4AD are repressing two more Cocteau Twins’ albums on vinyl this coming March, the albums Head Over Heels and Treasure.
These are the latest additions to our ongoing reissues from the band, following Blue Bell Knoll, Heaven or Las Vegas, Tiny Dynamine / Echoes In A Shallow Bay and The Pink Opaque. Using new masters created from high definition files transferred from the original analogue tapes, both albums are being pressed on 180g heavyweight vinyl and come with download codes. Digital HD audio versions of both albums will also be made available through specialist retailers at the same time.
Released in late-1983, Head Over Heels is the Cocteau Twins’ second album and features classic tracks ‘Sugar Hiccup’ and ‘Musette And Drums’.
Coming not long after original bassist Will Heggie had departed the band, the chemistry between remaining members Elizabeth Fraser and Robin Guthrie was now flourishing. By moving the band on from the starkness of their debut, they were now making the music that would help them define the decade ahead; her wordless, dreamlike vocals a powerful instrument over his lush, textured guitars.
Head Over Heels
A1. When Mama Was Moth (3.06)
A2. Five Ten Fiftyfold (5.01)
A3. Sugar Hiccup (3.41)
A4. In Our Angelhood (3.00)
A5. Glass Candle Grenades (2.45)
B1. In The Gold Dust Rush (3.40)
B2. The Tinderbox (Of A Heart) (4.57)
B3. Multifoiled (2.37)
B4. My Love Paramour (3.40)
B5. Musette And Drums (4.38)
The band returned to being a trio in 1984 with guitarist Simon Raymonde joining their ranks in time for third album, Treasure.
Produced by Robin Guthrie and featuring tracks ‘Lorelei’, ‘Ivo’ and ‘Persephone’, Treasureis often celebrated as one of the band’s finest works. As Pitchfork put it when including the album in their Top 100 Albums of the 1980s, “Treasure was titled simply enough. An adjective for the endlessly inventive melodic lines you’d find buried in these songs, and a verb for what you’d do with them for years to come.”
A2. Lorelei (3.42)
A3. Beatrix (3.11)
A4. Persephone (4.17)
A5. Pandora (For Cindy) (5.35)B1. Amelia (3.29)
B2. Aloysius (3.26)
B3. Cicely (3.27)
B4. Otterley (4.03)
B5. Donimo (6.11)