This Mortal Coil ‎– This Mortal Coil

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It'll End In Tears 44:18
1-1 Kangaroo
Bass, Acoustic Guitar, Synthesizer [Dx7] – Simon RaymondeCello – Martin McCarrickVocals – Gordon SharpWritten-By – A.Chilton*
3:29
1-2 Song To The Siren
Guitar – Robin GuthrieVocals – Elizabeth FraserWritten-By – L.Beckett*, T.Buckley*
3:31
1-3 Holocaust
Cello – Martin McCarrickPiano – Steven YoungViolin, Viola – Gini BallVocals – Howard DevotoWritten-By – A.Chilton*
3:38
1-4 Fyt
Organ – Mark CoxSynthesizer – Martyn YoungWritten-By – I.Watts-Russell*, J.Fryer*
4:24
1-5 Fond Affections
Guitar, Bass, Synthesizer – Martyn YoungSynthesizer [Dx7] – Mark CoxVocals – Gordon SharpWritten-By – Rema-Rema
4:25
1-6 The Last Ray
Bass – Simon RaymondeElectric Guitar [6 String], Twelve-String Guitar [12-String Electric Guitar], E-Bow, Acoustic Guitar – Robin GuthrieKeyboards – Ivo Watts-RussellWritten-By – I.Watts-Russell*, R.Guthrie*, S.Raymonde*
3:35
1-7 Another Day
Cello, Arranged By [Strings] – Martin McCarrickViolin, Viola – Gini BallVocals – Elizabeth FraserWritten-By – R.Harper*
2:54
1-8 Waves Become Wings
Accordion, Vocals – Lisa GerrardWritten-By – L.Gerrard*
4:27
1-9 Barramundi
Accordion [Looped] – Lisa GerrardGuitar, Synthesizer [Dx7] – Simon RaymondeWritten-By – S.Raymonde*
3:55
1-10 Dreams Made Flesh
Percussion [Bass Drone], Drums [Drum] – Brendan PerryVocals, Yang T'Chin – Lisa GerrardWritten-By – L.Gerrard*
3:48
1-11 Not Me
Bass – Simon RaymondeGuitar – Manuela Rickers, Robin GuthrieVocals – Robbie GreyWritten-By – C.Newman*
3:45
1-12 A Single Wish
Piano – Steven YoungSynthesizer [Dx7], Effects [Gizmo] – Simon RaymondeVocals – Gordon SharpWritten-By – G.Sharp*, S.Raymonde*, S.Young*
2:27
Filigree & Shadow 1:14:05
2-1 Velvet Belly
Cello – Martin McCarrickViolin, Viola – Gini BallWritten-By – M.McCarrick*
1:20
2-2 The Jeweller
Backing Vocals – Deirdre Rutkowski, Louise RutkowskiCello – Martin McCarrickPiano – Simon RaymondeViolin, Viola – Gini BallVocals [Vocal] – Dominic AppletonWritten-By – T.Rapp*
3:16
2-3 Ivy And Neet
Cello – Martin McCarrickPiano, Keyboards, Guitar, Bass – Simon RaymondeSaxophone – Richard Thomas (2)Violin, Viola – Gini BallWritten-By – S.Raymonde*
4:49
2-4 Meniscus
Guitar – Dave CurtisWritten-By – D.Curtis*
2:28
2-5 Tears
Cello – Martin McCarrickWritten-By – S.Raymonde*
0:22
2-6 Tarantula
Cello – Martin McCarrickKeyboards – Jon Turner*Violin, Viola – Gini BallVocals – Deirdre Rutkowski, Dominic Appleton, Louise RutkowskiWritten-By – M.Young*
4:59
2-7 My Father
Cello – Martin McCarrickKeyboards – Jon Turner*Piano – Simon RaymondeViolin, Viola – Gini BallVocals [Vocal] – Alison LimerickWritten-By – J. Collins*
5:58
2-8 Come Here My Love
Keyboards – Ivo Watts-Russell, Simon RaymondeVocals – Jean (2)Written-By – V.Morrison*
3:43
2-9 At First, And Then
Percussion – Peter UlrichRecorded By [Original 8 Track Recording] – Robert LeeWritten-By – P. Ulrich*
1:59
2-10 Strength Of Strings
Cello [Electric] – Martin McCarrickChoir – Anne Turner, Deirdre Rutkowski, Les McKuen*, Louise Rutkowski, Martin McCarrickGuitar – Keith Mitchell, Nigel K. Hine*Keyboards – Jon Turner*Vocals [Vocal] – Dominic AppletonWritten-By – G.Clark*
4:41
2-11 Morning Glory
Cello – Martin McCarrickKeyboards – Jon Turner*Violin, Viola – Gini BallVocals – Deirdre Rutkowski, Louise RutkowskiWritten-By – L.Beckett*, T.Buckley*
2:58
2-12 Inch Blue
Musician [Music By] – Ivo Watts-RussellProgrammed By – John FryerWritten-By – I.Watts-Russell*, J.Fryer*
1:08
