Published on Nov 17, 2013
Full 2008 album.
1. Careful What You Wish For 0:00
2. A.Y.O.R 9:05
3. Nature Is a Language 16:45
4. Fire Of The Green Dragon 24:46
5. Algerian Basses 32:40
6. Copacaballa 37:41
7. Paint Me as a Dead Soul 44:31
8. Backwards 51:01
9. Princess Margaret's Man in the D'Jamalfna 56:23
The latest and likely last Coil album...released in 2008, it is a remix of material from the 1996 sessions at Trent Reznor's Nothing Studios, New Orleans, and Swanyard, London. These tracks are otherwise known as the "Backwards" demos. This was the same material they used to make "The Ape of Naples" in 2005, though that album isn't generally considered a remix album.
Some vinyl additions of "The Ape of Naples" include "The New Backwards" as a bonus disc, however that disc doesn't include "A.Y.O.R.", "Fire of the Green Dragon", or "Backwards".
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"Careful What You Wish For" is a heavily remixed, slowed down version of "Elves".
"A.Y.O.R." is a reinvention of "In My Blood" (not to be confused with "It's in My Blood" from 2005's "The Ape of Naples") from the Backwards Demos. It was already played live a few times.
"Nature is a Language" seems to be a relatively new song, although some lines seem to be taken from "Fire of the Mind". Perhaps the lines were recorded by John around the time. The line "Man is the animal..." appears in this song, like Fire.
"Fire of the Green Dragon" also seems like a new song. When I heard the title, I thought it was going to be a remix of "A Warning from the Sun", but this does not appear to be the case.
"Algerian Basses" greatly differs from "Egyptian Basses", but it does sound like some of the songs from the Backwards Demos. Rightfully so.
"Copacaballa" is very catchy and has a fascinating new lyric by John. What it was originally intended for, I don't know.
"Paint Me As a Dead Soul" is another song I can't recognize as a remix. It seems like a totally new track.
"Backwards" is as close to a studio version of the maniacal song as we'll ever get. As we know, the song was a combo of "Simenon" and "Bee Has the Photos". The beginning is lesser quality, and that initially threw me off quite a bit. Whether the vocals are taken from previous live appearances, I'm not sure. It's certainly possible, considering songs like "Triple Sun" off of "The Ape of Naples". Good track. I'm glad it appears, here.
"Princess Margaret's Man in the D'Jamalfna" sounds like a combination of "Crumb Time" and "Egyptian Basses" from the Backwards Demos. Could reinvention.