This Mortal Coil ‎– Sixteen Days / Song To The Siren

Victoria ‎– B-20.374
Vinyl, 12", Maxi-Single

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A1 Song To The Siren
Written-By – Tim Buckley
A2 Sixteen Days (Reprise)
Written-By – Modern English
B Sixteen Days - Gathering Dust
Written-By – Modern English



Recorded at Blackwing, London, 1983.
For Tim Buckley.

Other Versions (5 of 16) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
AD 310 This Mortal Coil Song To The Siren(7", Single) 4AD AD 310 UK 1983 Sell This Version
POW 0187 This Mortal Coil Song To The Siren(7", Single) 4AD POW 0187 Australia 1983 Sell This Version
106 123, 106 123-100 This Mortal Coil Song To The Siren(7", Single) Virgin, Virgin, 4AD, 4AD, Beggars Banquet, Beggars Banquet 106 123, 106 123-100 Europe 1983 Sell This Version
BAD 310 This Mortal Coil Sixteen Days - Gathering Dust (12", TP) 4AD BAD 310 UK & France 1983 Sell This Version
104318 This Mortal Coil Song To The Siren(7") RCA Limited Australia and New Zealand 104318 Australia & New Zealand 1983 Sell This Version

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September 22, 2018
Sixteen Seconds is best heard in its full glory on the 12". Gordon Sharpe and Elizabeth playing with their voices and having the time of their lives is one of the many peaks of the 4AD pinnacles.

The 12" then gives Song to the Siren a solid, weighty, space of 12" vinyl to be etched, preserved amd played in the best possible way.

I love, this single: cover, B-side and all. But thinking about it, it is funny Song to the Siren wasn't re-released. The cover of a dark house at night is soooooo Gothic (fine as far as I am concerned). This could have been so much more main stream if it had a white cover and beautiful photograph of some dandelion fluff floating in the air of an endless summer day. 4AD always resisted that sort of thing . . .