Friday, October 25, 2013

Cocteau Twins - Lullabies to Violaine: Singles and Extended Plays 1982-1996 (2006)

As an astute reader may have deduced from the title, this 4-disc box set compiles every Cocteau Twins single and EP released over the course of their career, following them from their dark, goth rock origins to the polished, accessible dream pop that they closed with. It's all non-album material, and for the most part, it holds up well against their best material (two notable exceptions are their versions of "Winter Wonderland" and "Frosty the Snowman.") Still, any fan of the band and/or the subgenre will find a whole lot to love here.

Track listing:
-Disc One-
1. Feather-Oar-Blades
2. Alas Dies Laughing
3. It's All But an Ark Lark
4. Peppermint Pig [7" Version]
5. Laughlines
6. Hazel
7. Sugar Hiccup [12" Version]
8. From the Flagstones
9. Hitherto
10. Because of Whirl-Jack
11. The Spangle Maker
12. Pearly-Dewdrops' Drops [Alternate Version]
13. Pepper-Tree
14. Aikea-Guinea [Alternate Version]
15. Kookaburra
16. Quisquose
17. Rococo
-Disc Two-
1. Pink Orange Red
2. Ribbed and Veined
3. Plain Tiger
4. Sultitan Itan
5. Great Spangled Fritillary
6. Melonella
7. Pale Clouded White
8. Eggs and Their Shells
9. Love's Easy Tears
10. Those Eyes, That Mouth
11. Sigh's Smell of Farewell
12. Orange Appled
13. Iceblink Luck
14. Mizake the Mizan
15. Watchlar
-Disc Three-
1. Evangeline
2. Mud and Dark
3. Summer-Blink
4. Winter Wonderland
5. Frosty the Snowman
6. Bluebeard
7. Three-Swept
8. Ice-Pulse
9. Bluebeard [Acoustic Version]
10. Rilkean Heart [Acoustic Version]
11. Golden-Vein [Acoustic Version]
12. Pink Orange Red [Acoustic Version]
13. Half-Gifts [Acoustic Version]
-Disc Four-
1. Feet-Like Fins [Remix]
2. Seekers Who Are Lovers [Remix]
3. Violaine [Remix]
4. Cherry-Coloured Funk [Remix]
5. Tishbite
6. Primitive Heart
7. Flock of Soul
8. Round
9. An Elan
10. Violaine
11. Smile
12. Tranquil Eye
13. Circling Girl
14. Alice



  1. k but you're wrong. that xmas ep is so fucking good!!

  2. Should you ever feel the overwhelming urge to repost this set, I can honestly say I would be greatly appreciative (as I am with everything you post on this amazing blog).
    Yes, I'm kissing ass. But seriously - great blog! :D

  3. I don't have much to say. I just like kissing ass.

  4. To reiterate the other requests, any chance of a reupload please?

    Thanks you legend.