This Mortal Coil – Holocaust (1984)

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It’ll End in Tears was an album released in 1984 by 4AD using the name This Mortal Coil as an umbrella title for a loose grouping of guest musicians and vocalists brought together by label boss Ivo Watts-Russell. When released in late 1984, the album reached #38 on the UK Albums Chart. It features many of the artists on the 4AD roster at the time, including Dead Can Dance, and key post-punk figure Howard Devoto, who sang “Holocaust”, one of two covers of songs from the Third/Sister Lovers album by Big Star.


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