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-[b]This Mortal Coil[/b] is a project of [bandmember][artist]Ivo Watts-Russell[/artist][/bandmember] (from [placeformed]Northamptonshire, England[placeformed]), president of the British [label]4AD[/label] record label, which began in [yearformed]1983[/yearformed] and lasted until [yearsplit]1991[/yearsplit]. This Mortal Coil (TMC) is an example of a [tag]supergroup[/tag], and performers include members from bands on 4AD's roster, such as [artist]Cocteau Twins[/artist], [artist]Dead Can Dance[/artist], [artist]Colourbox[/artist], [artist]The Wolfgang Press[/artist], [artist]Dif Juz[/artist], [artist]X Mal Deutschland[/artist] and [artist]Modern English[/artist]. The records consist mostly of dark and moody interpretative cover versions of a wide variety of artists ranging from [artist]Big Star[/artist] and [artist]Talking Heads[/artist] to [artist]The Apartments[/artist] and [artist]Tim Buckley[/artist]. The group recorded three albums; [album artist=This Mortal Coil]It'll End In Tears[/album], [album artist=This Mortal Coil]Filigree & Shadow[/album] and [album artist=This Mortal Coil]Blood[/album]. +[b]This Mortal Coil[/b] is a project of [bandmember][artist]Ivo Watts-Russell[/artist][/bandmember] (from [placeformed]Northamptonshire, England[/placeformed]), president of the British [label]4AD[/label] record label, which began in [yearformed]1983[/yearformed] and lasted until [yearsplit]1991[/yearsplit]. This Mortal Coil (TMC) is an example of a [tag]supergroup[/tag], and performers include members from bands on 4AD's roster, such as [artist]Cocteau Twins[/artist], [artist]Dead Can Dance[/artist], [artist]Colourbox[/artist], [artist]The Wolfgang Press[/artist], [artist]Dif Juz[/artist], [artist]X Mal Deutschland[/artist] and [artist]Modern English[/artist]. The records consist mostly of dark and moody interpretative cover versions of a wide variety of artists ranging from [artist]Big Star[/artist] and [artist]Talking Heads[/artist] to [artist]The Apartments[/artist] and [artist]Tim Buckley[/artist]. The group recorded three albums; [album artist=This Mortal Coil]It'll End In Tears[/album], [album artist=This Mortal Coil]Filigree & Shadow[/album] and [album artist=This Mortal Coil]Blood[/album].
The group takes its name from Shakespeare. In particular [i]Hamlet[/i]'s soliloquy [i]To be, or not to be[/i], where it refers to dying; "coil" is used in its archaic sense of "disturbance, trouble": The group takes its name from Shakespeare. In particular [i]Hamlet[/i]'s soliloquy [i]To be, or not to be[/i], where it refers to dying; "coil" is used in its archaic sense of "disturbance, trouble":

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This Mortal Coil is a project of Ivo Watts-Russell (from Northamptonshire, England), president of the British 4AD record label, which began in 1983 and lasted until 1991. This Mortal Coil (TMC) is an example of a , and performers include members from bands on 4AD's roster, such as Cocteau Twins, Dead Can Dance, Colourbox, The Wolfgang Press, Dif Juz, X Mal Deutschland and Modern English. The records consist mostly of dark and moody interpretative cover versions of a wide variety of artists ranging from Big Star and Talking Heads to The Apartments and Tim Buckley. The group recorded three albums; It'll End in Tears, Filigree & Shadow and Blood. The group takes its name from Shakespeare. In particular Hamlet's soliloquy To be, or not to be, where it refers to dying; "coil" is used in its archaic sense of "disturbance, trouble": "What dreams may come, when we have shuffled off this mortal coil, must give us pause." Hamlet, Act III, Scene 1, line 67.