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On August 1, 1983.

On August 1, 1983, “4AD” label released “The Burden of Mules”, the debut Wolfgang Press studio album. It was recorded May 1982 – June 1983 and was produced by Mark Cox and Michael Allen.

Personnel:

  • Michael Allen – vocals, drums, percussion, bass guitar, synthesizer, piano, organ, drum loops, cymbal, saxophone
  • Mark Cox – synthesizer, percussion, clarinet, “noises”, pixiephone and chimes, piano, organ, “scratches”, whistling, bass guitar
  • Andrew Gray – guitar, percussion, drums, sleeve photography
  • David Steiner – drums
  • Richard Thomas – drums, flute, piano

Track listing:

  1. Lisa (The Passion) – Andrew Gray, Mark Cox, Michael Allen
  2. Prostitute I – Mark Cox, Michael Allen
  3. The Burden of Mules – Andrew Gray, Mark Cox, Michael Allen
  4. Complete and Utter – Mark Cox, Michael Allen
  5. Prostitute II – Mark Cox, Michael Allen
  6. Slow as a Child – Mark Cox, Michael Allen
  7. Journalists – Andrew Gray, Mark Cox, Michael Allen, David Steiner
  8. Give It Back – Mark Cox, Michael Allen
  9. On the Hill – Mark Cox, Michael Allen

On September 20, 1986.

filigreeandshadow

On September 20, 1986, “4AD” label released “Filigree & Shadow”, the second This Mortal Coil, group of guest musicians and vocalists brought together by label boss Ivo Watts-Russell. It was recorded in 1986, at “Blackwing Studios” and “Palladium Studios” in London, and was produced by John Fryer and Ivo Watts-Russell.

Personnel:

  • Dominic Appleton (Breathless) – vocals
  • Deirdre Rutkowski – vocals
  • Louise Rutkowski- vocals
  • Simon Raymonde(Cocteau Twins) – guitar, bass, keyboards
  • Richard Thomas (Dif Juz) – saxophone
  • David Curtis (Dif Juz) – guitar
  • John Turner – keyboards
  • Alison Limerick- vocals
  • Jean (recorded as Jeanette on Survival Records) – vocals
  • Peter Ulrich(Dead Can Dance) – percussion
  • Keith Mitchell – guitar
  • Nigel K. Hine – guitar
  • Anne Turner – background vocals
  • Les McKeown- background vocals
  • Martin McCarrick- background vocals
  • Hubertus “Richenel” Baars – vocals
  • Chris Pye – guitar
  • Caroline Seaman (Heavenly Bodies, ex-members of Dead Can Dance) – vocals
  • Alan Curtis (Dif Juz) – guitar
  • Mark Cox (The Wolfgang Press) – keyboards
  • Andrew Gray (The Wolfgang Press) – guitar
  • Steven Young (Colourbox) – drum programming
  • Tony Waera – didgeridoo

Track listing:

  1. Velvet Belly – Martin McCarrick
  2. The Jeweller – Tom Rapp
  3. Ivy and Neet – Simon Raymonde
  4. Meniscus – David Curtis
  5. Tears – Simon Raymonde
  6. Tarantula – Martin Young
  7. My Father – Judy Collins
  8. Come Here My Love – Van Morrison
  9. At First, and Then – Peter Ulrich
  10. Strength of Strings – Gene Clark
  11. Morning Glory – Tim Buckley
  12. Inch-Blue – This Mortal Coil
  13. I Want to Live – Gary Ogan
  14. Mama K (1) This Mortal Coil
  15. Filigree & Shadow – This Mortal Coil
  16. Firebrothers – Gary Duncan
  17. Thails (1) – This Mortal Coil
  18. I Must Have Been Blind – Tim Buckley
  19. A Heart of Glass – Colin Newman, Graham Lewis
  20. Alone – Colin Newman, Graham Lewis
  21. Mama K (2) – This Mortal Coil
  22. The Horizon Bleeds and Sucks Its Thumb – This Mortal Coil, Mark Cox
  23. Drugs – David Byrne, Brian Eno
  24. Red Rain – This Mortal Coil, Simon Raymonde
  25. Thails (2) – This Mortal Coil