Blood was the third and final This Mortal Coil album and like it's predecessor Filagree and Shadow, was presented as a double album. Once again large swathes of the 4AD roster were involved and the album has several highlights that compare favourably with their earlier work. There are two Chris Bell (Big Star) songs including an exquisite 'You and Your Sister' performed by Kim Deal and Tanya Donnelly and the likes of Gene Clark, Syd Barrett and Mary Margaret O'Hara get their back catalogues raided.
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8/10 Jack 6th September 2016
Although the music of the eighties is best remembered for its over-produced bombast, beneath the mainstream was a diversity and creativity that should be envied by purveyors of today's roster. In 1991, after a five year gap, came a second double album, Blood. I haven't listened to Blood in a long time. I almost forgot just how enchanting that this album is. Perhaps slightly too much to take at a single 77 minute sitting (bearing in mind it was designed to be played on two records), this is nonetheless a rare and subtle pleasure.
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