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This Mortal Coil - Filigree & Shadow (2xLP)

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  • Immaculately re-mastered from the original master tapes by band and 4AD founder Ivo Watts-Russell.
  • Graphics from the original assets by Ivo & 4AD w/ beautiful gatefold jacket and printed inner-sleeve
  • Heavyweight 180g vinyl made with high-quality European vinyl
  • First time on vinyl in the US

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 no defined breaks between tracks so each of its four sides became a self-contained unit. The core expanded to add Simon Raymonde (Cocteau Twins) and arranger Martin McCarrick, backing (with the help of members of Dif Juz and The Wolfgang Press) a variety of new singers Ivo handpicked including Alison Limerick, Dominic Appleton (Breathless), sisters Deirdre and Louise Rutkowski, Caroline Seaman (Heavenly Bodies) and Richenel. An intense record, The Quietus called it “tortured yet oddly euphoric… (music which) could easily rip flimsy souls apart.”

Velvet Belly

The Jeweller

Ivy And Neet

Meniscus

Tears

Tarantula

My Father

Come Here My Love

At First, and Then

Strength Of Strings

Morning Glory

Inch-Blue

I Want To Live

Mama K (1)

Filigree & Shadow

Firebrothers

Thais (1)

I Must Have Been Blind

A Heart Of Glass

Alone

Mama K (2)

The Horizon Bleeds And Sucks Its Thumb

Drugs

Red Rain

Thais (2)