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Cocteau Twins - Complete Studio Albums 1982-1996 (8CD) [Non-Remastered Releases]

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Cocteau Twins - Complete Studio Albums 1982-1996 (8CD) [Non-Remastered Releases]

Cocteau Twins - Complete Studio Albums 1982-1996 (8CD)
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A group whose distinctly ethereal and gossamer sound virtually defined the enigmatic image of the record label 4AD, Cocteau Twins were founded in Grangemouth, Scotland, in 1979. Taking their name from an obscure song from fellow Scots Simple Minds, the Cocteaus were originally formed by guitarist Robin Guthrie and bassist Will Heggie and later rounded out by Guthrie's girlfriend Elizabeth Fraser, an utterly unique performer whose swooping, operatic vocals relied less on any recognizable language than on the subjective sounds and textures of verbalized emotions.

In 1982, the trio signed to 4AD, the arty British label then best known as the home of the Birthday Party, whose members helped the Cocteaus win a contract. The group debuted with Garlands, which offered an embryonic taste of their rapidly developing, atmospheric sound, crafted around Guthrie's creative use of distorted guitars, tape loops, and echo boxes and anchored in Heggie's rhythmic bass as well as an omnipresent Roland 808 drum machine. Shortly after the release of the Peppermint Pig EP, Heggie left the group, and Guthrie and Fraser cut 1983's Head Over Heels as a duo; nonetheless, the album largely perfected the Cocteaus' gauzy formula, and established the foundation from which the group would continue to work for the duration of its career.

In late 1983, ex-Drowning Craze bassist Simon Raymonde joined the band to record the EP The Spangle Maker; as time wore on, Raymonde became an increasingly essential component of Cocteau Twins, gradually assuming an active role as a writer, arranger, and producer. With their lineup firmly solidified, they issued The Spangle Maker, followed by the LP Treasure, their most mature and consistent work yet. A burst of creativity followed, as the Twins issued three separate EPs – Aikea-Guinea, Tiny Dynamine, and Echoes in a Shallow Bay – in 1985, trailed a year later by the acoustic Victorialand album, the Love's Easy Tears EP, and The Moon and the Melodies, a collaborative effort with minimalist composer Harold Budd.

With 1988's sophisticated Blue Bell Knoll, the trio signed an international contract with Capitol Records, which greatly elevated their commercial visibility. After 1990's Heaven or Las Vegas, the Cocteaus severed their long-standing relationship with 4AD; notably, the album also found Fraser's vocals offering the occasional comprehensible turn of phrase, a trend continued on 1993's Four-Calendar Cafe. In 1995, they explored a pair of differing musical approaches on simultaneously released EPs: while Twinlights offered subtle acoustic sounds, Otherness tackled ambient grooves, remixed by Seefeel's Mark Clifford. On the other hand, 1996's Milk & Kisses LP marked a return to the band's archetypal style. Cocteau Twins quietly disbanded while working on an uncompleted follow-up. Posthumous releases followed, such as 1999's BBC Sessions, 2000's Stars and Topsoil, and 2005's Lullabies to Violaine.

Biography by Jason Ankeny, Allmusic.com

Cocteau Twins - Complete Studio Albums 1982-1996 (8CD) [Non-Remastered Releases]

Cocteau Twins - Complete Studio Albums 1982-1996 (8CD) [Non-Remastered Releases]






Cocteau Twins - Complete Studio Albums 1982-1996 (8CD) [Non-Remastered Releases]

Cocteau Twins - Garlands (1982) CD Release 1986
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 349 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 153 Mb | Scans included
Label: 4AD | # CAD 211 CD | Time: 00:57:16

