Elizabeth Fraser — the incomparable voice of the Cocteau Twins — turns 47 today, and to mark the occasion, we present what has to be one of the odder moments in the dreampop group’s history: a pair of TV news reports from WBNS in Columbus, Ohio, about the so-called ‘Cocteau Fever’ surrounding the band’s Sept. 19, 1985, concert in that city.
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Beggars Archive is readying a major This Mortal Coil re-release campaign, featuring a new 4CD box set, individual vinyl and CD reissues of the 4AD collective’s three studio albums, and a hi-def Blu-ray release that collects all of the band’s records and music videos on a single disc.
This week’s ‘Dark Wave’ on Sirius XM’s 1st Wave features many of the usual suspects — although not the oft-repeated Mission U.K. — plus some choice cuts from the likes of the Cocteau Twins (‘In the Gold Dust Rush’), The Teardrop Explodes (‘When I Dream’) and Bigod 20 (‘Carpe Diem’).
This week’s new releases include ‘Dum Dum Bullet,’ a posthumous compilation from The Mission UK featuring rare B-sides, demos and unreleased material; ‘Box Set 1,’ an audiophile vinyl set from the Cocteau Twins; and expanded reissues of Madness’ ‘The Rise & Fall’ and ‘Keep Moving.’
Scottish dream-pop trio Cocteau Twins later this month will reissue their first three albums and a bonus EP on audiophile quality, 180-gram vinyl in a super-limited 5LP box set designed by 4AD’s famed Vaughan Oliver.
Highlights from last night’s ‘Dark Wave’ on Sirius XM’s 1st Wave include an always-welcome Depeche Mode B-side (‘Sea of Sin’ off ‘World in My Eyes’), a dash of Swans (‘Saved’) and a particularly great three-song run by Sinead O’Connor, Cocteau Twins and The Church (‘Jerusalem’/’Ivo’/’Tantalized’).
This week’s new releases include ‘Purity of Essence,’ a new studio album from the Hoodoo Gurus (out in Australia, anyway); ‘Sunflower Stories,’ a four-track EP from the Cocteau Twins’ Robin Guthrie; and an Audio Fidelity gold-disc reissue of The B-52s’ ‘Cosmic Thing.’
Tweet Eilzabeth Fraser, the reclusive former frontwoman of the Cocteau Twins, recently broke her silence about the fabled dreampop act’s aborted 2005 reunion in what’s […]