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The Seer

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Disc 1 of 2
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Lunacy
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Mother of the World
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The Wolf
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The Seer
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The Seer Returns
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93 Ave. B Blues
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The Daughter Brings the Water
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Disc 2 of 2
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Song for a Warrior
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Avatar
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A Piece of the Sky
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The Apostate
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Total Tracks: 11   Total Length: 119:17

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When he's not filing news stories, shooting a live show or contributing the occasional feature for Wondering Sound, Andrew Parks edits and publishes self-titled...more »

08.28.12
A double album that may be his bravest yet
2012 | Label: Young God / Revolver

Whether he’s conjuring up a quiet storm with an acoustic guitar or sharing the asphyxiated psalms of “Sex, God, Sex,” Michael Gira has never been the subtle type. That’s especially the case with the second coming of Gira’s iconic post-punk band Swans, which obliterated the notion of a cash-grab reunion with a series of resoundingly LOUD shows, and 2010′s uniformly excellent, AARP-be-damned album My Father Will Guide Me Up a Rope to the Sky. … read more »

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Awesome

LatexLoveglove

There’s no need to elaborate when you use the word “awesome.”

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Seer

noisemaker

the track "Seer" will not download. I've bought the album twice and still don't have the song.

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What are you people talking about?

Saturnalia

You do get the album only downloads when you purchase this as a whole download. I just did and got every song. Totally worth it. Swans are awesome.

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WARNING re WARNING re SWANS!!!

johnny_knack

ERRATUM - my mistake! Even though the eMusic website tells me those three tracks are "album only", they do actually come with the download. So don't worry, SWANS-heads - all of your agony will be intact! Johnny>

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WARNING re SWANS, "The Seer"

johnny_knack

It may not be apparent before you start downloading this, but the three longest tracks (adding up to over 70 minutes of music) are not included in the MP3 download. To be honest, it's a bit of a rip as this is NOT made clear before you start the download and commit to buying. eMusic, you should offer customers their money on this one. It's only fair. Johnny>

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this album is $17.99 on iTunes

annapbond

I got curious & checked iTunes, it's $17.99 over there. So still cheaper on emusic.

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The Seer

noisemaker

The longest, and title track won't download even if you do purchase the whole album. This is a regular issue lately.

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Emusic

EMUSIC-025BF118

Emusic is truly a rip off, out of spit get this someplace else.

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kreaturen

piil

Samples are shit. How are we supposed to find good music based on 30 seconds, which in this case consist entirely of ambient noise preludes?

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Prices are great here!

encaf1

Not sure what people are complaining about. Obviously they are seeing a different price than I am, because in Canada this album goes for about $26, but I'll be getting it on eMusic for $5.39..

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