Those hearing Garlands for the first time who only know the band's other material will likely be more than a little surprised. Whereas the typical vision of the Twins is of beautiful washes of sounds and exultant vocals from Fraser, on Garlands the trio is still only part of the way there. Instead, the best comparison points are to the Cure on Faith and Pornography, perhaps Metal Box-era PiL, a touch of Joy Division here and there – in sum, deep, heavy mood verging on doom and gloom. Bassist Will Heggie, in the only full album he did with the Twins, clearly follows the Peter Hook/Simon Gallup style of low, ominous throb, while Guthrie's guitar work more often than not screeches loudly than shimmers. Fraser's singing has a starker edge, unsettling even at its most accessible, sometimes completely disturbing at other times. The strongest track, "Wax and Wane," has the trio creating a powerful but also surprisingly danceable track, the crisp drumbox beat working against Guthrie's compelling atmospherics and Fraser's vocal hook in the chorus. Beyond that and a couple of other moments, though, Garlands falters due to something the band generally avoided in the future – overt repetition. Too many of the songs rely on a unified formula that rarely changes; one need only compare to the multiplicity of styles tried on Head Over Heels to see the difference. As a debut effort, though, Garlands makes its own curious mark, preparing the band for greater heights. Import CD versions contain a complete John Peel session from 1983, with guest vocals from Cindytalk's Gordon Sharpe, which has since been re-released as part of the BBC Sessions package. Two other rarities, "Speak No Evil" and the fine "Perhaps Some Other Aeon," complete the release.

Review by Ned Raggett, Allmusic.com

Tracklist:

Garlands:

01. Blood Bitch (4:35)
02. Wax And Wane (4:03)
03. But I'm Not (2:43)
04. Blind Dumb Deaf (3:56)
05. Shallow Then Halo (5:15)
06. The Hollow Men (5:02)
07. Garlands (4:29)
08. Grail Overfloweth (5:24)

John Peel Session January 1983:

09. Dear Heart [John Peel Session January 1983] (3:40)
10. Hearsay Please [John Peel Session January 1983] (3:25)
11. Hazel [John Peel Session January 1983] (4:25)
12. Blind Dumb Deaf [John Peel Session January 1983] (3:44)
13. Speak No Evil (3:55)
14. Perhaps Some Other Aeon (2:57)


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Cocteau Twins - Complete Studio Albums 1982-1996 (8CD) [Non-Remastered Releases]

Cocteau Twins - Head Over Heels / Sunburst And Snowblind (1983) CD Release 1986
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 358 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 152 Mb | Scans included
Label: 4AD | # CAD 313 CD | Time: 00:51:19

Losing original member Heggie might at first have seemed a troubling blow, but in fact it allowed the duo of Fraser and Guthrie to transcend the darkened one-note gloom of Garlands with Head Over Heels. The album introduces a variety of different shadings and approaches to the incipient Cocteaus sound, pointing the band towards the exultant, elegant beauty of later releases. Opening number "When Mama Was Moth" demonstrates the new musical range nicely; Fraser's singing is much more upfront, while Guthrie creates a bewitching mix of dark guitar notes and sparkling keyboard tones, with percussion echoing in the background. Other songs, like the sax-accompanied "Five Ten Fiftyfold" and "The Tinderbox (Of a Heart)" reflect the more elaborate musical melancholy of the group, while still other cuts are downright sprightly. "Multifoiled" in particular is a charm, a jazzily-arranged number that lets Fraser do a bit of scatting (a perfect avenue for her lyrical approach!), while "In the Gold Dust Rush" mixes acoustic guitar drama into Fraser's swooping singing. Perhaps the two strongest numbers of all are: "Sugar Hiccup," mixing the mock choir effect the band would use elsewhere with both a lovely guitar line and singing; and "Musette and Drums," a massive, powerful collision of Guthrie's guitar at its loudest and most powerful and Fraser's singing at its most intense.

Review by Ned Raggett, Allmusic.com

Tracklist:

Head Over Heels:

01. When Mama Was Moth (3:06)
02. Five Ten Fiftyfold (5:01)
03. Sugar Hiccup (3:41)
04. In Our Angelhood (3:00)
05. Glass Candle Grenades (2:45)
06. In The Gold Dust Rush (3:40)
07. The Tinderbox (Of A Heart) (4:57)
08. Multifoiled (2:37)
09. My Love Paramour (3:40)
10. Musette And Drums (4:38)

Sunburst And Snowblind:

11. Sugar Hiccup [12'' Version] (3:41)
12. From The Flagtstones (3:39)
13. Hitherto (3:56)
14. Because Of Whirl-Jack (3:29)


