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This article is about the album by the Black Swans. For other uses, see Change (disambiguation).
Studio album by The Black Swans
Released November 6, 2007
Genre Folk rock
Label La Société Expéditionnaire
Producer Jerry DeCicca
The Black Swans chronology
Sex Brain (EP)
Words Are Stupid
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Pitchfork Media (7.9/10)[1]
Stylus A[2]

Change! is the second full-length album by the Black Swans. It is a follow-up to 2004's Who Will Walk in the Darkness with You? and their 2006 EP, Sex Brain. Harp Magazine described the album as a tip of the hat to Charles Simic, the Left Banke, and Fred Neil.[3]


The cover of the CD release is a painting, "Untitled", by Debbie Porchetti, a member of Arc Industries North Workshop, a branch of Franklin County Board of MRDD. The workshop provides services to 300 adults with developmental challenges and recognize their talents by offering an environment that reinforces their confidence and self-expression. Change! was also released in a limited edition vinyl featuring original, one of a kind artwork by workshop members who applied their expression to 500 blank album sleves.[3][4]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Jerry DeCicca, except "Blue Moon #9" by DeCicca, Faulkner & Forbes.

No. Title Length
1. "New Face" 2:37
2. "Hope Island" 4:52
3. "Coats" 3:55
4. "Only Be with You" 4:35
5. "Shake" 6:21
6. "Purple Heart" 2:28
7. "Fruitless Ways" 3:57
8. "Blue Moon #9" 2:33
9. "3 Broken Words" 3:48
10. "Slide on Down" 3:46
11. "Change!" 3:35
12. "3 Chord Song" 5:55




year format label catalog #
2007 CD La Société Expéditionnaire 7


  1. ^ Stephen M. Deusner, "Review: The Black Swans Change" Archived April 6, 2008, at the Wayback Machine., Pitchfork Media, January 3, 2008
  2. ^ Andrew Iliff, "Review: The Black Swans - Change!" Archived April 3, 2008, at the Wayback Machine., Stylus, October 30, 2007
  3. ^ a b Fred Mills, "Black Swans Ready for 'Change'" Archived July 11, 2011, at the Wayback Machine., Harp Magazine, August 13, 2007
  4. ^ liner notes

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