Michael Gira ‎– The Egg: Stories By Michael Gira

Young God Records ‎– YGX888CD
CD, Album, Limited Edition, Numbered


The Egg And Other Stories
1 The Egg
2 The Condemned Man
3 Serendipity
4 His Name Is Fuck
5 The Seer
6 Brothers
7 I Am The Stars
8 Married
9 Why I Ate My Wife
10 The Young Boy
11 The Great Annihilator

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The front and back covers are heavy, uncoated card stock, similar to the material used in recent Swans releases. The book is professionally printed (not on a copy machine). Hand stamped #s 1 – 2500 in red. The size of the pages is 8 ½ x 11 inches, printed on high quality, matt paper. Each book is signed by M. Gira, using a silver or gold paint-stick pen.

The book includes a CD (affixed to the inner back cover) featuring Gira narrating many of the stories included in The Egg, as well as a few stories from his (out of print) book, The Consumer.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout: YGX888 6745-CD-1964 18-012-05-2
  • Mastering SID Code: none
  • Mould SID Code: none


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December 20, 2019
There is also a Cyrillic (Russian) language edition of this. It looks almost exactly like the English language version - heavy uncoated card stock covers / same cover image and layout with 'The Egg' image and the title at the top in Cyrillic (Russian) / thick white pages - don't know if they were professionally printed or not, although they are definitely not made on a cheap copy machine / the Nicole Boitos illustrations, etc.. However: IT DOES NOT INCLUDE THE CD / IT IS NOT NUMBERED / & IT IS NOT SIGNED. Also: It is only 21 pages - whereas the English language version is 40 pages - the difference in the number of pages is because in the English language version- the pages are only printed on one side and in the Cyrillic (Russian) version the pages are printed on both sides. The binding is also a little different - the English language version has two three dimensional black strips at the spine and the pages are glued together leaving the pages visible at the spine, and the Cyrillic (Russian) version has a black wrap around paper strip that covers the entire spine.
It is limited to 100 copies, and was only available for purchase at the two shows in Russia: Sunday October 13 - Saint Petersburg / and Tuesday October 15th - Moskva..... on the Michael Gira + Norman Westberg 2019 Solo Tour.
Since it does not contain the CD - it is not a music release.... which is why I did not make a separate release page for it, and only mention it in this comment. That said - I thought this information is worth knowing - that the Cyrillic (Russian) language version is out there.... for archival purposes, and just so people know what is out there, and especially for those that will find this of interest, and maybe even be interested in getting a copy.


March 12, 2018
edited about 1 year ago
Just a heads up. This is still available directly from Young God Records for just $25. So there is currently no need to pay these inflated discogs prices. https://younggodrecords.com/collections/frontpage/products/michael-gira-the-egg