Sky Records
Release date
6 Apr 1993
Running length
12 tracks
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Amnesia 3:39 15,469
Her 5:21 17,909
Mother's Milk 2:26 26,515
Omnipotent 2:46 2,037
God Loves America 6:45 12,936
Other Side Of The World 3:58 2,093

About this album

Omniscience is a live album by Swans, recorded from shows during their 1992 world tour in support of their latest studio album at the time Love of Life. Omniscience is out of print and has never been reissued by Young God Records.

The front cover photograph is by Larry Lame, with many Deryk Thomas paintings in the booklet.

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  • drlarrymitchell

    Had this on cassette, having found it whilst digging through the bins in a used record shop. I'd read about the Swans, heard the accolades, but had never experienced the music. Omniscience was the entry point for me, and "The Other Side of the World" is still my favorite piece by them...

    15 Sep 2013 Reply
  • krist0v

    Way too underrated, I 200% agree !!!!

    15 Jun 2012 Reply
  • timb0t

    totally agree with Albinus and the others. Under rated, but a fucking stand out. Get on this!!!

    30 Mar 2012 Reply
  • salivatinglamb

    Second to "Swans Are Dead" as far as their live albums, I think. Terrific document.

    12 Jun 2010 Reply
  • albinusmaximus

    This live album definitely deserves much more attention from Swans fans. It sounds and feels like it's been recorded in studio, but with some production tricks added like spice to make it sound haunting and mysterious. I'd had this kind of concept before I got to know I'm wrong while reading the tape booklet. There's some kind of magic present in the air making it difficult to breathe while listening to 'Omniscience'. This release from Swans is one little hidden gem to discover.

    6 Sep 2009 Reply
  • pgjesper

    no shouts on this fantastic live album. Its a masterpiece. A journey in the life of live Swant during "White Light from...." classic!!!

    14 Jan 2009 Reply

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