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  • Filth Filth Quick View

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    Filth

    First Authorized Vinyl Edition Of 1983 Debut Studio Album In 25 Years


    Re-Mastered With Original Cover Art


    "This is all slabs of sound, rhythm and screaming/testifying. What more do you need? In a way, it was a reaction against Punk (and just about any other music you can think of), and the conservative notion that 3 chords were somehow necessary. I used to deny it vehemently at the time, but No Wave (I "hated" that scene too, for some reason I can't remember now) played a big role as the germ from which this music grew, along with The Stooges and Throbbing Gristle, of course. I wanted Swans to be "heavier" though - I wanted the music to obliterate - why, I don't remember! I think it just felt good. Live, we used two basses (playing utterly unmusical chords that were stabbed and left to sustain or sometimes hit in staccato or opposing rhythms), drums, a "percussionist" that slammed down on a metal table with a metal strap, crude cassette loops of various sounds/noises (usually some kind of undefined ROAR), and Norman Westberg's glorious sustained and screaming guitar chords. It was pretty elating to play live - for us. If 100 people showed up (which would have been a huge audience at the time - 20 was more the average), 80 were guaranteed to leave by the second song. Somehow that tension - contempt or indifference from the audience - was nourishing, so we kept going.


    Here's some music I was listening to at the time: Throbbing Gristle, Psychic TV, The Stooges, Brian Eno, Teenage Jesus And The Jerks, DNA, The Contortions, Glenn Branca, Black Flag, early Pink Floyd, This Heat, Kraftwerk, The Germs, Cabaret Voltaire, Can, Public Image LTD., SPK "


    - Michael Gira / Swans/Young God Records

    1. Stay Here
    2. Big Strong Boss
    3. Blackout
    4. Power for Power
    5. Freak
    6. Right Wrong
    7. Thank You
    8. Weakling
    9. Gang
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  • White Light From The Mouth Of Infinity White Light From The Mouth Of Infinity Quick View

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    White Light From The Mouth Of Infinity


    Double LP Includes 20" x 24" Poster and Printed Insert


    Complete 2 LP, White Light Sessions


    Out Of print For Many Years and Highly Anticipated


    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.

    LP 1
    1. Better Than You
    2. Power and Sacrifice
    3. You Know Nothing
    4. Song for Dead Time
    5. Will We Survive
    6. Love Will Save You


    LP 2
    1. Faliure
    2. Song for the Sun
    3. Miracle of Love
    4. Blind
    5. When She Breathes
    6. Why Are We Alive
    7. The Most Unfortunate Lie

    Swans
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  • The Great Annihilator (Awaiting Repress) The Great Annihilator (Awaiting Repress) Quick View

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    The Great Annihilator (Awaiting Repress)


    2017 Remastered 2LP


    The Swans are a study in metamorphoses. In 1983, when Melody Maker magazine dubbed the NYC noise mavens a deeply repulsive form of audio pornography, it was more a compliment than a slam. Cacophonous, confrontational, and unrelentingly loud, the band used vocal rants and bone-crunching distortion to achieve unparalleled levels of sonic pain.


    Then, around '87 or so, rock's ugliest ducking found its inner Swan and blossomed into a vehicle for sweeping, complex arrangements of keyboards, strings and evocative sound effects. Vocalist Michael Gira traded his guttural growl for the croon of a balladeer, and the latter-day Swans were born.


    Their 12th album, The Great Annihilator, is a majestic symphony of haunting melodies and shifting moods. Spirituality - or rather the absence of it - provides the linking motif. With a kinetic industrial goose step, She Lives! plays with chanted images of madness and martyrdom, while the jagged coda of Celebrity Lifestyle lays the groundwork for a cutting look at material dreams: She's just a drug addiction/ And a self-reflecting image of a narcoticized mind. Warm forms the album's thematic center, overflowing with ethereal vocal loops and drums that patter like raindrops accross the lyrical landscape. On Mother/Father and the mantric My Buried Child, vocalist Jarboe outdoes herself with a spectrum of darkly distinctive voices.


    Taken on its own, this album is a vivid example of how to combine the dissonant with the dulcet while retaining a dangerous edge. Viewed in the context of the Swans' 12-year journey from audio pornography to majestic romanticism, The Great Annihilator serves as an epic apotheosis.


