Cult icons Cocteau Twins have just announced a vinyl reissue for their debut album Garlands and fourth LP, Victorialand.
The reissue will mark the first time since 2009 that Garlands has been in print and the first time since the 1980s for Victorialand.
Cocteau Twins have announced a vinyl reissue of Garlands and Victorialand, meaning almost their entire catalogue is back in print.
Both of the issues are due out on the 20th of March and will feature remastered audio pressed to 140-gram vinyl. The reissue will feature the original artwork from the legendary 4AD visual team of designer Vaughan Oliver and artist Nigel Grierson.
In 2018 the band reissued Treasure and Head Over Heels. This means that with the exception of The Moon and the Melodies, all of the band’s albums released across 4AD and Fontana are now back in print.
Garlands was the first album made by the Cocteau Twins, and the only album made with original bassist Will Heggie, released in the autumn of 1982. Confounding and alluring critics, the album was described as “haunting”, “spellbound”, and “diaphanous” – rock music that was so otherworldly it was barely so.
Victorialand was the band’s fourth album, released in the spring of 1986. The album is mostly acoustic and non-percussive, made by singer Elizabeth Frazer and guitarist Robin Guthrie whilst bassist Simon Raymonde was working on This Mortal Coil’s second album.
For more info, and to pre-order, head over to 4AD.
Both represses will be pressed on 140g black vinyl, using audio remastered from the original analogue tapes and with art faithful to their original 23 Envelope designs. Download codes are included with both.
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Garlands was the Cocteau Twins’ debut album, released in the early autumn of 1982. It was the only album they made with original bassist Will Heggie. Describing it as “haunting”, “spellbound”, “diaphanous”, and discerning a “frosting of sweetness”, the critics wore out their adjectives; this was rock music – just – but it was conjured in the unlikeliest environment from the strangest of material. . This is Garlands’ first vinyl pressing in over a decade. . Cocteau Twins – Garlands (2020 Vinyl Repress) 4AD0192 . A1. Blood Bitch A2. Wax and Wane A3. But I’m Not A4. Blind Dumb Deaf B1. Shallow Then Halo B2. The Hollow Men B3. Garlands B4. Grail Overfloweth