...And the Ambulance Died in His Arms

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...And the Ambulance Died in His Arms
Live album by Coil
Released April 2005
Recorded All Tomorrow's Parties on April 4, 2003
Genre Experimental
Length 63:19
Label Threshold House THRESH1
Producer Coil
Coil chronology
Selvaggina, Go Back into the Woods
(2004)Selvaggina, Go Back into the Woods2004
...And the Ambulance Died in His Arms
The Ape of Naples
(2005)The Ape of Naples2005
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Stylus Magazine B+[1]

...And the Ambulance Died in His Arms was an album recorded live during Coil's performance at All Tomorrow's Parties on April 4, 2003. This album was the last planned release by Coil before the death of John Balance. When the release was announced, Peter noted that Balance had already selected the title.

A version of "Triple Sun Introduction" and "Triple Sons and the One You Bury" using the audio from this performance was reworked and released on The Ape Of Naples.

"A Slip in the Marylebone Road" is a true story about John Balance being mugged and losing his "precious green notebook." [2]

"The Dreamer Is Still Asleep – The Somnambulist In An Ambulance" is one of the more improvised live recordings of Coil's performances. The song is a version of "The Dreamer Is Still Asleep" from Musick To Play In The Dark Vol. 1.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Triple Sun Introduction" – 4:08
  2. "Snow Falls into Military Temples" – 16:50
  3. "A Slip in the Marylebone Road" – 11:00
  4. "Triple Sons and the One You Bury" – 13:58
  5. "The Dreamer is Still Asleep – The Somnambulist in an Ambulance" – 17:23


  1. ^ "Coil - ...And the Ambulance Died in his Arms - Review". Stylus Magazine. April 8, 2005. 
  2. ^ "...And the Ambulance Died in His Arms". Igloo Magazine. Archived from the original on 16 October 2006. Retrieved 2006-11-08.