This Mortal Coil ‎– It'll End In Tears

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CAD 411 This Mortal Coil It'll End In Tears(LP, Album) 4AD CAD 411 UK 1984 Sell This Version
RTD 120.0027.2 This Mortal Coil It'll End In Tears(CD, Album) Rough Trade Germany RTD 120.0027.2 Germany 1984 Sell This Version
VOG4-1-3349 This Mortal Coil It'll End In Tears(Cass, Album) Vertigo VOG4-1-3349 Canada 1984 Sell This Version
50291 This Mortal Coil It'll End In Tears(Cass, Album) Virgin 50291 France 1984 Sell This Version
VPK1 6699 This Mortal Coil It'll End In Tears(Cass, Album) RCA VPK1 6699 Australia & New Zealand 1984 Sell This Version
7 90269-4 This Mortal Coil It'll End In Tears(Cass, Album) Valentino Records 7 90269-4 US 1984 Sell This Version
CADC411 This Mortal Coil It'll End In Tears(Cass, Album, Cle) 4AD CADC411 UK 1984 Sell This Version
CADC411 This Mortal Coil It'll End In Tears(Cass, Album, Whi) 4AD CADC411 UK 1984 Sell This Version
VOG-1-3349 This Mortal Coil It'll End In Tears(LP) Vertigo VOG-1-3349 Canada 1984 Sell This Version
CAD 411 This Mortal Coil It'll End In Tears(LP, Album) 4AD, Virgin CAD 411 Italy 1984 Sell This Version
70 291 This Mortal Coil It'll End In Tears(LP, Album) 4AD, Virgin 70 291 France 1984 Sell This Version
CAD 411L This Mortal Coil It'll End In Tears(LP, Album) 4AD CAD 411L 1984 Sell This Version
58015 This Mortal Coil It'll End In Tears(LP, Album) 4AD 58015 Greece 1984 Sell This Version
206 692-620, 206 692 This Mortal Coil It'll End In Tears(LP, Album) 4AD, Virgin, Virgin 206 692-620, 206 692 Europe 1984 Sell This Version
206 692, 206 692-620 This Mortal Coil It'll End In Tears(LP, Album) Virgin, 4AD 206 692, 206 692-620 Europe 1984 Sell This Version
CAD 411 This Mortal Coil It'll End In Tears(LP, Album) 4AD CAD 411 Israel 1984 Sell This Version
90269-1 This Mortal Coil It'll End In Tears(LP, Album) 4AD, Valentino Records, ATCO Records 90269-1 US 1984 Sell This Version
VPL1 6699 This Mortal Coil It'll End In Tears(LP, Album) 4AD VPL1 6699 Australia & New Zealand 1984 Sell This Version
CAD 411 This Mortal Coil It'll End In Tears(LP, Album, TP) 4AD CAD 411 UK 1984 Sell This Version
58015 This Mortal Coil It'll End In Tears(LP, Album, W/Lbl) 4AD 58015 Greece 1984 Sell This Version
28VB-1025 This Mortal Coil = ディス・モータル・コイル* This Mortal Coil = ディス・モータル・コイル* - It'll End In Tears = 涙の終結(LP, Album) 4AD 28VB-1025 Japan 1985 Sell This Version
628505 This Mortal Coil It'll End In Tears(LP, Album) Edisom, Lda. 628505 Portugal 1985 Sell This Version
28VB-1025 This Mortal Coil It'll End In Tears(LP, Album, Promo) 4AD 28VB-1025 Japan 1985 Sell This Version
206 692, 206 692-620 This Mortal Coil It'll End In Tears(LP, Album, RE) 4AD, 4AD 206 692, 206 692-620 Europe 1985 Sell This Version
90269 This Mortal Coil It'll End In Tears(LP, Album, TP) Valentino Records, ATCO Records 90269 US 1985 Sell This Version
CAD 411 CD This Mortal Coil It'll End In Tears(CD, Album) 4AD CAD 411 CD UK 1986 Sell This Version
CAD 411 This Mortal Coil It'll End In Tears(Cass, Album) 4AD CAD 411 Philippines 1986 Sell This Version
