Swans ‎– The Great Annihilator

Young God Records ‎– YG59
2 × Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, Remastered

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A1 In 2:22
A2 I Am The Sun 3:21
A3 She Lives 6:59
A4 Celebrity Lifestyle 4:07
B1 Mother/Father 4:04
B2 Blood Promise 4:15
B3 Mind/Body/Light/Sound 4:50
B4 My Buried Child
Sounds, Electric Guitar – Martin Atkins
C1 Warm
Electric Guitar – Nicky SkopelitisPiano – John Sarfell
C2 Alcohol The Seed 3:27
C3 Killing For Company 6:51
C4 Mother's Milk 2:25
D1 Where Does A Body End? 3:36
D2 Telepathy 6:05
D3 The Great Annihilator 4:54
D4 Out
Backing Vocals – Lary Seven

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Recorded February 1993-June 1994.

Double vinyl and poster. Includes download code for M.Gira solo effort Drainland (1995). Remastered from original mixes in 2017. Copies ordered from the Young God Records website come signed by M. Gira.

Track B3 is listed as "Mind/Body/Light/Sound" on the jacket and "Mind/Light/Body/Sound" on the record label.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Rights Society: ASCAP
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side A (Etched)): YG-59 A 27453.1(2)...
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side B (Etched)): YG-59 B SALT 27453.2(2)...
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side C (Etched)): YG-59 C 27453.3(2)...
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side D (Etched)): YG-59 D SALT 27453.4(2)...
  • Barcode (Sticker): 881626504611

Other Versions (5 of 14) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
YGCD 009, 381.0571.2 Swans The Great Annihilator(CD, Album) Young God Records, Young God Records YGCD 009, 381.0571.2 Europe 1994 Sell This Version
INV035 Swans The Great Annihilator(CD, Album, Promo) Invisible INV035 US 1994 Sell This Version
YG CD 009 Swans The Great Annihilator(Cass, Album, Promo) Vital (2) YG CD 009 UK 1994 Sell This Version
INV 035-2 Swans The Great Annihilator(CD, Album) Invisible INV 035-2 US 1994 Sell This Version
INV 035-4 Swans The Great Annihilator(Cass, Album) Invisible INV 035-4 US 1994 Sell This Version



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July 7, 2017

Top pressing. A big improvement compared to the original CD. Sounds uncompressed and harmoniously balanced. Free of any noise. I am really happy to finally enjoy my favourite tracks "Blood promise" and "Mind/Body/Light/Sound" with great sound quality. All swans reissues have been carefully done and with great quality but this is the best. It has restored and highlighted to the maximum this amazing album.