Reissues — December 27, 2011 at 7:06 am

Cocteau Twins’ ‘Stars and Topsoil’ best-of set to be reissued on double white vinyl

Beggars Archive will reissue the Cocteau Twins’ 18-track compilation Stars and Topsoil: A Collection (1982-1990) — originally released by 4AD in 2000 and spanning the band’s output on that label, from1982 debut Garlands through 1990’s Iceblink Luck EP — in the U.K. early next year on a 2LP set on white vinyl.

The reissue, mastered by John Dent, is slated to arrive Feb. 6 in the U.K. The set also will be reissued in the U.S., according to the label, but only on regular black vinyl.

Furthermore, according to Beggars Archive, “One thing that was never corrected from the original sleeve is the players’ credits. Robin (Guthrie) is listed as ‘guitars’ and Simon (Raymonde) as ‘bass’ but in reality both contributed piano, bass and guitars (and more) across the history of the recordings. So now you know.”


Tracklist: Cocteau Twins, Stars and Topsoil: A Collection (1982-1990)

LP 1
1. “Blind Dumb Deaf”
2. “Sugar Hiccup”
3. “My Love Paramour”
4. “Pearly-Dewdrops’ Drops”
5. “Lorelei”
6. “Pandora”
7. “Aikea-Guinea”
8. “Pink Orange Red”
9. “Pale Clouded White”

LP 2
1. “Lazy Calm”
2. “The Thinner The Air”
3. “Orange Appled”
4. “Cico Buff”
5. “Carolyn’s Fingers”
6. “Fifty-Fifty Clown”
7. “Iceblink Luck”
8. “Heaven or Las Vegas”
9. “Watchlar”





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