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COCTEAU TWINS DISCOGRAPHY v4

October 15, 1994
This discography compiled and maintained by Greg Clow (ecurrent@sizone.pci.on.ca, gclow@octrf.on.ca)

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A discography of releases by the Cocteau Twins. All of their "own" releases are listed first, followed by compilation appearances.


COUNTRY LEGEND:
UK - United Kingdom
CA - Canada
US - United States


COCTEAU TWINS


GARLANDS

        LP      1982    4AD Records                     CAD 211         UK
        CS      1993    Capitol                         CDP 7 96415 4   US
        CD      1993    Capitol                         CDP 7 96415 2   US

        Blood Bitch / Wax And Wane / But I'm Not / Blind Dumb Deaf / Shallow
        Then Halo / The Hollow Men / Garlands / Grail Overfloweth
        CS      1982    4AD Records                     CAD C 211       UK
        CD      1987    4AD Records                     CAD 211 CD      UK
        CS      1990    Vertigo/PolyGram                848 023-4       CA
        CD      1990    Vertigo/PolyGram                848 023-2       CA

        Blood Bitch / Wax And Wane / But I'm Not / Blind Dumb Deaf / Shallow
        Then Halo / The Hollow Men / Garlands / Grail Overfloweth / Dear
        Heart * / Hearsay Please * / Hazel * / Blind Dumb Deaf * / Speak No
        Evil + / Perhaps Some Other Aeon +

        * recorded for a John Peel radio session, January, 1983, featuring
          Gordon Sharp of Cindytalk on backing vocals.
        + appears on CD only.

LULLABIES

        EP      1982    4AD Records                     BAD 213         UK
        CD5"    1991    4AD Records                     BAD 213 CD      UK

        Feathers Oar-Blades / Alas Dies Laughing / It's All But An Ark Lark

PEPPERMINT PIG

        7"      1983    4AD Records                     AD 303          UK

        Peppermint Pig (7" version) / Laughlines

        Notes:
        Limited to 3000 copies.

        12"     1983    4AD Records                     BAD 303         UK

        Peppermint Pig (12" version) / Laughlines / Hazel

        CD5"    1991    4AD Records                     BAD 303 CD      UK

        Peppermint Pig (7" version) / Peppermint Pig (12" version) /
        Laughlines / Hazel

HEAD OVER HEELS

        LP      1983    4AD Records                     CAD 313         UK
        CS      1983    4AD Records                     CAD C 313       UK
        LP      1984    Vertigo/PolyGram                VOG 1 3329      CA
        CS      1984    Vertigo/PolyGram                VOG 4 3329      CA
        CS      1993    Capitol                         CDP 7 96416 4   US
        CD      1993    Capitol                         CDP 7 96416 2   US
        When Mama Was Moth / Five Ten Fiftyfold / Sugar Hiccup / In Our
        Angelhood / Glass Candle Grenades / In The Gold Dust Rush / The
        Tinderbox (Of A Heart) / Multifoiled / My Love Parmour / Musette
        And Drums
        CD      1983    4AD Records                     CAD 313 CD      UK
        CD      1990    Vertigo/PolyGram                841 747-2       CA

        When Mama Was Moth / Five Ten Fiftyfold / Sugar Hiccup / In Our
        Angelhood / Glass Candle Grenades / In The Gold Dust Rush / The
        Tinderbox (Of A Heart) / Multifoiled / My Love Parmour / Musette
        And Drums / Sugar Hiccup (single version) / From the Flagstones
        / Hitherto / Because Of The Whirl-Jack

        Notes:
        The CD releases have a significantly different sleeve from the LP/CS
        releases.  The extra tracks on these CD releases are taken from the
        SUNBURST AND SNOWBLIND EP (see below).

SUGAR HICCUP

        7"      1983    4AD Records                     AD 314          UK

        Sugar Hiccup (single version)

        Notes:
        One sided promotional single.

SUNBURST AND SNOWBLIND

        EP      1983    4AD Records                     BAD 314         UK
        CD5"    1991    4AD Records                     BAD 314 CD      UK

        Sugar Hiccup (single version) / From the Flagstones / Hitherto /
        Because Of The Whirl-Jack

        Notes:
        Also included on some CD releases of HEAD OVER HEELS (see above).

