Live Three

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Live Three
Live album by Coil
Released March 2003
Recorded 6 April 2002
Genre Experimental
Length 1:15:02
Label Threshold House LOCI CD20
Producer Coil
Coil chronology
Live Four
(2003)Live Four2003
Live Three
The Restitution of Decayed Intelligence
(2003)The Restitution of Decayed Intelligence2003
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars[1]

Live Three was a CD by Coil which documents their live performance on 6 April 2002 at Teatro delle Celebrazioni in Bologna, Italy. This CD was one of four releases in a series, its counterparts are Live Four, Live Two and Live One. This album was later released as part of Coil's box set The Key to Joy Is Disobedience.

"Anarcadia: All Horned Animals" is an unreleased song based on The Restitution of Decayed Intelligence. "Amethyst Deceivers" was originally released on Autumn Equinox in its studio form. This live version, however, is more similar to "The Last Amethyst Deceiver" from The Ape of Naples. "Slur" was originally released in studio form on Horse Rotorvator. "A Cold Cell" was released in studio form on Пособие для начинающих: Глас Се́ребра and an alternate version on the compilation The Wire Tapper 6. A new version, titled "Cold Cell", was later released on The Ape of Naples. "Broccoli" was released in studio form on the album Musick to Play in the Dark Vol. 1. Another live version of this song appears on the compilation Not Alone. "Paranoid Inlay" was originally released in studio form on the album Musick to Play in the Dark Vol. 2. "Sick Mirrors", a highly improvised live song of that era, was never given a proper studio release but the instrumental aspects formed the basis for The Remote Viewer. "A.Y.O.R." was originally available on the bootleg Backwards but later became officially available on Пособие для кончающих: Волос Злата. The song was later completely stripped down and reworked, forming the song "It's In My Blood" on The Ape of Naples and finally made available in its "original" form on the Cold Spring Backwards release in 2015. "Backwards" was also based primarily on "Bee Has The Photos" from the bootleg Backwards. It uses many of the same samples as "Protection" from Born Again Pagans, the song was finally given a studio release on the posthumous 2008 release The New Backwards.

For this recording, Coil were: Jhon Balance, Peter Christopherson, Ossian Brown, Cliff Stapleton and Mike York.

On the back on the CD, there is notice of an upcoming DVD and vinyl release, the vinyl edition was never released, but video of the show (in split-screen non-anamorphic format) is now included in the 'Colour Sound Oblivion' 16DVD set.

This album is currently available in CD format at Coil's official website,

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Anarcadia: All Horned Animals" – 6:52
  2. "Amethyst Deceivers" – 7:44
  3. "Slur" – 5:46
  4. "A Cold Cell" – 6:23
  5. "Broccoli" – 9:13
  6. "Paranoid Inlay" – 8:06
  7. "Sick Mirrors (Version)" – 8:47
  8. "A.Y.O.R." – 6:44
  9. "Backwards" – 15:22


  1. ^ Mason, James. "Live Three - Coil". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved November 28, 2017. 

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