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Cocteau Twins - Complete Studio Albums 1982-1996 (8CD) [Non-Remastered Releases]

Cocteau Twins - Treasure (1984) CD Release 1986
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 257 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 94 Mb | Scans ~ 92 Mb
Label: 4AD | # CAD 412 CD | Time: 00:40:54

The opening two numbers of Treasure are simply flawless, starting with "Ivo," where gently strummed guitar and low bass support Fraser's singing; then suddenly added, astonishing chimes and steady percussion build up to a jaw-dropping Guthrie guitar solo. Topping that would be hard for anyone, but in "Lorelei," the Twins do it, with an introductory, breathtaking guitar surge leading into one of Fraser's best vocals, compelling in both its heavenly and earthly tones and rolls. Not a word may be understandable, but it isn't necessary, while the music, driven on by a pounding rhythm, is as perfect a justification of digital delay pedals and the like as can be found. As Treasure continues, the accomplished variety is what stands out the most, whether it be the gentle, futuristic-medieval pluckings on "Beatrix," the understated moody washes and Fraser whispers on "Otterley," the upbeat guitar lines of "Aloysius," or the slightly jazzy touches on "Pandora." The concluding number ends the record on the peak with which it began. "Donimo" starts with a mysterious mix of mock choir sounds, ambient echoes and noises, and Fraser's careful singing before finally exploding into one last heavenly wash of powerful sound; Guthrie's guitar, Raymonde's steady bass, and drum machine smashes provide the perfect bed for Fraser's final, exultant vocals. Treasure lives up to its title and then some as a thorough and complete triumph.

Review by Ned Raggett, Allmusic.com

Tracklist:

01. Ivo (3:54)
02. Lorelei (3:42)
03. Beatrix (3:11)
04. Persephone (4:25)
05. Pandora (For Cindy) (5:31)
06. Amelia (3:30)
07. Aloysius (3:26)
08. Cicely (3:27)
09. Otterley (4:00)
10. Donimo (6:12)


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Cocteau Twins - Complete Studio Albums 1982-1996 (8CD) [Non-Remastered Releases]

Cocteau Twins - Victorialand (1986)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 186 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 98 Mb | Scans included
Label: 4AD | # CAD 602 CD | Time: 00:32:42

With Raymonde taking a break to work on the second This Mortal Coil album, Fraser and Guthrie made up the Cocteaus for the first full-length follow-up to Treasure. Rather than trying for a full-band approach, Fraser and Guthrie instead created a much more simply beautiful effort, with a relaxed air to it. Rhythms are subtler, with bass and drum machine often totally eschewed in favor of Guthrie's delicate guitar filigrees and lush, produced textures. Fraser is, as always, in wonderfully fine voice; her words are quite indecipherable, but the feelings are no less strong for it. "Lazy Calm" starts things perfectly, as deep, heavily-treated guitar strums combine with a heavy flange and guest saxophone from Dif Juz member Richard Thomas. Other songs sparkle with a lovely vivaciousness. Far from being stereotypical arty music to sit around and be gloomy to, two pieces especially shine with a gentle energy: "Fluffy Tufts," with its many-layered ringing strings and Fraser's overdubbed vocals; and the joyful "Little Spacey," with a soft rhythm underlying more sheer electric loveliness. Guthrie adds heavy reverb and overdubbed lines to create the Cocteaus' wash on such songs as "Throughout the Dark Months of April and May" and "Feet Like Fins," the latter again featuring Thomas, this time on tablas. For all the sweet beauty of Victorialand, things end on a quietly dramatic note, but a dramatic one nonetheless. "The Thinner the Air" starts with treated piano and rather spooky guitar leads – the mysterious soloing is especially wonderful – while Fraser then sings with a slightly haunted feeling, concluding with slightly nervous wails. It's an unexpected but effective touch for this fine record.

