Swans ‎– The Gate

Young God Records ‎– YG1954
2 × CD, Limited Edition, Numbered


1-1 Swans Frankie M. 29:25
1-2 Swans A Little God In My Hands 13:12
1-3 Swans Apos/Cloud Of Unforming 33:40
2-1 Swans Just A Little Boy 16:40
2-2 Swans Cloud Of Forgetting 11:33
2-3 Swans Bring The Sun/Black-Eyed Man 28:16
The Demos
2-4 Michael Gira When Will I Return? 2:57
2-5 Michael Gira New Rhythm Thing 1:58
2-6 Michael Gira People Like Us 3:53
2-7 Michael Gira Red Rhythm Thing 3:04
2-8 Michael Gira Finally, Peace 3:25

Companies, etc.



All songs © Young God Publishing 2015 (ascap)
℗ Young God Records 2015

Limited to 2,500 hand-numbered unique and signed 2xCD packs, released in a 4-panel cardboard gatefold wallet.
Contains a sheet of notes/text by M. Gira discussing the live recordings and plans for developing them on record.

The album contains six live songs recorded during the 2014/15 tour, four of which are new, unfinished and unrecorded at the time of this album's release.
Also included are five demos by M. Gira, that will be re-recorded and further orchestrated to be included on the forthcoming new Swans album.

The image on this release is printed with a linoleum block on hand-brushed white ink.
The drawing for the print was accomplished by Nicole Boitos (who also signed and numbered the releases), based upon a sketch/concept by M. Gira.
Each individual cover is further drawn upon, personalized and signed by M. Gira.

Track durations do not appear on the release, they are measured by a computer.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (CD1): YGGATE1 6745-CD-0525 15-272-10-2
  • Matrix / Runout (CD2): YGGATE2 6745-CD-0526 15-272-11-2
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI LY89
  • Rights Society: ascap


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January 23, 2019
If anyone is selling this cd please contact me. thank you!


December 12, 2015
I'm glad I bought this because it's fantastic music. I'm also glad because it appears that it might end up being my retirement fund, based on the current pricing trend.


October 22, 2015
Possibly the best sounding of all of SWANS/Michael Gira handmade CDs. This one has a fantastic stereo balance to it.