Vintage Video: Full Cocteau Twins concert from 1990’s ‘Heaven or Las Vegas’ tour

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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11 Comments

  • burnt fur

    the last tour before liz fraser started “improvising” on stage–the 1990 tour was amazing.

     
  • Nhadz

    OMG! The ever wonderful Elizabeth Fraser!!! There will never be like her…!!!! This is great treat for all the Cocteau Twins fans like me!!!

     
  • burnt fur

    set list:

    Blue Bell Knoll
    From the Flagstones
    Iceblink Luck
    Orange Appled
    Wolf in the Breast
    Crushed
    Pitch the Baby
    Cherry Coloured Funk
    Road, River and Rail
    A Kissed Out Red Floatboat
    Heaven or Las Vegas
    Aikea Guinea
    Pink Orange Red

    Encore:
    Whales’ Tails
    Mizake the Mizan

     
  • THANKS FOR POSTING, THEY ARE SO AMAZING!
    I SAW THIS TOUR IN SAN FRANSISCO, BRINGS BACK GR8 MEMORIES~

     
  • They should reform for a new album and a tour… a thankyou for the fans if not for themselves!

     
  • lotus

    YES!!!! I saw this tour in Seattle, w/ G500 opening. What an evening…. I truly wish they would get over whatever keeps them apart, and put out another album. Finish the album they left incomplete when they disbanded. Whatever. New Cocteaus, please!

     
  • iamrta

    awesome!

     
  • My first Cocteau Twins show in 1990! Saw them in Dallas at the Metroplex Arena which was more like a high school gym, bleachers and all. It was a great show!

     
  • James

    I got a like/hate thing with them. Nobody sounds like her but the lyrics are just gibberish. Different that is for sure.

     
  • Dennis

    Thankyou for this memory – I was at the SF show too!

     
  • I need a time machine. Please… what an epic sound combination…

     
 

 

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