    -Neva Chonin (The San Francisco Bay Guardian)

    LP 1
    1. In
    2. I Am The Sun
    3. She Lives!
    4. Celebrity Lifestyle
    5. Mother/Father
    6. Blood Promise
    7. Mind/Body/Light/Sound
    8. My Buried Child


    LP 2
    1. Warm
    2. Alcohol The Seed
    3. Killing For Company
    4. Mother's Milk
    5. Where Does A Body End?
    6. Telepathy
    7. The Great Annihilator
    8. Out

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  • To Be Kind To Be Kind Quick View

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    To Be Kind

    ...the sound of a celestial sledgehammer descending - Time Magazine


    ...what the closing ceremonies for the human race might sound like - Pitchfork


    ...Swans make their grandest statement yet - Rolling Stone


    ...a masterpiece of post-rock and experimental composition - Consequence Of Sound


    A NOTE FROM MICHAEL GIRA:


    Hello There,


    We (Swans) have recently completed our new album. It is called To Be Kind.


    The album was produced by me, and it was recorded by the venerable John Congleton at Sonic Ranch, outside El Paso Texas, and further recordings and mixing were accomplished at John's studio in Dallas, Texas. We commenced rehearsals as Sonic Ranch in early October 2013, began recording soon thereafter, then completed the process of mixing with John in Dallas by mid December 2013.


    A good portion of the material for this album was developed live during the Swans tours of 2012/13. Much of the music was otherwise conjured in the studio environment.


    1. Screen Shot
    2. Just A Little Boy
    3. A Little God In My Hands
    4. Bring the Sun / Toussaint L'Ouverture
    5. Some Things We Do
    6. She Loves Us
    7. Kirsten Supine
    8. Oxygen
    9. Nathalie Neal
    10. To Be Kind
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  • White Light / Love Of (Deluxe Box) White Light / Love Of (Deluxe Box) Quick View

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    White Light / Love Of (Deluxe Box)


    White Light 2xLP Set


    Love Of Life LP


    CD Of Outtakes And Contemporaneous Live Material


    The two albums are presented with 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 and contemporaneous live recordings.


    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.

    White Light from the Mouth of Infinity
    LP 1
    1. Better Than You
    2. Power and Sacrifice
    3. You Know Nothing
    4. Song for Dead Time
    5. Will We Survive
    6. Love Will Save You


    LP 2
    1. Faliure
    2. Song for the Sun

    3. Miracle of Love
    4. Blind
    5. When She Breathes

    6. Why Are We Alive
    7. The Most Unfortunate Lie


    Love of Life
    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
    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

    Swans
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  • Seer Seer Quick View

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    Seer

    Received a 9.0 Best New Music rating from Pitchfork. The Seer took 30 years to make. It's the culmination of every previous Swans album as well as any other music I've ever made, been involved in, or imagined. But it's unfinished, like the songs themselves. It's one frame in a reel. The frames blur, blend and will eventually fade.


    The songs began on an acoustic guitar, then were fleshed out with (invaluable) help from my friends, then were further tortured and seduced in rehearsals, live, and in the studio, and now they await further cannibalism and force-feeding as we prepare to perform some of them live, at which point they'll mutate further, endlessly, or perhaps be discarded for a while.


    Despite what you might have heard or presumed, my quest is to spread light and joy through the world. My friends in Swans are all stellar men. Without them I'm a kitten, an infant. Our goal is the same: ecstasy! -Michael Gira

    1. Lunacy
    2. Mother of the World
    3. The Wolf
    4. The Seer
    5. The Seer Returns
    6. 93 Ave. B Blues
    7. The Daughter Brings the Water
    8. Song for a Warrior
    9. Avatar
    10. A Piece of the Sky
    11. The Apostate
    Swans
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  • The Glowing Man The Glowing Man Quick View

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    The Glowing Man

    The Last Album Release Of Swans' Current Incarnation


    "In 2009 when I made the decision to restart Swans, I had no idea where it would lead. I knew that if I took the road of mining the past or revisiting the catalog, that it would be fruitless and stultifying. Instead I chose the five people with whom to work that I believed would most ably provide a sense of surprise, and even uncertainty, while simultaneously embodying the strength and confidence to ride the river of intention that flows from the heart of the sound wherever it would lead us - and what's the intention? LOVE!


