COIL – Backwards – CD – 12011


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After the groundbreaking release of 1990’s Love’s Secret Domain album, Coil were not dormant; their main project was Backwards, which was started in 1992, updated considerably between 1993 and 1995, and transferred in 1996 to New Orleans, where it was finished in the magic of the Nothing Studios of Trent Reznor (Nine Inch Nails). The album saw the fruition of Jhonn Balance’s recent vocal-coaching, which produced haunting, passionate vocals while reaching new heights. Now, in 2015, 23 years after its initiation, these tracks have been beautifully preserved by Danny Hyde and are finally available in highest quality audio. Differing substantially from the later, remixed incarnation, The New Backwards (2008), Backwards contains the original versions of Coil’s much-loved tracks “A Cold Cell” and “Fire of the Mind,” which have appeared on various compilations over the years, and are now presented as originally intended. This album is the essential bridge between Love’s Secret Domain and the later Musick to Play in the Dark series; an essential conduit to understand the journey that Coil took. CD in digipak.


01. Intro
02. Backwards
03. Amber Rain
04. Fire of the Green Dragon
05. Be Careful What You Wish For
06. Nature Is a Language
07. Heaven’s Blade
08. CopaCaballa
09. Paint Me as a Dead Soul
10. AYOR (It’s in My Blood)
11. A Cold Cell
12. Fire of the Mind

Additional information

Weight 3 oz
Dimensions 5.75 × 5 × .25 in


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