Young God Records is releasing a deluxe 3 CD edition of Swans 1983 debut album ‘Filth’ on May 26 in North America. Mute releases this package in all other territories.
Here’s ‘I’ll Cry For You’, one hell of a hammering Swans track from those pioneering days…
This 3 CD expanded re-issue package is a definitive picture of Swans in the years 1982 – 1983/4.
DISC ONE: SWANS original debut LP “Filth” from 1983, with the line up of M.Gira, Norman Westberg, Roli Mosimann, Harry Crosby, and Jonathan Kane. Also features versions of “Strip/Burn,” “Heatsheet,” “Blackout,” “Clay Man,” “Stay Here, and “Weakling,” all recorded live.
DISC TWO: Body to Body material with various studio out-takes and live recordings 1982-85, with a nine-minute version of “Raping a Slave,” recorded live in Berlin, 1984 (originally released with FILTH on YGD-11).
DISC THREE: Debut 12″ EP #1, originally released in 1982. Plus more live performances from NYC and London. The package features 16 panels of previously unseen photos by Catherine Ceresole and Lee Ranaldo (Sonic Youth).