This Mortal Coil Jan 31, 2010 19:01:35 GMT
Post by ME Forum Master on Jan 31, 2010 19:01:35 GMT
If you are not aware 4AD head, Ivo Watts-Russell, heard Modern English perform 'Sixteen Days' and 'Gathering Dust' as one segued together song in concert and decided it was so good that it should be re-recorded. His line-up for the new recording was Mick Conroy and Gary McDowell on Bass and Guitar respectively but this time with Elizabeth Fraser, of the Cocteau Twin, on vocals, Martyn Young from Colourbox, on keyboards, and drums programmed by Ivo and production engineer John Fryer. An instrumental of 16 Days was also recorded for the B-side plus a cover of 'Song To The Siren' by the Cocteau Twins which were originally released as a 12" EP . This final song gained a lot of interest and the result was Ivo's 'This Mortal Coil' project. The first full album 'It'll End In Tears', which included 'Song To The Siren' but not the ME tracks included Robbie singing vocals on the cover version track 'Not Me'. The first album is available through 4AD and the 16 Days-Gathering Dust re-recorded track is available on i-Tunes.