This Mortal Coil reissues

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This Mortal Coil Reissues


Deluxe LP & CD Reissues Released 26th October PRE-ORDER FROM 4AD hereThis Mortal Coil


This Mortal Coil was the given name of a strictly-studio project conceived and produced by 4AD founder Ivo Watts-Russell that spawned three albums - It'll End In Tears (1984), Filigree & Shadow (1986), Blood (1991).

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.

The new deluxe vinyl versions differ from the original releases with each album having had its artwork reimagined by Ivo Watts-Russell and Vaughan Oliver (4AD’s long-time visual partner).  All three are now presented in beautiful, hand finished and high-gloss gatefold sleeves, using remastered audio made from the original analogue studio tapes by the late, great John Dent.

The deluxe CD editions are being manufactured by the Ichikudo company in Japan, coming packaged in striking gatefold paper sleeves which are printed to the highest standard. Originally made available as part of a highly limited boxset back in 2011, these new versions differ by being UHQCDs (Ultimate High Quality Compact Disc) rather than HDCDs (High Definition Compatible Digital).

You can pre-order via 4AD here

You can watch an album trailer below, and find all further details on the releases here.