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Retrieved July 29, 2015. Leland, John; Sheridan, David; Kenny, Glenn; Frampton, Scott (2007). Retrieved July 29, 2015. The World of Skin (booklet). London, United Kingdom: Product Inc. 1988.

The World of Skin compilation combines Skin’s first, Jarboe-sung album Blood, Women, Roses with the second Skin release titled Shame, Humility, Revenge where Gira is supported by Jarboe’s backing vocals. The sonic architecture of these two albums differs markedly. The first has Jarboe in gospel blues mood on quietly intense keyboard/piano ballads while the second sees Gira’s baritone taking up tunes and narrative lyrics with spectacular results. The alternating tracks by Jarboe and Gira work surprisingly well. The tone and texture of Skin remain highly distinctive against all the explorations.

The World of Skin (originally Skin) was a side project of Michael Gira and Jarboe. This project portrayed a more acoustic folk-based dimension of their work, similar to the Swans' The Burning World. They released two albums and 2 12" releases as Skin: Blood, Women, Roses and Shame, Humility, Revenge were the albums and Girl: come out and One Thousand Years were the 12"s.

This album blends the first two (World of) Skin albums Blood, Women, Roses of 1987 and Shame, Humility, Revenge of 1988 in a way that finally individuates the character of this collaboration between Michael Gira & Jarboe. Both albums were recorded in London from October to December 1986. As separate works, the first had Jarboe on lead vocal and the second Gira. The sequence of tracks now integrates the two so that the voices alternate most of the time.

World of Skin is less accomplished, its quiet introspection lacks the maniacal propulsiveness of Swans. On the plus side, tracks like "Breathing Water" and "One Small Sacrifice" anticipate Gira's later work with Angels of Light, albeit in a more skeletal, funereal form.

The mood is set (ha, ha) So you already know what's next (uh-huh, ah) TV on blast, turn it down, turn it down Don't want it to clash With my body screaming out (no, oh-oh) I know you hearin' it (hu-uh-uh) You got me moanin' now. I got a secret that I wanna show you, oh I got a secret so, I'mma drop em to the floor, oh No teasin', you waited long enough Go deep, I'mma throw it at you Can you catch it? Don't hold back You know I like it rough Know I'm feelin' you,.

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Tracklist

1000 Years 3:59
Everything At Once 4:28
Cry Me A River 4:45
Breathing Water 4:20
Blood On Your Hands 4:01
Intro/Nothing Without You 5:53
We'll Fall Apart 4:40
I Want To Be Your Dog 3:35
My Own Hands 4:53
Turn To Stone 5:17
Cold Bed 2:24
24 Hours 4:11
Red Rose 4:26
One Small Sacrifice 6:40
Still A Child 5:20
The Center Of Your Heart 4:44

Versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
PROD US 11 CD Skin The World Of Skin ‎(CD, Comp) Product Inc., Rough Trade PROD US 11 CD US 1988
prod us 11 Skin The World Of Skin ‎(2xLP, Comp) Product Inc. prod us 11 US 1988
prod us 11 Skin The World Of Skin ‎(2xLP, Comp, TP) Product Inc. prod us 11 1988
PROD US 11c Skin The World Of Skin ‎(Cass, Comp) Product Inc. PROD US 11c US 1988

Comments: (2)
Daiktilar
The World of Skin compilation combines Skin’s first, Jarboe-sung album Blood, Women, Roses with the second Skin release titled Shame, Humility, Revenge where Gira is supported by Jarboe’s backing vocals. The sonic architecture of these two albums differs markedly. The first has Jarboe in gospel blues mood on quietly intense keyboard/piano ballads while the second sees Gira’s baritone taking up tunes and narrative lyrics with spectacular results.The alternating tracks by Jarboe and Gira work surprisingly well. The tone and texture of Skin remain highly distinctive against all the explorations and directions pursued by Swans. One cannot claim that ‘there’s nothing quite like it’ as there are similarities to the style pioneered on the 1987 album ‘Children of God’. Even so, the classical musicians and the more prominent use of classical instruments articulated Swans’ melancholia in a singular manner.Jarboe’s styles encompass twisted torch, mystic hymn and ritualistic chant. Her performances display ingenious arrangements entwined in a broad spectrum of delivery, from soulful wordless intonations through spectral choirs to a type of gospel, and making excellent use of spoken word, whisper and chant. Jarboe enhances Gira’s lead vocals with the same set of voice formations and techniques.The avant-garde flavor of the music in no way detracts from its tuneful beauty. The songs are melodious, rhythmically compelling and constantly engaging also by virtue of a texture accommodating juxtaposition and varied forays of expression. Tenor plays a pivotal role throughout; ambient sounds, imaginative instrumentation and evocative harmonies are skillfully calibrated to conjure haunting moods.The spellbinding atmosphere of songs like Breathing Water, Blood On Your Hands, Turn To Stone, Still A Child, Center Of Your Heart, Red Roses and One Small Sacrifice arise from overwhelming regret, ominous foreboding or psychic distress, this latter often accompanied by uncanny undertones. When none of these three is at play, pure mysticism is the muse as on One Thousand Years performed by Jarboe.Skin’s memorable music from 1986 sounds fresh today. Time has confirmed its genius and heightened its relevance.
Fohuginn
This is a very rare cd of swans project- (1988) It took me a long time before I could get my hands on a copy of this masterpiece.World of skin music transmits creepy and hypnotic atmosphere, there is addictive melancholic feeling that accompanies the whole album, Jarboe and Michael Gira extraordinary vocals connect perfectly with the experimental synthesizers sounds and to the dark folk ,the music and the vocals create an atmosphere of Horror Western movies in tracks like (Cry Me a River ,Breathing Water, One Small Sacrifice, I Want To Be Your Dog). Favorite tracks:- Cry Me A River .Breathing Water. Nothing Without You. We'll Fall Apart . One Small Sacrifice. The Center of Your Heart.(all the tracks appear also on the double albumChildren of god / world of skin - remastered version 1997
Skin  - The World Of Skin album
Alternative Rock, Experimental
Performer: Skin
Title: The World Of Skin
Category: Electronic / Rock
Country: US
Released: 1988
Rating: 4.8/5
Votes: 226
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