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One seriously fantastic album

Kanga-Roo
Song to the Siren
Holocaust
Fyt
Fond Affections
Last Ray
Another Day
Waves Become Wings
Barramundi
Dreams Made Flesh
Not Me
Single Wish

Released 20/02/2008

The first of 4AD owner Ivo Watts-Russell's multi-artist studio sessions under the This Mortal Coil name, 1984's It'll End in Tears was a surprisingly influential album in many circles, key in the reawakening of interest in artists like Alex Chilton and the late Tim Buckley by a younger generation of listeners. (Two songs from Big Star's Third are included, a version of "Kangaroo" featuring Cindytalk vocalist Gordon Sharp that sounds even druggier and more disorienting than the original, and a chilling piano and strings version of "Holocaust" with haunted vocals by Howard Devoto; the simple but ravishing version of Buckley's "Song to the Siren" by Cocteau Twins Liz Fraser and Robin Guthrie was cited by David Lynch as the direct inspiration for Julee Cruise's first two albums and has since been used several times in commercials and films.) The covers are the most memorable part of the album -- a Robbie Grey-sung version of Colin Newman's "Not Me," cleverly incorporating a hypnotic riff from another Newman song, "B," is the most conventionally hooky song on the album, to the point that folks who haven't listened to the album for a while tend to forget that half of the songs are "band" originals. These six songs mark 4AD's definitive break from its origins as an artsy post-punk imprint (Bauhaus, Modern English's first few records, etc.) to the development of "the 4AD sound," a heavily reverbed wash of treated guitars and atmospheric keyboards with vocals treated as another instrument in an amorphous wash of sound. As a whole, It'll End in Tears is a lovely, often exquisite record; taken individually, the power of some of the songs is lost.
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#1
excellent album
don't know about the price though
i remember buying this on tape (must of been at least 20 year ago )
[mod]#2
montriff
excellent album
don't know about the price though
i remember buying this on tape (must of been at least 20 year ago )


Retailing elsewhere between £7.98 and £12.99. This is the cheapest.:thumbsup:

Unless someone can find a better deal:thumbsup:
#3
Worth getting just for Cocteaus Liz Fraser & Robin Guthries versions of Roy Harpers "Another Day", and the late father of the late Jeff Buckley, Tim Buckley "Song To The Siren", always seems to be picked up and played by goths, even though Cocteau Twins were never goth!

This Mortail Coil were a great supergroup of many 4AD records artists, some great collaborations.

Some material here though has dated imo, not worth getting on a whim at that price unless you know and like it.

Bizarelly heard Cocteau Twins cover of "Frosty The Snowman" playing in Boots in a shopping centre last night...yes Cocteau Twins playing in a major centre....it had to be xmas...bizarre......

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2P49MNDyf_Q
#4
Fond affections are never said ,They're only sung in songs

never have checked the price (burned it on to cd) so ill take your word for it
though i do recall searching on ebay a while back and it was going for more than this
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cicobuff

Bizarelly heard Cocteau Twins cover of "Frosty The Snowman" playing in Boots in a shopping centre last night...yes Cocteau Twins playing in a major centre....it had to be xmas...bizarre......

:santa::w00t::-D
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2P49MNDyf_Q
#6
Yeah, imagine, the biggest most corporate shopping centre of the West Midlands Boots Chemists full of last minute shoppers at 1030pm on a friday evening, checking out the giftpacks hearing Liz Frasers voice with Guthries shimmering guitars...brought a smile to my face in the hell hole I was in! :santa:
#7
you get a short preview of each track via the amazon website http://www.amazon.co.uk/Itll-Tears-This-Mortal-Coil/dp/B000025MDY
#8
I love this album, is now £8.99 at CD-WOW. Can be had for £6.99 as digital download from amazon, or £7.99 at HMV.com for the CD. Song To The Siren is a blistering cover (I prefer it to the original).

@ cicobuff: Your avatar opens the floodgates of nostalgia in me - the amiga starting screen!! (kickstart?) :w00t: I feel kind of longing now... I want to be seven again playing Cannon Fodder... and Alien Breed... Rainbow Islands... sigh. The number of friends (all of them) I have who hate it when I play Cocteau Twins but love Teardrop because of House... grrr. Christ, I sound like a venting stalker... all I just wanted to say was I liked your name, avatar and post :santa:

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