Photo by by Chris Garnham
The 4AD label next month will release remastered editions of the Cocteau Twins’ first and fourth studio albums — 1982’s Garlands and 1986’s Victorialand — on 140-gram black vinyl, completing the effort to put all of the band’s studio albums back in print on vinyl.
The two reissues are due out March 20, and can be pre-ordered now via Amazon.com. The audio is remastered from the original analog tapes, according to 4AD, and the artwork “faithful to their original 23 Envelope designs.” Both vinyl releases also will include digital download codes.
Garlands is the Cocteaus’ debut album, and only record made with original bassist Will Heggie. This will be the album’s first vinyl pressing in more than a decade, according to 4AD.
Victorialand finds the dream-pop outfit’s Elizabeth Fraser and Robin Guthrie working in mostly acoustic mode with little percussion while bassist Simon Raymonde was working on This Mortal Coil’s Filigree & Shadow album. This will be the album’s first vinyl pressing since the ’80s.
Check out the tracklists below.
Cocteau Twins, Garlands
A1. “Blood Bitch”
A2. “Wax and Wane”
A3. “But I’m Not”
A4. “Blind Dumb Deaf”
B1. “Shallow Then Halo”
B2. “The Hollow Men”
B4. “Grail Overfloweth”
Cocteau Twins, Victorialand
A1. “Lazy Calm”
A2. “Fluffy Tufts”
A3. “Throughout the Dark Months of April and May”
A4. “Whales Tails”
B2. “Little Spacey”
B3. “Feel-like Fins”
B4. “How To Bring a Blush to the Snow”
B5. “The Thinner The Air”
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