(The Consequences of Raising Hell)
side a: the Unreleased Themes for Hellraiser
side b: music for commercials
Side B - HELLO LIZZY, KIM & SUSANNA
Side A tracks are taken from Coil's soundtrack to the Clive Barker film Hellraiser which was rejected by the film studio.
Side B tracks are a selection of short peices that were commissioned for use as music for advertisements on British television. They also appear on the anthology release Unnatural History III under the group title of "Music For Commercials." These tracks were originally planned to be released as a limited edition 7" EP on R+D Group 28. Initial 10" pressing on clear vinyl, probably limited to 500 copies.
Second 10" pressing on black vinyl, quantity unknown.
Third 10" pressing on pink vinyl, probably limited to 500 copies.
The cassette has different artwork.
NL CD EP Torso 161
Title changed to Hellraiser Themes for CD edition.
The commercial tracks from the 10" and CS releases were dropped for the CD, and replaced with three more tracks from the Hellraiser sessions. All of these tracks, plus additional tracks from the same sessions, appear on the anthology release Unnatural History II.
The first pressing of the CD had black lettering on a blue background, while the next few pressings had black lettering on a silver background. After switching to a different manufacturer, the colours changed again to black lettering on a white background.
Clive Barker and Coil were friends during the early 1980s and it's been frequently noted that he was inspired to write Hellraiser from some of the literature and art Coil used to collect. Naturally he wanted Coil to do the score but while initial reports claim their music was "too scary" for the film, the reality is closer to that of the Hollywood studio wanting their own chums to do the work.