Swans ‎– Die Tür Ist Zu

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Young God Records ‎– YG62
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Vinyl, LP
Vinyl, LP, Single Sided, Etched
All Media, EP, Limited Edition, Reissue
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Record Store Day 2018 Exclusive Release
Limited to 3000 copies.
3 sides are music / 4th side is an etching designed by Michael Gira. It is the word HELPLESS at the outer edge and then a thick spiral line leading to the center of the vinyl. The center label on the 4th side is blank / no text.

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  • Barcode (Sticker on shrinkwrap): 658457006214

Other Versions (2 of 2) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
RTD 157.3140.2, RTD 157.3140.2 42 Swans Die Tür Ist Zu(CD, EP, Dig) Rough Trade, Rough Trade RTD 157.3140.2, RTD 157.3140.2 42 Germany 1996 Sell This Version
RTD 157.3140.2 Swans Die Tür Ist Zu(CD, EP) Rough Trade RTD 157.3140.2 Germany 1996 Sell This Version

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klimek

klimek

May 9, 2018
edited 2 months ago

this is the album when it was going downhill for good with the SWANS. the german singing/lyrics are just beyond ridiculous - some pathos soaked lyrics by gira might pass safely in english, but are a total nicht-nicht in german. musically also very disappointing as compared to all previews SWANS phases..
bigmood

bigmood

May 7, 2018
Wonder if he'll ever reissue public castration is a good idea
damctigue

damctigue

May 4, 2018
Just got a copy from Rough Trade East, £29.99. They have another couple of copies in their leftover RSD stock if you're nearby (although they didn't have any on the day itself).
cristianHa

cristianHa

April 30, 2018
This album is a gem, I'm really glad it was reissued. The vinyl sounds amazing. I felt overwhelmed by the sound of it just like the first time I heard it back in 2004. This music packs so much emotion. I think during this period Swans were at their zenith. The actual Swans reformation is incredible but Jarboe is deeply missed, she was such an essential element to their sound. This and SFTB are unmatched, both beautiful and unforgettable pieces of art.
Multiverse_Eros

Multiverse_Eros

April 27, 2018
Bare bones release but the music speaks for itself, absolutely beautiful.
bigmood

bigmood

April 23, 2018
Is this a gatefold sleeve? Can someone put photos of the inner gatefold if there is one
Lautreamont

Lautreamont

April 22, 2018
edited 3 months ago
The scalpers are pathetic on this release. Multiple sellers at $50-$75 within one day. One sealed copy even listed "from my personal collection".
BOOTSLAVE

BOOTSLAVE

April 21, 2018
Paid only $23 brand new, go to hell flipper scum