It’ll End In Tears

This Mortal Coil


Barcode: 652637300413

23.00 £23.00
  • Genre: Rock And Pop
  • Label: 4AD
  • Released Date: 4th December 2018
  • Buying Format:
    1LP Gatefold Sleeve
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‘Blood’ – Landing at the start of a new decade, after much had happened in both producer Ivo Watts-Russell’s life and with his 4AD label, the final part of the This Mortal Coil trilogy, ‘Blood’ (1991), felt like a perfect conclusion.

Meticulously orchestrated, vocalists Alison Limerick, Deirdre and Louise Rutkowski return from the second album with Caroline Crawley (Shelleyan Orphan / Babacar) and 4AD signees Heidi Berry, Kim Deal (Pixies / The Breeders), Tanya Donelly (Throwing Muses / The Breeders / Belly) and Pieter Nooten all signed up.

It’ll End In Tears’ – This Mortal Coil’s debut album ‘It’ll End In Tears’ (1984) forged the template; helping to crystallise 4AD’s emerging signature sound whilst shining a light on some of their stable with Cocteau Twins, Colourbox, Dead Can Dance and The Wolfgang Press all involved. The line-up was completed by arranger Martin McCarrick, violinist Gini Ball, Howard Devoto of Buzzcocks / Magazine fame and Cindytalk’s Gordon Sharp.

Pitchfork recently named it one of the best Dream Pop albums ever, a moment which “catalysed 4AD’s ascendance from the stilted poetics of goth rock to the kings of gauzy transcendence.”

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Track Listings

Song To The Siren
Fond Aff ections
The Last Ray
Another Day
Waves Become Wings
Dreams Made Flesh
Not Me
A Single Wish

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