421, YG61 Swans Soundtracks For The Blind(4xLP, Album, RE, RM + Box, Dlx, Ltd) Mute, Young God Records STUMM421, YG61 Europe 2018 Sell This Version
YG 01 Swans Soundtracks For The Blind(2xCD, Album, RE) Young God Records YG 01 US Unknown Sell This Version

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PolarizeMe

PolarizeMe

October 21, 2018
referencing Soundtracks For The Blind, 4xLP + Box, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, YG61
Vinyl sounds great and the packaging is fantastic. For some reason, my copy (which I bought at a record store) didn't come with the lyric sheet. Oh well, it's well worth the purchase regardless...
r-r-ren

r-r-ren

October 12, 2018
referencing Soundtracks For The Blind, 2xCD, Album, Dig, YG01, ALP59CD
The greatest record ever. Period. This one kicked me in the gut from the first time I heard it. 2.5 hours and not a wasted moment. I used to think "Volcano" was a bit awkwardly situated, but it works for me now. The power and emotion in this album is astounding. The ultimate "collage" album. Unmissable.
omarkasturi

omarkasturi

October 11, 2018
referencing Soundtracks For The Blind, 2xCD, Album, Dig, YG01, ALP59CD
if i recall correctly wasn't there gonna be a gatefold LP edition?
cristianHa

cristianHa

September 22, 2018
edited about 1 month ago
referencing Soundtracks For The Blind, 4xLP + Box, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, YG61
The original recording of this album is digital. I bought this vinyl reissue just because this album is pure gold and I wanted it in my collection. I didn't expect a big revelation in sound qualilty compared to the original CD, which always sounded good for my taste. Nevertheless, when listening to the vibraphone and the waves of noisy guitars on "Helpless child" and "The sound" I felt totally submerged in the beauty and strength of the sound like never before. They did a great job with the remastering.
mtngchi

mtngchi

September 16, 2018
referencing Soundtracks For The Blind, 4xLP, Album, RE, RM + Box, Dlx, Ltd, STUMM421, YG61

Fantastic release, everything I wished for in a vinyl release of this behemoth of an album. Just one complaint, though, is the fact that the download code is a sticker glued on the 4th disc sleeve.
sovietstrudelmeister

sovietstrudelmeister

August 29, 2018
referencing Soundtracks For The Blind, 4xLP + Box, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, YG61

Great pressing of a great album. No issues with sound whatsoever, and the packaging is stellar - quite a sturdy box, and each record has both a normal sleeve and an interior one. Poster is pretty cool, and the lyric insert is actually great. Pick it up if you can.
Squard

Squard

August 27, 2018
referencing Soundtracks For The Blind, 2xCD, Album, Dig, YG01, ALP59CD
Anyone have any proof that the new CDs and FLACs are the remaster? I heard a rumor that only the vinyl was the remaster and the rest were reissues. Much appreciated!
adeadhum_echoed

adeadhum_echoed

August 17, 2018
referencing Soundtracks For The Blind, 4xLP + Box, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, YG61
I don’t have a CD copy to compare this to, but I do have the FLAC files of a CD, and this long overdue vinyl reissue is everything it could’ve been and more. I was worried with the lore surrounding the masters, but all my fears have been squashed. Big when it needs to be, silent at the quiet parts. Everything represented flawlessly. Get this now before it’s another $400 box set you’ll never have the scratch to throw at.
Chalkers

Chalkers

August 5, 2018
referencing Soundtracks For The Blind, 4xLP, Album, RE, RM + Box, Dlx, Ltd, STUMM421, YG61

Now THIS is how to put out vinyl that people have been waiting patiently for for years! It's a thing of beauty and sounds terrific. I only hope The Beta Band can achieve the same result with their upcoming Three EP's release.
daltoneveryday

daltoneveryday

July 30, 2018
referencing Soundtracks For The Blind, 4xLP + Box, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, YG61
Anybody else have left channel buzzing on YRP and Fan's Lament?