2-13 I Want To Live
Keyboards – Jon Turner*Vocals – Deirdre Rutkowski, Louise RutkowskiWritten-By – W.Lamb*, G.Ogan*
4:05
2-14 Mama K (I)
Musician [Music By] – Ivo Watts-RussellProgrammed By – John FryerWritten-By – I.Watts-Russell*, J.Fryer*
0:53
2-15 Filigree And Shadow
Musician [Music By] – Ivo Watts-RussellProgrammed By – John FryerWritten-By – I.Watts-Russell*, J.Fryer*
1:19
2-16 Firebrothers
Guitar – Chris PyeKeyboards – Jon Turner*Vocals [Vocal] – RichenelWritten-By – G.Duncan*
3:55
2-17 Thaïs (I)
Musician [Music By] – Ivo Watts-RussellProgrammed By – John FryerWritten-By – I.Watts-Russell*, J.Fryer*
1:08
2-18 I Must Have Been Blind
Keyboards – Jon Turner*Vocals [Vocal] – RichenelWritten-By – T.Buckley*
3:31
2-19 A Heart Of Glass
Musician [Music By] – Ivo Watts-RussellProgrammed By – John FryerWritten-By – I.Watts-Russell*, J.Fryer*
3:46
2-20 Alone
Cello – Martin McCarrickGuitar, Bass, Keyboards – Simon RaymondeViolin, Viola – Gini BallVocals [Vocal] – Alison Limerick, Caroline SeamanWritten-By – C.Newman*, G.Lewis*
4:13
2-21 Mama K (II)
Cello – John FryerMusician [Music By] – Ivo Watts-RussellProgrammed By – Martin McCarrickWritten-By – I.Watts-Russell*, J.Fryer*
0:35
2-22 The Horizon Bleeds And Sucks Its Thumb
Guitar – Alan CurtisKeyboards – Ivo Watts-Russell, Mark CoxProgrammed By – John FryerWritten-By – I.Watts-Russell*, J.Fryer*
2:53
2-23 Drugs
Drum Programming – Steven YoungGuitar – Andrew GrayMusician [Music By] – Ivo Watts-RussellVocals [Vocal] – Alison LimerickWritten-By – B.Eno*, D.Byrne*
3:09
2-24 Red Rain
Didgeridoo – Tony WaereaGuitar, Bass, Keyboards – Simon RaymondeVocals [Vocal] – Caroline SeamanWritten-By – I.Watts-Russell*, J.Fryer*, S.Raymonde*
3:54
2-25 Thaïs (II)
Musician [Music By] – Ivo Watts-RussellProgrammed By – John FryerWritten-By – I.Watts-Russell*, J.Fryer*
3:14
Blood 1:16:19
3-1 The Lacemaker
Musician [Music By] – Ivo Watts-RussellProgrammed By – John FryerStrings – Jocelyn Pook, Martin McCarrick, Sally Herbert, Sonia Slaney*Voice – Caroline Crawley, Deirdre RutkowskiWritten-By – I.Watts-Russell*, J.Fryer*, M.McCarrick*
4:07
3-2 Mr. Somewhere
Cello – Martin McCarrickMusician [Music By] – Jon Turner*Voice – Caroline CrawleyWritten-By – P.M.Walsh*
2:53
3-3 Andialu
Musician [Music By] – Ivo Watts-RussellProgrammed By – John FryerVoice – Alison LimerickWritten-By – I.Watts-Russell*, J.Fryer*
3:05
3-4 With Tomorrow
Musician [Music By] – Jon Turner*Voice – Deirdre RutkowskiWritten-By – G.Clark*, J.Davis*
2:41
3-5 Loose Joints
Musician [Music By] – Ivo Watts-RussellProgrammed By – John FryerStrings – Jocelyn Pook, Martin McCarrick, Sally Herbert, Sonia Slaney*Written-By – I.Watts-Russell*, J.Fryer*, M.McCarrick*
2:26
3-6 You And Your Sister
Musician [Music By] – Jon Turner*Strings – Jocelyn Pook, Martin McCarrick, Sally Herbert, Sonia Slaney*Voice [Voices] – Kim Deal, Tanya DonellyWritten-By – C.Bell*
3:14
3-7 Nature's Way
Strings – Jocelyn Pook, Martin McCarrick, Sally Herbert, Sonia Slaney*Voice – Alison Limerick, Deirdre RutkowskiWritten-By – R.California*
3:18
3-8 I Come And Stand At Every Door
Musician [Music By] – Ivo Watts-RussellProgrammed By – John FryerViolin – Gini BallVoice – Tim Freeman (2)Voice [Voices] – Deirdre Rutkowski, Louise RutkowskiWritten-By – J.H.Waters*, N.Hikmet*
3:56
3-9 Bitter
Guitar – Jim WilliamsMusician [Music By] – Ivo Watts-RussellProgrammed By – John FryerStrings – Jocelyn Pook, Martin McCarrick, Sally Herbert, Sonia Slaney*Voice – Alison Limerick, Deirdre Rutkowski, Ikuko KozuWritten-By – I.Watts-Russell*, J.Fryer*
