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This Mortal Coil - Filigree & Shadow
This Mortal Coil - Filigree & Shadow
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This Mortal Coil - Filigree & Shadow

This Mortal Coil was the given name of a strictly-studio project that spawned three albums, conceived and produced by one-time 4AD founder Ivo Watts-Russell.

Over the span of eight years he, along with Blackwing Studios house engineer/ co-producer, John Fryer, and a rotating cast of musicians, created original works, musical links and reinterpretations of impeccably curated songs; introducing a new audience to the talents of a previous generation including Big Star, Tim Buckley, Roy Harper, Spirit, Gene Clark, Dino Valenti, Rain Parade, Emmylou Harris, Syd Barrett and Colin Newman, amongst others.

Released two years after their debut album, This Mortal Coil’s Filigree & Shadow (1986) was no less ornate than its predecessor; a double album with each of its four sides a self-contained unit.

New faces joined the cast for this record, including a variety of singers Ivo handpicked like Alison Limerick, Jeanette, Dominic Appleton (Breathless), sisters Deirdre and Louise Rutkowski (Sunset Gun), and Richenel. 

The new deluxe vinyl version differs from the original release with its artwork reimagined by Ivo Watts-Russell and Vaughan Oliver (4AD’s long-time visual partner). Presented in beautiful, hand finished and high-gloss gatefold sleeve, using remastered audio made from the original analogue studio tapes by the late, great John Dent.

TRACK LISTING

Disc 1

1. Velvet Belly
2. The Jeweller
3. Ivy And Neet
4. Meniscus
5. Tears
6. Tarantula
7. My Father
8. Come Here My Love
9. At First, And Then
10. Strength Of Strings
11. Morning Glory

Disc 2

1. Inch-Blue
2. I Want To Live
3. Mama K (1)
4. Filigree & Shadow
5. Fire Brothers
6. Thaïs (1)
7. I Must Have Been Blind
8. A Heart Of Glass
9. Alone
10. Mama K (2)
11. The Horizon Bleeds And Sucks Its Thumb
12. Drugs
13. Red Rain
14. Thaïs (2) 

 

PRODUCT DETAILS

Artist:  This Mortal Coil
Label:  4AD
Condition:  New 
Genre:  Indie & Alternative
Format:  Vinyl LP
Cat Number:  DAD3X05
Released: 07 December 2018

Regular price £33.00