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LP and CD with outtakes. Not sure if the outtakes are from Various Failures or not.
ever give a shit about outtakes
if it means these albums are back in print
Various Failures had some neat alternate mixes/takes of some of the tracks.
Love of Life is same as before*
White Light has "Blind" sequenced after Miracle of Love*
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
not sure what is what. I don't recognise some of the titles (The Unknown, A Young Girl Needs are live tracks, I think) , others come from b-sides (and Various Failures), Ten Songs for Another World, and probably some from Omniscience.
* presuming Michael hasn't swapped out the original album versions for remixes/alt takes/edits.
SO I have pretty much every Swans release except this and Various Failures (and Burning World actually).
Am I going to need to get BOTH and double up on tracks or can I discount VF now?
- Was He Ever Alive
- acoustic takes on New Mind and Trust Me
- Love Will Tear Us Apart cover
and that's assuming the original tracklisting for the two albums are kept intact; otherwise some alternate takes/edits of a few tracks are on Various Failures.
otherwise if you get the reissues, Burning World, and Ten Songs From Another World you're probably just better off downloading the tracks you don't have from Various Failures.
Thanks! Not fussed by alternate versions so I shall go the route you suggest.
or am I misremembering?
seems the same as what's on Drainland.
includes both album in one package. Nice! Will be ordering for sure. I don't have these two.
Gira has tinkered with almost every Swans reissue.
White Light has some changes:
- Song for Dead Time is an alternate mix and has a fade in (same as Various Failures version)
- Will We Survive is 53 seconds shorter, has remixed/rerecorded drums(?) (same as Various Failures)
- When She Breathes is 30 seconds shorter
- Why Are we Alive is 30 seconds longer
- Blind inserted after Miracle of Love
Love of Life looks the same, though I haven't listened to it and a review said the Long Version (on the bonus disc) was edited by a minute.