• Cocteau Twins - Garlands
    (4AD Records  1982  CAD211)
    Matrix No's: A1/B1 - UK Pressing

    Sleeve in Nr MINT/Excellent+ condition
    - a few light foxing marks

    Vinyl in Nr MINT condition
    (there are some surface marks visible on the vinyl when held up to the light but they don't affect the sound quality apart from the odd light pop/crackle)

    The Cocteau Twins were a Scottish rock band active from 1979 to 1997, known for innovative instrumentation and atmospheric, non-lyrical vocals. The original members were singer Elizabeth Fraser, guitarist Robin Guthrie and bassist Will Heggie, who was replaced by multi-instrumentalist Simon Raymonde in 1983.

    While the entire band earned much critical praise, Elizabeth Fraser's distinctive soprano vocals received the most attention. At times barely decipherable, Fraser seemed to veer into glossolalia and mouth music.

    Garlands is the debut studio album by Scottish alternative rock band Cocteau Twins, released in June 1982 on record label 4AD.

    Track listing

    All songs written and composed by Cocteau Twins (Elizabeth Fraser, Robin Guthrie, Will Heggie). 

    No. Title Length  
    1. "Blood Bitch" (printed as "Blood Bath") 4:34
    2. "Wax and Wane"   4:04
    3. "But I'm Not"   2:45
    4. "Blind Dumb Deaf"   3:46
    5. "Shallow Then Halo" (printed as "Shallow Then Hallo" [sic] on the sleeve) 5:16
    6. "The Hollow Men"   5:02
    7. "Garlands"   4:32
    8. "Grail Overfloweth"   5:22


    • Elizabeth Fraser – vocals, production
    • Robin Guthrie – guitar, drum machine, production
    • Will Heggie – bass guitar, production
    • Ivo Watts-Russell – production
    • "Eric" – engineering at Blackwing Studios
    • "John" – engineering at Blackwing Studios
    • 23 Envelope – sleeve design, photography and art direction

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    • Product Code: CAD211
    • Availability: In Stock
    • £34.99

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