Lonely Is an Eyesore

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All Music Guide - Andy Kellman
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 ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Andy Kellman
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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/7/1998
  • Label: 4ad / Ada
  • UPC: 652637070323
  • Catalog Number: 70703
  • Sales rank: 46,608

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Hot Doggie - Colourbox (2:57)
  2. 2 Acid, Bitter and Sad - This Mortal Coil (5:26)
  3. 3 Cut the Tree - The Wolfgang Press (5:35)
  4. 4 Fish - Throwing Muses (4:28)
  5. 5 Frontier - Dead Can Dance (2:58)
  6. 6 Crushed - Cocteau Twins (3:16)
  7. 7 No Motion - Dif Juz (4:49)
  8. 8 Muscoviet Musquito - Clan of Xymox (4:03)
  9. 9 The Protagonist - Dead Can Dance (8:47)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Clan of 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
The Wolfgang Press Track Performer
Tanya Donelly Percussion, Vocals
David Narcizo Percussion, Drums
Simon Raymonde Group Member
Martyn Young Group Member
Steven Young Group Member
Gary Bromley Bass
Pieter Nooten Group Member
Alan Curtis Guitar
Technical Credits
Clan of Xymox Producer
Cocteau Twins Producer
Dif Juz Producer
John Fryer Producer, Engineer, Instrumentation
Robin Guthrie Producer
Gil Norton Producer
Brendan Perry Producer
The Wolfgang Press Producer
Jonathan Dee Engineer
Martyn Young Producer
John A. Rivers Producer, Engineer
John Gibbons Engineer
Nigel Grierson Video Director
L. Gerrard Producer
Keith Mitchell Engineer
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