Young God Records have confirmed that their limited edition (1000) Swans live album "We Rose From Your Bed With The Sun In Our Head " - a 2 CD set set - sold out in 24 hours. .
This beautifully crafted package has been handmade and assembled (with 2 colour woodblock print sleeve of an original drawing by M.Gira) as well as being uniquely signed, numbered and further personalized.
The recordings were made during Swans year-long 2010-11 world tour and features previously unrecorded material. This version is a limited edition of 1000 and includes exclusive solo recordings of Songs for New Swans Album in Progress (as well as narrations/explanations re the new songs, exclusive to this version).
disc one: 1. intro/no words no thoughts 2. jim 3. beautiful child 4. the apostate 5. yr property 6. sex god sex
disc two: 1. the seer (intro)/ i crawled 2. eden prison 3. 93 ave. b blues / little mouth... demos/special website only recordings: 4. hello there 5. lunacy 6. the mother of the world 7. the daughter brings the water 8. a piece of the sky 9. the seer 10. goodbye.
SWANS: michael gira - guitar, vocal; norman westerg - guitar; phil puleo - drums, duclimer; thor harris - drums/percussion, vibes, clarinet, melodica, violin; christoph hahn - double lap steel guitar; christopher pravdica - bass.
Swans mainman M. Gira will be undertaking an extensive European tour in April/ May, performing
selected songs from Swans, Angels of Light, and his solo releases.
Digital-only compilations from his past solo releases will be available online and physical CD copies at his show.
"In 2001 I started making and releasing handmade limited edition CDs available only through younggodrecords.com or at live shows. The recordings have been done with one stereo mic on my desk, no overdubs, just a casual performance in my office at home. Most of the songs presented are versions I recorded immediately after writing the song – they’ve also served as demos I can give to the musicians with whom I’m working to develop the material. The recordings were not (and are not) meant for general public consumption, just for dedicated followers and supporters of the music. these special packages have been instrumental in helping to fund studio recordings by Angels of Light, and now also Swans – serving both as collectible items and as fundraisers for the recording projects. Since these titles are all permanently out of print now, I’ve decided to make a digital collection of what I view as the highlights available." - M. Gira