Die Tür ist zu

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Die Tür ist zu
EP by Swans
Released 1996
Genre Experimental rock, post-rock, art rock
Length 55:09
Label Rough Trade
Swans chronology
The Great Annihilator
Die Tür ist zu
Soundtracks for the Blind
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
Q 3/5 stars[2]

Die Tür ist zu (German for The Door Is Closed) is an album by the American rock band Swans, released in 1996 only in Germany. It is particularly notable for its unusual combination of both studio and live recordings in a wide variety of contexts. Specifically, it contains early, German-language versions of two songs on the then unreleased Soundtracks for the Blind album, two studio outtakes ("Surrogate Drones" which would also appear later on Soundtracks for the Blind, and "You Know Everything (reprise 1991)" recorded for White Light From the Mouth of Infinity and already released on the "Celebrity Lifestyle" CD single), a radio performance excerpt from the VPRO session on December 14, 1994, and two live songs from the Astoria, London, 1995.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Ligeti's Breath / Hilflos Kind" – 21:35
  2. "Ich sehe die Alle in einer Reihe" – 4:40
  3. "Surrogate Drones" – 2:57
  4. "YRP (Live in London)"- 8:39
  5. "You Know Everything (reprise 1991)" – 4:17
  6. "M/F (acoustic live at VPRO, December 14, 1994)" – 3:45
  7. "Soundsection (Live in London)" – 8:00

Note: During the session at VPRO also the songs "I See Them All Lined Up", "My Buried Child" (which appears on the "I Am the Sun" 7") and "She Lives!" were recorded all acoustic.


  1. ^ Raggett, Ned. "Die Tür Ist Zu". Allmusic. Retrieved March 2, 2013. 
  2. ^ columnist (July 1996). "Die Tür ist zu". Q: 124. 

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