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Pearls Before Swine - Balaklava album

Pearls Before Swine - Balaklava album

  • Performer: Pearls Before Swine
  • Genre: Rock / World, Folk, Country
  • Title: Balaklava
  • Released: 14 Dec 2018
  • Style: Folk Rock, Psychedelic Rock
  • Label: Drag City
  • Catalog: DC710CD
  • Country: US
  • MP3 version size: 2801 mb
  • FLAC version size: 1577 mb
  • Rating: 4.9
  • Votes: 227


1I Saw The World3:26
2There Was A Man2:57
3Ring Thing2:19
4Trumpeter Landfrey....0:34
5Florence Nightingale....0:17
6Images Of April2:41
7Guardian Angels3:02
9Lepers And Roses5:22
10Translucent Carriages4:00


CategoryArtistTitle (Format)LabelCategoryCountryYear
1075Pearls Before Swine Balaklava ‎(LP, Album)ESP Disk1075US1968
ESP-CD-5010Pearls Before Swine Balaklava ‎(CD, Album, RE, Gat)ESP DiskESP-CD-5010Italy2006
1075Pearls Before Swine Balaklava ‎(LP, Album)ESP Disk1075Canada1968
ESP 1075Pearls Before Swine Balaklava ‎(LP, Album, RE)Base RecordESP 1075ItalyUnknown
GET 91010Pearls Before Swine Balaklava ‎(LP, Album, RE, Red)Get BackGET 91010Italy2006


Original US release with artwork from the front sleeve used as a background on the labels, with white typeset..
Track titles are not printed on the labels.

"Trumpeter Landfrey...." is reprised in the runout groove on side B.

A2 to A5 & B2 & B4 (c) 1968 by United International Copyright Representatives, Ltd., (ASCAP)
B1 published by "Project Seven Stranger Music, Inc. (BMI)

Track A6 was recorded in Guadalupe, Mexico in 1929 on 78 r.p.m.
equipment and specially reprocessed for stereo.

Aerialvaced Out Of Onlyville, Impact Sound, n.y.c.

Front cover / a section of
"The Triumph Of Death" by Breughel The Elder, courtesy of
the Prado Museum, Madrid, Spain.

Printed In U.S.A.

Initial copies of this release included a 7"x 28" poster & a lyrics insert:

The color insert is a reproduction of
"THE GARDEN OF DELIGHTS" by Hieronymus Bosch
Prado Museum, Madrid.
Reproduced by ESP-DISK', Ltd, with the assistance of
the New York Graphic Society. Printed in U.S.A.

The second insert (folded into three, or four, equal sections) has the lyrics printed on it.

Some later represses may also include the poster / insert.For liner notes regarding "Balaklava" please visit:

(correct link is "" without "/tomrapp")


  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, runout etched): EPS-S-1075-A R12716A ┏∟
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, runout etched): EPS-S-1075-B R12716B ┏∟
  • Rights Society: ASCAP
  • Rights Society (B1): BMI
  • Barcode (Stickered): 7 81484 07102 0