Swans Week – Skin / The World Of Skin

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The-World-Of-Skin Swans Week - Skin / The World Of Skin

The overall tone is one of quiet passion, with mostly acoustic instruments, but the occasional drum thunder will remind the listener of just who these folks are. – Trouser Press on “Wine, Women, Roses”

The World Of Skin (initially called Skin) was a collaboration between Swans members Michael Gira and Jarboe. They released 3 albums, two of which came out only in Europe, but a self-titled compilation that included their first releases came out in US in 1988.

In 1997, Young God Records released double CD set entitled “Children Of God / World Of Skin”, a combination of 1987 Swans album and a “best-of” of The World Of Skin.

Discography

Blood, Women, Roses CD / LP (Product Inc., 1987 / Torso, 1987) – Includes covers of Arthur Hamilton’s “Cry Me A River” and George Gershwin’s “The Man I Love”.

Girl, Come Out 7″ / 12″ (Product Inc., 1987)

One Thousand Years 7″ / 12″ (Product Inc., 1987)

Shame, Humility, Revenge CD / LP (Product Inc., 1988) – Includes a cover of Stooges “I Want To Be Your Dog”.

The World Of Skin CD / 2xLP / Cass (Product Inc., 1988)

Ten Songs For Another World CD / LP / Cass (Young God, 1990 / Sky, 1991) – Includes a cover of Nick Drake’s “Black Eyed Dog” and “Drink To Me Only With Thine Eyes” (traditional).

Compilation Tracks

“Dream Dream” + “You’ll Never Forget” on Rough Trade US Sampler 1990 (Rough Trade, 1990)

See Also:

Children Of God  / World Of Skin 2xCD (Young God, 1997 / 2003)

Further Info: Last.fm | Wikipedia

Reviews: Recorda-Me | Satan Stole My Teddybear | Song For The Dead Time | Trouser Press


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