In 1984 Vortex Campaign invited Coil and The New Blockaders to collaborate. The result, which was unofficially referred to as Dolbied, was released privately on cassette in an edition of 50. The release has since gone on to become legendary, showcasing two of the most influential groups in the scene at the early stages of their development. The Melancholy Mad Tenant is an authorized release, sanctioned by all three groups (According to the label releasing this CD, John Balance assigned his rights to Richard (TNB) and Jan (VC). Sleazy didn’t play on the record). The tracks have been professionally re-mastered and in addition to the Mad Tenant collaboration it also contains the entire Vortex Campaign archive, including two previously unreleased tracks.
A NOTE ABOUT THE LP:
The tracks have been professionally re-mastered. In addition to the COIL/THE NEW BLOCKADERS/VORTEX CAMPAIGN collaboration it also contains the entire VC archive, including two previously unreleased tracks. First time complete vinyl issue of whole collaboration. Gatefold jacket.
Please note that the covers of both the CD and LP have been printed with a small but visible amount of ring-wear. According to Infinite Fog it was done intentionally and is part of the artwork. It’s intended to make the package look older. Don’t be dismayed! All copies sold by Soleilmoon are in NEW and MINT condition.