30CY-1653 This Mortal Coil It'll End In Tears(CD, Album, RE) 4AD 30CY-1653 Japan 1987 Sell This Version
YQ-7045 This Mortal Coil It'll End In Tears(LP, Album, Promo) 4AD YQ-7045 Japan 1987 Sell This Version
CY-4411 This Mortal Coil = ジス・モータル・コイル* This Mortal Coil = ジス・モータル・コイル* - It'll End In Tears = 涙の終結(CD, Album, RE) 4AD CY-4411 Japan 1989 Sell This Version
MG 0674 This Mortal Coil It'll End In Tears(Cass, Album, Unofficial) MG Records (2) MG 0674 Poland 1991 Sell This Version
ZNCD 018 This Mortal Coil It'll End In Tears(CD, Album) Zona Records ZNCD 018 Lithuania 1992 Sell This Version
SON 49 This Mortal Coil It'll End In Tears(CD, Album) Sonic Records (2) SON 49 Poland 1994 Sell This Version
CAD 411 CD This Mortal Coil It'll End In Tears(CD, Album, RP) 4AD CAD 411 CD UK 1994 Sell This Version
9 45454-2 This Mortal Coil It'll End In Tears(CD, Album) 4AD, Warner Bros. Records 9 45454-2 US 1998 Sell This Version
none This Mortal Coil It'll End In Tears(CD, Album, RE) 4AD none US 1998 Sell This Version
CAD 411 CD This Mortal Coil It'll End In Tears(CD, Album, RP) 4AD CAD 411 CD UK 1998 Sell This Version
RCCY-1042 This Mortal Coil It'll End In Tears(CD, Album, RE) 4AD RCCY-1042 Japan 1999 Sell This Version
AN99-0416 This Mortal Coil It'll End In Tears(CD, Album, RE, Unofficial) ArsNova AN99-0416 Russia 1999 Sell This Version
WPCB-20021 This Mortal Coil It'll End In Tears(CD, Album, RE) 4AD WPCB-20021 Japan 2008 Sell This Version
083 This Mortal Coil It'll End In Tears(LP, Album, TP) ORG Music 083 US 2010 Sell This Version
CAD 3X04CDJ This Mortal Coil It'll End In Tears(HDCD, Album, RE, RM, Car) 4AD CAD 3X04CDJ Japan 2011 Sell This Version
ORGM-1002 This Mortal Coil It'll End In Tears(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, Whi) ORG Music, 4AD ORGM-1002 US 2011 Sell This Version
ORGM-1002 This Mortal Coil It'll End In Tears(LP, Album, RE, RM, 180) ORG Music ORGM-1002 US 2011 Sell This Version
30242 This Mortal Coil It'll End In Tears(CD, Album) 4AD 30242 France Unknown Sell This Version
6423-2 This Mortal Coil It'll End In Tears(CD, Album) 4AD 6423-2 Brazil Unknown Sell This Version
CAD 411 CD, 170.0411.20 This Mortal Coil It'll End In Tears(CD, Album) 4AD, PIAS Benelux CAD 411 CD, 170.0411.20 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
none This Mortal Coil It'll End In Tears(CD, Album, RE) 4AD none US Unknown Sell This Version
07777 88177 2 7 This Mortal Coil It'll End In Tears(CD, Album, RE) 4AD 07777 88177 2 7 France Unknown Sell This Version
88177 2 7 This Mortal Coil It'll End In Tears(CD, Album, RE) 4AD 88177 2 7 France Unknown Sell This Version
CAD 411 CD This Mortal Coil It'll End In Tears(CD, Album, RE) BNE - Brand New Entertainment, 4AD CAD 411 CD Israel Unknown Sell This Version
CAD 411 CD This Mortal Coil It'll End In Tears(CD, Album, RE) 4AD CAD 411 CD Taiwan Unknown Sell This Version
CAD 411 CD This Mortal Coil It'll End In Tears(CD, Album, RP) 4AD CAD 411 CD UK Unknown Sell This Version
RTD 120.0027.2 This Mortal Coil It'll End In Tears(CD, Album, RP) Rough Trade RTD 120.0027.2 Germany Unknown Sell This Version

