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Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. The Revolutionary Spirit (original Single) - The Wild Swans
  2. God Forbid (Original Single) - The Wild Swans
  3. Flowers Of England - The Wild Swans
  4. The Iron Bed - The Wild Swans
  5. Opium - The Wild Swans
  6. Now You're Perfect - The Wild Swans

Disc: 2

  1. No Bleeding - The Wild Swans
  2. Enchanted - The Wild Swans
  3. Thirst - The Wild Swans
  4. The Revolutionary Spirit (US Stereo Mix) - The Wild Swans
  5. God Forbid (US Stereo Mix) - The Wild Swans

Disc: 3

  1. Northern England
  2. Now And Forever
  3. Crowning Glory
  4. Holy Spear
  5. Broken Home (demo)
  6. Infidel (demo)

Disc: 4

  1. God Forbid
  2. Miracle Heart
  3. Now You're Perfect
  4. Hour Of Need
  5. Fruits Of The Earth
  6. The Revolutionary Spirit

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Two 12" Vinyl, 180g discs packaged in a brand new gatefold sleeve with new artwork and inner bags. This fantastic collection of one of the great Liverpool bands of the 80's contains the classic original versions plus the recently discovered lost USA remixes of 'The Revolutionary Spirit' and 'God Forbid' plus a BBC Session (Kid Jensen, John Peel and Janice Long), rare demos and live recordings most of which have never been on vinyl before. Formed in 1980 when singer Paul Simpson left The Teardrop Explodes, the band signed to Bill Drummond and David Balfe's Zoo Records. They released only one record, the single 'Revolutionary Spirit' the labels last ever release. Perfect in a way. 'Revolutionary Spirit' is an epic like a Thomas Wolfe novel, Citizen Kane or something. A song far too grand for a mere 7 inch single. For whatever reason, that incarnation of the Wild Swans did not release any other records. This added to the romantic appeal of the group. For we knew little about them, we knew they had crawled out of the same cultural bunker as the Teardrops and the Bunnymen. The had performed the perfect act of oneupmanship releasing a record of such magnificence and opulent splendour it made all the 'Rewards' and 'Rescues' seem ridiculous. But we knew little else, so this was fine. Few records really capture a moment in time, but this does. A time when music was a voyage of discovery and in a way the ignorance was part of the bliss, that mystery, it fed that desire and fulfilled the notion that you had discovered something special. Music was a lifestyle, a cultural choice, not the deposable commodity it has become today, it really meant something. Where did it all go wrong???

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5.0 out of 5 stars An epic every Wild Swans fan must have. Beautifully packaged Deluxe edition! 14 Dec. 2014
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Brilliant. Simply, truly brilliant. I heard people complaining about the sound or production value/quality of this. I couldn't care less, honestly. It's the boys in their rawest and truest. You want to hear the original trio unfeigned? Get this one. Now I perfectly comprehend why Paul Simpson himself detests Bringing Home the Ashes (I love that album and all, but this one remains unsurpassed to what I have heard from them thus far - Coldest Winter is a whole other matter to me). This compilation right here might just be the essence of the Wild Swans sound. The rhythm is soaring high up into heaven! Their signature sound has always been an unstoppable and impenetrable force.
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