Label: Virgin - TC-VG 50339/40 • Format: 2x, Cassette Album • Country: Greece • Genre: Electronic, Rock • Style: Modern Classical
There's more of a core group now, featuring Simon Raymonde of the Cocteau Twinsproducer John Fryerarranger Martin McCarrickand Watts-Russell himself, backing a variety of mostly female singers. The double album is nearly half instrumentals all of them given the traditional 4AD treatment of layers of echo, reverb, and phasingmost of which are pleasant enough but not particularly memorable.
The vocal tracks, Dont Fall - The Chameleons - Script Of The Bridge, continue the debut's trend of intriguing versions of Come Here My Love - This Mortal Coil - Filigree & Shadow obscure covers, ranging from Pearls Before Swine 's mysteriously beautiful "The Jeweller" with Scott Walker -like vocals by Dominic Appleton and Tim Buckley 's "I Must Have Been Blind" sung by Richenelapparently from the bottom of a very deep well to Talking Heads ' "Drugs" with a fiery, soulful vocal by Alison Limerick over a harsh, thumping rhythm track and Colin Newman 's "Alone," each of them reinterpreted in the unique This Mortal Coil style.
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Track Listing. Velvet Belly. Martin McCarrick. This Mortal Coil. The Jeweller. Tom Rapp. Ivy and Neet. Simon Raymonde. Jean-Luc Ponty. My Father. Judy Collins. Come Here My Love. Van Morrison. At First, and Then. Peter Ulrich.
Strength of Strings. Gene Clark. Morning Glory. I Want to Live. Gary Ogan. Mama K. Gary Duncan. I Must Have Been Blind. Tim Buckley. A Heart of Glass. John Fryer. David Byrne. Come Here My Love - This Mortal Coil - Filigree & Shadow Rain. Velvet Belly Martin McCarrick. The Jeweller Tom Rapp. Ivy and Neet Simon Raymonde. Meniscus Curtis. Tears Simon Raymonde. Tarantula Jean-Luc Ponty.
My Father Judy Collins. At First, and Then Peter Ulrich. Strength of Strings Gene Clark. I Want to Live Gary Ogan. Firebrothers Gary Duncan. Drugs David Byrne.