SwansSwans Are Dead

Label:Atavistic – ALP104CD, Young God Records – YG03
2 x CD, Limited Edition, Digipak
Style:Industrial, Post Rock, Noise


Black CD (Final Tour 1997)
1-1Feel Happiness16:57
1-2Low Life Form4:54
1-3Not Alone13:12
1-4Blood On Yr Hands2:59
1-6I Crawled10:05
1-7I Am The Sun5:26
1-8Blood Promise15:23
White CD (1995 Tour)
2-1Final Sac8:43
2-2The Sound12:51
2-3I See Them All Lined Up6:26
2-5Yr Prp8:51
2-6Yum Yab4:36
2-7Helpless Child17:44

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CD1 Black CD (Final Tour 1997): recorded variously in Amsterdam, NYC, Trondheim, Prague, Brussels, Atlanta.
CD2 White CD (1995 Tour): recorded in ???, Norway.

Printed and assembled in Canada. Digipak release limited to 5000 copies.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 7 35286 11042 5
  • Barcode (Scanned): 735286110425
  • Rights Society: ASCAP
  • Matrix / Runout (CD1): MADE IN CANADA BY AMERIC DISC 14971<0241>ALP104CD1
  • Mastering SID Code (CD1): IFPI L481
  • Mould SID Code (CD1): IFPI 8106
  • Matrix / Runout (CD2): MADE IN CANADA BY AMERIC DISC 13UV2<0241>ALP104CD2
  • Mastering SID Code (CD2): IFPI L482
  • Mould SID Code (CD2): IFPI 8106

Other Versions (5 of 7)

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
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Swans Are Dead (2×CD, Album, Digipak)Release Entertainment, Young God RecordsRR6996, YGCD012Europe1998
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Swans Are Dead (2×CD, Promo)Atavistic, Young God RecordsALP104CDPR, YG03PRUS1998
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Swans Are Dead (2×CD, )Young God RecordsYG03US1998
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Swans Are Dead (16×File, MP3, 320 kbps )Young God RecordsnoneUS2014
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Swans Are Dead (2×CD, Album, Reissue)Young God RecordsYG03US2016



  • plexus1969's avatar
    Hi, I'm looking for Bill Bronson (Swans bass player), I would like to reissue his project The Dreamers. Please contact me if you have news or if Bill read this message.
    • media_wasteland's avatar
      This one is a masterpiece. I can only imagine it will get vinyl some day, I feel like it must. There isn't a whole lot of video out there from this era, and for this being such an immaculately recorded album, it feels like it's just as important or crucial as Soundtracks for that reason, it's worth having almost alone for the version of Blood Promise.
      • Worrski's avatar
        im surrprised he hasnt at least done a bigger cd repressing of this. if he could make a less-limited soundtracks i think this has to be next
        • wearesocialanimals's avatar
          4LP, 8 sides, just like soundtracks, 2 songs on each side, would fit perfectly. VINYL Please!!
          • SITF21-'s avatar
            We need a vinyl pressing, please mr gira, ten words
            • edostefano's avatar
              Edited 4 years 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 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 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 Animus is unfortunately cut on that recording)


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