These rare recordings were recorded as part of the legendary prescription label album series in the late 1990’s that resulted in the album “Astral Disaster”.
Coil were invited to record at Sun Dial’s studios beneath the London Bridge Hop Exchange. This studio was originally know as Samurai studios that was originally built and owned by Iron Maiden. The premises in Victorian times was an old debtors prison which had three levels underground, and still had the original chains, manacles and wrought iron doors from the old prison. This caught the attention of John Balance and was very keen to record there.
At Gary Ramon’s invitation, Coil spent a number of days recording at the studio during Halloween 1998 and they developed a number of tracks some of which resulted in the “Astral Disaster” album.
For various reasons, some of the unissued material and mixes released on this album were omitted from the original Astral Disaster album, and so now is the opportunity to listen to the second volume of “The Astral Disaster sessions”.
The album includes all previously unissued mixes and alternative versions, and includes “The Mothership” which was the first version that was later remade in the sessions as “The Mothership and the Fatherland”.
Taken from the master tapes and remastered by Denis Blackham.
Limited edition of 500 copies on BLACK VINYL with insert. 200 only for the UK
Limited edition of 300 copies on RED VINYL with insert. Less for the UK.
I Don’t Want To Be The One (early mix)
The Mothership (first version – dungeon mix)
The Sea Priestess (alternative mix)
2nd Son Syndrome (longer alternative mix)
The Mothership and the Fatherland (early mix)
Prescription BLACK: drug 19 RED: drug 19R