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Title Year (approx.) Artist Format Ended up as
complete catalogue collected 2007 Coil blu-ray
Moon's Milk in Four Phases (deluxe reissue, separate bonus disc) 2007 Coil CD
Moon's Milk in Four Phases (deluxe reissue) 2007 Coil 3xCD
Telesmatic Tree in the King Scale 2004 Coil CDR
From a news update dated April 26th, 2004: "Never ones to let the grass grow under our feet we are taking the opportunity to enjoy the Space and Time that this circumstance [cancellation of Re~TG, ed.] has opened up for us we intend to rehearse and record an album length CDR - tentatitively titled Telesmatic Tree in the King Scale. This new work will be for sale at the European shows and from our regular store on this site."
Black Antlers (title track) 2004 Coil 12"
All The Pretty Little Horses 2004 Coil 7"
Was to be released on Beta-Lactam Ring Records, possibly including a limited art edition.
(from a news update posted to the Coil list by Sleazy, July 2004)
Black Antlers 2004 Coil CD/2LP
Was to be released on Beta-Lactam Ring Records, including a limited art edition.
(from a news update posted to the Coil list by Sleazy, July 2004)
complete catalogue collected 2004 Coil DVD box
Lyrics 2004 John Balance book
track on 'Statement 1961' comp 2003 Coil
Coil agreed to appear on to the Ironflame compilation 'Statement 1961', intending to contribute a different version of 'A Cold Cell'. Later, after having missed the release its deadline, there was talk of releasing a clear vinyl 7" of the same track, which didn't happen either.
unknown 2003 Coil & Cyclobe album
film on collaborating with Coil 2003 Black Sun Productions film
Queens of the Circulating Library Vol. 2 2003 Coil album
Queens of the Circulating Library (repackaged edition) 2003 Coil album
I Am Newport 2002 Anal album on Eskaton
Kiss Me Ringland (live) 2002 Anal album on Eskaton
The Star Sponge Vision 2002 Coil track title
The Dreamer Is Still Asleep (lyrics) 2002 Coil book
Time Machines (original + second disc) 2000 Time Machines 2xCD
Scatology/Horse Rotorvator/Love's Secret Domain + 12" with remixes of a.o. Panic by Autechre, Surgeon and Lefthandpath 2002 Coil 3xLP+12" box
Autechre, Surgeon and Lefthandpath have been confirmed as remixers for the bonus 12" to be included with the Scatology/Horse Rotorvator/ Love's Secret Domain vinyl boxset to be released in early 2002.
(from the news page, December 14, 2001)
two DVD releases 2001 Time Machines DVD
Mentioned as "still forthcoming" on the news page, December 14, 2001.
The World Ended A Long Time Ago (formerly known as Backwards) 2001 Coil album
When You Listen To COIL Do You Think Of Music? (anthology) 2001 Coil 2xCD
Blood From The Air (live Moscow) / Amythyst Decievers (live) 2001 Coil 7"
Studio recordings of Coil live set 2001 Coil DVD
Live Moscow, Irving Plaza, Amsterdam and Royal Festival Hall 2001 Coil DVD
Wounded Galaxies Tap At The Window 2001 Coil CD Cyclobe album title
"Wounded Galaxies" was a never-got-off-the-ground project which was to feature some readings by William Burroughs that Geff and I had made, when we visited him in Lawrence Kansas shortly before his (William's) death, while making a video for Ministry ("Just One Fix")
Although there are a few takes of fairly random guitar noise, under this title, that Geff recorded in the late 90s they are barely interesting enough to make the Codex, never mind an individual release.
The title is currently featuring on an excellent new recording by Cyclobe (with my permission, though its not mine to give really. It was William's...)
I'm afraid if it WAS a "hidden gem" I would have gotten it to Sotherby's (or the cd plant) long ago.
(Sleazy, May 2010)
Pop Concrete 2000 Coil album
Anarcadia 2000 Coil 12"
The Star Shaped Individual In Society compilation 2000 various album
Santaplasm 2000 ELpH 7" or 7"PD
Box 2000 Time Machines 5xCD
First Dark Ride mixes 1999 The Eskaton album
Coil alias 1999 Drum Machines
Coil alias 1999 Trial By Music
remix or collaboration 1998 Coil vs Labradford track or album
From the site's news page, October 1997:
"We met up with Labradford at a secret gig they performed in an abandoned synagog in Whitechapel, East London and rekindled the idea of working together as yet another project."
