THIS MORTAL COIL DELUXE JAPANESE EDITIONS
Following the sell-out release of the limited edition THIS MORTAL COIL box set in 2011, 4AD is replacing the existing CD versions of Blood, It’ll End In Tears, and Filigree & Shadow with deluxe re-mastered editions.
Manufactured in Japan, each album is packaged in a vinyl replica, heavy board gatefold sleeve with a printed inner sleeve and booklet. Additionally, the HDCDs are in protective plastic bags and the package has a protective re-sealable cellophane bag plus obi strip for technical information. These Japanese pressings are manufactured to the highest specifications and are treasured among collectors for their aesthetic appeal.
The artwork for each album has been re-designed by Ivo Watts-Russell and Vaughan Oliver at V23 (4AD’s longtime visual collaborator), and is based around Nigel Grierson’s original photography, incorporating graphics that unify the look of the re-issues.
Filigree & Shadow. Work began on the follow-up at Palladium in Edinburgh, with Martin McCarrick and studio proprietor Jon Turner, and the record was finished with John Fryer at Blackwing in London. Named after a song by the '60s band Fever Tree, Filigree And Shadow was intended from the start as a double album. As before, Ivo drew on a large pool of musicians - Simon Raymonde made important contributions, as did members of Colourbox, Dif Juz and The Wolfgang Press - but this time the bulk of the vocalists came from outside 4AD's orbit. The selection of cover versions included material by Tim Buckley, Gene Clark, Tom Rapp, Judy Collins and Colin Newman. The album was issued in September 1986.
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