Cocteau Twins - Heaven or Las Vegas (180 g)

Cocteau Twins - Heaven or Las Vegas (180 g)

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The celebrated last two albums Cocteau Twins released on 4AD will finally be back in the vinyl racks this July. The first time either have been pressed since release, both will come on heavyweight 180 gram black vinyl and are being cut from brandnew HD 96/24 masters. Both also include MP3 download coupons. Heaven or Las Vegas followed in 1990 and was to become their most commercially successful release, reaching number seven in the UK album charts. Numerous publications have since declared it one of the best albums of the 90s, Pitchfork calling it "a core of ungodly gorgeous songs that is every bit as moving and relevant today as it ever was." Label founder Ivo Watts-Russell goes further, candidly revealing in the recent 4AD biography, Facing The Other Way, that this album wasn’t just his favourite Cocteaus album but also his favourite all-time 4AD album, and "by a long shot', calling it "the perfect record.' And with tracks as majestic as the title track, ‘Cherry-Coloured Funk’ and ‘Iceblink Luck’, who’s to argue? "From the start, Heaven... is simply fantastic: on "Cherry-Coloured Funk," Guthrie's inimitable guitar work chimes leading a low-key but forceful rhythm, while Raymonde's grand bass work fleshes it out. Fraser simply captivates; her vocals are the clearest, most direct they've ever been, purring with energy and life. There are many moments of sheer Cocteaus beauty and power, including the title track, with its great chorus, and two spotlight Guthrie solos: "Fotzepolitic," a powerful number building to a rushing conclusion, and the album-ending "Frou-Frou Foxes in Midsummer Fires." Possessing the same climactic sense of drama past disc-closers as "Donimo" and "The Thinner the Air," it's a perfect way to end a near-perfect album." - AllMusic. Free shipping available to St. John's/Toronto for pickup only.

A1    Cherry-Coloured Funk    3:13
A2    Pitch The Baby    3:17
A3    Iceblink Luck    3:18
A4    Fifty-Fifty Clown    3:15
A5    Heaven Or Las Vegas    4:57
B1    I Wear Your Ring    3:40
B2    Fotzepolitic    3:30
B3    Wolf In The Breast    3:32
B4    Road, River And Rail    3:31
B5    Frou-Frou Foxes In Midsummer Fires    5:37

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