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Tracklist

Silver CD
Red Velvet Corridor3:04
I Was A Prisoner In Your Skull6:39
Helpless Child15:47
Live Through Me2:32
Yum-Yab Killers5:07
The Beautiful Days7:49
Volcano5:18
Mellothumb2:46
All Lined Up4:48
Surrogate 21:52
How They Suffer5:52
Animus10:41
Copper CD
Red Velvet Wound2:02
The Sound13:11
Her Mouth Is Filled With Honey3:19
Blood Section2:39
Hypogirl2:44
Minus Something4:14
Empathy6:45
I Love You This Much7:23
YRP7:47
Fan's Lament1:28
Secret Friends3:08
The Final Sacrifice10:27
YRP 22:09
Surrogate Drone2:06

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Notes

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.

This release saw its first vinyl pressing as a limited edition boxed set in 2018. A second, less elaborate, unlimited pressing was announced for later the same year, but has not seen realization until 2021.

Also made available on CD the newly remastered recordings saw the album paired with Die Tür Ist Zu, an EP originally produced for the German market, featuring alternate versions of tracks related to this and earlier releases, thus constituting the Swans - Soundtracks For The Blind / Die Tür Ist Zu 3CD compilation.

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Cover of Soundtracks For The Blind, 1996, CDSoundtracks For The Blind
2×CD, Album
Digipak
Young God Records – YG01, Atavistic – ALP59CDUK1996UK1996
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Cover of Soundtracks For The Blind, 1996, CDSoundtracks For The Blind
2×CD, Album
Digipak
Young God Records – YG01, Atavistic – ALP59CDUS1996US1996
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Cover of Soundtracks For The Blind, 1996, CDSoundtracks For The Blind
2×CD, Promo, Album
Young God Records – YG01PR, Atavistic – ALP59CDPRUS1996US1996
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Cover of Soundtracks For The Blind, 1996, CDSoundtracks For The Blind
2×CD, Album, Promo
Young God Records – YGCD010UK1996UK1996
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Cover of Soundtracks For The Blind, 1996, CassetteSoundtracks For The Blind
2×Cassette, Album
Young God Records – YG01/1 YG01/2, Atavistic – YG01/1 YG01/2, Eurosun Media Corp. – YG01/1 YG01/2, Music Corner Records – YG01/1 YG01/2
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Poland1996Poland1996
New Submission
Cover of Soundtracks For The Blind, 2002, CDSoundtracks For The Blind
2×CD, Album, Reissue
Young God Records – YG01US2002US2002
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Cover of Soundtracks For The Blind, 2012, CDSoundtracks For The Blind
2×CD, Album, Reissue
Young God Records – YG 01US2012US2012
New Submission
Cover of Soundtracks For The Blind, 2014, FileSoundtracks For The Blind
26×File, MP3, Album
320 kbps
Young God Records – noneUS2014US2014
New Submission
Cover of Soundtracks For The Blind, 2016, CDSoundtracks For The Blind
2×CD, Album, Reissue
Young God Records – YG01US2016US2016
New Submission
Cover of Soundtracks For The Blind, 2018-07-20, VinylSoundtracks For The Blind
4×LP; Box Set, Album, Limited Edition, Reissue, Remastered
Young God Records – YG61US2018US2018
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Cover of Soundtracks For The Blind, 2018-07-27, VinylSoundtracks For The Blind
4×LP, Album, Reissue, Remastered; Box Set, Deluxe Edition, Limited Edition
Mute – STUMM421, Young God Records – YG61Europe2018Europe2018
New Submission
Cover of Soundtracks For The Blind, 2021-11-19, VinylSoundtracks For The Blind
4×LP, Album, Repress
Gatefold
Young God Records – YG61US2021US2021
New Submission
Cover of Soundtracks For The Blind, 2022-03-18, VinylSoundtracks For The Blind
4×LP, Album, Reissue, Remastered
Gatefold
Mute – LSTUMM421, Young God Records – YG61Europe2022Europe2022
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Ridiculoid's avatar
Ridiculoid
Mine came with a bit of crackling at the start of the records, and the inner is a bit of a headache to handle/put inside the sleeve, but those are minor details to such a monumental piece of art. The layout materials are sturdy and a pleasure to touch.

About the sound, without being too nerdy, after a few spins on a Project Classic turntable, Marantz PM 70008 amp and Tannoy Revolution XT6F speakers, I feel that the sound is robust, grand, very open and spacious, much of my linking.

As with all things Swans, everything makes so much sense. If you can grab it, don't miss it or you'll regret.
AureliusNIN's avatar
AureliusNIN
My copy didn't come with a download code, does anyone else have one? :(
crowvillerecords's avatar
I did not notice any issues. Get it while you can. See it's already going for way too much on here. I don't regret not getting the box. This set is nice.
Hassebas's avatar
Hassebas
has this been for sale through the YGR website, after the first run of gatefolds sold out, or is it merely a retail pressing?
jydah's avatar
jydah
Edited 3 months ago
The record sounds fantastic, though there's audible surface noise. It's great to see this press has solved the mixing issues with "YRP" and "Fan's Lament". I do feel disappointed they didn't fix the misalignment lettering on the album cover and i'm not a fan of how thick the line bits are on the side of the front and back covers. I also noticed some kind of metallic sheen to the silver in the middle. Other than that, this definitely was worth every penny. Thank you Swans.
Aethyos's avatar
Aethyos
On the OG boxset from 2018, there were a lot of complaints over Fan's Lament on side G. (My guess is inner groove distortion if it's the song that ends that side.) Curious to hear where these copies were pressed and more importantly, if Fan's Lament sounds clean. If anyone can chime in, thanks in advance.
wesleyharden360's avatar
This is possibly the greatest album of all time and this pressing sounds spectacular! Don’t hesitate to buy. The track orders tripped me up at first but it works perfectly.
foxdie1013's avatar
foxdie1013
Is there a separate listing for the handmade versions? I just scored the 2018 slipcase version which I wanted due to the error on the 2021 repress. The one I got has handmade cover-art by Jarboe. Any idea how many she did and how many Michael did?
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garrettozzy
been looking for this one forever, please PLEASE pm me if you have this and are willing to sell it