    And so finally this LOVE has now led us, with the release of the new and final recording from this configuration of Swans, The Glowing Man, through four albums (three of which contain more complexity, nuance and scope than I would have ever dreamed possible), countless and seemingly endless tours and rehearsals, and a generally exhausting regimen that has left us stunned but still invigorated and thrilled to see this thing through to its conclusion. I hereby thank my brothers and collaborators for their commitment to whatever truth lies at the center of the sound. - Michael Gira 2016

    1. Cloud of Forgetting
    2. Cloud of Unknowing
    3. The World Looks Red / The World Looks Black
    4. People Like Us
    5. Frankie M.
    6. When Will I Return?
    7. The Glowing Man
    8. Finally, Peace.
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  • Flow Motion Flow Motion Quick View

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    Flow Motion

    Out Of Print For Over 30 Years


    Can was founded in 1968 by Irmin Schmidt, Holger
    Czukay, Michael Karoli and Jaki Liebezeit who formed
    a group which would utilize and transcend all boundaries of
    ethnic, electronic experimental and modern classical music.


    Flow Motion is the eighth Can studio album. It features the
    UK hit single "I Want More". The success of "I Want More"
    led to an appearance on Top of the Pops. Flow Motion
    was mixed using binaural stereo, a method of recording
    sound that uses two microphones, arranged with the intent
    to create a 3-D stereo sound sensation for the listener of
    actually being in the room with the performers or instruments.


    The band's powerful influence has never diminished, and
    their indelible mark is apparent in the bands who freely
    acknowledge their importance - from Portishead, James
    Murphy, New Order, Factory Floor, Public Image Ltd,
    Mogwai, Kanye West (who sampled 'Sing Swan Song') and
    Radiohead - as well as across other disciplines such as visual
    art and literature.

    1. I Want More
    2. Cascade Waltz
    3. Laugh Till You Cry, Live Till You Die
    4. ... And More
    5. Babylonian Pearl
    6. Smoke (E.F.S. No. 59)
    7. Flow Motion
    Can
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  • Love Of Life Love Of Life Quick View

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    Love Of Life


    Includes 17" x 24" Poster


    Complete 2 LP, White Light Sessions


    Out Of print For Many Years


    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.

    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
    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
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  • The Wild Swan The Wild Swan Quick View

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    The Wild Swan

    The Wild Swan was recorded in Nashville at Blackbird Studios with Grammy Award-winner Jacquire King. Recording legend Elton John is the album's Executive Producer.


    The Wild Swan opens with Noam Chomsky Is A Soft Revolution, a rock'n'blues celebration of a roll-call of musical, philosophical, literary and polemical insurrectionists. It ends with a dash of uillean pipes and The Wild Swans On The Lake, a stop-you-in-your-tracks breath of Celtic balladry inspired by WB Yeats' The Wild Swans At Coole. Vance's rich voice also gets up close and personal on the hymnal Burden, then digs deep for She Burns, a song and a performance evocative of Bruce Springsteen's Tunnel Of Love. On the ancient-but-modern Be Like You Belong, Vance's soulful rasp weaves through pedal-steel and simple piano chords. Ziggy Looked Me In The Eye is a piano-based, strings-buoyed soul-stirrer, a dignified tribute to, says Vance, various people who I think have been part of a revolution. I'm not talking about Che Guevara or Ghandi or even Russell Brand for that matter - I'm talking about personal revolution. I like that idea constantly revolting against your own parameters.

    1. Noam Chomsky Is A Soft Revolution
    2. Upbeat Feelgood
    3. Coco
    4. Casanova
    5. Bangor Town
    6. Burden
    7. She Burns
    8. Be Like You Belong
    9. Unlike Any Other
    10. Ziggy Looked Me In The Eye
    11. Fire It Up (The Silver Spear)
    12. The Wild Swans On The Lake
    Foy Vance
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  • Black Swan Soundtrack Black Swan Soundtrack Quick View

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    Black Swan Soundtrack


    Including 4 Page Insert With Photos, Track Listing And Credits


    Black Swan is a 2010 American psychological thriller film directed by Darren Aronofsky and starring Natalie Portman, Vincent Cassel, Mila Kunis and Winona Ryder. The plot revolves around a production of Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake ballet by a prestigious New York City company. Usually described as a psychological thriller, Black Swan can be also interpreted as a metaphor for achieving artistic perfection, with all the psychological and physical challenges one might encounter.


