Sunburst and Snowblind

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Sunburst and Snowblind
EP by
Released18 November 1983 (1983-11-18)[1]
Recorded1983 at Palladium Studios, Edinburgh, Scotland
ProducerCocteau Twins, John Fryer
Cocteau Twins chronology
Head over Heels
Sunburst and Snowblind
The Spangle Maker
Professional ratings
Review scores

Sunburst and Snowblind is an EP by Scottish alternative rock band Cocteau Twins. It was released on 18 November 1983 through the label 4AD.[1] The EP features "Sugar Hiccup" from the album Head over Heels, as well as three other tracks. The title is taken from the first line in the opening track of Head Over Heels, "When Mama Was Moth".

"From the Flagstones" and "Hitherto" were later included on the 1986 compilation album The Pink Opaque, and the entire EP was included on in 1991's The Box Set. All songs except "Because of Whirl-Jack" have been performed live. Unlike many Cocteau Twins songs, "Sugar Hiccup" and "From the Flagstones" have discernible English lyrics.

The EP was later reissued as an appendage to the CD version of Head Over Heels in the United Kingdom, Brazil and Canada.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks are written by Elizabeth Fraser and Robin Guthrie

1."Sugar Hiccup"3:41
2."From the Flagstones"3:39
4."Because of Whirl-Jack"3:29




Chart performance for Sunburst and Snowblind
Chart (1983) Peak
UK Singles (OCC)[3] 86


  1. ^ a b White, Chris, ed. (12 November 1983). "Independent Labels: Tracking..." (PDF). Music Week. London: Morgan-Grampian. p. 32.
  2. ^ Raggett, Ned. "Sunburst and Snowblind – Cocteau Twins : Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards : AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved October 4, 2012.
  3. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 8 June 2021.