https://driftrecords.com/products/swans-white-light-from-the-mouth-of-infinity-love-of-life1787858244Swans - White Light From The Mouth Of Infinity / Love Of Life//cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0161/8690/products/BXSTUMM377_large.jpg?v=1504832035//cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0161/8690/products/BXSTUMM377_medium.jpg?v=150483203514.99GBPOutOfStockSwansEaster 2016MuteSALE2016SwansSwans continue their remastered reissues series on Mute / Young God Records with the release of White Light from the Mouth of Infinity and Love of Life.
The two albums will be initially released as a limited vinyl box set and presented in the original restored artwork, which includes paintings by Deryk Thomas. The 2500 micron black lined box - with original logo in silver foil block in black paper - will also include 2 rare posters, a CD of outtakes, rarities, contemporaneous live recordings and a download code for both albums.
White Light from the Mouth of Infinity, Swans’ seventh studio album originally released in 1991, is considered the starting point for the second section of Swans’ inimitable history. Described as “…the glistening, glimmering sounds of the pensive countryside” by Stereogum, this will be the first time White Light from the Mouth of Infinity has been available on vinyl since its original release on Young God Records in 1991. The vinyl issue will include the track ‘Blind’, not included in the original release. Love of Life, the band’s eighth studio album, followed soon after in 1992. According to Allmusic’s Ned Ragget, “Love of Life continues the astounding creative roll Swans found themselves on … yet another Swans masterpiece.”
The vinyl version of this album has also been unavailable since its original release. Michael Gira recently announced that Swans are currently working on their last album in this “current incarnation”. The basic tracks and vocals were completed last month at Sonic Ranch studio in Texas with John Congleton as engineer, with Michael Gira producing. Further work will continue in Seattle and Berlin and the new album is expected to be released on Mute / Young God Records in late spring 2016.
Side A 1 Better Than You 2 Power and Sacrifice 3 You Know Nothing Side B 4 Song for Dead Time 5 Will We Survive 6 Love Will Save You Side C 7 Faliure 8 Song for the Sun 9 Miracle of Love Side D 10 Blind 11 When She Breathes 12 Why Are We Alive 13 The Most Unfortunate Lie
Love of Life Side A 1 (---) Pt. 1 2 Love of Life 3 The Golden Boy That Was Swallowed by the Sea 4 (---) Pt. 2 5 (---) Pt. 3 6 The Other Side of the World 7 Her 8 The Sound of Freedom Side B 9 (---) Pt. 4 10 Amnesia 11 Identity 12 (---) Pt. 5 13 In the Eyes of Nature 14 She Cries (For Spider) 15 God Loves America 16 (---) Pt. 6 17 No Cure for the Lonely
Bonus CD 1 Amnesia (Long) 2 Song for Dead Time (MG Version) 3 You Know Everything 4 Mother’s Milk 5 The Child’s Right 6 Love of Life (Short) 7 Unfortunate Lie (Inst. Version) 8 No Cruel Angel 9 Black Eyed Dog 10 Love of Life (Long) 11 Picture of Maryanne 12 Amnesia (Live) 13 Dream Dream 14 Please Remember Me 15 Drink to Me Only With Thine Eyes 16 The Unknown 17 Blood on Your Hands 18 A Young Girl Needs