Eschatology 1998 various album
From the site's news page, October 1997:
"A compilation album called "Eschatology" is being compiled for next year. I have decided that Eskaton can be spelt Eschaton as well. We thought long and hard about the spelling when we devised the name and have loosened up about it now."
2nd album 1998 Black Light District album
Blue Rats 1998 Coil 10"
Was to be released in an edition of 333 copies on Twin Tub and Beaver. Mentioned in the july 1997 newsletter. And from the site's news page, October 1997:
"Paul at Twin Tub and Beaver lets us know:

The only confirmed info on the Coil release on Twin Tub and Beaver is that it will be a 10" limited to 333 copies, 300 on colored vinyl in picture sleeves and 33 on a different color in special packaging. The tracks will be previously unreleased but their titles are not know yet."

untitled CORE collaboration 1997 Coil vs Chris & Cosey track(s)
From the site's news page, October 1997:
"We are working with Chris and Cosey towards a track or two on a forthcoming CORE project."
Heartworms 1997 Coil single
From the july 1997 newsletter: "We are releasing the track "Heartworms" as part of a mini-album/long single with tracks by Current 93, Nurse With Wound and another Pete Bog/ Steven Stapleton track."
2nd album 1997 ELpH album
From the july 1997 newsletter: "Well, we are doing a new ELpH album for early Autumn."
Doctrine of Signs 1997 Alogon album on Eskaton
From the site's news page, October 1997:
"Eskaton are releasing an album project originated by John Everall of Sentrax Records. Its called "Doctrine of Signs" by ALOGON. The line-up of Alogon is John Everall, Theresa Mills, James Plotkin, Little Annie (Anxiety), Karl Blake and John Balance. The album was mostly recorded in New York around the time of the C93 gigs with additional material added later including my contributions."
Haunted Air 1997 John Balance, David Tibet & Steven Stapleton album Ossian Brown book title
collaboration 1997 One (Jhon Balance & Ian Johnstone)
Intercourse 1997 Coil vs Download
Intercourse 1997 Coil vs Autechre
God Please Fuck My Mind For Good 1997 Coil album The New Backwards
International Dark Skies 1997 Coil album The New Backwards
Previously known as 'Backwards' (see below). From the october 1996 newsletter:
"We think we did some really good songs, 14 or 15, in the classic Coil mode, although they remain to be edited and finished off into a Total Work. This is the album we were going to call INTERNATIONAL DARK SKIES, but thanks to a rather cheesy sub-X-Files TV show in the US, is now called something different. This new title will be revealed in due course! We expect to deliver the master tapes, artwork etc to Nothing by Christmas, and therefore will probably be released worldwide by them in the Spring."
That spring passed quietly, though. From the july 1997 newsletter:
"We still have to edit the new Nothing album, which has been held up for countless reasons. We are working out and negotiating with various remixer friends and aquaintances to do stuff for the remix album we hope will spin off from the Nothing album.I've taken in what various people have said and I am thinking of sticking with and using the title "International Dark Skies" for this project.I'm not letting a bad TV program change my vision of the world."
unknown 1997 Coil vs ELpH album
unknown 1997 Wormsine album
Sex with Sun Ra 1997 Coil single
A Thousand Lights... (picture disc) 1996 Black Light District album
A picture disc version of the album, mentioned in a 1996 newsletter.
Eraser (a version with worms) 1995 Nine Inch Nails remix
The Downward Spiral (a gilded sickness) 1995 Nine Inch Nails remix
The Downward Spiral (fullblown) 1995 Nine Inch Nails remix
Backwards 1994 Coil The New Backwards
Fourth studio-album that the band worked on in Trent Reznors studio in New Orleans. Mentioned in many places, like the 1995 newsletter. Demos exist and were broadcast on Dutch public radio in 2001. Eventually, this turned into The New Backwards.
'Backwards' was the first of a series of five albums the band agreed to record for Reznors label Nothing, according to this newsletter from 1996.
Coil alias 1994 2012
From the summer 1994 newsletter: "May sees us in the studio, with the intention of completing our first album proper including Black Light District, The Eskaton, Wormsine, 2012, Lifestyle, and others... We will keep you posted, if our work emerges into the public domain in an unfamiliar shape or form."
