Swans ‎– Swans Are Dead

Atavistic ‎– ALP104CD, Young God Records ‎– YG03
2 × CD, Limited Edition, Digipak


1-1 Feel Happiness 16:57
1-2 Low Life Form 4:54
1-3 Not Alone 13:12
1-4 Blood On Yr Hands 2:59
1-5 Hypogirl 3:22
1-6 I Crawled 10:05
1-7 I Am The Sun 5:26
1-8 Blood Promise 15:23
2-1 Final Sac 8:43
2-2 The Sound 12:51
2-3 I See Them All Lined Up 6:26
2-4 Lavender 8:02
2-5 Yr Prp 8:51
2-6 Yum Yab 4:36
2-7 Helpless Child 17:44
2-8 M/F 3:25



Disc 1 (black CD) documents their final tour in 1997.
Disc 2 (white CD) documents their 1995 tour.

Printed and assembled in Canada.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 735286110425

Other Versions (5 of 6) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
none Swans Swans Are Dead(16xFile, MP3, 320) Young God Records none US 2014
YG03 Swans Swans Are Dead(2xCD, Album, RE) Young God Records YG03 US 2016 Sell This Version
ALP104CDPR, YG03PR Swans Swans Are Dead(2xCD, Promo) Atavistic, Young God Records ALP104CDPR, YG03PR US 1998 Sell This Version
YG03 Swans Swans Are Dead(2xCD) Young God Records YG03 US 1998 Sell This Version
YG03 Swans Swans Are Dead(2xCD, Jew) Young God Records YG03 US 1998 Sell This Version



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May 10, 2010
edited 6 months ago
The liner notes claim that Disc one (Black) was recorded in Amsterdam, New York City, Trondheim, Prague, Brussels and Atlanta in 1997 but this is not true. It's 100% sure that the second part of the cd (Hypogirl, I Crawled, I Am The Sun and Blood Promise) come from the show at the Paradiso, Amsterdam, March 13, 1997 (as recorded by VPRO). "The Man With the Silver Tongue" was also perfomed in Amsterdam but was omitted from the cd (the original recording of the Amsterdam show is available at www.swans.pair.com). During the 1997 tour another song "My Birth" was played quite often but was also omitted from the cd (a fast version in the US leg and a slow version in Europe).

ps .The first 4 songs don't come for sure from Trondheim and Brussels. I compared the wave form with the SDB recordings of these shows, also available www.swans.pair.com). I don't have NYC, Atlanta and Prague indeed. But I think the other 4 songs come from a US Tour date since they were playing "Blood on yr hands" without drums only in the US.

The liner notes claim that disc two (white) was recorded in Norway on the band's 1995 tour, but this performance is actually the concert at Paradiso, Amsterdam, August 29, 1995. he songs "In", "Alcohol the Seed", and "Animus", that had been played during the tour and also for the Amsterdam concert, did not appear on Swans Are Dead (the concert has been recorded by the radio station VPRO (According to the liner notes "Recorded By Berry Kramer III* (tracks: 1-1 to 1-8) --> sound engineer at VPRO..). The original SDB recording of the Amsterdam show is available at www.swans.pair.com. Animus is unfortunately cut on that recording)