Ivo Watts-Russell

Real Name:
Ivo Watts-Russell
Profile:
Born in Northamptonshire in 1954. A former employee of the Beggars Banquet retail chain, Ivo Watts-Russell founded Axis (2) / 4AD Records in 1979 with Peter Kent (3). Kent left 4AD in 1980 to set up the Beggars-funded Situation Two.

In 1999, Watts-Russell sold his share in 4AD to the Beggars Group (a conglomeration of labels borne out of Beggars Banquet, and including Mo'Wax, Matador, XL and Too Pure), to give himself time to further his interests in book publishing. Since then his involvement in 4AD has mostly been on a consultency level, for catalogue releases.
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Remix

INT 125.214 Ivo Watts-Russell - I Melt With You album art Modern English Life In The Gladhouse (as Ivo) Modern English - I Melt With You(12", Maxi) 4AD INT 125.214 Germany 1982 Sell This Version
BAD 305 Ivo Watts-Russell - Qual album art X Mal Deutschland Qual (12 and 1 more… X Mal Deutschland - Qual (Single) 4AD BAD 305 UK 1983 Sell This Version
BAD 309 Ivo Watts-Russell - Someone's Calling album art Modern English Life In The Gladhouse (as Ivo) Modern English - Someone's Calling (Single) 4AD BAD 309 UK 1983 Sell This Version
003 Ivo Watts-Russell - State Of Affairs album art Various Tables Turning (Re-mix) (as Ivo) Various - State Of Affairs(Cass, Comp) Pleasantly Surprised 003 UK 1984 Sell This Version
Tempo 102 Ivo Watts-Russell - A Day album art Clan Of Xymox Clan Of Xymox - A Day (Maxi) 4AD Tempo 102 Italy 1985 Sell This Version
BEG 143TP Ivo Watts-Russell - Final Solution album art Peter Murphy Final Solution (Third & Final Mix) (as Ivo) Peter Murphy - Final Solution (Single, EP) Beggars Banquet BEG 143TP UK 1985 Sell This Version
CAD 302 CD, cad 302 cd Ivo Watts-Russell - Fetisch album art XMal Deutschland* Qual (12 and 1 more… XMal Deutschland* - Fetisch (Album) 4AD, 4AD CAD 302 CD, cad 302 cd UK 1983 Sell This Version
BAD 601 Ivo Watts-Russell - L'Esclave Endormi album art Richenel L'Esclave Endormi (Mix 1) (as Ivo) Richenel - L'Esclave Endormi(12", Single) 4AD BAD 601 UK 1986 Sell This Version
cad 503 cd Ivo Watts-Russell - Clan Of Xymox album art Clan Of Xymox A Day (Re-mix) (as Ivo) and 1 more… Clan Of Xymox - Clan Of Xymox (Album) 4AD cad 503 cd UK 1985 Sell This Version
PS012 Ivo Watts-Russell - Document: Pleasantly Surprised (82 - 85) album art Various Tables Turning (Remix) (as Ivo) Various - Document: Pleasantly Surprised (82 - 85)(Cass, Comp) Pleasantly Surprised PS012 UK 1986 Sell This Version
BAD D 2012 Ivo Watts-Russell - Firepile E.P. (Part One & Part Two) album art Throwing Muses Firepile (Remix) Throwing Muses - Firepile E.P. (Part One & Part Two) (EP) 4AD BAD D 2012 UK 1992 Sell This Version
9 45088-2 Ivo Watts-Russell - After The Snow album art Modern English Life In The Gladhouse Modern English - After The Snow (Album) 4AD 9 45088-2 US 1992 Sell This Version
PRO-CD-5832 Ivo Watts-Russell - Various Tracks album art Throwing Muses Firepile (Remix) Throwing Muses - Various Tracks(CD, Promo) Sire, Warner Bros. Records PRO-CD-5832 US 1992 Sell This Version
V4CD Ivo Watts-Russell - Volume Four album art Various Firepile (Remix) Various - Volume Four(CD, Comp) Volume V4CD UK 1992 Sell This Version
RDAB-62691-1 Ivo Watts-Russell - Clear / Cloudless album art Cranes Cloudless (Thai's Mix) Cranes - Clear / Cloudless(12", Promo) RCA RDAB-62691-1 US 1993 Sell This Version
CRANE 007 (2) Ivo Watts-Russell - Jewel album art Cranes Cloudless (Thaïs Mix) (as Ivo) Cranes - Jewel (Maxi, Single) Dedicated CRANE 007 (2) UK 1993 Sell This Version
74321 16465 2, 74321 16465-2 Ivo Watts-Russell - Forever Remixes album art Cranes Cloudless (Thaïs Mix) Cranes - Forever Remixes (Single) Dedicated, Dedicated 74321 16465 2, 74321 16465-2 Europe 1993 Sell This Version
CAO 009 Ivo Watts-Russell - Free To Believe / Your Daddy's Car album art The Glee Club / The Divine Comedy Free To Believe The Glee Club / The Divine Comedy - Free To Believe / Your Daddy's Car Setanta, Newcomer (2) CAO 009 Spain 1993 Sell This Version
9 45593-2 Ivo Watts-Russell - Happiness album art Lisa Germano Lisa Germano - Happiness (Album) 4AD, Warner Bros. Records 9 45593-2 US 1994 Sell This Version
521 987-2 Ivo Watts-Russell - Dream It Down album art Underground Lovers I Was Right (Remix) Underground Lovers - Dream It Down(2xCD, Album) Polydor 521 987-2 Australia 1995 Sell This Version
RCP-5034 Ivo Watts-Russell - The Best Of Modern English: Life In The Gladhouse 1980-1984 album art Modern English Life In The Gladhouse Modern English - The Best Of Modern English: Life In The Gladhouse 1980-1984 (Comp, Album) 4AD, 4AD RCP-5034 Taiwan 2001 Sell This Version

Instruments & Performance

CADC411 Ivo Watts-Russell - It'll End In Tears album art This Mortal Coil This Mortal Coil - It'll End In Tears (Album) 4AD CADC411 UK 1984 Sell This Version
BAD 608 Ivo Watts-Russell - Come Here My Love / Drugs album art This Mortal Coil Drugs (as Ivo) This Mortal Coil - Come Here My Love / Drugs(10", Ltd) 4AD BAD 608 UK 1986 Sell This Version
DADC 609 Ivo Watts-Russell - Filigree & Shadow album art This Mortal Coil This Mortal Coil - Filigree & Shadow (Album) 4AD DADC 609 UK 1986 Sell This Version
50535 Ivo Watts-Russell - Lonely Is An Eyesore album art Various Acid, Bitter And Sad (as Ivo) Various - Lonely Is An Eyesore (Comp, Album) 4AD 50535 France 1987 Sell This Version