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These rare recordings were recorded as part of the legendary Prescription label subscription-only album series in the late 1990’s that resulted in the “Astral Disaster” album. Halloween 1998: Coil were invited to record at Sun Dial’s studios beneath the London Bridge Hop Exchange – a studio first know as Samurai Studios, originally built and owned by Iron Maiden. The premises in Victorian times had been a debtors prison, with three underground levels – and the original chains, manacles and wrought iron prison doors. This caught the attention of John Balance, who was very keen to record there. With Gary Ramon’s help, Coil developed a number of tracks, some of which resulted in the “Astral Disaster” album.
But there were other tracks recorded during those Halloween sessions, including the recordings on this very limited LP release, “Astral Disaster Sessions Un/finished Music Vol. 2.”
The album includes all previously unissued mixes and alternative versions, and includes ‘The Mothership,’ which was the first version of a track which was later remade and re-named during the sessions as ‘The Mothership and the Fatherland.’
• Taken from the master tapes and remastered by Denis Blackham.
• Limited edition
500 copies on black vinyl
300 copies on red vinyl
600 copies on CD (hand numbered)
I Don’t Want To Be The One (early mix)
The Mothership (first version – dungeon mix)
The Sea Priestess (alternative mix)
2nd Son Syndrome (longer alternative mix)
The Mothership and the Fatherland (early mix)