19 November 2012
The Names - Swimming double vinyl [FBN 9] 
As a companion to the CD edition, Factory Benelux is releasing a deluxe double vinyl edition of Swimming, the debut album by The Names, originally issued in June 1982.

Bonus tracks include the popular singles Calcutta, Nightshift, The Astronaut and Spectators of Life, and the band's John Peel session from February 1982, the first ever recorded by a Belgian band. The gatefold sleeve also features original artwork and poster design by Benoit Hennebert, and photographs by Marc Portée.

The Names - Swimming [FBN 9]


Side One

1. Discovery
2. Floating World
3. The Fire
4. Life By the Sea
5. White Shadow

Side Two

6. Harmony
7. Shanghai Gesture
8. Leave Her to Heaven
9. Light

Side Three

10. Music for Someone
11. Calcutta
12. Nightshift
13. The Astronaut
14. Spectators of Life

Side Four

15. Life By the Sea (Peel Session)
16. Discovery (Peel Session)
17. Shanghai Gesture (Peel Session)
18. Harmony (Peel Session)

Artist: The Names
Title: Swimming
Label: Factory Benelux
Format: 2LP
Catalogue number: FBN 9 (18 tracks)
Release date: 11 February 2013

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The Names

Post punk cult band The Names emerged in the winter of 1977-1978 as The Passengers, gathering immediate attention on the local Brussels scene. In 1979, after a series of successful gigs and a crucial step forward opening for Magazine, they recorded their first E.P. ("Spectators Of Life") and attracted the interest of prominent label Factory Records in Manchester.

Their first British studio session (at Stockport's Strawberry Studio) produced the single "Nightshift" / "I Wish I Could Speak Your Language (Fac 29). Receiving enthusiastic reviews in the UK and abroad, it marked the start of a long and fruitful collaboration with producer Martin Hannett. The album "Swimming" followed as well as more singles, including "Calcutta" and "The Astronaut".

- extract from the official website biography

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