Swans ‎– To Be Kind

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Young God Records ‎– YG46
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A1 Screen Shot
Backing Vocals – St. VincentWords By, Music By – Michael Gira
8:07
A2 Just A Little Boy (For Chester Burnett)
Music By – Pravdica*, Hahn*, Gira*, Westberg*, Puleo*, Harris*Words By – Michael Gira
12:20
B1 A Little God In My Hands
Backing Vocals – Jennifer ChurchWords By, Music By – Michael Gira
6:35
B2 Bring The Sun / Toussaint L'Ouverture Part One
Backing Vocals – Cold Specks, St. VincentMusic By – Pravdica*, Hahn*, Gira*, Westberg*, Puleo*, Harris*Words By – Michael Gira
14:41
C Bring The Sun / Toussaint L'Ouverture Part Two
Backing Vocals – Cold Specks, St. VincentMusic By – Pravdica*, Hahn*, Gira*, Westberg*, Puleo*, Harris*Words By – Michael Gira
19:32
D1 Some Things We Do
Strings, Arranged By [Strings] – Julia KentVocals [Duet With Michael Gira] – Little AnnieWords By, Music By – Michael Gira
5:09
D2 She Loves Us
Backing Vocals – Jennifer ChurchMusic By – Pravdica*, Hahn*, Gira*, Westberg*, Puleo*, Harris*Words By – Michael Gira
15:04
E1 Oxygen
Words By, Music By – Michael Gira
7:59
E2 Kirsten Supine
Backing Vocals – St. VincentWords By, Music By – Michael Gira
10:33
F1 Nathalie Neal
Backing Vocals – St. VincentWords By, Music By – Michael Gira
10:15
F2 To Be Kind
Music By – Pravdica*, Hahn*, Gira*, Westberg*, Puleo*, Harris*Words By – Michael Gira
8:23

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Credits

  • Artwork [Baby Images]Bob Biggs
  • Bass Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, VocalsChristopher Pravdica*
  • Drums, Percussion, Dulcimer, Piano, Keyboards, Vocals, LayoutPhil Puleo
  • Drums, Percussion, Piano, Bass, Guitar, Synth, KeyboardsBill Rieflin*
  • Drums, Percussion, Vibraphone [Vibes], Bells, Wind [Wind Instruments], Viola [Handmade], VocalsThor Harris
  • Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, VocalsNorman Westberg
  • EngineerCharles Godfrey
  • Engineer, Other [All-Around Upstanding Guy And Master Of Logistics At Sonic Ranch], Other [Horse Recording]Charles Godfrey
  • Lap Steel Guitar, Electric Guitar, VocalsChristoph Hahn*
  • MandolinRex Emerson
  • Other [Beneficient Overlord At Sonic Ranch] – Tony Rancich
  • Other [Horse Wrangler] – Guillermo Tellez Gonzales "Charo"
  • Other [Supreme Intern At Sonic Ranch] – Libni E. Garcia
  • Other [The Horses] – Venino, Seqario, Indio
  • Other [Travel Logistics And Sanity] – Brandon Eggleston
  • Piano, Harpsichord, SynthSean Kirkpatrick
  • Producer, Vocals, Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Art Direction, DesignMichael Gira
  • Recorded By [Little Annie]Paul Wallfisch
  • Recorded By, Mixed By, PianoJohn Congleton
  • TromboneDavid Pierce
  • TrumpetEvan Weiss
  • ViolinDaniel Hart

Notes

Housed in a tri-fold jacket. Includes download code (160kbps mp3) and poster. Copies ordered from the Young God Records website come signed by M. Gira.

US version has Track E1 is 'Oxygen' and track E2 is 'Kirsten Supine'. European pressing track list has E1 'Kirsten Supine' and E2 'Oxygen'.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 658457004616
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side A): YG 46 A 22903.1
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side A (Variant)): YG-46 A re 25720.1(2)
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side B): YG 46 B salt 22903.2
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side C): YG 46 C 22903.3
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side D): YG 46 D salt 22903.4
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side E): YG 46 E 22903.5
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side F): YG 46 F salt 22903.6

Other Versions (5 of 13) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
YG46 Swans To Be Kind(2xCD, Album) Young God Records YG46 US 2014 Sell This Version
CDSTUMM364, YG46 Swans To Be Kind(2xCD, Album) Mute, Young God Records CDSTUMM364, YG46 Europe 2014 Sell This Version
YG46, TRCP-158~160 Swans To Be Kind(2xCD, Album + DVD + Dlx) Young God Records, Traffic Inc. YG46, TRCP-158~160 Japan 2014 Sell This Version
STUMM364, YG46 Swans To Be Kind(3xLP, Album, TP, W/Lbl) Mute Artists Ltd., Young God Records STUMM364, YG46 Europe 2014 Sell This Version
YG46 Swans To Be Kind(2xCD, Album + DVD + Dlx) Young God Records YG46 US 2014 Sell This Version

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Maybelly

Maybelly

April 20, 2016
edited over 2 years ago

This is one of the best albums ever made.
It both tests and rewards your patience...and when the currents configuration disbands, it will be a sad day.
BoneyKing

BoneyKing

January 5, 2016
My copy of this is mislabeled on the second LP; the labels on both sides read "Side Three"
cristianHa

cristianHa

December 5, 2014
edited over 3 years ago

my copy has a poster but not the dvd. The vinyl came with some white marks that seemed like fingerprints ... I was hoping this to be a pure analog recording, but at first listen it didn't sound like one to me. I wrote to the Youndgod website and the answer was: "I believe they were recorded digitally. Brandon".
gugusse

gugusse

August 27, 2014
On my side b, it's written "side two yg45" instead of yg46
tamkit

tamkit

July 28, 2014
Wouldn't it make more sense for B2 to be labeled as "Bring the Sun" and C as "Toussaint L'Ouverture" as I'm fairly certain that's their crossover point? The way they're split up on the album.
VOSR

VOSR

June 7, 2014
This is the U.S. version, not a mispress. The European version has "Kirsten Supine" run before "Oxygen".
Reinder

Reinder

May 28, 2014
If someone can get a signed version cheaply to the Netherlands, hit me up!
DraneTapeRec

DraneTapeRec

May 26, 2014

my copy have some fingerprints, poster, signed in back cover and the live DVD included
gunstreetgirl

gunstreetgirl

May 19, 2014
Mine just arrived signed... Is this true for all the copies?
sosice

sosice

May 19, 2014
My side E is also mispressed but I received the live DVD with mine. Strange. My copy also arrived with tons of scratches and fingerprints...