Coil ‎– Hellraiser Themes

Torso ‎– TORSO CD161, Solar Lodge Records ‎– TORSO CD161
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Subtitled on inside : "The unreleased themes for Hellraiser"

"The only group I've heard on disc, whose records I've been taken off because they made my bowels churn."
Clive Barker
Director of Hellraiser

Printed in W-Germany.
Distribution number on backsleeve, label, and CD: CD 14271 90
Distribution number on spine: CD 14271-90

The first pressing of the CD had black lettering on a blue background, while the next few pressings had black lettering on a silver background. After switching to a different manufacturer, the colours changed again to black lettering on a white background [THIS].

Subsequent pressings/variants (on CD and innersleeve):
Manufactured in the EEC.
3rd pressing (stickered on jewel case):
Made in The Netherlands

"Hellraiser Theme", "Box Theme" and "Main Title" were previously released as Side A of a 10" & cassette in 1987.
The other three tracks are previously unreleased material from the same session.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1): TORSOCD-161 12 A2 DADC AUSTRIA
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 2, mirrored): TORSOCD-161 12 A1 DADC AUSTRIA
  • Label Code: LC 7052

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February 19, 2006
edited over 12 years ago

This is by far my favorite Coil release, if just for the fact that it could have been what accompanied one of the greatest horror movies of all time, until the studio people butted in. Ah well, our loss. At least we can hear what might have been, some of the most melodic sounds from this band ever. There is also a track on 'Gold Is The Metal (With The Broadest Shoulders)' called 'Cardinal Points' that was recorded during these sessions and was meant to appear on the Hellraiser soundtrack, an excellent addition to this stellar landmark.