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This Mortal Coil

This Mortal Coil
Formed: 1983 in Wadsworth, London, England
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Disbanded: 1991
Group Members: John Fryer, Martin McCarrick, Ivo Watts-Russell, Simon Raymonde
Biography: The gothic dream pop collective This Mortal Coil was one of the most representative bands on the 4AD label, not least because they were run by 4AD president and co-founder Ivo Watts-Russell. Whether they played covers (of Watts-Russell's favorite artists) or originals, their material epitomized the haunting, ...Read full biography
Blood
Released: 1991
Label: 4AD/Warner Bros.
Critics' Rating:
The third and final album by This Mortal Coil, 1991's Blood is neither as unfocused as Filigree & Shadow or as conceptually pure as It'll End in Tears, but it's a solidly enjoyable set. Once again, nearly ...Read full review
Filigree & Shadow
Released: 1986
Label: 4AD/Warner Bros.
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The second album by the 4AD collective headed by label founder Ivo Watts-Russell distills the This Mortal Coil concept somewhat. There's more of a core group now, featuring Simon Raymonde of the Cocteau ...Read full review
More This Mortal Coil albums: Main Albums (5), Compilations (3)