12" Vinyl Record's Front Jacket Cover
12" Vinyl Record's Front Jacket Cover

This Mortal Coil, Blood, 2 x 12" Vinyl Record, Double Album, 2 x LP

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The inspiration of Ivo Watts-Russell, This Mortal Coil emerged in the early-80s when the post-punk scene was splintering in exciting new ways This Mortal Coil were not a band per se, never performing live, rather a collaboration of musicians, with both Ivo and co-producer John Fryer the only constant while the cast rotated. Experimentation was rife over three albums, they produced a heady mix of original works, musical links and reinterpretations of impeccably curated songs; helping to introduce a new audience to the talents of a previous generation, including Big Star, Tim Buckley, Roy Harper, Spirit, Gene Clark, Dino Valenti, Rain Parade, Emmylou Harris, Syd Barrett and Colin Newman, amongst others. Intriguing, almost amorphous, the ethereal qualities of This Mortal Coil were further enhanced by the stunning artwork that ran throughout the project -- with the mysterious figure of Pallas Citroën adorning each album cover, making her the project's de facto face. --- Coming at the start of a new decade, the final part of the This Mortal Coil trilogy, Blood (1991), felt like a perfect end, especially as so much had happened both for label and Ivo in between albums. Blood is meticulously orchestrated, a cogent double album that feels like the most “band-like” of their works. Vocalists Alison Limerick, Deirdre and Louise Rutkowski returned with Caroline Crawley (Shelleyan Orphan / Babacar) and 4AD signees Heidi Berry, Kim Deal (Pixies / The Breeders), Tanya Donelly (Throwing Muses / Belly) and Pieter Nooten joining the cast.

This Mortal Coil, Blood
Label: 4AD, CAD 3X06
Format: 2 × Vinyl, LP, Album, Deluxe Edition, Reissue, Remastered
Country: US
Released: 2018
Genre: Electronic, Rock
Style: Modern Classical, Ethereal, Indie Rock, Ambient

Track listing...

Side A)

A1     The Lacemaker    
A2     Mr. Somewhere    
A3     Andialu    
A4     With Tomorrrow    
A5     Loose Joints    
A6     You And Your Sister    

Side B)

B7     Nature's Way    
B8     I Come And Stand At Every Door    
B9     Bitter    
B10     Baby Ray Baby    
B11     Several Times    

Side C)

C12     The Lacemaker II    
C13     Late Night    
C14     Ruddy And Wretched    
C15     Help Me Lift You Up    
C16     Carolyn's Song    
C17     D.D. And E.    

Side D)

D18     'Til I Gain Control Again    
D19     Dreams Are Like Water    
D20     I Am The Cosmos    
D21     (Nothing But) Blood

©2018 4AD, New York City, New York, United States

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