Coil alias 1994 Lifestyle
From the summer 1994 newsletter: "May sees us in the studio, with the intention of completing our first album proper including Black Light District, The Eskaton, Wormsine, 2012, Lifestyle, and others... We will keep you posted, if our work emerges into the public domain in an unfamiliar shape or form."
The Sound Of Music 1994 Coil CD or 2xCD
Compilation of soundtrack work, mentioned and listed on many occasions, such as this 1994 flyer, newsletter from summer 1994 and another one from 1995.
Beautiful Catastrophe 1994 Coil 12"/CD
Abandoned single, featuring Rose McDowall. Announced on a 1994 flyer, but withdrawn.
Black Sun 1992 various magazine or book
Mentioned in a newsletter from 1992:
"We are also looking for contributions (text, photos of tattoos etc) for a book we will be publishing on the symbol of the Black Sun."
In the1993 newsletter:
"Issue one of Black Sun will be available from Threshold House in July. This A5 booklet will function as the in-house Threshold House magazine and its first issue will contain an excellent long and detailed interview with John Balance and Peter Christopherson, as well as previously unseen photos, graphics, short features. stickers and writings by members of Coil and others including John Giorno, Boyd Rice, David Tibet, AOS etc."
And again in this newsletter from summer 1994.
Blue / The Gay Man's to Safer Sex track 1993 Coil 7"
The Angelic Conversation (collectors art edition) 1993 Coil album
From the 1993 newsletter:
"Long Lost Soundtrack Release Imminent
At long last Threshold House have finally got around to scheduling a release for the complete unedited soundtrack to The Angelic Conversation, the 1985 feature film Derek Jarman made for COIL to accompany. Due out in early August via World Serpent. We are discussing producing a collectors edition (possibly as few as 20 or 30) in a special presentation case with additional artworks signed by COIL and Derek Jarman. Contact us for more details."
Soundtrack to the graphic novel 'Underground' 1992 Coil album
From the 1992 newsletter.
Stolen & Contaminated Songs (1000 numbered copies) 1992 Coil LP
From the 1992 newsletter: "We recognise that a few people may be missing out as the current release is CD only, and in so response we will be manufacturing 1000 numbered vinyl LPs in a special package to be sold at the same price as the CD. Obviously there will only be approx 45 mins of music on this format rather than the 62 mins contained herein."
collaboration 1992 Coil vs Greater Than One
The Side Effects Of Life 1990 Coil album Love's Secret Domain
One of the working titles of what later became Love's Secret Domain. Used as title on a promo cassette with ca. 30 minutes of rough mixes, the tracklisting of which lists 'Further Back And Faster' as 'Fidgit', and 'Chaostrophy' as 'Carvers and Gilders'.
120 Dalmations In Sodom 1990 Coil album Love's Secret Domain
To Eat His Own 1990 Coil album Love's Secret Domain
The Dark Age Of Love 1990 Coil album Love's Secret Domain
collaboration 1990 Coil vs The Anti Group
For Us They Will 1988 Coil 10"
Mentioned on the sleeve of Gold Is The Metal.
Scatology ('skidmarked' vinyl) 1987 Coil LP
Scatology (German pressing on Record Vox) 1987 Coil LP+7"
Live At Bar Maldoror 1987 Coil LP+video
The Sewage Werkers Birthday Party 1984 Coil 10"
Force And Form 1984 Coil LP Scatology
Poisons Form 1984 Coil LP Scatology
Silence & Secrecy / How to Destroy Angels 1984 Coil 12"
Clear vinyl 12", intended to be released on Temple Records, but presumably aborted when Coil fell out with Genesis P-Orridge and Psychic TV.
'Silence & Secrecy' is also mentioned on the sleeve of Gold Is The Metal.
The Broken Wheel 1983 Coil 12"
Mentioned on the sleeve of Gold Is The Metal.
Ergot 1983 Coil track title
Unused track title, mentioned on the sleeve of Gold Is The Metal.
Thermid'or (sic) 1983 Coil track title
Unused track title, mentioned in an interview from 1983.
Assuming The Posture Of Death 1983 Coil track title
Unused track title, mentioned in an interview from 1983.
The Day And The Night Of The Body 1983 Coil track title
Unused track title, mentioned in an interview from 1983.

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