    The original score for the film was composed by Clint Mansell, an English musician, composer, and former lead singer of the band Pop Will Eat Itself. Mansell was introduced to film scoring when director Darren Aronofsky hired him to score his debut film, Pi. Ever since Mansell wrote the score for many of Aronofsky's films. Notable film scores include Pi, The Fountain, Moon, Smokin' Aces, Requiem for a Dream, The Wrestler, Doom, Black Swan, and High-Rise.

    1. Nina's Dream
    2. Mother Me
    3. The New Season
    4. A Room Of Her Own
    5. A New Swan Queen
    6. Lose Yourself
    7. Cruel Mistress
    8. Power, Seduction, Cries
    9. The Double
    10. Opposites Attract
    11. Night Of Terror
    12. Stumbled Beginnings
    13. It's My Time
    14. A Swan Is Born
    15. Perfection
    16. A Swan Song (For Nina)
    Clint Mansell
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  • Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake Quick View

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    Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake

    Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake, with its story of magical transformations, love and deceit and its irresistibly melodic score, defines Romantic ballet. It is no coincidence that conductor AndrÉ Previn has described himself as "a complete romantic" and that this recording has become a classic of the catalogue. When it was made in 1976, Previn had spent the best part of a decade as Principal Conductor of the London Symphony Orchestra. With their combination of show business flair and deep sensitivity, he and the LSO's players proved to be the ideal team for Tchaikovsky's glorious ballet music.
    LP 1
    1. Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake, Op. 20, Act 1: No. 5 Pas de deux - I. Tempo di valse ma non troppo vivo, quasi moderato - AndrÉ Previn
    2. Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake, Op. 20, Act 1: No. 5 Pas de deux - II. Andante - Allegro - AndrÉ Previn
    3. Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake, Op. 20, Act 1: No. 5 Pas de deux - III. Tempo di valse - AndrÉ Previn

    4. Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake, Op. 20, Act 1: No. 5 Pas de deux - Coda (Allegro molto vivace) - AndrÉ Previn
    5. Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake, Op. 20, Act 1: No. 6 Pas d'action (Andantino quasi moderato - Allegro) - AndrÉ Previn
    6. Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake, Op. 20, Act 1: No. 7 Sujet - AndrÉ Previn

    7. Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake, Op. 20, Act 1: No. 8 Danse des coupes (Tempo di Polacca) - AndrÉ Previn
    8. Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake, Op. 20, Act 1: No. 9 Finale (Andante) - AndrÉ Previn
    9. Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake, Op. 20, Act 1: No. 4 Pas de trois - V. Allegro - AndrÉ Previn

    10. Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake, Op. 20, Act 1: No. 4 Pas de trois - VI. Coda (Allegro vivace) - AndrÉ Previn


    LP 2
    1. Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake, Op. 20, Act 2: No. 14 Moderato - AndrÉ Previn
    2. Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake, Op. 20, Act 3: No. 15 Allegro giusto - AndrÉ Previn

    3. Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake, Op. 20, Act 3: No. 16 Danses du Corps de Ballet et des Nains (Moderato assai - Allegro vivo) - AndrÉ Previn
    4. Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake, Op. 20, Act 3: No. 17 La sortie des InvitÉs et Valse - AndrÉ Previn
    5. Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake, Op. 20, Act 3: No. 18 Allegro - Allegro giusto - AndrÉ Previn
    6. Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake, Op. 20, Act 3: No. 19 Pas de six - Intrada (Moderato assai) - AndrÉ Previn
    7. Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake, Op. 20, Act 3: No. 19 Pas de six - Variation I (Allegro) - AndrÉ Previn
    8. Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake, Op. 20, Act 3: No. 19 Pas de six - Variation II (Andante con moto) - AndrÉ Previn
    9. Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake, Op. 20, Act 2: No. 13 Danses des cygnes - VI. Tempo di valse (Tout le monde danse) - AndrÉ Previn
    10. Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake, Op. 20, Act 2: No. 13 Danses des cygnes - VII. Coda (Allegro vivo) - AndrÉ Previn