6:27
3-10 Baby Ray Baby
Musician [Music By] – Ivo Watts-RussellProgrammed By – John FryerVoice – Deirdre RutkowskiWritten-By – I.Watts-Russell*, J.Fryer*
2:14
3-11 Several Times
Musician [Music By] – Pieter NootenProgrammed By – John FryerViolin – Gini BallVoice – Deirdre RutkowskiWritten-By – P.Nooten*
3:12
3-12 The Lacemaker II
Musician [Music By] – Ivo Watts-RussellProgrammed By – John FryerStrings – Jocelyn Pook, Martin McCarrick, Sally Herbert, Sonia Slaney*Written-By – I.Watts-Russell*, J.Fryer*, M.McCarrick*
1:24
3-13 Late Night
Musician [Music By] – Ivo Watts-Russell, Jon Turner*Voice – Caroline CrawleyWritten-By – S.Barrett*
3:03
3-14 Ruddy And Wretched
Guitar – Jim WilliamsMusician [Music By] – Ivo Watts-RussellProgrammed By – John FryerVoice – Anne GarriguesWritten-By – I.Watts-Russell*, J.Fryer*
3:16
3-15 Help Me Lift You Up
Musician [Music By], Programmed By – Jon Turner*Voice – Caroline Crawley, Deirdre RutkowskiWritten-By – M.M.O'Hara*
5:06
3-16 Carolyn's Song
Drums – Rain ParadeGuitar – Jim WilliamsPiano – Jon Turner*Strings – Jocelyn Pook, Martin McCarrick, Sally Herbert, Sonia Slaney*Voice – Deirdre RutkowskiWritten-By – D.Roback*
3:48
3-17 D.D. And E.
Musician [Music By] – Ivo Watts-RussellProgrammed By – John FryerVoice – Deirdre RutkowskiWritten-By – I.Watts-Russell*, J.Fryer*
0:48
3-18 'Til I Gain Control Again
Piano – Jon Turner*Strings – Jocelyn Pook, Martin McCarrick, Sally Herbert, Sonia Slaney*Voice – Deirdre Rutkowski, Heidi Berry, Louise RutkowskiWritten-By – R. Crowell*
4:43
3-19 Dreams Are Like Water
Musician [Music By] – Ivo Watts-RussellProgrammed By – John FryerVoice – Deirdre RutkowskiWritten-By – I.Watts-Russell*, J.Fryer*
8:37
3-20 I Am The Cosmos
Guitar – Jim WilliamsMusician [Music By], Programmed By – Jon Turner*Voice – Deirdre Rutkowski, Dominic AppletonWritten-By – C.Bell*
4:06
3-21 (Nothing But) Blood
Music By – Ivo Watts-RussellProgrammed By – John FryerVoice – Deirdre RutkowskiWritten-By – I.Watts-Russell*, J.Fryer*
4:05
Dust & Guitars 44:06
4-1 Sixteen Days / Gathering Dust
Bass – Michael ConroyGuitar – Gary McDowellKeyboards – Martyn YoungVoice – Elizabeth Fraser, Gordon SharpWritten-By – G.McDowell*, M.Conroy*, R.Brown*, R.Grey*, S.Walker*
9:10
4-2 Song To The Siren
Guitar – Robin GuthrieVocals – Elizabeth FraserWritten-By – L.Beckett*, T.Buckley*
3:32
4-3 Sixteen Days (Reprise)
Bass – Michael ConroyGuitar – Gary McDowellKeyboards – Martyn YoungWritten-By – G.McDowell*, M.Conroy*, R.Brown*, R.Grey*, S.Walker*
4:13
4-4 Kangaroo
Bass, Acoustic Guitar, Synthesizer [Dx7] – Simon RaymondeCello – Martin McCarrickVocals – Gordon SharpWritten-By – A.Chilton*
3:30
4-5 It'll End In Tears
Piano – Steve Young*Synthesizer [Dx7], Effects [Gizmo] – Simon RaymondeWritten-By – S.Raymonde*, S.Young*
2:50
4-6 Come Here My Love
Keyboards – Ivo Watts-Russell, Simon RaymondeVocals – Jean (2)Written-By – V.Morrison*
3:34
4-7 Drugs
Drum Programming – Steven YoungGuitar – Andrew GrayKeyboards – Ivo Watts-RussellVocals – Alison LimerickWritten-By – B.Eno*, D.Byrne*
3:14
4-8 Acid, Bitter & Sad
Musician [Music By] – Ivo Watts-RussellProgrammed By – John FryerVocals – Alison LimerickWritten-By – I.Watts-Russell*, J.Fryer*
5:30
4-9 We Never Danced
Backing Vocals – Deirdre Rutkowski, Louise RutkowskiCello – Martin McCarrickKeyboards – Jon Turner*Vocals – Alison LimerickWritten-By – N.Young*
3:53
4-10 Thaïs (Bird Of Paradise)
Musician [Music By] – Ivo Watts-RussellProgrammed By – John FryerWritten-By – I.Watts-Russell*, J.Fryer*
4:44

