[ 4AD Records / CD ]
Release Date: Tuesday 7 July 1998
Their masterpiece debut album featuring Liz Fraser of The Cocteau Twins - available as an American import CD.
Formed in 1983, This Mortal Coil was an indie super-group formed by members of scene luminaries like The Cocteau Twins, Dead Can Dance, Magazine and Siouxsie & The Banshees.
'It'll End in Tears' was their debut album, featuring the hauntingly beautiful single, Tim Buckley's "Song to the Siren". Also included is the heartbreakingly lovely "Kangaroo" (later covered by Jeff Buckley!).
Liz Fraser (of Cocteau Twins) is in perfect voice and creates a spine-tingling, sometimes despairing atmosphere. This Mortal Coil was a project put together by 4AD Records head, Ivo Watts-Russell and what a brainchild it was.
Timeless, lush, hypnotic, unflawed and powerfully emotive - This album is a true masterpiece!!!
Song to the Siren
The Last Ray
Waves Become Wings
Dreams Made Flesh
A Single Wish