    LP 3
    1. Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake, Op. 20, Act 3: No. 23 Mazurka (Solistes et corps de ballet) (Tempo di Mazurka) - AndrÉ Previn
    2. Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake, Op. 20, Act 3: No. 19 Pas de six - Variation IV (Allegro) - AndrÉ Previn
    3. Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake, Op. 20, Act 4: No. 25 Entr'acte (Moderato) - AndrÉ Previn
    4. Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake, Op. 20, Act 3: No. 19 - Pas de six - Coda (Allegro molto) - AndrÉ Previn
    5. Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake, Op. 20, Act 4: No. 27 Danse des petits cygnes (Moderato) - AndrÉ Previn
    6. Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake, Op. 20, Act 4: No. 28 Allegro agitato - Molto meno mosso - Allegro vivace - AndrÉ Previn
    7. Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake, Op. 20, Act 3: Appendix 1 Pas de deux - Variation II (Allegro) - AndrÉ Previn
    8. Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake, Op. 20, Act 3: Appendix 1 Pas de deux - Coda (Allegro molto vivace) - AndrÉ Previn

    9. Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake, Op. 20, Act 3: No. 20 Danse hongroise - Czárdás (Moderato assai - Allegro moderato - Vivace) - AndrÉ Previn
    10. Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake, Op. 20, Act 3: Appendix 2 Danse russe (Moderato - Andante semplice - Allegro vivo) - AndrÉ Previn
    11. Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake, Op. 20, Act 3: No. 21 Danse espagnole (Allegro non troppo [Tempo di bolero]) - AndrÉ Previn
    12. Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake, Op. 20, Act 3: No. 22 Danse napolitaine (Allegro moderato - Andantino quasi moderato - Presto) - AndrÉ Previn

    Andre Previn
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  • Navigated Like The Swan Navigated Like The Swan Quick View

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    Navigated Like The Swan

    Young Moon aka Trevor Montgomery is a craftsman. By day he's a skilled tile setter, a job taxing to both the mind and body. By night he's an equally meticulous and hard working musician, coaxing just the right tones out of his vintage drum machines and synths to carry his tales of love and redemption. As a tile setter and as a musician, his job is the same: assembling things of beauty to fill empty spaces. It's those exact skills that are employed to great effect on this 13-song collection entitled Navigated Like The Swan.
    1. The Crystal Text
    2. Walk in White
    3. Winds Light
    4. Northern Earth
    5. March
    6. A Reason
    7. Ages of Youth
    8. Cold Day Solstice
    9. On the Verge
    10. Summit and Blue Air
    11. Emma Jane
    12. The Ponds
    13. Painting on Waves
    Young Moon
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  • Among My Swan Among My Swan Quick View

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    Among My Swan

    Mazzy Stars third and final album, originally released in 1996, is a perfect finale to the bands career, another fine LP of hushed folk-rock and gentle psychedelia. The atmospheric guitar work of David Roback and the hauntingly gorgeous vocals of Hope Sandoval are complimented here with help from William Reed of The Jesus & Mary Chain among others. Reissued on 180 gram vinyl with deluxe tip-on jacket and printed inner sleeve.
    1. Disappear
    2. Flowers In December
    3. Rhymes Of An Hour
    4. Cry, Cry
    5. Take Everything
    6. Still Cold
    7. All Your Sisters
    8. I've Been Let Down
    9. Roseblood
    10. Happy
    11. Umbilical
    12. Look On Down From The Bridge
    Mazzy Star
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  • The Swan Singles Collection 1963-1967 The Swan Singles Collection 1963-1967 Quick View

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    The Swan Singles Collection 1963-1967

    The crunching, smack-in-your-face power chords driving hard rock's thundering heart can be traced directly back to Link Wray.


    His pulverizing sound forged a new path for rock 'n' roll guitar, and he was never more
    lethal than during his 1963-1967 tenure at Philadelphia-based Swan Records.


    Link unleashed some of the nastiest licks of his phenomenal recording career on the mighty Swan seven-inchers, all of which are corralled on this Sundazed double 180gm gatefold edition, in crunchily accurate sound courtesy of the original mono master tapes!