Review by Ned Raggett, Allmusic.com

Tracklist:

01. Lazy Calm (6:36)
02. Fluffy Tufts (3:06)
03. Throughout The Dark Months Of April And May (3:05)
04. Whales Tails (3:16)
05. Oomingmak (2:42)
06. Little Spacey (3:26)
07. Feet-Like Fins (3:26)
08. How To Bring A Blush To The Snow (3:50)
09. The Thinner The Air (3:16)


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Cocteau Twins - Complete Studio Albums 1982-1996 (8CD) [Non-Remastered Releases]

Cocteau Twins - Blue Bell Knoll (1988)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 228 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 81 Mb | Scans ~ 92 Mb
Label: 4AD/Beggars Banqueet | # CAD 807.2, RTD CD 99 | Time: 00:39:19

The first Cocteaus album to feature a full-band lineup since Treasure was also their first full studio record released in America, resulting from the group's stateside deal with Capitol. Much to longtime fans' surprise, the Twins in fact were much more content with Capitol than 4AD, hinting at their eventual full departure from that label. This was all well and good, but the trio's new inspiration didn't fully translate into their work, unfortunately. While Blue Bell Knoll has some striking moments that are pure Cocteaus at their best – the opening title track is especially lovely with a keyboard loop leading into Fraser's ever-wonderful vocals, a light rhythm, and a great final Guthrie solo – it's still the band's least noteworthy release since Garlands. The feeling throughout is of a group interested in dressing up older approaches that have served them well, but aren't as distinct; the quite-lush arrangements by Guthrie are fine but the songs are a touch more pedestrian. Blue Bell Knoll has enough initial steam, however, to ensure that there are reasons to listen, happily. "Athol-Brose" has the inspirational feel that the Twins can easily create. "Carolyn's Fingers," the clear album standout, is perhaps the strongest individual Cocteau song since "Aikea-Guinea," with Fraser singing against herself over a rough, hip-hop-inspired rhythm while Guthrie peels off a fantastic main guitar melody and Raymonde contributes some supple bass work. After that amazing opening, things slowly but surely slide back a bit; most of the rest sounds okay enough to listen to, but the heartgripping intensity that defines the Twins at their best isn't present.

Review by Ned Raggett, Allmusic.com

Tracklist:

01. Blue Bell Knoll (03:23)
02. Athol-Brose (02:58)
03. Carolyn's Fingers (03:04)
04. For Phoebe Still A Baby (03:14)
05. The Itchy Glowbo Blow (03:19)
06. Cico Buff (03:45)
07. Suckling The Mender (03:33)
08. Spooning Good Singing Gum (03:47)
09. A Kissed Out Red Floatboat (04:06)
10. Ella Megalast Burls Forever (03:39)


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Cocteau Twins - Complete Studio Albums 1982-1996 (8CD) [Non-Remastered Releases]

Cocteau Twins - Heaven Or Las Vegas (1990)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 228 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 86 Mb | Scans ~ 106 Mb
Label: Rough Trade | # RTD 120.1187.2 | Time: 00:37:27

Deciding to scale back the overly pretty sound on Blue Bell Knoll while experimenting with more accessibility – – the Twins ended up creating their best album since Treasure. From the start, Heaven… is simply fantastic: on "Cherry-Coloured Funk," Guthrie's inimitable guitar work chimes leading a low-key but forceful rhythm, while Raymonde's grand bass work fleshes it out. Fraser simply captivates; her vocals are the clearest, most direct they've ever been, purring with energy and life. Many songs have longer openings and closings; rather than crashing fully into a song and then quickly ending, instead the trio carefully builds up and eases back. These songs are still quite focused, though, almost sounding like they were recorded live instead of being assembled in the studio. Due credit has to be given to the Cocteaus' drum programming; years of working with the machines translated into the detailed work here, right down to the fills. "Fifty-Fifty Clown," starting with an ominous bass throb, turns into a lovely showcase for Fraser's singing and Guthrie's more restrained playing. But the Twins don't completely turn their back on Knoll's sound; "Iceblink Luck," has the same lush feeling and a newfound energy – the instrumental break is almost a rave-up! – and everything pulses to a fine conclusion. There are many moments of sheer Cocteaus beauty and power, including the title track, with its great chorus, and two spotlight Guthrie solos: "Fotzepolitic," a powerful number building to a rushing conclusion, and the album-ending "Frou Frou Foxes in Midsummer Fires." Possessing the same climactic sense of drama past disc-closers as "Donimo" and "The Thinner the Air," it's a perfect way to end a near-perfect album.

