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Lonely Is an Eyesore
     

Lonely Is an Eyesore

 
If the artsy British independent label 4AD has a calling card, it's 1987's Lonely Is an Eyesore. Featuring many exclusive selections from their late-'80s staples, you get tribal mysticism from Dead Can Dance ("Frontier," "The Protagonist"), fractured pop mysticism from Throwing Muses ("Fish"),

Overview

If the artsy British independent label 4AD has a calling card, it's 1987's Lonely Is an Eyesore. Featuring many exclusive selections from their late-'80s staples, you get tribal mysticism from Dead Can Dance ("Frontier," "The Protagonist"), fractured pop mysticism from Throwing Muses ("Fish"), dream pop mysticism from the Cocteau Twins ("Crushed"), gothic mysticism from This Mortal Coil and Clan of Xymox ("Acid, Bitter and Sad" and "Muscoviet Musquito," respectively), instrumental mysticism from Dif Juz ("No Motion"), sound collage mysticism from Colourbox ("Hot Doggie"), and pop art mysticism from the Wolfgang Press ("Cut the Tree"). It isn't exactly a sought-after independent label sampler in the manner of Rough Trade's Wanna Buy a Bridge?, and it's not as legendary as Factory's A Factory Sampler, but it does offer some fine examples of 4AD's excellence, especially in the cases of the Throwing Muses and Dif Juz selections. The compilation was also released in a severely limited edition (try 100, of which only 30 were commercially issued), encased in a wooden box with a VHS supplement and a number of graphic prints.

Product Details

Release Date:
07/07/1998
Label:
4ad / Ada
UPC:
0652637070323
catalogNumber:
70703

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Xymox   Track Performer
Cocteau Twins   Track Performer
Dead Can Dance   Track Performer
Dif Juz   Track Performer
This Mortal Coil   Track Performer
Throwing Muses   Track Performer
Colourbox   Track Performer
Dave Curtis   Guitar
Kristin Hersh   Guitar,Vocals
Elizabeth Fraser   Group Member
Lorita Grahame   Group Member
Robin Guthrie   Group Member
Leslie Langston   Bass Guitar
Alison Limerick   Voices
Ronny Moorings   Group Member
Chris Pye   Guitar
Anka Wolbert   Group Member
Wolfgang Press   Track Performer
Young   Group Member
Tanya Donelly   Percussion,Vocals
David Narcizo   Percussion,Drums
Simon Raymonde   Group Member
Steven Young   Group Member
Gary Bromley   Bass
Pieter Nooten   Group Member
Alan Curtis   Guitar

Technical Credits

Xymox   Producer
Cocteau Twins   Producer
Dif Juz   Producer
John Fryer   Producer,Engineer,Instrumentation
Lisa Gerrard   Producer
Robin Guthrie   Producer
Gil Norton   Producer
Brendan Perry   Producer
Wolfgang Press   Producer
Young   Composer,Producer
Jonathan Dee   Engineer
John A. Rivers   Producer,Engineer
John Gibbons   Engineer
Nigel Grierson   Video Director
Keith Mitchell   Engineer

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