PEARLY-DEWDROPS' DROPS

        7"      1984    4AD Records                     AD 405          UK

        Pearly-Dewdrops' Drops (7" version) / Pepper Tree

THE SPANGLE-MAKER
        12"     1984    4AD Records                     BAD 405         UK

        The Spangle Maker / Pearly-Dewdrops' Drops (12" version) / Pepper
        Tree

        CD5"    1991    4AD Records                     BAD 405 CD      UK

        The Spangle Maker / Pearly-Dewdrops' Drops (12" version) / Pepper
        Tree / Pearly-Dewdrops' Drops (7" version)

TREASURE

        LP      1984    4AD Records                     CAD 412         UK
        CS      1984    4AD Records                     CAD C 412       UK
        CD      1984    4AD Records                     CAD 412 CD      UK
        LP      1985    Vertigo/PolyGram                VOG 1 3350      CA
        CS      1985    Vertigo/PolyGram                VOG 4 3350      CA
        CD      1990    Vertigo/PolyGram                839 993-2       CA
        CS      1993    Capitol                         CDP 7 96418 4   US
        CD      1993    Capitol                         CDP 7 96418 2   US

        Ivo / Lorelei / Beatrix / Persephone / Pandora (for Cindy) / Amelia
        / Aloysius / Cicely / Otterley / Donimo

        Notes:
        Canadian LP & CS releases include AIKEA-GUINEA EP (see below) -
        an extra record with the LP, and bonus tracks on the CS.

AIKEA-GUINEA

        7"      1985    4AD Records                     AD 501          UK

        Aikea-Guinea / Kookaburra

        EP      1985    4AD Records                     BAD 501         UK
        EP      1985    Vertigo/PolyGram                ???             CA
        CD5"    1991    4AD Records                     BAD 501 CD      UK

        Aikea-Guinea / Kookaburra / Quisqouse  / Rococo

        Notes:
        Canadian release only available as a "bonus" with the LP release of
        TREASURE (see above).

LORELEI

        EP      1985    Vertigo/PolyGram                DJV 156         CA

        Lorelei / Pandora / Aikea-Guinea / Kookaburra

        Notes:
        Promotional release.

THE PINK OPAQUE

        CD      1985    4AD Records                     CAD 513 CD      UK
        LP      1985    Relativity                      EMC 8040        US
        CD      1985    Relativity                      EMCD 8040       US
        CD      1985    Relativity                      EMCT 8040       US

        Wax And Wane (remix) / The Spangle Maker / Pearly-Dewdrops' Drops /
        Pepper Tree / Musette And Drums / Hitherto / From The Flagstones /
        Millemillenary / Lorelei / Aikea-Guinea

        Notes:
        Compilation made especially for the American market.

TINY DYNAMINE

        EP      1985    4AD Records                     BAD 510         UK
        CD5"    1991    4AD Records                     BAD 510 CD      UK

        Pink Orange Red / Ribbed And Veined / Plain Tiger / Sultitan Itan

ECHOES IN A SHALLOW BAY

        EP      1985    4AD Records                     BAD 511         UK
        CD5"    1991    4AD Records                     BAD 511 CD      UK

        Great Spangled Fritillary / Melonella / Pale Clouded White / Eggs
        And Their Shells

TINY DYNAMINE/ECHOES IN A SHALLOW BAY

        dbl-EP  1985    4AD Records                     BAD 510/511     UK
        CD      1985    4AD Records                     BAD 510/511 CD  UK
        dbl-EP  1985    Vertigo/PolyGram                COCT6/7         CA

        Pink Orange Red / Ribbed And Veined / Plain Tiger / Sultitan Itan /
        Great Spangled Fritillary / Melonella / Pale Clouded White / Eggs
        And Their Shells

VICTORIALAND

        LP      1986    4AD Records                     CAD 602         UK
        CS      1986    4AD Records                     CAD C 602       UK
        CD      1986    4AD Records                     CAD 602 CD      UK
        LP      1986    Vertigo/PolyGram                VOG 1 3364      CA
        CS      1986    Vertigo/PolyGram                842 085-4       CA
        CD      1986    Vertigo/PolyGram                842 085-2       CA
        CS      1993    Capitol                         CDP 7 96417 4   US
        CD      1993    Capitol                         CDP 7 96417 2   US

        Lazy Calm / Fuffy Tufts / Throughout The Dark Months of April And
        May / Whales Tails / Oomingmak / Little Spacey / Feet-like Fins /
        How To Bring A Blush To The Snow / The Thinner The Air

LOVE'S EASY TEARS

        7"      1986    4AD Records                     AD 610          UK

        Love's Easy Tears / Those Eyes That Mouth

        12"     1986    4AD Records                     BAD 610         UK

        Love's Easy Tears / Those Eyes That Mouth / Sigh's Smell Of Farewell

        CD5"    1986    4AD Records                     BAD 610 CD      UK
        12"     1986    Relativity                      88561 8141 1    US
        CS      1986    Relativity                      88561 8141 4    US
        CD5"    1986    Relativity                      88561 8141 2    US

