6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
"Song To The Siren" is essential,
This review is from: It'll End in Tears (Audio CD)
This review is for: It'll End In Tears This Mortal Coil (Remastered Japanese edition in gatefold card sleeve)
If for no other reason, this album is an absolutely essential purchase for the haunting track "Song To The Siren" with incredible vocals from Elisabeth Fraser. This would be an ideal track to play when dating. You simply play your potential partner this song and if they don't feel anything you know to move on immediately. It could save a lot of time trying to delve into how they tick and whether or not they have a soul!
I had this album on vinyl from the time, but this new remastered CD sounds great. I never really played the rest of the album before because I only bought it for "Song To The Siren" and never got round to listening to the rest. But now I have the CD I had a proper listen to it. The rest of the album is a nice chilled-out album. I like how the tracks largely flow into one another, but I am pleased that "Song To The Siren" stands alone because that is the track I will play in isolation the most. One thing I didn't like was the track "Not Me" suddenly spoiling the mood, because you're practically floating on a cloud with the chilled-out vibe and then Nirvana show up and blast you with guitars (obviously it's not Nirvana, but you get the idea). It's quite a jarring shock to the system. The track doesn't fit on this album, but it is good, it just suits an entirely different mood. If it had been the last track it would have made more sense. On the whole, the album is better than I expected, a dream for the introvert. You feel almost cocooned from the outside world while this CD is playing.
One other thing to add is that the copy I was sent is a Japanese pressing. I thought I was buying a UK disc, but this is what I was sent. From what I've read elsewhere though it seems that the label are now sending out Japanese CD's. The packaging is a really robust gatefold card sleeve and the presentation of the disc and sleeve is very high quality, so I'm not complaining. The Japanese are renowned for quality when it comes to CD pressings.
The Amazon track list is wrong. Here is what is actually on this CD:
01) Kangaroo (3:31)
02) Song To The Siren (3:30)
03) Holocaust (3:38)
04) Fyt (4:24)
05) Fond Affections (3:51)
06) The Last Ray (4:08)
07) Another Day (2:54)
08) Waves Become Wings (4:26)
09) Barramundi (3:56)
10) Dreams Made Flesh (3:48)
11) Not Me (3:44)
12) A Single Wish (2:27)