    1. Jack The Ripper
    2. The Black Widow
    3. Week End
    4. Turnpike U.S.A.
    5. The Sweeper
    6. Run Chicken Run
    7. The Shadow Knows
    8. My Alberta
    9. Deuces Wild
    10. Summer Dream
    11. Good Rockin' Tonight
    12. I'll Do Anything For You
    13. Branded
    14. Hang On
    15. Please Please Me
    16. Rumble '65
    17. Girl From The North Country
    18. You
    19. Hurt Me So
    20. The Fuzz
    21. Ace Of Spades
    22. Batman Theme
    23. Alone
    24. Ace Of Spades
    25. Hidden Charms
    26. Let The Good Times Roll
    27. Soul Train
    Link Wray
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  • Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake-Suite From The Ballet Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake-Suite From The Ballet Quick View

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    Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake-Suite From The Ballet

    180g Audiophile Vinyl Cut from the Original Stereo Analogue Master Tapes at Abbey Road Studios


    "A tall, imposing figure in front of an orchestra, so tall that he often dispensed with the usual conductor's podium, Efrem Kurtz had a graceful, baton-less technique that drew a fluid yet well-controlled response from the players and infused a vivid poetry into romantic music in particular. Much sought after in the music of his native Russia, and in the ballet music in which he first made his name conducting Anna Pavlova, Kurtz was a link back to the musical life of pre-revolutionary St Petersburg." So wrote most eloquently Noel Goodwin in his 1995 obituary in the Independent of the distinguished 95 years old Russian conductor, who had studied with Glazunov and Tcherepnin no less, and was a pupil of Arthur Nikisch.


    Kurtz was a familiar name with the Philharmonia to the record collector of the 1950s and Yehudi Menuhin was in his prime. Menuhin's presence on the recording can be explained by a long tradition of celebrated violinists performing the solo violin parts of Swan Lake, from Leopold Auer at the first production to Mischa Elman for Diaghilev and contemporary with this recording, Campoli for Fistoulari.


    Cut at Abbey Road Studios from the original stereo analogue master tapes with the Neumann VMS82 lathe fed an analogue pre-cut signal from a specially adapted Studer A80 tape deck with additional 'advance' playback head, making the cut a totally analogue process.


    Pressed on 180g vinyl to audiophile standards using the original EMI presses by The Vinyl Factory in Hayes, England.


    In the original review in The Gramophone of December 1958, W.S.M. remarked: "The sound of the orchestra is extremely well defined all the way through, and the tunes are enunciated in a most dapper fashion; Kurtz really understands the style of the music..." and found Menuhin's solo violin contributions "make you sit up and listen hard, to his phrasing and expression..." and concluded that compared with rival versions, this record was "more stylish and more attractively played. Don't try to dance to it, but do listen to it."


    This title is not eligible for discount.

    1. a. Introduction
    b. No. 2: Valse (Act 1)
    c. No. 4: Pas de trios, Nos. 1-6 (Act 1)
    2. No. 5: Pas de deux, Nos. 1 & 2 (Act 1)
    3. a. No. 5: Pas de deux, Nos. 3 & 4 (Act 1)
    b. No. 10: Scene (Act 2)
    c. No. 13: Danses des cygnes Nos. 1, 2 & 4 (Act 2)
    4. a. No. 13, Danses des cygnes, No. 5 (Act 2)
    b. No. 20: Danse hongroise (Czardas) (Act 3)
    c. Danse russe (from Supplement
    Tchaikovsky
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    Tchaikovsky - Swan Lake (Speakers Corner)

    Here is a true delight for all ballet fans and music-lovers. This recording of what is probably Tchaikovsky's most popular ballet, Swan Lake, by Ernest Ansermet and his orchestra in a masterly performance is now available as a new pressing in vinyl. The Russian composer's first ballet is offered here on a double LP and although not a complete recording, this compilation (with a minimum of cuts) certainly comprises the most beautiful and expressive scenes, losing nothing in the process.



    "Ballet specialist" Ansermet and his wonderfully balanced Orchestre de la Suisse Romande offer here a recording which you'll want to hear again and again for it captures both the tragic moments of the fairy tale and the festive dance scenes. The precise winds in, for example No. 4, provide a marked contrast to the lively and exciting tutti (No. 5), while the gentle woodwinds blend charmingly with the dreamlike cantilena of the strings (No. 11). The various characteristics of the festive national dances (Polkas, Mazurkas, Hungarian Dance etc.) are performed with temperament, verve and rhythm, but it is the waltzes with their sweet dreaminess which invite the listener most of all to put on their dancing shoes and join in the dance.





    Musicians:



    • Orchestre de la Suisse Romande

    • Ernest Ansermet (conductor)




    Recording: October/November 1958 at Victoria Hall, Geneva by Roy Wallace
    Production: James Walker



    Format: 2LPs 33rpm / gatefold sleeve, booklet



    About Speakers Corner



    At the beginning of the 90s, in the early days of audiophile vinyl re-releases, the situation was fairly straightforward. Companies such as DCC, Mobile Fidelity, Classic Records and, of course, Speakers Corner all maintained a mutual, unwritten ethical code: we would only use analogue tapes to manufacture records.



