Filigree & Shadow is an album released in 1986 by Ivo Watts-Russell's supergroup, This Mortal Coil. The supergroup consists primarily of artists attached to the 4AD label, of which Watts-Russell was the co-founder and (at the time) the owner and president. The album peaked at No.2 in the UK Independent Music chart, spending 16 weeks in total on the chart having entered it on 11 October 1986.
Of the 25 tracks, 13 are instrumental, including the title track.
This was the first double-LP released on 4AD, and introduced the "DAD" (for double album) prefix into the label's catalog . Watts-Russell took careful consideration in shaping the album's four sides so they flowed together as individual wholes. This is lost somewhat on compact disc, as the entire album fits on one CD.