Stolen And Contaminated Songs (1992...a) [Coil...CD]

01 Further
02 Original Chaostrophy
03 Who'll Tell?
04 Omlagus Garfungiloops
05 Inkling
06 Love's Secret Domain (original mix)
07 Nasa Arab
08 Who'll Fall?
09 The Original Wild Garlic Memory
10 Wrim Wram Wrom
11 Corybantic Ennui
12 Her Friends the Wolves...
13 Light Shining Darkly


This CD is a collection of outtakes and unreleased songs from the Love's Secret Domain sessions.
The original mail-order (1992) version was limited to 2000 numbered copies and came without any tracklist, only a slip of paper with the number and a Coil sticker.
The retail version of the 1992 edition came with a sticker on the back for song titles, originally name the first song "As It Really Is."
The 1993 edition had a back cover with song titles printed, track one being misspelled as "Futher," however.
The 1992 version has been known to rot.


Overall impression: excellent! This CD is essentially a compilation of "Love's Secret Domain" era outtakes and alternate versions. Bizarre, beautiful and experimental in nature, this cd is as varied as "LSD", if not more. From the cool jazz of "Omlagus .." to the bass and drum groove of "Nasa Arab" to the classy orchestral arrangements of "The Original ..", "Who'll Tell?" and "Corybantic .." to the drones of "Wrim .." to the slow sample buildup of "Her Friends .." ... you definitely know you're listening to Coil. "Who'll Fall?" may be one of the most beautifully sad pieces ever committed to tape. The track features the telephone recording of a friend of Coil's explaining that a mutual friend had recently committed suicide ... very eerie. Unfortunately, this cd is a pretty expensive import ... but well worth the cost. Another must have release from Coil. - Mark Weddle


The sample ("Now John! You must never, never tell / Who's to tell") is from "Night of the Hunter", but not the movie. Rather, its from an old album where Charles Laughton (who directed the movie) narrates the story, possibly reading passages right out of the Davis Grubb novel.
A different sample from the same source ("See his hands - look at the fingers / Tattooed fingers / The fingers of the left hand spell - love, those of the right spell - hate") is used on "Further Back and Faster".

The original idea was to do S&CS as a limited edition available by advance mail-order only. This turned into something of a fiasco, with John & Sleazy's inevitable delays in finishing the project, exacerbated by poor record keeping of orders. A lot of people didn't end up getting their copy (though it was usually cleared up if people got in touch directly and complained) and Coil ended up distributing it to stores in spite of their original intention not to. (Coil have since given up direct mail order, except for the occasional rare single that turns up behind a bookshelf.
The combination of Coil's doing some of their strongest work ever on a limited edition and the above fiasco made bootlegging almost inevitable. In response to this, they ended up doing a unlimited edition of S&CS with different cover art and actual song titles, etc.
The first edition was like what you described; I have no idea if the bootlegs were made to look like the original or if they had a different design. - Pete Werner

Some copies had stickers on the back with a tracklisting, others had a small numbered card in it with the title of the CD as well as some some stickers. Although the artwork & songtitles are different from the later (commercial) re-release, the music is identical (and as far as I can tell from the matrix numbers, they were pressed off the same master). There are bootlegs that look more or less identical, and the only way to identify an original copy is by checking the inner ring on the CD, which should read "LOCICD4 10204341 01 &" and "MADE IN THE U.K. BY PDO". - Maarten D. Schemer


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