Credit for this week’s installment of Vintage Video goes to Cocteau Twins bassist Simon Raymonde, who came across this rare footage of his band on YouTube — a seemingly complete concert filmed Nov. 1, 1990, at London’s Town & Country Club during the Heaven or Las Vegas tour — and posted it on Facebook.
Raymonde writes, “I didn’t think any footage from the Heaven or Las Vegas tour in 1990 existed and I remember how cool it was being able to have a lighting designer for the first time that tour, but have never seen how our stage looked from the audience till tonight so this is a treat to me. … And my god, what a voice Elizabeth had on this tour, absolutely perfect on every song.”
Check out the concert in the four-part playlist above.
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