        Love's Easy Tears / Those Eyes That Mouth / Sigh's Smell Of Farewell
        / Orange Appled

THE MOON AND THE MELODIES

        LP      1986    4AD Records                     CAD 611         UK
        CS      1986    4AD Records                     CAD C 611       UK
        CD      1986    4AD Records                     CAD 611 CD      UK
        LP      1986    Vertigo/PolyGram                830 672-1       CA
        CS      1986    Vertigo/PolyGram                830 672-4       CA

        Sea Swallow Me / Memory Gongs / Why Do You Love Me? / Eyes Are Mosaics
        / She Will Destroy You / The Ghost Has No Home / Bloody And Blunt /
        Ooze Out And Away Onehow

        Notes:
        This release is a collaboration between the Cocteau Twins and Harold
        Budd.

BLUE BELL KNOLL

        LP      1988    4AD Records                     CAD 807         UK
        CS      1988    4AD Records                     CAD C 807 C     UK
        CD      1988    4AD Records                     CAD 807 CD      UK
        DAT     1988    4AD Records                     CAD T 807       UK
        LP      1988    Vertigo/PolyGram                836 484-1       CA
        CS      1988    Vertigo/PolyGram                836 484-4       CA
        CD      1988    Vertigo/PolyGram                836 484-2       CA
        LP      1988    Capitol                         CDP 7 90892 1   US
        CS      1988    Capitol                         CDP 7 90892 4   US
        CD      1988    Capitol                         CDP 7 90892 2   US

        Blue Bell Knoll / Athol-Brose / Carolyn's Fingers / For Phoebe Still
        A Baby / The Itchy Glowbo Blow / Cico Buff / Suckling The Mender /
        Spooning Good Singing Gum / A Kissed Out Red Floatboat / Ella
        Megalast Burls Forever

        Notes:
        Initial LP copies featured a gatefold sleeve.

CAROLYN'S FINGERS

        7"      1988    Capitol                         7PRO-79477      US
        12"     1988    Capitol                         SPRO-7940       US
        CD5"    1988    Capitol                         DPRO-79405      US

        Carolyn's Fingers / Ella Megalast Burls Forever *

        * appears on 12" and CD only

        Notes:
        Promotional single.  7" has same track repeated on both sides.

A KISSED OUT RED FLOATBOAT

        12"     1988    Capitol                         SPRO-79512      US

        A Kissed Out Red Floatboat

        Notes:
        Promotional single.  Same track repeated on both sides.

ICEBLINK LUCK

        7"      1990    4AD Records                     AD 0011         UK
        CS      1990    4AD Records                     AD C 0011       UK

        Iceblink Luck / Mizake The Mizan
        12"     1990    4AD Records                     BAD 0011        UK
        CS      1990    4AD Records                     BAD C 0011      UK
        CD5"    1990    4AD Records                     BAD 0011 CD     UK
        CD5"    1990    Vertigo/PolyGram                ???             CA
        12"     1990    Capitol                         1JM 44618       US
        CS      1990    Capitol                         4JM 44618       US

        Iceblink Luck / Mizake The Mizan / Watchlar

HEAVEN OR LAS VEGAS

        LP      1990    4AD Records                     CAD 0012        UK
        CS      1990    4AD Records                     CAD C 0012      UK
        CD      1990    4AD Records                     CAD 0012 CD     UK
        LP      1990    Vertigo/PolyGram                846 910-1       CA
        CS      1990    Vertigo/PolyGram                846 910-4       CA
        CD      1990    Vertigo/PolyGram                846 910-2       CA
        LP      1990    Capitol                         CDP 7 93669 1   US
        CD      1990    Capitol                         CDP 7 93669 2   US
        CS      1990    Capitol                         CDP 7 93669 4   US

        Cherry-Coloured Funk / Pitch The Baby / Iceblink Luck / Fifty-Fifty
        Clown / Heaven Or Las Vegas / I Wear Your Ring / Fotzepolitic / Wolf
        In The Breast / Road River And Rail / Frou-Frou Foxes In Midsummer
        Fires

HEAVEN OR LAS VEGAS

        12"     1990    Capitol                         SPRO-7941       US
        12"     1990    Capitol                         SPRO-79427      US
        CD5"    1990    Capitol                         DPRO-79291      US
        CD5"    1990    Capitol                         DPRO-79291A     US

        Heaven Or Las Vegas (edit) / Dials / Heaven Or Las Vegas
   
        Notes:
        Promotional single.  First 12" listed (SPRO-7941) has a plain white
        sleeve + blue sticker.  Other 12" (SPRO-79427) has a picture sleeve.
        First CD5" listed (DPRO-79291) has no insert and a red sticker.
        Other CD5" (DPRO-79291A) has an insert.

