It'll End In Tears
This Mortal Coil 4AD

It'll End In Tears

Track List

  1. Kangaroo
  2. Song to the Siren
  3. Holocaust
  4. Fyt
  5. Fond Affections
  6. The Last Ray
  7. Another Day
  8. Waves Become Wings
  9. Barramundi
  10. Dreams Made Flesh
  11. Not Me
  12. A Single Wish

Format

12" Vinyl

Publisher

4AD
This Mortal Coil's debut album It'll End In Tears (1984) forged the template; helping to crystallise 4AD's emerging signature sound whilst shining a light on some of their stable with Cocteau Twins, Colourbox, Dead Can Dance and The Wolfgang Press all involved. The line-up was completed by arranger Martin McCarrick, violinist Gini Ball, Howard Devoto of Buzzcocks / Magazine fame and Cindytalk's Gordon Sharp.

One of the best Dream Pop albums ever, a moment which "catalysed 4AD's ascendance from the stilted poetics of goth rock to the kings of gauzy transcendence."