Various Artists – 4AD

Last week’s mesmerizing performance by Dead Can Dance at Philadelphia’s Kimmel Center rekindled my interest in the 4AD label.

Various Artists
1998 4AD/Uncut Magazine (UK)

01. Pixies – Debaser
02. Lush – Hypocrite
03. Mojave 3 – Go Lady Go
04. Tanya Donelly – Lantern
05. His Name Is Alive – Wishing Ring
06. Throwing Muses – Mania
07. This Mortal Coil – You And Your Sister
08. Thievery Corporation – Shaolin Satellite
09. Gus Gus – Barry
10. Cuba – Urban Light
11. Colourbox – The Official Colourbox World Cup Theme
12. The Breeders – Saints
13. The Birthday Party – Big Jesus Trash Can
14. Lisa Germano – Tomorrowing
15. Red House Painters – New Jersey
16. Kristin Hersh – Your Ghost
17. Dead Can Dance – American Dreaming
18. The Hope Blister – Sweet Unknown
19. Cocteau Twins – Pearly Dewdrops Drop

INFO > The illustrious independent imprint 4AD was founded by Ivo Watts-Russell and Peter Kent in 1980 as a subsidiary of Beggars Banquet. The label has a penchant for promotional compilations; this collection accompanied the Nov 1998 issue of Uncut. Oddly, despite compiling numerous such promos, 4AD has never issued an official comprehensive label retrospective.


Posted on September 2, 2012, in 4AD, VARIOUS ARTISTS. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. thank you.
    there’s a few rare tracks on here.

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