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A 2018 LP edition of Swimming, the debut album by Belgian New Wave group The Names, originally issued in June 1982, and now issued in a limited edition of 300 copies on clear vinyl.
Recorded at Strawberry Studios in Manchester and produced by the legendary Martin Hannett, Swimming has come to be regarded as a European cold wave classic.
"Exhibits many of the fine qualities of early 1980s avant-rock: icy brutalism, spectral reverb, tormented vocals, techno-tribal rumbles.” - Uncut
"Swimming retains a gorgeously shrouded, sepulchral mood.” - Mojo
Bonus tracks include the singles Calcutta, Nightshift, Spectators Of Life and The Astronaut, as well as the band’s John Peel session from February 1982.
The gatefold sleeve features original artwork and poster design by Benoit Hennebert, and photographs by Marc Portee.
2. Floating World
3. The Fire
4. Life By the Sea
5. White Shadow
2. Shanghai Gesture
3. Leave Her to Heaven
1. Music For Someone
4. The Astronaut
5. Spectators of Life
1. Life By the Sea (Peel Session)
2. Discovery (Peel Session)
3. Shanghai Gesture (Peel Session)
4. Harmony (Peel Session)