This Mortal Coil

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This Mortal Coil was a 4AD "supergroup" of sorts that recorded three albums and a few other tracks between 1983 and 1991.
The only official members of the project were 4AD label head Ivo Watts-Russell and well-known producer John Fryer, but many vocalists and musicians from 4AD (and non-4AD) groups such as Dead Can Dance, Cocteau Twins, Dif Juz, Colourbox, The Wolfgang Press, Cindytalk, Breathless and more were involved at various points in the project's lifespan.
While the project was retired following the 1991 album "Blood", the concept was revisited by Ivo in 1998 with a similar collective called The Hope Blister.
The name This Mortal Coil is taken from the Monty Python's Flying Circus "Dead Parrot sketch", which in turn is a quote from William Shakespeare's Hamlet ("... what dreams may come, when we have shuffled off this mortal coil...").
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Albums

58015 It'll End In Tears — This Mortal Coil This Mortal Coil It'll End In Tears (Album) 4AD 58015 Greece 1984 Sell This Version
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DJV 206 -Advance Selections From The Forthcoming Album / Cassette- This Mortal Coil -Advance Selections From The Forthcoming Album / Cassette- "Filigree And Shadow" PolyGram, 4AD, PolyGram Inc. DJV 206 Canada 1986 Sell This Version
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DADC 609 Filigree & Shadow — This Mortal Coil This Mortal Coil Filigree & Shadow (Album) 4AD DADC 609 UK 1986 Sell This Version
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RTD 120.1218.1 Blood — This Mortal Coil This Mortal Coil Blood (Album) 4AD RTD 120.1218.1 Germany 1991 Sell This Version
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Singles & EPs

601 142 Song To The Siren — This Mortal Coil This Mortal Coil Song To The Siren (Single, Maxi, EP) 4AD 601 142 Europe 1983 Sell This Version
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AD 410 Kangaroo — This Mortal Coil This Mortal Coil Kangaroo (Single) 4AD AD 410 UK 1984 Sell This Version
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BAD 608 Come Here My Love / Drugs — This Mortal Coil This Mortal Coil Come Here My Love / Drugs 4AD BAD 608 UK 1986 Sell This Version
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SA 9002 You And Your Sister — This Mortal Coil This Mortal Coil You And Your Sister (Single) 4AD SA 9002 France 1991 Sell This Version
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tf167 Jackie And Kate — This Mortal Coil The Use Of Ashes / This Mortal Coil The Use Of Ashes / This Mortal Coil - Jackie And Kate(7", Single, Ltd, Num, Promo) Tonefloat tf167 Netherlands 2016 Sell This Version
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Compilations

9 45135-2 1983~1991 — This Mortal Coil This Mortal Coil 1983~1991(3xCD, Album, RE + CD, Comp + Box, Comp) 4AD 9 45135-2 US 1993 Sell This Version
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8466432 It’ll End In Tears / Filigree & Shadow — This Mortal Coil This Mortal Coil It’ll End In Tears / Filigree & Shadow(CD, Album, RE + CD, Album, RE + Box, Comp) Virgin, 4AD 8466432 France 1998 Sell This Version
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TMCBOX1 This Mortal Coil — This Mortal Coil This Mortal Coil This Mortal Coil(HDCD, Album, RE, RM + HDCD, Album, RE, RM + HDCD, ) 4AD TMCBOX1 UK, Europe & US 2011 Sell This Version
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TAD 3X23CDJ Dust & Guitars — This Mortal Coil This Mortal Coil Dust & Guitars (Comp) 4AD TAD 3X23CDJ UK, Europe & US 2012 Sell This Version
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none Song To The Siren — This Mortal Coil This Mortal Coil Song To The Siren(VHS, PAL) Megadisc none Netherlands 1983 Sell This Version
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Miscellaneous

TMC 1 CD Late Night — This Mortal Coil This Mortal Coil Late Night(CD, Promo, Smplr) 4AD TMC 1 CD UK 1991 Sell This Version
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CDP 490 ...Selections From Blood — This Mortal Coil This Mortal Coil ...Selections From Blood(CD, Promo, Smplr) Vertigo, 4AD CDP 490 Canada 1991 Sell This Version
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PRO-CD-6333 5 Selected Originals — This Mortal Coil Various / This Mortal Coil Various / This Mortal Coil - 5 Selected Originals(CD, Promo, Smplr) 4AD, Warner Bros. Records PRO-CD-6333 US 1993 Sell This Version
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PRO-CD-5876 This Mortal Coil — This Mortal Coil This Mortal Coil This Mortal Coil(CD, Promo, Smplr) 4AD PRO-CD-5876 US 1993 Sell This Version

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yalajules

yalajules

November 1, 2020
Music of my life. The one I will bring with me after death.
signsoflife

signsoflife

July 12, 2014
No doubt, this is some of the most sacred music ever brought forth.
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