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To Be Kind

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TypeStudio Full-length
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GenresExperimental Rock, Post-Rock, Noise Rock, Drone, No Wave, Post-Punk
LabelsYoung God Records, Mute
Length2:01:12
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To Be Kind Information

Track listing (Songs)

Title Length Rating Votes
Disc 1
1. Screen Shot 8:04 - 0
2. Just a Little Boy (For Chester Burnett) 12:39 - 0
3. A Little God in My Hands 7:08 - 0
4. Bring the Sun / Toussaint L'Ouverture 34:05 - 0
5. Some Things We Do 5:09 - 0
Disc 2
1. She Loves Us 17:00 - 0
2. Kirsten Supine 10:32 - 0
3. Oxygen 7:59 - 0
4. Nathalie Neal 10:14 - 0
5. To Be Kind 8:22 - 0

Line-up (Members)

  • Michael Gira : Vocals, Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar
  • Norman Westberg : Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar
  • Christoph Hahn : Lap Steel Guitar, Electric Guitar, Vocals
  • Christopher Pravdica : Bass Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Vocals
  • Phil Puleo : Drums, Percussion, Dulcimer, Piano, Keyboards, Vocals
  • Bill Rieflin : Synthesizer, Keyboards, Bass, Piano, Guitar, Drums, Percussion
  • Thor Harris : Percussion, Vibraphone, Bells, Drums, Handmade Viola, Various Wind, Vocals

Guest / session musicians

  • Cold Specks : Backing Vocals (disc 1 (track 4))
  • Jennifer Church : Backing Vocals (disc 1 (track 3), (disc 2) (track 1))
  • St. Vincent : Backing Vocals (disc 1(tracks 1, 4) disc 2 (tracks 2, 4))
  • Little Annie : Vocals (disc 1 (track 5))
  • Rex Emerson : Mandolin
  • Sean Kirkpatrick : Piano, Harpsichord, Synthesizer
  • John Congleton : Piano
  • Julia Kent : Strings (disc 1 (track 5))
  • David Pierce : Trombone
  • Evan Weiss : Trumpet
  • Daniel Hart : Violin

Production staff / artist

  • Michael Gira Producer
  • John Congleton : Recording, Mixing Engineer
  • Doug Henderson : Mastering Engineer
  • Bob Biggs : Artwork
Additional notes
Recorded at Sonic Ranch, outside El Paso, Texas. Further recordings and mixing were accomplished at John Congleton’s studio in Dallas, Texas.

Swans Discography

Album title Type Released Rating Votes Reviews
(1982) EP - 0 0
(1983) Studio - 0 0
(1984) Studio - 0 0
(1984) EP - 0 0
(1986) Live - 0 0
(1986) Studio - 0 0
(1986) Studio - 0 0
(1986) EP - 0 0
(1987) Studio - 0 0
(1987) Live - 0 0
(1988) EP - 0 0
(1989) Studio - 0 0
(1991) Studio - 0 0
(1992) Studio - 0 0
(2010) Studio - 0 0
(2012) Studio - 0 0
(2013) Live - 0 0
(2014) Studio - 0 0
(2016) Studio - 0 0
(2017) Live - 0 0
(2019) Studio - 0 0