COCTEAU TWINS

        box     1991    4AD Records                     CT BOX 1        UK
        box     1991    Capitol                         15788           US

        Boxed set of 10 CD Singles/EPs collecting the following releases from
        above:

        LULLABIES                                       BAD 213 CD
        PEPPERMINT PIG                                  BAD 303 CD
        SUNBURST AND SNOWBLIND                          BAD 314 CD
        THE SPANGLE MAKER                               BAD 405 CD
        AIKEA-GUINEA                                    BAD 501 CD
        TINY DYNAMINE                                   BAD 511 CD
        ECHOES IN A SHALLOW BAY                         BAD 512 CD
        LOVE'S EASY TEARS                               BAD 610 CD
        ICEBLINK LUCK                                   BAD 0011 CD
        As well, the collection includes the following 4-track disc of "rare"
        recordings:

        COCTEAU TWINS                                   CT 1 CD

        Dials / Crushed / High Monkey Monk / Oomingmak (instrumental)

COCTEAU TWINS

        LP      1991    Capitol                         ???             US
        CD      1991    Capitol                         ???             US

        Aikea-Guinea / The High Monkey-Monk / Sigh's Smell of Farewell /
        Pearly-Dewdrops' Drops / Dials / Hazel / Quisquose / Sugar Hiccup /
        Orange Appled / Pink Orange Red

        Notes:
        Promotional release for the box set (CT BOX 1, above).

EVANGELINE

        CD5"    1993    Fontana/Phonogram               CTCD1           UK
        CD5"    1993    Fontana/PolyGram                ???             CA

        Evangeline / Mud and Dark / Summer-blink

FOUR CALENDAR CAFE

        LP      1993    Fontana/Phonogram               ???             UK
        CS      1993    Fontana/Phonogram               ???             UK
        CD      1993    Fontana/Phonogram               ???             UK
        CS      1993    Fontana/PolyGram                314 518 259-4   CA
        CD      1993    Fontana/PolyGram                314 518 259-2   CA
        CS      1993    Capitol                         ???             US
        CD      1993    Capitol                         ???             US

        Know Who You Are At Every Age / Evangeline / Bluebeard / Theft, and
        Wandering Around Lost / Oil of Angels / Squeeze-Wax / My Truth /
        Essence / Summerhead / Pur

SNOW

        CD5"    1993    Fontana/Phonogram               COCCD1          UK

        Winter Wonderland / Frosty the Snowman

        Notes:
        This special Christmas release was very limited, being released and
        deleted on the same day.

BLUEBEARD

        7"      1994    Fontana/Phonogram               CT2             UK

        Bluebeard / Three Swept

        Notes:
        Limited edition release.

        12"     1994    Fontana/Phonogram               CTX2            UK

        Bluebeard / Three Swept / Ice-pulse

        Notes:
        Limited edition release in gatefold sleeve.

        CD5"    1994    Fontana/Phonogram               CTCD2           UK
        CD5"    1994    Capitol                         ???             US

        Bluebeard / Three Swept / Ice-pulse / Bluebeard (acoustic)

COMPILATION APPEARANCES


VINYL MAG

        flexi   1982                                    SHOL-3353       HO

        Speak No Evil

        Notes:
        This 7" flexi came free with a magazine.
        Track also available on some versions of GARLANDS.

(untitled)

        CS      1982    Pleasantly Surprised            PS 001          UK

        Perhaps Some Other Aeon

        Notes:
        Track also available on some versions of GARLANDS.

BEGGAR'S BANQUET/4AD SAMPLER

        7" EP   1983    Vertigo/PolyGram                VTO1            CA

        In The Gold Dust Rush / Sugar Hiccup

        Notes:
        Available as a free bonus with several Vertigo/PolyGram LP
        releases.  Tracks also available on HEAD OVER HEELS.

STATE OF AFFAIRS

        CS      1984    Pleasantly Surprised            PS 003          UK

        In Our Angelhood (demo version)

        Notes:
        A version of this track is available on HEAD OVER HEELS.

DREAMS AND DESIRES

        CS      1984    Pleasantly Surprised            PS 006          UK

        Pearly-Dewdrops' Drops

        Notes:
        Track also available on THE SPANGLE MAKER.

