Landing at the start of a new decade, after much had happened in both producer Ivo Watts-Russell’s life and with his 4AD label, the final part of the This Mortal Coil trilogy, Blood (1991), felt like a perfect conclusion.
Meticulously orchestrated, vocalists Alison Limerick, Deirdre and Louise Rutkowski return from the second album with Caroline Crawley (Shelleyan Orphan / Babacar) and 4AD signees Heidi Berry, Kim Deal (Pixies / The Breeders), Tanya Donelly (Throwing Muses / The Breeders / Belly) and Pieter Nooten all enlisted.
"Shedding some of its chillier post-punk components, blossoming into material airy and gorgeous. Covers - many from the psychedelic era - still dominate the material, but they are largely indistinguishable from the originals, so seamless is (it's) indelible tone. Blood is a treasure."
Consequence of Sound