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rganiard

rganiard

October 28, 2018
referencing It'll End In Tears, LP, Album, RE, RM, 180, ORGM-1002
Is there any way to determine the color of a sealed copy?
jimhb

jimhb

September 1, 2018
referencing It'll End In Tears, LP, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, Whi, ORGM-1002

This lp sounds absolutely amazing. Likely due to the Kevin Gray cut. Highly recommended.
cdfreak1

cdfreak1

August 31, 2018
edited 2 months ago
referencing It'll End In Tears, LP, Album, RE, RM, 180, ORGM-1002
New 2018 remastered (from the original analog tapes) reissue with high gloss gatefold sleeve announced today via 4AD with release date of Oct 28th, 2018.
djkiss72

djkiss72

May 20, 2018
referencing It'll End In Tears, LP, Album, CAD 411
A classic timeless piece of a record.. .. .. .
Crijevo

Crijevo

November 29, 2017
referencing It'll End In Tears, LP, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, Whi, ORGM-1002
funny how they wrongly credit "Fond Affections" and "Not Me", misplacing Colin Newman and Rema-Rema :)
leamanc

leamanc

September 17, 2013
referencing It'll End In Tears, LP, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, Whi, ORGM-1002
This is a very nice re-pressing. It uses the same artwork scheme and remaster that was used for the HDCD box set. The 180-gram vinyl is of high quality (very quiet in dead wax, nice dynamic range). It also includes a postcard advertising similar reissues for the other two TMC LPs, but unfortunately it seems the other two are not coming. I'm not sure what happened there, but it must have been a lack of funding to keep the project going. It's really too bad because -- despite how great the remastered CDs sound -- TMC sound best on vinyl. Ivo segmented each side of vinyl on the double-LPs to work as four distinct sides, an artistic touch that is lost on CD.

On a side note, this pressing claims to be the first time this album has been released on vinyl in the USA. While that would have been true for the other two LPs, It'll End in Tears was actually released in 1984 via the Atlantic sub-label Valentino, making it one of the very few early 4AD releases to be released in the UK and the USA at the same time. The only other examples I can think of would be a couple of Modern English albums that were released on Sire, and a Colourbox EP that was issued by A&M (but apparently only as a promo).
Crijevo

Crijevo

January 11, 2010
referencing It'll End In Tears, CD, Album, CAD 411 CD

"It'll End In Tears" is one of those truly rare sacred objects made available to general public still unaware of its significance. A little more accessible than its two, conceptually stronger successors, it remains most memorable for the song Liz Fraser and Robin Guthrie (as the rumour had it) hated they recorded. Well, as much as they hated it eventually, a collection of such beauty and charm wrapped up in occasional melancholy cannot be missed. It is very spiritual and even pierces through the most stubborn of souls.

Ivo Watts-Russell and John Fryer had the privilege to work with a whole group of impressive vocalists; interesting enough, Alison Limerick and Louise Rutkowski remain somewhat more linked to TMC than Liz Fraser and Lisa Gerrard. Not to forget one lonely God among the Godesses, Gordon Sharp, whose strikingly frightening, calm, angelic vocal sets the perfect tone for what This Mortal Coil ever truly was, remains, or means, carved deep into the hearts of indie lovers. His deliveries alone on this album are worth possession of the lot - the opening 'Kangaroo' and the closing number 'A Single Wish' giving it altogehter a slightly disturbing closing, echoing away the album's title we cannot resist of shedding an honest tear. Because that is what this album is about - making people cry and enjoying it, forgetting themselves in it.

Somewhere in between there is even more frightening, yet at peace with the fact one day we'll turn to dust - the most beautiful saddest song in the history of mankind - 'Fond Affections', with its memorable line - 'There's no light at the end of it all, let's all sit down and cry; there's no light at the beginning, let's all sit down and cry...'

'Song to the Siren' and 'Another Day' are the album's jewels, worn and sang by Liz. Several even more surprising, yet obscure moments are 'Holocaust' in a strange, almost cynical delivery of Howard Devoto and uplifting rock-standard 'Not Me' sang by Robbie Grey. Lisa Gerrard rarely sings in articulate English and 'Waves Become Wings' proves she gets away with it perfectly as her 'looped accordion' sequels into a heavenly instrumental of 'Barramundi'. 'Dreams Made Flesh' although more of a Dead Can Dance standard gives this album a little bit of a necessary exotic touch that mainly drifts in its European folk-ish melancholy.
JeanMarcD

JeanMarcD

March 9, 2007
edited over 11 years ago
referencing It'll End In Tears, CD, Album, CAD 411 CD

Writing about This Mortal Coil has something almost sacred, as if you had to describe the Mona Lisa. This Mortal Coil is not a band, but a collaboration of artists around 4AD producer Ivo Watts-Russell that seemed to have as only objective: create beauty built for eternity. And so they did, on three albums, "It’ll End In Tears" being the first one. The voices of Elisabeth Fraser (Cocteau Twins) and Lisa Gerrard (Dead Can Dance) are those from sirens, emphasizing the overall fatal beauty this album exhales. "Fyt" by the Wolfgang Press is visionary ambient. Even the artwork is a work of art (you should buy the vinyl alone for that). This is unearthly beauty that will strike you with disbelief.