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Cocteau Twins - Lullabies To Violaine: Singles And Extended Plays 1982-1996 FLAC download

  • Performer: Cocteau Twins
  • Title: Lullabies To Violaine: Singles And Extended Plays 1982-1996
  • Size FLAC ver: 1782 mb
  • Country: UK
  • Released: 2005
  • Style: Ethereal
  • Other formats: AAC AHX MPC AUD APE MP4 MIDI
  • Genre: Rock
  • Rating: 4.9 of 5
Cocteau Twins - Lullabies To Violaine: Singles And Extended Plays 1982-1996 FLAC download
Cocteau Twins - Lullabies To Violaine: Singles And Extended Plays 1982-1996 FLAC download

Tracklist

Lullabies
Feathers-Oar-Blades 4:26
Alas Dies Laughing 3:38
It's All But An Ark Lark 8:04
Peppermint Pig
Peppermint Pig (7" Version) 3:24
Laughlines 3:19
Hazel 2:49
Sunburst & Snowblind
Sugar Hiccup (12" Version) 3:37
From The Flagstones 3:38
Hitherto 3:52
Because Of Whirl-Jack 3:26
The Spangle Maker
The Spangle Maker 4:40
Pearly-Dewdrops' Drops (Alternate Version) 4:47
Pepper-Tree 3:58
Aikea-Guinea
Aikea-Guinea (Alternate Version) 3:57
Kookaburra 3:18
Quisquose 4:10
Rococo 3:05
Tiny Dynamine
Pink Orange Red 4:37
Ribbed And Veined 3:55
Plain Tiger 4:01
Sultitan Itan 3:49
Echoes In A Shallow Bay
Great Spangled Fritillary 4:02
Melonella 4:01
Pale Clouded White 4:59
Eggs And Their Shells 3:04
Love's Easy Tears
Love's Easy Tears 3:35
Those Eyes, That Mouth 3:38
Sigh's Smell Of Farewell 3:34
Orange Appled 2:49
Iceblink Luck
Iceblink Luck 3:15
Mizake The Mizan 3:00
Watchlar 3:16
Evangeline
Evangeline 4:29
Mud And Dark 3:40
Summer-Blink 3:10
Snow
Winter Wonderland 2:51
Frosty The Snowman 2:55
Bluebeard
Bluebeard 3:54
Three-Swept 3:37
Ice-Pulse 3:46
Bluebeard (Acoustic Version) 3:05
Twinlights
Rilkean Heart (Acoustic Version) 2:21
Golden-Vein (Acoustic Version) 2:50
Pink Orange Red (Acoustic Version) 4:30
Half-Gifts (Acoustic Version) 4:14
Otherness
Feet-Like Fins 5:31
Seekers Who Are Lovers 5:40
Violaine 5:07
Cherry-Coloured Funk 5:46
Tishbite
Tishbite 3:12
Primitive Heart 4:07
Flock Of Soul 3:36
Round 3:36
An Elan 4:36
Violaine
Violaine 3:47
Smile 4:27
Tranquil Eye 3:53
Circling Girl 3:33
Alice 4:27

Versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
CT BOX 2 Cocteau Twins Lullabies To Violaine: Singles And Extended Plays 1982-1996 ‎(4xCD, Comp, Ltd, RM + Box, Ltd) 4AD CT BOX 2 UK 2005
none Cocteau Twins Lullabies To Violaine: Singles And Extended Plays 1982-1996 ‎(CD, Comp, Promo) 4AD none US 2005

Comments (2)

Faebei
Every artist signed to a label at some point gets reminiscent and start retreading the past, whether they are long dead or they still keep on treading (and sometimes "basking in the shadow of yesterday's triumph"). There are different ways of reclaiming the past. You can release a best-of compliation, which can either be dictated by single releases or even by the group itself. You can re-release the albums, remaster them and even throw in some treats for both hard-core fans and the upcoming ones. Then you can really go hard-core and release your entire back catalogue. There are some modifications but that's a good general way of looking at it. In the Cocteau Twins case, nearly a decade after they called it quits, they seem to do all the above. After their personally selected retrospective compliation, Stars and Topsoil, and re-releasing the 4AD albums remastered by Robin Guthrie, the next step to revisit the singles and EPs... not just the 10 from 4AD but the other 6 from Fontana/Mercury/Capitol. The end result is Lullabies to Violaine. As an upcoming fan of the Cocteau Twins, this release is an excellent crash course in the history of the Cocteau Twins in terms of hearing the evolution of their sound and how they released it commercially. Spending nearly four hours, you do get to hear significant chunks of the Cocteau Twins history. You can hear their beginnings where they are finding their place in the realm of UK independent music, paved by similar contemporaries Siouxise and the Banshees. You can hear their "oddball" EP "Peppermint Pig", produced by Alan Rankine where the Cocteau Twins gets their groove on (not normally done, certainly afterward). Then you can hear how they took their distinct atmospheric and richly-layered sound further starting with "Sunburst and Snowblind" and onto the second disc with "Love's Easy Tears." Then it was a matter of truly perfecting it with "Iceblink Luck." The next two covers their final years when they were no longer with 4AD and they were accused of rehashing familiar sounds. Of course this also when they ventured into different realms: covering snow tunes ("Snow"), stripping down their sound to bare essentials ("Twinlights") and diluting the density but maintaining the dreamy vibe ("Otherness"). At this point, you hear the engine slowing down but it is still willing to take you places for one last time. For many people, these last two discs are optional extra. Overall, this is the best way to know what the Cocteau Twins were about and you can hear their story, more or less, from beginning to end. Plus this limited edition is absolutely gorgeous in terms of packaging and not only in terms of its look. All in all, it's a four-hour sleep with dreams and the ability to stay awake. And if nothing else, it's absolutely worth it for "Pink Orange Red" alone.
Mitars Riders
Great compilation. Shame about the sound. The Cocteau Twins remasters are the worst I've heard.

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