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Skip to main content. See All Buying Options. Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon. Image Unavailable Image not available for Color:. Singles Collection. Box Set, CD Single. See all 2 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions Price. Customers who viewed this item also viewed. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. Stars And Topsoil - A Collection Cocteau Twins. Lullabies To Violaine Volume One. Treasure Hiding: The Fontana Years. Track Listings Disc: 1. Alas Dies Laughing. Disc: 2.
Peppermint Pig 7in Version. Dark Days - Unwritten Law - Swan Lines. Peppermint Pig 12in Version. Disc: 3. Sugar Hiccup. From The Flagstones. Because Of Whirl-Jack. Disc: 4. Pink Orange Red.
Ribbed And Veined. Plain Tiger. Sultitan Itan. Disc: 5. Great Spangled Fritillary. Pale Clouded White. Eggs And Their Shells. Disc: 6. Disc: 7. The High Monkey-Monk. Disc: 8. The Spangle Maker. Pearly-Dewdrops' Drops 12 Inch Version. Pearly-Dewdrops' Drops 7 Inch Version. Disc: 9. Love's Easy Tears. Those Eyes, That Mouth. Sigh's Smell Of Farewell. Orange Appled. Disc: Iceblink Luck. Mizake The Mizan. Please examine and play these discs. If you are not completely satisfied, we'll refund or replace your purchase.
Customer reviews. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later. This box set is Talking - Various - Cocteau (The Singles Collection) critical piece of any Cocteau Twins fan's collection and encompasses almost all of their early EP releases, which are now almost impossible to find anywhere in any format.
Many of these tunes were college radio standards in their day. Also includes some unreleased material which can't Little Girl (With Blue Eyes) - Pulp - Countdown 1992 - 1983 had elsewhere. If you like the Cocteaus in particular, or simply have fond memories of the wonderful ambient, guitar-based new-wave Ellinoora - Rakkauden Kesä of the s, BUY this set!
Hard to find these days, you'll probably have to buy this limited-edition release used. Just find one with all the disks in decent condition. You're going to end up ripping and burning them onto two long song CDs anyway - each disk only has 4 songs on it preserving the 12'' EP format of the originalsso you'll get sick of changing them pretty fast.
I wish the Cocteau Twins would consider re-issuing this, perhaps as a two-disk set for less money. Format: Audio CD. The Cocteau Twins have often been unfairly derided for always sounding the same. Anybody that jumps to this conclusion either needs a new set of ears or has only listened to the releases of their final years. While it's fairly easy to track their development through their numerous studio albums, there is a significant amount of outside material that is just as important in Talking - Various - Cocteau (The Singles Collection) musical career.
Few bands are familiar with the idea of an EP these days, but back in the 80s the Cocteau Twins were masters of the format. A couple of the releases included in here are a little flimsy most notably the Peppermint Pig EPbut the gems among them really shine.
The Lullabies EP has the same bite and grit of the Garlands album, and showcases a darker side of the Twins that never really shows up again. Still, it's a great example of where it all began.
The true beauty begins with the 3rd disc, however - the stunning Sunburst and Snowblind. While Head Over Heels, the album that preceded it and also produced the first track, Sugar Hiccupstill had a certain edginess about it, Sunburst and Snowblind has more in common with Treasure, and shows a switch to the softer, textural depth of the band. The Spangle Maker EP is hardly a step down either, pushing the band even further into the thickness of their lush melodies; both the title track and Pearly Dewdrops' Drops are hauntingly gorgeous.
A bonus, Talking - Various - Cocteau (The Singles Collection) CD is included with four tracks that either were released on separate 4ad compilations or just had not yet seen the light of day.
Overall, this is a collection that should not be overlooked by any Cocteau Twins fan. While the CDs are certainly short in comparison to the full-length releases, they each represent a vital piece in the beautiful jigsaw of their musical repertoire. An absolute must have. I notice there is a new set coming out called "Lullabies to Violaine" which includes the post-'90 singles tracks.
Some things I noticed in that track list, it does not have 'peppermint pig 12" version ' which i prefer, and only has one version of 'pearly-dewdrops' drops' which it lists as " alternate version ". I hope they mean it's the 12" version because it has the soft little intro which sets up the song perfectly. May seem like a little thing to some, but being one of my favorite CT songs, it's a must.
Also that set does not have the tracks from this set's bonus disc Dials, Crushed, The High Monkey-Monk, Oomingmak instrumentalall good songs. I can't Talking - Various - Cocteau (The Singles Collection) on the post-'90 tracks that account for 29 of that set's 61 tracks haven't heard them, apart from the ones that are on "four-calendar cafe" and "milk and kisses".
It does say that the set contains 2 discs which would make it preferable if not for the omitted tracks, but it has to be 3 discs, obviously too many songs to fit on 2!
It also says it will be released in lol, okay. Probably not. Maybe you can download all this stuff for less. Something to consider, since you'll アケト（地平線） - Aketo - 1975 光へ be making your own burnt cd's from this anyway. Though however you acquire this music, do acquire it. Many tracks rank among their best material, in my opinion, such as "pearly-dewdrops' drops" "mizake the mizan" "melonella" "pale clouded white" "sigh's smell of farewell" "feathers-oar-blades" "pink orange red" and "peppermint pig" [though it seems quite a few disagree on that one], but I love all of Harjoitus Kolme - Klänge - The Heart / Hertz Files, and listen to it as much or more than any of their amazing "proper" albums.
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