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Credits

Notes

The initial release is exclusively in a box set which is a worldwide limited edition of 1.500.

This box set contains all 3 albums + a 4th album with all the singles and unreleased extras, individually packaged each with corresponding Japanese obi strips.

Dedicated to Gina Watts-Russell.

Thanks to: Nigel Grierson for his beautiful portraits of Pallas and digging out the prints one last time. Vaughn Oliver for revisiting these designs and gorgeous results. Chris Bigg for the loan of texture. Eric Radcliffe for Blackwing. Steve Webbon for locating the tapes and co-ordinating everything. John Dent for wizardry in restoring the tapes. Pallas Citroën, the face of This Mortal Coil.
Eternal Gratitude: John Fryer (the only person I've ever made music in front of) for his playful curiosity, creativity and shared respect for the pursuit of a happy accident.
-- Ivo Watts-Russell

It'll End In Tears:
Originally released as CAD 411.
Featured song lyrics for "Song To The Siren".
Quote on spine "Every day take figuring out, all over again how to live".
"Fond Affections" now ends the first 35 seconds originally on "The Last Ray".
This edition is dedicated to Nigel Grierson and Vaughn Oliver.
Recorded and mixed at Blackwing Studios, London.

Enormous love and gratitude to: Gina Ball, Mark Cox, Howard Devoto, John Fryer, Lisa Gerrard, Robbie Grey, Robin Guthrie, Martin McCarrick, Brendon Perry, Simon Raymonde, Manuala Rickers, Gordon Sharp, Martyn Young and Steve Young. Impossible to quantify is my gratitude to Elizabeth Fraser for helping me realize a dream I didn't even know was in me.