    During the course of the present vinyl hype, many others have jumped on the bandwagon in the hope of securing a corner of the market. Very often they are not so ethical and use every imaginable source to master from: CDs, LPs, digital files, MP3s - or employed existant tools from the 80s and 90s for manufacturing.



    A digital delay is gladly used when cutting a lacquer disc because tape machines with an analogue delay have become quite rare and are therefore expensive. When cutting the lacquer, the audio signal is delayed by one LP revolution against the signal, which controls the cutter head, and for this a digital delay is very often employed. Of course, the resultant sound signal is completely digital and thus only as good as this delay.



    We should like to emphasise that Speakers Corner Records on principle only uses the original master tape as the basis for the entirely analogue cutting of lacquer discs. In addition, the pressing tool is newly manufactured as a matter of principle. We have one digital recording in our catalogue (Alan Parsons / Eye In The Sky"), but even in this particular case we used the analogue tapes for cutting.



    We only employ existing tools for manufacturing if an improved result is not forthcoming, e.g. the title Elvis Is Back, which was mastered by Steve Hoffman and Kevin Gray, or several titles from our Philips Classics series, which in any case Willem Makkee cut from the original masters at the Emil Berliner Studios in the 90s. It goes without saying that we only used the mother and that new tools were made for our production.



    To put it in a nutshell: we can ensure you that our releases are free from any kind of digital effects - excluding the exception above - and that the lacquer discs are newly cut.



    1. Swan Lake

    Pyotr Ilich Tchaikovsky
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    Law of the Jungle: Swan Demos '64

    Link Wray has always been the undisputed king of the six-string krunch! Law of the Jungle corrals 14 deadly studio recordings waxed at Ray Vernons studio in 1964 recordings that inexplicably remained shelved for decades. These amp-melting demos represent some of the roughest, toughest Link Wray workouts in existence!

    1. Bo Diddley
    2. Ace of Spades
    3. Oh What a Price
    4. 5 and 10
    5. Run Boy Run
    6. Mustang
    7. Deuces Wild
    8. Frenchy
    9. Begin the Beguine
    10. Scatter
    11. Return of Birdland
    12. Law of the Jungle
    13. My Alberta
    14. The Sweeper
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    Lynch the Swan b/w Selector Dub Narcotic Dub theSwan

    The Hive Dwellers are a small grouping of Pacific Northwest natives, led by the large sound of one Calvin Johnson. On their latest musical effort, Lynch the Swan b/w Selector Dub Narcotic Dub the Swan Johnson and his alternating collection of collaborators fuse baritone vocals with melodica for an awkwardly peppy groove sensation.


    Last year the Hive Dwellers stepped into Dub Narcotic Studio in Olympia, Washington to record a 7 45 rpm phonograph record of a particular type: a Dub Narcotic Disco Plate. That being a single on which the A side is a strong, hit-bound song by the artist in question, and the B side is a remix of said song by the fabulous Selector Dub Narcotic. The results were joy-producing.


    For this particular session the Hive Dwellers consists of Calvin Johnson on electric guitar & vocals, Karl Blau playing the electric bass guitar, and Andrew Dorsett keeping rhythm on the drum set, providing stylish flourishes on the keyboard. Powerful stuffs.

    Side A: 1. Lynch the Swan
    Side B: 2. Dub The Swan
    The Hive Dwellers
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    A Glimpse Inside The Mind Of Charles Swan III: Music From The Motion Picture

    A Glimpse Inside The Mind Of Charles Swan III features a score by Liam Hayes, who has made music under the name Plush since the early 90's. Liam was contacted by Coppola after the director became a huge fan. I just got so absorbed by his music, Coppola recently told GQ. The resulting affinity between director and musician has produced a highly imaginative, atmospheric, cinematic score.
    1. Brain Doctor
    2. Whose Blues
    3. Sound of San Francisco (Instrumental)
    4. White Telescope
    5. Kirby's Song
    6. Cried a Thousand Times
    7. Born Together (Instrumental)
    8. Ssbb: Counter Ssbb
    9. The Goose Is Out
    10. Fokus
    11. Whose Blues Anyway (Instrumental)
    12. Look Up, Look Down
    13. Rock and Roll
    14. A Glimpse Inside
    15. So Much Music
    Liam Hayes
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    All My Favorite Singers Are Willie Nelson

