COCTEAU TWINS Treasure LP Vinyl NEW 2018
Pandora (For Cindy)
4AD repress two more Cocteau Twins’ albums on vinyl - ‘Head Over Heels’ and ‘Treasure’, following on from the recent reissues of ‘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 pressed on 180g heavyweight vinyl and come with digital download codes.
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 flourishing and 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.
The band returned to 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’, ‘Treasure’ is 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.”