INDIE CITY

        CS      1984    NME                                             UK

        The Spangle Maker

        Notes:
        Available free with an issue of New Musical Express.  Track also
        available on THE SPANGLE MAKER.

(untitled)

        7" EP   1984    NME                                             UK

        Ivo

        Notes:
        Available free with an issue of New Musical Express.  Track also
        available on TREASURE.

VERTIGO SAMPLER

        dbl-LP  1985    Vertigo/PolyGram                GO 241          CA

        Ivo / Pandora

        Notes:
        Tracks also available on TREASURE.

DISCREET CAMPAIGNS

        CS      1985                                                    UK

        Pale Clouded White

        Notes:
        Available with issue 1 of Rorschach Testing magazine.  Track also
        available on ECHOES IN A SHALLOW BAY.

WOMAD TALKING BOOK VOL. 3: AN INTRODUCTION TO EUROPE

        LP      1985    ???                             WOMAD 005       UK

        Pink Orange Red

        Notes:
        Some copies came with a book including an interview with the Cocteau
        Twins.  Track also available on TINY DYNAMINE.

DEPARTMENT OF ENJOYMENT

        CS      1985    NME                                             UK

        Millemillenary

        Notes:
        Available free with an issue of New Musical Express.  Track was
        originally exclusive to this release, but later appeared on THE PINK
        OPAQUE.

DOCUMENT: PLEASANTLY SURPRISED 82-85

        CS      1985    Pleasantly Surprised            PS ???          UK

        Perhaps Some Other Aeon / In Our Angelhood (demo)

        Notes:
        Tracks are also available on GARLANDS and HEAD OVER HEELS
        respectively.

(untitled)

        7" EP   1986    Melody Maker                                    UK

        Orange Appled

        Notes:
        Available free with an issue of Melody Maker.  Track also available
        on LOVE'S EASY TEARS.

LONELY IS AN EYESORE

        LP      1987    4AD Records                     CAD 703         UK
        LP      1987    4AD Records                     CADD 703        UK
        LP      1987    4AD Records                     CADX 703        UK
        CS      1987    4AD Records                     CAD C 703       UK
        CD      1987    4AD Records                     CAD 703 CD      UK
        VID     1987    4AD Records                     VAD 703         UK
        LP      1987    Vertigo/PolyGram                832 619-1       CA
        CS      1987    Vertigo/PolyGram                832 619-4       CA
        CD      1987    Vertigo/PolyGram                832 619-2       CA
        VID     1987    Vertigo/PolyGram                ???             CA

        Crushed

        Notes:
        CADD 703 was limited to 10,000 copies, and contained extra artwork
        from the unlimited release.

        CADX 703 was limited to 100 copies, packaged in a wooden box and
        containing even more extra artwork.  30 were sold for 200 pounds
        each, and the other 70 were given away to the bands and industry
        people.

        This track was originally exclusive to this release, but later
        appeared on the "rarities" disc in the 10 CD5" box set.

THE BRIDE OF POST-MODERN

        CD      1988    ???                             ???             ??

        Blue Bell Knoll

        Notes:
        This track also appears on BLUE BELL KNOLL.

CAPITOL RECORDS NEW MUSIC SAMPLER

        CD      1988    Capitol                         ???             US

        Carolyn's Fingers / A Kissed Out Red Floatboat

        Notes:
        Promotional release.  Tracks also available on BLUE BELL KNOLL.

(untitled)

        7" EP   1990                                                    UK

        Pitch The Baby

        Notes:
        Available free with the October, 1990 issue of Select Magazine.
        Track also available on HEAVEN OR LAS VEGAS.

GIGANTIC II

        CD      1990    Melody Maker                    ???             UK
        CS      1990    Melody Maker                    ???             UK

        High Monkey Monk

        Notes:
        Available as a giveaway from Melody Maker magazine.  Track was
        originally exclusive to this release, but later appeared on the
        "rarities" disc in the 10 CD5" box set.

LILLIPUT

        dbl-CD  1992    4AD Records                     UNV 1           UK

        The Spangle Maker

        Notes:
        Promotional release limited to 3000 copies (2500 sent to US for
        giveaways, etc.).  Packaged in a hardcover book with a t-shirt.
        Track also available on THE SPANGLE MAKER.

VOLUME 5

        CD      1992    Volume                          ???             UK

        Frosty The Snowman

        Notes:
        5th edition in the Volume series of CD+magazine packages.  Track was
        originally exclusive to this release, but later appeared on the SNOW
        CD5".

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