    Astral Swan's All My Favorite Singers Are Willie Nelson is a collection of stark psychedelic folk from the unfiltered neuroses of Calgary's Matthew Swann. Songs steeped in universal anguish, marveling at the world's knack for enterprise and cannibalism, come across instead as subtle, reassuring lullabies. These are quiet, relatable anthems for the outsider set, balancing gentle melodies on Swann's self-obsession with moral fallibility. On first single "Beginning Of The End", Swann delves into the album's various drug states in his sweetly apprehensive tone, a lowly guitar dancing loosely with intoxicated children, asking: "Who told the kids in the yard that they're mostly dust? Now they just stay drunk. Keep getting more fucked up".


    Equally inspired by serene 60's folk, 80's no-wave alienation, and the insouciance of 90's grunge, Astral Swans' music is spacious yet constrained, hauntingly personal and oddly sincere. The skeletal "Let Their Faces All Blur Out" races softly with the punk rock abandon of early Sonic Youth and Eric's Trip; "What Calms You Down, Freaks Me Out" bears the ominous pleasance of Syd Barrett, Arthur Russell, Nick Drake, and fellow Calgarian Chad VanGaalen. More structured than Swann's Extra Happy Ghost!!! project (produced by VanGaalen), this album's experimental spirit denies the haphazard "singer-songwriter" label that some might attach to Astral Swans.


    Set for release on Dan Mangan's Madic Records, these twelve songs lavish in Swann's startlingly sardonic reflections, in his own words, "confronting our strange ways of experiencing personhood, in the moral gorge between ideals and inadequacies". Tracked live in Swann's living room, and later embellished in an old Calgary warehouse with local experimental/improv mainstay Brad Hawkins (Ghostkeeper), All My Favorite Singers Are Willie Nelson is flawed if not for its air of accidental perfection, normalizing existential struggle with rhythm and harmony, a natural marriage of the sweet to the acrid.

    1. There Are Ways To Get What You Want
    2. Beginning Of The End
    3. Let Their Faces All Blur Out
    4. Please Don't Leave Me Strange
    5. What Calms You Down, Freaks Me Out
    6. You Carry A Sickness
    7. Park Street
    8. September
    9. Holly
    10. My Conscience Don't Work In The New World
    11. Attention
    12. Grass Girl
    Astral Swans
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    Swan Lake is the musical collaboration of Daniel Bejar (Destroyer, New Pornographers), Spencer Krug (Sunset Rubdown, Wolf Parade), and Carey Mercer (Frog Eyes, Blackout Beach). While their debut was a beautifully weaved mash up of disparate songwriting styles, this second effort reflects a more stripped down, deliberate approach to collaboration. It's as if they really tried to just make nice songs together. LP contains digital download coupon.

    1. Spanish Gold, 2044

    2. Paper Lace

    3. Heartswarm

    4. Settle On Your Skin

    5. Ballad Of A Swan Lake, Or, Daniel's Song

    6. Peace

    7. Spider

    8. A Hand At Dusk

    9. Warlock Psychologist

    Swan Lake
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    Yellow Colored Vinyl


    Limited edition yellow vinyl pressing of CSC's final album before their split in 1995 that features some of the group's most accessible songs such as "It Only Hurts When I Breathe," "Suckerpunch" and more! CSC drummer Phil Puleo has been a permanent member of Swans since 2010 while vocalist Tod A. went on to form the world punk band.

    1. Interference
    2. It Only Hurts When I Breathe
    3. Last Legs
    4. Two At A Time
    5. Slackjaw
    6. Lullaby
    7. Any Day Now
    8. Swimming In Circles
    9. Turning Inside Out
    10. Ambulance Song
    11. Suckerpunch
    12. The Divorce
    13. Money-Drunk
    Cop Shoot Cop
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    Bride Of No No's swan song, post-Scissor Girls, pre-AZITA solo era on Drag City: arcane, militant, verbose, awe-inspiring... and the last copies on vinyl.
    1. Real in My Friend
    2. Slugville
    3. The Gypsy's Song
    4. Proven Formula
    5. Piano Intro
    6. Piano One
    7. Wait a Min
    8. Out for the Day
    Bride Of No No
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