Blood (This Mortal Coil album)

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For other albums of this name, see Blood (disambiguation).
Studio album by This Mortal Coil
Released April 22, 1991
Genre Gothic rock, dream pop
Label 4AD
Producer Ivo Watts-Russell, John Fryer
This Mortal Coil chronology
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Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4.5/5 stars link
Pitchfork Media (8.4/10) link

Blood is an album released in 1991 by Ivo Watts-Russell's supergroup, This Mortal Coil. The double album was the final LP in the project's history, although Ivo used two TMC performers on his next project, The Hope Blister, in 1998. "You and Your Sister" was a #13 hit in The Netherlands and spent seven weeks in the Dutch Top 40.

In 2013, NME ranked it at number 492 in its list of The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.[1]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "The Lacemaker" (Vocals by Caroline Crawley & Deirdre Rutkowski)
  2. "Mr. Somewhere" (Vocals by Caroline Crawley) (The Apartments)
  3. "Andialu" (Vocals by Alison Limerick)
  4. "With Tomorrow" (Vocals by Deirdre Rutkowski) (Gene Clark)
  5. "Loose Joints"
  6. "You and Your Sister" (Vocals by Kim Deal, Tanya Donelly) (Chris Bell)
  7. "Nature's Way" (Vocals by Alison Limerick & Deirdre Rutkowski) (Spirit)
  8. "I Come and Stand at Every Door" (Vocals by Louise Rutkowski, Deirdre Rutkowski & Tim Freeman) (Byrds lyrics by Nâzım Hikmet)
  9. "Bitter" (Vocals by Ikuko Kozu, Alison Limerick & Deirdre Rutkowski)
  10. "Baby Ray Baby" (Vocals by Deirdre Rutkowski)
  11. "Several Times" (Vocals by Gini Ball) (Pieter Nooten)
  12. "The Lacemaker II"
  13. "Late Night" (Vocals by Caroline Crawley) (Syd Barrett)
  14. "Ruddy and Wretched" (Vocals by Anne Garrigues)
  15. "Help Me Lift You Up" (Vocals by Caroline Crawley & Deirdre Rutkowski) (Mary Margaret O'Hara)
  16. "Carolyn's Song" (Vocals by Deirdre Rutkowski) (Rain Parade)
  17. "D.D. and E" (Vocals by Deirdre Rutkowski)
  18. "'Til I Gain Control Again" (Vocals by Heidi Berry, Louise Rutkowski & Deirdre Rutkowski) (originally recorded by Emmylou Harris, written by Rodney Crowell)
  19. "Dreams Are Like Water" (Vocals by Deirdre Rutkowski)
  20. "I Am the Cosmos" (Vocals by Dominic Appleton, Deirdre Rutkowski) (Chris Bell)
  21. "(Nothing But) Blood" (Vocals by Deirdre Rutkowski)


Other information[edit]

Catalogue number:

  • LP: DAD 1005
  • MC: DADC1005
  • CD: DAD 1005 CD