Blood (CD)


This Mortal Coil

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Brad 10/15/2012

This Mortal Coil! I love anything and everything that this band has put out. Blood was my first This Mortal Coil album. The third album that they released. This Mortal Coil was not really a band. It was basically a super group of the artists from the label 4AD. Ivo Watts-Russell was the founder of the label and the man behind This Mortal Coil. He brought them all together and managed to put out 3 amazing albums. It'll End In Tears in 1984. Filigree & Shadow in 1986 and Blood in 1991. I love all three of them. But this is my favorite. Most of the songs on these albums were covers of folk songs. This my first introduction to the songs of Nick Drake and Leonard Cohen! Blood features Tanya Donelly (Belly/Throwing Muses), Kim Deal (Pixies/Breeders), Deirdre & Louise Rutkowski, Caroline Crawley (Shelleyan Orphan), Anne Garrigues, Alison Limerick, Gini Ball, Heidi Berry, and Dominic Appleton (Breathless). The previous albums had featured members of Cocteau Twins, Dead Can Dance and Cindytalk. I got obsessed with all three of these albums. They became my going to sleep albums. I would often play one of them while I was falling asleep. But I would never want to fall asleep until I got to the last song on the album. These albums introduced me to many of these artists for the first time. I really feel like I need to personally thank Ivo Watts-Rusell for giving us 4AD and these This Mortal Coil albums. I still go back to these albums whenever I need some comfort in my life. It is a sort of therapeutic experience listening to these albums.

 

This album featured in Brad’s Best Albums of 1991 blog.



Track Listing



Disc 1 Titles
Artist
Length
1.
The Lacemaker I
This Mortal Coil 04:06
2.
Mr. Somewhere
This Mortal Coil 02:52
3.
Andialu
This Mortal Coil 03:04
4.
With Tomorrow
This Mortal Coil 02:41
5.
Loose Joints
This Mortal Coil 02:26
6.
You and Your Sister
This Mortal Coil 03:14
7.
Nature's Way
This Mortal Coil 03:19
8.
I Come and Stand at Every Door
This Mortal Coil 03:54
9.
Bitter
This Mortal Coil 06:26
10.
Baby Ray Baby
This Mortal Coil 02:14
11.
Several Times
This Mortal Coil 03:12
12.
The Lacemaker II
This Mortal Coil 01:25
13.
Late Night
This Mortal Coil 03:03
14.
Ruddy and Wretched
This Mortal Coil 03:16
15.
Help Me Lift You Up
This Mortal Coil 05:06
16.
Carolyn's Song
This Mortal Coil 03:47
17.
D.D. and E.
This Mortal Coil 00:48
18.
'Til I Gain Control Again
This Mortal Coil 04:43
19.
Dreams Are Like Water
This Mortal Coil 08:37
20.
I Am the Cosmos
This Mortal Coil 04:06
21.
(Nothing But) Blood
This Mortal Coil 04:04

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