On October 19, 1987.

On October 19, 1987, “Caroline” label released “Children of God”, the fifth Swans studio album. It was recorded February – March 1987, at “Sawmills Studios” in Golant, England, and was produced by Rico Conning and Michael Gira.

Personnel:

  • Michael Gira – vocals, keyboards, acoustic guitar, album cover concept and design
  • Jarboe – vocals, backing vocals, piano, keyboards
  • N. Westberg – acoustic and electric guitar
  • Algis Kizys – bass
  • Theodore Parsons – drums, percussion
  • Simon Fraser – flute
  • Audrey Riley – cello
  • Lindsay Cooper – oboe
  • Wilton Barnhardt – piano
  • Rico Conning – engineering
  • John Cornfield – engineering
  • Laura Levine – sleeve photography
  • Paul White/Me Company – sleeve artwork

Track listing:

  1. New Mind – Algis Kizys, Michael Gira, Norman Westberg, Ted Parsons
  2. In My Garden – Algis Kizys, Jarboe, Michael Gira
  3. Our Love Lies – Algis Kizys, Michael Gira, Norman Westberg
  4. Sex, God, Lies – Michael Gira, Norman Westberg
  5. Blood and Honey – Jarboe, Michael Gira
  6. Like a Drug (Sha La La La) – Algis Kizys, Michael Gira, Norman Westberg, Ted Parsons
  7. You’re Not Real, Girl – Michael Gira
  8. Beautiful Child – Algis Kizys, Michael Gira, Norman Westberg, Ted Parsons
  9. Blackmail – Jarboe, Michael Gira
  10. Trust Me – Jarboe, Michael Gira, Norman Westberg
  11. Real Love – Algis Kizys, Michael Gira, Norman Westberg
  12. Blind Love – Michael Gira, Norman Westberg
  13. Children of God – Jarboe, Michael Gira

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