Swans - The Beggar - Double Vinyl


Release Date: 23rd June 2023
Catalogue Number: STUMM489

  • Packaged in brown chipboard sleeve with poster and lyric sheet
  • Includes download code with bonus track

Swans present their sixteenth studio album The Beggar.

The Beggar was written and produced by founding member Michael Gira and features contributions from recent and former Swans members, members of Angels Of Light, as well as guest Swan Ben Frost.

Following 2019’s leaving meaning, the album emerged from the 2020 lockdown with Micheal explaining, “after numerous pandemic-induced cancellations of tours for the previous Swans album leaving meaning, and an apparent bottomless pit of waiting, waiting, waiting, and the strange disorientation that came with this sudden but interminable forced isolation I decided it was time to write songs for a new Swans album and forget about everything else. They came relatively easily, always informed by the suspicion that these could be my last. When I finally was able to travel, songs in hand, to Berlin to work with my friends recording this record, the feeling was akin to the moment in The Wizard of Oz when the film changes from Black and White to Color. Now I’m feeling quite optimistic. My favourite color is pink. I hope you enjoy the album.”

Available on double vinyl (including download code with bonus track) and double CD.

Side A.

  1. Paradise is Mine
  2. The Beggar

Side B.

  1. Los Angeles: City of Death
  2. The Parasite
  3. The Memorious

Side C.

  1. Michael is Done
  2. Why Can't I Have What I Want Any Time That I Want
  3. Unforming

Side D.

  1. Ebbing
  2. No More of This


  1. The Beggar Lover (Three)