Filigree & Shadow:
Originally released as DAD 609 in 1986.
Featured song lyrics for "The Jeweller".
Quote on spine "You know that I don't like riddles, you know that thinking makes me ill".
This edition is dedicated to Deborah Edgley.
Recorded at Blackwing Studios, London and Palladium Studios, Edinburgh. Mixed at Blackwing.

Enormous love and gratitude to: Dominic Appleton, Gini Ball, Alan Curtis, Dave Curtis, John Fryer, Andrew Gray, Nigel Hine, Jeanette, Alison Limerick, Martin McCarrick, Les McKuen, Keith Mitchell, Chris Pye, Simon Raymonde, Richenel, Deirdre Rutkowski, Louise Rutkowski, Caroline Seaman, Richard Thomas, Anne Turner, Jon Turner, Reter Ulrich, Toney Waerea, Steven Young.

Blood:
Originally released as DAD 1005 in 1991.
Featured song lyrics for "Late Night".
Quote on spine "But life is not a succession of urgent "nows", it's a listless trickle of "why should I?"s".
This edition is dedicated to John Fryer.
Recorded at Blackwing Studios, London and Palladium Studios, Edinburgh. Mixed at Blackwing.

Enormous love and gratitude to: Gini Ball, Heidi Berry, Caroline Crawley, kim Deal, Tanya Donelly, Tim Freeman, John Fryer, Anne Garrigues, Sally Herbert, Ikuko Kozu, Alison Limerick, Martin McCarrick, Pieter Nooten, Jocelyn Pook, Deirdre Rutkowski, Louise Rutkowski, Sonia Slaney, Jon Turner, Jim Williams.

Dust & Guitars:
Tracks 1, 2, 3 originally released in 1983 as BAD 310.
Tracks 4 and 5 originally released in 1984 as AD 410.
Tracks 6 and 7 originally released in 1986 as BAD 608.
Track 8 Originally released in 1987 on the compilation album "Lonely Is An Eyesore" CAD 703.
Tracks 9 and 10 originally intended for release in 1992 as part of the Rough Trade singles club but withdrawn.
"It'll End In Tears" is an alternate version of the track "A Single Wish" that appears on the album.
This edition is dedicated to Pallas Citroën.
Recorded and mixed at Blackwing Studios, London.

4AD released this boxset of all three This Mortal Coil albums. Each record has been re-mastered from the original analogue studio tapes by John Dent at Loud Mastering in 2010, to achieve the best digital sound available today.

Additionally there is a fourth album, Dust & Guitars, that compiles all the singles, including an unreleased one that was to have been part of the Rough Trade Singles Club and features the otherwise unavailable recording of Neil Young's 'We Never Danced'.

The HDCD albums are packaged in paper sleeves printed to the highest standard by the Ichikudo company in Japan, along with inner sleeves and booklets. They are released in a very limited edition box set, with the box itself a deluxe two-piece.

The official three albums have re-designed sleeves by Ivo Watts-Russell and Vaughan Oliver, 4AD's long time visual partner, which cater to the reduced size, feature gatefold sleeves, and remain inspired by the originals. The fourth album, which won't be available to general retail outside the box set, incorporates unseen images of Pallas Citroën, the 'face' of This Mortal Coil.

Made in Japan.

The release barcode appears on a factory sticker that was applied to the shrinkwrap. Some retail copies may not have included this sticker.

