Deliquescence (album)

Deliquescence is a 2017 limited-edition, and the overall ninth, live album by American experimental rock band Swans. The album, limited to 3,000 CD-only copies, contains three tracks that have previously only been played live. The packaging for the CD release includes the details of where each show was held, band photos, and alternative artwork.[1]

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Live album by
ReleasedMay 17, 2017 (2017-05-17)
RecordedThe Regency Ballroom, San Francisco on September 3, 2016
Huxley’s Neue Welt, Berlin on October 18, 2016
LabelYoung God
ProducerMichael Gira
Swans chronology
The Glowing Man
What Is This?

At 155 minutes long, Deliquescence is the longest release by the band to date.

Track listingEdit

All tracks are written by Michael Gira, Phil Puleo, Norman Westberg, Christoph Hahn, Christopher Pravdica, and Paul Wallfisch.

Disc one
1."The Knot" (previously unreleased)45:37
2."Screen Shot"7:51
3."Cloud of Forgetting"16:01
4."Deliquescing" (previously unreleased)10:09
Total length:79:38
Disc two
1."Cloud of Unknowing"29:22
2."The Man Who Refused to Be Unhappy" (previously unreleased)9:44
3."The Glowing Man"36:20
Total length:74:26


  1. ^ "DELIQUESCENCE (Ltd. 2CD Live Recording) Sold Out". YOUNG GOD RECORDS. Retrieved May 18, 2017.