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This Mortal CoilSong To The Siren

Label:4AD – AD 310
Format:
Vinyl, 7", 45 RPM, Single
Country:UK
Released:
Genre:Rock
Style:Alternative Rock, New Wave, Ethereal

Tracklist

ASong To The Siren
Written-ByTim Buckley
3:30
BSixteen Days Reprise
Written-ByModern English
4:11
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Notes

[Back cover]
Recorded at Blackwing, London, 1983.
For Tim Buckley

[Side B label]
℗ 1983 4·A·D

A published by Copyright Control
B published by Beggars Banquet Music

B title printed as "Sixteen Days (Reprise)" on b-side label.

Runouts are etched.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A): AD 310 A1 MPO
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B): AD 310 B1 MPO

Other Versions (5 of 18)

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
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Sixteen Days - Gathering Dust (12", 45 RPM, Single)4ADBAD 310UK1983
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Song To The Siren (7", 45 RPM, Single, Stereo)Virgin, Virgin, 4AD, 4AD, Beggars Banquet, Beggars Banquet106 123, 106 123-100Europe1983
Song To The Siren / Sixteen Days (12", Single, 45 RPM)Virgin, 4AD601 142Europe1983
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Sixteen Days - Gathering Dust (12", 45 RPM)4AD, Edisom519405Portugal1983
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Song To The Siren (7", 45 RPM, Single)4AD104318Australia & New Zealand1983

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  • ramodne's avatar
    ramodne
    Edited 4 years ago
    16 Days is a UK 80s fucking GOTH masterpiece, like a mix between The Cure of Pornography and The Sisters of Mercy of First and Last and Always. Nowadays It is a breakout hit in any Goth Club. Just brilliant! The other song, yes, is a beautiful and good song, but remember, It's a simple Tim Buckley's cover. That's my opinion. Cheers
    • maxal's avatar
      maxal
      Lucifer Sam I half agree with you. The A side is easy to love.

      The B side of Sixteen Days is just as easy to love - a fiery contrast to the A side (and that's the whole point). Quirky and energetic it is such a powerful antidote (?). This is a 'duet'; between Elizabeth and her friend Gordon Sharpe - no finer couple in my opinion. The 12" version at its full length is the best. The early Eighties for 4AD were stunningly innovative. I'd pick Sixteen Seconds as being a kind of emblematic herald for the full canon of 4AD, There is something ominous in its sound which promises the unexpected.

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