Exclusively available from Tower Records in Japan, 4AD are proud to be releasing ‘Pleasures & Treasures’, a double CD compilation of classic and hard-to-find tracks that spans the label’s forty plus years.
As part of this CD, today Lucinda Chua releases a reimagining of Roy Harper’s classic song ‘Another Day’, her first music since the release of her EP Antidotes II. Covered by the likes of Kate Bush & Peter Gabriel, ‘Another Day’ was ushered into alternative folklore by 4AD alum This Mortal Coil in 1984, whose evocative rendition retains a special place at the heart of the label. Inspired by This Mortal Coil’s version, Chua’s interpretation is beautifully orchestrated through cinematic strings and hushed vocal.
‘Pleasures & Treasures’ was designed by London-based designer Ross Paul McEwan and curated by 4AD staff, the compilation opens with a brand-new track by Lucinda Chua and also features exclusive live recordings from Big Thief and Dry Cleaning as well as deep cuts by Rema-Rema, The Wolfgang Press and Colourbox, as well as old favourites Cocteau Twins, Lush, and the aforementioned This Mortal Coil.
A strictly limited release, ‘Pleasures & Treasures’ is being released on June 3rd and can be only bought from Tower Records in Japan, either in-store or online. Running alongside the promotion will be a vintage poster display at Tower Records Shibuya, with some designs being available to buy.
Once the promotion ends, any remaining CDs will be made available to buy from 4AD.com.
4AD presents Pleasures & Treasures
Tower Records Japan Exclusive Compilation
Lucinda Chua – Another Day
Dead Can Dance – Windfall
Grimes – Know the Way
Pieter Nooten & Michael Brook – Searching
Harold Budd, Simon Raymonde, Robin Guthrie & Elizabeth Fraser – She Will Destroy You
Clan of Xymox – Masquerade
Deerhunter – Helicopter
Dry Cleaning – Leafy (NPR Tiny Desk Version)
Colourbox – Tarantula (7″ Version 2)
This Mortal Coil – Loose Joints
Erika de Casier – Acceptance
Holly Herndon – Fear, Uncertainty, Doubt
Lush – Sweetness and Light
Pixies – Wave of Mutilation (Peel Session)
Big Thief – Forgotten Eyes (Live at The Bunker Studio)
Ultra Vivid Scene – Special One
The National – The System Only Dreams in Total Darkness
Sort Sol – Marble Station
Blonde Redhead – Not Getting There
Rema-Rema – Fond Affections
Throwing Muses – Fish
The Wolfgang Press – Respect
The The – Another Boy Drowning