Publishers:
Tracks 1-1, 1-3, 4-4: Ardent Productions / Chrysalis Music Ltd.
Track 1-2, 2-11, 2-18, 4-2: Opus 19 Music
Tracks 1-4 to 1-6, 1-8 to 1-10, 1-12, 2-3 to 2-6, 2-9, 2-12, 2-14, 2-15, 2-17, 2-19, 2-21, 2-22, 2-24, 2-25, 3-1, 3-3, 3-9 to 3-11, 3-14, 3-17, 3-19, 3-21, 4-1, 4-3, 4-5, 4-8, 4-10: Momentum Music / Universal Music Publishing
Tracks 1-7, 3-16: Bug Music Ltd
Track 1-11: Colin Newman
Track 2-1: Copyright Control
Track 2-2: House Of Mysteries / Copyright Control
Track 2-7: Harmony Music Ltd.
Tracks 2-8, 4-6: Warner / Chappel [sic] North America Ltd
Tracks 2-10, 3-4, 3-6, 3-7, 3-20: Rondor Music / Universal Music Publishing
Track 2-13: Ogan Music / Bug Music Ltd
Track 2-16: Mobetta Music / Bug Music Ltd
Track 2-20: Carlin Music Corporation
Tracks 2-23, 4-7: Warner Chappel [sic] / Universal Music Publishing
Track 3-2: Complete Music Ltd.
Tracks 3-5, 3-12: Momentum Music / Universal Music Publishing / Copyright Control.
Track 3-8: Harmony Music Ltd / Storm King Music Ltd.
Track 3-13: Lupus Music Co Ltd.
Track 3-15: Universal Music Publishing
Track 3-18: Tessa Publishing / MCS Music Ltd.
Track 4-9: Silver Fiddle / Broken Fiddle / Jubilee Music Ltd.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text from official release sticker): 6 52637 30233 2
  • Barcode (CD1): 6 52637 30042 0
  • Barcode (CD2): 6 52637 30052 9
  • Barcode (CD3): 6 52637 30062 8
  • Barcode (CD4): 6 52637 30232 5
  • Other (CD1 Catalog Number): CAD 3X04CDJ
  • Other (CD2 Catalog Number): CAD 3X05CDJ
  • Other (CD3 Catalog Number): CAD 3X06CDJ
  • Other (CD4 Catalog Number): TAD 3X23CDJ
  • Matrix / Runout (CD1 - Mirrored): CAD3X04CD OP1152A
  • Mastering SID Code (CD1 - Mirrored): IFPI L304
  • Mould SID Code (CD1 - Variant 2): IFPI 4872
  • Matrix / Runout (CD2 - Variant 1): CAD3X05CD OP1152A
  • Matrix / Runout (CD2 - Variant 2 - Mirorred): CAD3X05CDJ OP1152A
  • Mastering SID Code (CD2 - Mirrored): IFPI L304
  • Mould SID Code (CD2 - Variant 2): IFPI 4871
  • Matrix / Runout (CD3 - Mirrored): CAD3X06CD OP1152B
  • Mastering SID Code (CD3 - Mirrored): IFPI L304
  • Mould SID Code (CD3 - Variant 2): IFPI 4874
  • Matrix / Runout (CD4 - Mirrorred): TAD3X23CD OP1152A
  • Mastering SID Code (CD4 - Mirrorred): IFPI L304
  • Mould SID Code (CD4): IFPI 4871
  • Rights Society: Jasrac

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maxal

maxal

July 29, 2018
As for the Dust and Guitars CD: it is nice to have them all on one album, but it's not an iconic must-have. The best tracks are easily available in their original formats and, apart from hearing them all in one go, the original formats are the best way to hear those tracks. So, only two tracks from the whole box set are hard to get (tracks 9 + 10 from Dust and Guitars).

So, you can listen to your heart's content.
maxal

maxal

July 29, 2018
Rapunzel - all the Mortal Coil main albums are available separately! So, you can buy and listen to them all now, no probs. Only the special extra-tracks CD, Dust and Guitars, is now hard to get. And when the Mortal Coil box set was sold out, 4AD released a few extra copies of Dust and Guitars separate to the box for those desperate to have it without the box. It was all handled very fairly.

There is also the original box set of This Mortal Coil which has an extra CD that has the original versions of tracks which were covered by 4AD artists.

This Mortal Coil box set was released as a limited edition for fans. It was available for a while, certainly for a good enough time for fans to purchase a set and I am sure the fans are all justifiably thrilled. 4AD did this with many of the classic Eighties releases (Colourbox, Dead Can Dance, Pixies, Lush) - they released them beautifully designed to the highest production standards and at cheap prices. The Colourbox box set was a phenomenally good deal. The fans love 4AD for this - there is little shame in it. It's just the nature of limited editions.
rapunzel

rapunzel

March 18, 2018
Any idea if they will be reissuing this box set or the CDs separately one day? It's a shame how such beautiful music and items are not available any more unless one pays the whim of a third party who has nothing to do with it.