The Spangle Maker

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The Spangle Maker
EP by Cocteau Twins
Released April 2, 1984
Recorded Palladium Studios, Edinburgh and Rooster Studios, London
Genre Ethereal wave, gothic rock
Length 18:30
Label 4AD - BAD405
Producer Cocteau Twins
Cocteau Twins chronology
Sunburst and Snowblind
The Spangle Maker
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Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

The Spangle Maker is an EP by the Scottish post-punk band Cocteau Twins, released on 4AD records in April 1984. It was the first recording to be released after Simon Raymonde joined the band. The EP featured two versions of "Pearly-Dewdrops' Drops", and two B-sides, all of which were performed live.[2]

"The Spangle Maker" and "Pepper-Tree" were recorded at the Palladium Studios in Edinburgh and mixed at Rooster in West London. "Pearly-Dewdrops' Drops" was recorded at Rooster.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Elizabeth Fraser, Robin Guthrie and Simon Raymonde.

12": 4AD / BAD 405 (UK)[edit]

  1. "The Spangle Maker" - 4:40
  2. "Pearly-Dewdrops' Drops" - 5:13
  3. "Pepper-Tree" - 3:57

CD: 4AD / BAD 405 CD (UK)[edit]

  1. "The Spangle Maker" - 4:40
  2. "Pearly-Dewdrops' Drops" (12-inch version) - 5:13
  3. "Pepper-Tree" - 3:57
  4. "Pearly-Dewdrops' Drops" (7-inch version) - 4:11
  • CD version released in 1991


Additional personnel
  • John Madden - recording engineer ("Pearly-Dewdrops' Drops"), mixing engineer
  • Jon Turner - recording engineer ("The Spangle Maker", "Pepper-Tree")