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White Light From the Mouth of Infinity

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TypeStudio Full-length
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GenresGothic Rock, Post-Punk, Neofolk
LabelsYoung God Records
FormatCD, Digital, Vinyl (LP), Cassette
Length1:09:19
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White Light From the Mouth of Infinity Information

Track listing (Songs)

Title Length Rating Votes
1. Better Than You 5:51 - 0
2. Power and Sacrifice 5:37 - 0
3. You Know Nothing 5:46 - 0
4. Song for Dead Time 5:24 - 0
5. Will We Survive 6:51 - 0
6. Love Will Save You 6:07 - 0
7. Failure 6:20 - 0
8. Song for the Sun 5:03 - 0
9. Miracle of Love 6:43 - 0
10. When She Breathes 5:04 - 0
11. Why Are We Alive? 5:30 - 0
12. The Most Unfortunate Lie 5:02 - 0

Line-up (Members)

  • Michael R. Gira : Voice, Acoustic Guitar, Keyboards, Effects, Sampler, Arrangement
  • Jarboe : Voice, Backing Vocals, Keyboards, Arrangement (choral, orchestral)
  • Norman Westberg : Electric Guitars
  • Steve Burgh : Mandolin, Guitar (12-string)
  • Clinton Steele, Christoph Hahn : Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitars
  • Nicky Skopelitis : Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitars, Baglama, Bouzouki, Banjo
  • Jenny Wade : Bass
  • Anton Fier : Drums, Drum Programming
  • Steve McAllister : Programming (additional)
  • Vincent Signorelli : Percussion
  • Hahn Rowe : Violin

Production staff / artist

  • M. Gira : Producer
  • Bryce Goggin, Steve McAllister : Engineer
  • Jim Thirlwell : Engineer (additional policing of the re-mixes), Co-producer (track 2)
  • Alex Armitage : Engineer (re-mix assistant)
  • Brian Martin : Engineer (re-mix)
  • Howie Weinberg : Mastering Engineer
  • Deryk Thomas : Illustration (front cover illustrations)
  • John Sarfell : Painting (inner foldout painting)
  • Patricia Mooney : Layout
Additional notes
Recorded September 1990 through February 1991, at B. Monster Studios, N.Y.C.
Re-mixed at Powerplay Studios, Long Island City.
Mastered at Masterdisk, N.Y.C.

Although originally released in several formats and in both the US and UK in the early 1990's, these recordings remained hard to find in their original form for a long time, due to the lack of timely reissues - they appeared only as part of the basis for the Various Failures 1988-1992 compilation at the end of the decade.

The entire album was however re-issued in 2015 both as part of the White Light From The Mouth Of Infinity / Love Of Life compilation and as a stand alone vinyl release. These versions contain the extra track "Blind" recorded during the same sessions, but omitted from the original release.

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
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(2019) Studio - 0 0