Review by Ned Raggett, Allmusic.com

Tracklist:

01. Cherry-Coloured Funk (3:13)
02. Pitch The Baby (3:17)
03. Iceblink Luck (3:18)
04. Fifty-Fifty Clown (3:16)
05. Heaven Or Las Vegas (4:58)
06. I Wear Your Ring (3:40)
07. Fotzepolitic (3:31)
08. Wolf In The Breast (3:32)
09. Road, River And Rail (3:22)
10. Frou-Frou Foxes In Midsummer Fires (5:37)


Exact Audio Copy V1.0 beta 1 from 15. November 2010

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Cocteau Twins / Heaven Or Las Vegas (RTD 120.1187.2)

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Cocteau Twins - Complete Studio Albums 1982-1996 (8CD) [Non-Remastered Releases]

Cocteau Twins - Four-Calendar Cafe (1993)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 309 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 133 Mb | Scans included
Label: Fontana | # 518 259-2 | Time: 00:41:12

Cocteau Twins' first release following their exodus from the 4AD stable, Four-Calendar Cafe is also, tellingly, their most earthbound effort; as with Heaven or Las Vegas, the emphasis here is on substance as much as style – "Evangeline," "Bluebeard," and "Know Who You Are at Every Age" continue the trio's advance into more accessible melodic and lyrical ground without sacrificing even an ounce of their trademark ethereality.

Review by Jason Ankeny, Allmusic.com

Tracklist:

01. Know Who You Are At Every Age (3:43)
02. Evangeline (4:32)
03. Bluebeard (3:57)
04. Theft, And Wandering Around Lost (4:31)
05. Oil Of Angels (4:38)
06. Squeeze-Wax (3:50)
07. My Truth (4:35)
08. Essence (3:03)
09. Summerhead (3:40)
10. Pur (5:03)


Exact Audio Copy V0.99 prebeta 4 from 23. January 2008

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Cocteau Twins / Four-Calendar Cafe (518 259-2)

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Cocteau Twins - Complete Studio Albums 1982-1996 (8CD) [Non-Remastered Releases]

Cocteau Twins - Milk & Kisses (1996)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 291 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 97 Mb | Scans ~ 205 Mb
Label: Fontana | # 514 501-2 | Time: 00:42:45

Throughout the '80s, Cocteau Twins created some of the most beautiful and innovative music of the decade. Liz Fraser's uncanny, gossamer voice and Robin Guthrie's shimmery guitar work both garnered acclaim and inspired bands. Milk & Kisses finds the band in a comfortable rut; they've created, and now perfected, a style of music so distinctive that there seems to be little recent creative growth. The result is a beautiful, lush, but somewhat dated and unengaging sounding album that tends to wash over the listener without making any real impact. It is, however, everything that a Cocteau Twins album promises; hypnotic, dreamy, awash in ethereal voices, and delicate, liquid guitars. "Tishbite" in particular delivers an accessible dream pop sound that sounds nice while it's playing but fails to have anything really memorable about it, a problem that plagues most of Milk & Kisses. "Half-Gifts," "Rilkean Heart," and "Treasure Hiding" have an airy, otherwordly prettiness to them – but that's about it. Necessary for Cocteau Twins diehards and potentially interesting to those that have never heard the band before, Milk & Kisses says nothing, but says it beautifully.

Review by Heather Phares, Allmusic.com

Tracklist:

01. Violaine (3:46)
02. Serpentskirt (3:58)
03. Tishbite (3:51)
04. Half-Gifts (4:18)
05. Calfskin Smack (4:59)
06. Rilkean Heart (4:02)
07. Ups (3:34)
08. Eperdu (4:38)
09. Treasure Hiding (4:55)
10. Seekers Who Are Lovers (4:45)


Exact Audio Copy V1.0 beta 1 from 15. November 2010

EAC extraction logfile from 8. March 2011, 18:35

Cocteau Twins / Milk & Kisses (514 501-2)

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