THIS MORTAL COIL – ” Blood / Filigree & Shadow / It’ll End In Tears ” Reissues “

Posted: March 13, 2019 in ALBUMS, MUSIC
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This Mortal Coil was the given name of a strictly-studio project conceived and produced by 4AD Records founder Ivo Watts-Russell that spawned three albums – It’ll End In Tears(1984), Filigree & Shadow (1986), Blood(1991).
The project was conceived and produced by 4AD founder Ivo Watts-RussellBlood felt like a perfect conclusion to a perfect trilogy of releases.

Meticulously orchestrated, vocalists Alison Limerick, Deirdre and Louise Rutkowski return from the second album with Caroline Crawley (Shelleyan Orphan / Babacar) and 4AD signees Heidi Berry, Kim Deal (Pixies / The Breeders), Tanya Donelly (Throwing Muses) and Pieter Nooten all enlisted. Over the span of eight years he, along with Blackwing Studios house engineer/ co-producer, John Fryer, and a rotating cast of musicians, created original works, musical links and reinterpretations of impeccably curated songs; introducing 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.

All three album reissues on deluxe vinyl versions differ from the original releases with each album having had its artwork reimagined by Ivo Watts-Russell and Vaughan Oliver (4AD’s long-time visual partner). presented in beautiful, hand-finished and high-gloss gatefold sleeves, using remastered audio made from the original analogue studio tapes by the late, great John Dent.

Deluxe double vinyl edition of This Mortal Coil’s second studio release.
Conceived and produced by 4AD founder Ivo Watts-RussellFiligree & Shadow (1986) was even more ornate than its lauded predecessor (a double album with each of its four sides a self-contained unit). New faces joined the cast for this record, including a variety of singers Ivo handpicked like Alison Limerick, Dominic Appleton (Breathless), sisters Deirdre and Louise Rutkowski (Sunset Gun), and Richenel.
Presented in beautiful, hand-finished and high-gloss gatefold sleeves, using remastered audio made from the original analogue studio tapes by the late, great John Dent.
Deluxe vinyl edition of This Mortal Coil’s magical debut release.
Conceived and produced by 4AD founder Ivo Watts-RussellIt’ll End In Tears (1984) defined 4AD’s emerging signature sound and involved label acts including Cocteau TwinsDead Can Dance and The Wolfgang Press plus guests such as Howard Devoto (Magazine) and Gordon Sharp covering material by the likes of Big Star, Roy Harper and Colin Newman.
Presented in beautiful, hand-finished and high-gloss gatefold sleeves, using remastered audio made from the original analogue studio tapes by the late, great John Dent.
The deluxe CD editions are being manufactured by the Ichikudo company in Japan, coming packaged in striking gatefold paper sleeves which are printed to the highest standard. Originally made available as part of a highly limited boxset back in 2011,
This Mortal Coil
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