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This Mortal Coil - Song To The Siren Album

  • Performer: This Mortal Coil
  • Genre: Rock
  • Title: Song To The Siren
  • Released: Sep 1983
  • Style: Alternative Rock, New Wave
  • Label: 4AD
  • Catalog: AD 310
  • Country: UK
  • MP3 version size: 2276 mb
  • FLAC version size: 2290 mb
  • Rating: 4.2
  • Votes: 259

Tracklist

1Sixteen Days (Reprise)
Bass – Michael ConroyGuitar – Gary McDowellKeyboards – Martyn YoungVocals – Gordon SharpWritten-By – Modern English
4:12
2Song To The Siren
Written-By – Tim Buckley
3:30

Versions

CategoryArtistTitle (Format)LabelCategoryCountryYear
POW 0187This Mortal Coil Song To The Siren ‎(7", Single)4ADPOW 0187Australia1983
106 123, 106 123-100This Mortal Coil Song To The Siren ‎(7", Single)Virgin, Virgin, 4AD, 4AD, Beggars Banquet, Beggars Banquet106 123, 106 123-100Europe1983
BAD 310This Mortal Coil Sixteen Days - Gathering Dust ‎(12", TP)4ADBAD 310UK & France1983
104318This Mortal Coil Song To The Siren ‎(7")RCA Limited Australia and New Zealand104318Australia & New Zealand1983
TDS 225, BAD 310This Mortal Coil Sixteen Days - Gathering Dust ‎(12", EP)4AD, 4ADTDS 225, BAD 310New Zealand1983

Credits

  • Engineer, ProducerJohn Fryer
  • GuitarRobin Guthrie
  • ProducerIvo
  • Sleeve23 Envelope
  • VocalsElizabeth Fraser

Notes

Recorded at Blackwing, London, 1983.
Credits were taken from the 12" version of the single.

Barcodes

  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, Side A, Etched (Variant 1)): AD 310 A¹
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, Side B, Etched (Variant 1)): AD 310 B¹
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, Side A, Etched (Variant 2)): AD 310 A¹ MPO
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, Side B, Etched (Variant 2)): AD 310 B¹ MPO

Companies

  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – 4AD
  • Recorded At – Blackwing Studios
  • Published By – Beggars Banquet Music
  • Pressed By – MPO

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Comments

Minha Minha
16 Days is a UK 80s fucking GOTH masterpiece, like a mix between The Cure of Pornography and The Sisters of Mercy of First and Last and Always. Nowadays It is a breakout hit in any Goth Club. Just brilliant! The other song, yes, is a beautiful and good song, but remember, It's a simple Tim Buckley's cover. That's my opinion. Cheers
Silverbrew Silverbrew
Lucifer Sam I half agree with you. The A side is easy to love.

The B side of Sixteen Days is just as easy to love - a fiery contrast to the A side (and that's the whole point). Quirky and energetic it is such a powerful antidote (?). This is a 'duet'; between Elizabeth and her friend Gordon Sharpe - no finer couple in my opinion. The 12" version at its full length is the best. The early Eighties for 4AD were stunningly innovative. I'd pick Sixteen Seconds as being a kind of emblematic herald for the full canon of 4AD, There is something ominous in its sound which promises the unexpected.