Coil ‎– The Ape Of Naples

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The Ape of Naples is Coil's highly celebrated final album completed by Peter Christopherson following the tragic death of Jhonn Balance in 2004. Often noted for being a fan favorite, The Ape of Naples uses Balance's final recordings and material recorded at Trent Reznor's studio in New Orleans to create a deep, heavy masterpiece.

Tracklist

Fire Of The Mind 5:14
The Last Amethyst Deceiver 10:11
Tattooed Man 6:33
Triple Sun 3:46
It's In My Blood 4:51
I Don't Get It 5:35
Heaven's Blade 4:21
Cold Cell 4:08
Teenage Lightning 2005 7:11
Amber Rain 5:12
Going Up 8:30

Versions (12)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
THRESH2 Coil The Ape Of Naples(CD, Album) Threshold House THRESH2 UK 2005 Sell This Version
none Coil The Ape Of Naples(3xAcetate, LP, S/Sided, Ltd) Threshold House none UK 2006 Sell This Version
THRESH2 Coil The Ape Of Naples(CD, Album, RP) Threshold House THRESH2 UK 2006 Sell This Version
BAL-082 Coil The Ape Of Naples(CD, Album, Unofficial) Balalayka Records BAL-082 Russia 2006 Sell This Version
none Coil The Ape Of Naples (CD, Album, RE, Unofficial, Jew) Threshold House (2) none Russia 2008 Sell This Version
THRESH2 Coil The Ape Of Naples(2xLP, Album, RE, Unofficial) Threshold House (2) THRESH2 Russia 2015 Sell This Version
IMPREC 174CD Coil The Ape Of Naples(CD, Album, RE) Important Records (2) IMPREC 174CD US 2016 Sell This Version
IMPREC 174DLP Coil The Ape Of Naples(LP + LP, S/Sided, Etch + Album, Ltd, RE) Important Records (2) IMPREC 174DLP US 2016 Sell This Version
IMPREC174 Coil The Ape Of Naples(LP + LP, S/Sided, Etch + Album, RE, TP) Important Records (2) IMPREC174 US 2016 Sell This Version
IMPREC 174, IMPREC174 Coil The Ape Of Naples(LP, Red + LP, S/Sided, Etch, Red + Album, Ltd, RE) Important Records (2), Important Records (2) IMPREC 174, IMPREC174 US 2016 Sell This Version
IMPREC 174DLP Coil The Ape Of Naples(LP + LP, S/Sided, Etch + Album, Ltd, RE, RP) Important Records (2) IMPREC 174DLP US 2018 Sell This Version
IMPREC 174DLP , IMPREC174 Coil The Ape Of Naples(LP, Cle + LP, S/Sided, Etch, Cle + Album, Ltd, RE) Important Records (2), Important Records (2) IMPREC 174DLP , IMPREC174 US 2018 Sell This Version

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brad.underwood

brad.underwood

March 3, 2020
referencing The Ape Of Naples, LP + LP, S/Sided, Etch + Album, Ltd, RE, IMPREC 174DLP
This is one of the worst pressings I ever bought and I gave it back within three days. Avoid this one like the plague !!
brokenaura

brokenaura

October 7, 2019
referencing The Ape Of Naples, CD, Album, THRESH2
The initial/original UK CD is the one to own. It reproduces Ian's cover art most accurately, the actual Disc artwork is preferred, and the overall more imperfect & delicate nature of the sleeve design is appropriately fitting as well.
hylle100

hylle100

December 15, 2018
referencing The Ape Of Naples, LP + LP, S/Sided, Etch + Album, Ltd, RE, RP, IMPREC 174DLP

Hmmm... I was really looking forward to this repress, but it seems like it's just mastered louder - and what you win on less audible pops and clicks (still GZ here!) you loose on the dynamic presentation. It's a close run, but I prefer the 2016 press slightly over this one.
autoclav

autoclav

November 22, 2018
referencing The Ape Of Naples, LP, Cle + LP, S/Sided, Etch, Cle + Album, Ltd, RE, IMPREC 174DLP , IMPREC174
Great copy sound wise. inner sleeves are still a little tight to get in and out of gatefold and a bit flimsy and split easy with vinyl in... but no matter.
TowerofMEAT

TowerofMEAT

July 14, 2018
referencing The Ape Of Naples, LP, Red + LP, S/Sided, Etch, Red + Album, Ltd, RE, IMPREC 174, IMPREC174

Very poor reissue, the packaging doesn't fit in the jacket or the slseeve. Mine is already fucked up. 1 out of 5 stars
tenebrax

tenebrax

February 25, 2018
referencing The Ape Of Naples, CD, Album, THRESH2

The poetry of Arthur Rimbaud, the lucidity of Antonin Artaud, the folly of Céline, the strength of music, the beauty of love.
Deep respect.
monomenon

monomenon

July 16, 2017
edited over 3 years ago
referencing The Ape Of Naples, LP, Red + LP, S/Sided, Etch, Red + Album, Ltd, RE, IMPREC 174, IMPREC174
Very poor reissue, cracks and pops all over the place, records that almost don't fit in the sleeve.Quite disappointing.
x23x

x23x

January 12, 2017
referencing The Ape Of Naples, LP + LP, S/Sided, Etch + Album, Ltd, RE, IMPREC 174DLP
Poorly pressed noisy vinyl with pops and crackles here and there, records are very hard to remove from inner sleeves - all signs of cheap production.
And they call it "deluxe reissue"? It's a shame that Important Records failed to reissue this album with the quality it deserves.
dietofworms

dietofworms

October 10, 2016
edited over 4 years ago
referencing The Ape Of Naples, LP, Red + LP, S/Sided, Etch, Red + Album, Ltd, RE, IMPREC 174, IMPREC174
months of delay just to receive a copy with audible pops throughout. very disappointing considering the amazing music on it. anyone else out there ?
WDS3

WDS3

June 20, 2016
edited over 4 years ago
referencing The Ape Of Naples, 2xLP, Album, RE, Unofficial, THRESH2

It's a fine release. Pros: clean sound, well pressed for standard thickness, gatefold is well made. Cons: scratched out on matrix of all 4 sides, typo in rear cover track list, lacks mastering depth and warmth. An easy way to go if you don't have the original cd and like spinning records. Order the real thing from Important Records. They've once again repressed Ape & New Backwards from the original masters which will be many steps above this ripped bootleg.