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Swans My Father Will Guide Me Up A Rope To The Sky album cover
3.74 | 64 ratings | 1 reviews | 11% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 2010

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. No Words/No Thoughts (9:25)
2. Reeling the Liars In (2:20)
3. Jim (6:46)
4. My Birth (3:53)
5. You Fucking People Make Me Sick (5:09)
6. Inside Madeline (6:37)
7. Eden Prison (6:03)
8. Little Mouth (4:13)

Total Time: 44:26

Bonus CD from 2010 Special Edition:
1. Look At Me Go (46:07)

Line-up / Musicians

- Michael Gira / vocals, guitar, production
- Christoph Hahn / electric & lap steel guitars, vocals
- Norman Westberg / electric guitar, e-bow (6), vocals
- Chris Pravdica / bass guitar, jew's harp, vocals
- Phil Puleo / drums, percussion, dulcimer, vocals
- Thor Harris / drums, percussion, vibes, dulcimer, keyboards, vocals

- Devendra Banhart / vocals (5)
- Saoirse Gira / vocals (5)
- Siobhan Duffy Gira / vocals
- Bill Rieflin / bass, acoustic & electric guitars, piano, synthesizer, drums, percussion, vocals
- Kenny Siegal / Fender Rhodes, electric guitar, vocals
- Sean Mackowiak "Grasshopper" / mandolin
- Steve Moses / trombone
- Brian Carpenter / slide trumpet
- Jason La Farge / violin
- Hunter Hunt-Hendrix / guitar (bonus CD)

Releases information

Artwork: Beatrice Pediconi with M. Gira (art direction)

CD Young God Records ‎- YG43 (2010, US)
2xCD Young God Records ‎- YG43X (2010, US) Bonus CD with raw material mixed into one track

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and to Quinino for the last updates
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SWANS My Father Will Guide Me Up A Rope To The Sky ratings distribution

(64 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(11%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(55%)
Good, but non-essential (31%)
Collectors/fans only (3%)
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4 stars I listen to Swans for a very long time, i love their proggresive/experimental rock with some improvisational elements style. Their music just hit me "like diamond bullet straight through my forhead", just like Godspeed You! Black Emperor few years ago. Every album is different so its hard to rat ... (read more)

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