Lullabies to Violaine

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Lullabies to Violaine
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Box set by Cocteau Twins
Released 21 November 2005
Recorded 1981–1996
Genre Gothic rock, ethereal wave, dream pop
Label 4AD
Cocteau Twins compilations chronology
Stars and Topsoil
(2000)
Lullabies to Violaine
(2005)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
The Guardian 5/5 stars[2]
Lullabies to Violaine, Vol 1
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Box set by Cocteau Twins
Released 21 March 2006
Recorded 1981–1990
Genre Gothic rock, Ethereal
Label 4AD
Cocteau Twins compilations chronology
Lullabies to Violaine
(2005)
Lullabies to Violaine, Vol 1
(2006)
Lullabies to Violaine, Vol 2
(2006)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Martin C. Strong (8/10)[3]
Pitchfork Media (8.5/10)[4]
PopMatters (7/10)[5]
Stylus Magazine (A-)[6]
Lullabies to Violaine, Vol 2
Cocteautwins lullabiestoviolaine2.gif
Box set by Cocteau Twins
Released 21 March 2006
Recorded 1990–1996
Genre Dream pop
Label 4AD
Cocteau Twins compilations chronology
Lullabies to Violaine, Vol 1
(2006)
Lullabies to Violaine, Vol 2
(2006)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Martin C. Strong (7/10)[7]
Pitchfork Media (7.8/10)[8]
PopMatters (5/10)[9]
Stylus Magazine (B)[10]

Lullabies to Violaine is a Cocteau Twins boxset released by 4AD Records in October 2005. Comprising four CDs, the boxset collects the tracks from every Cocteau Twins EP from Lullabies to Violaine. It was also released as two separate double CD packs.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Elizabeth Fraser, Robin Guthrie and Simon Raymonde; except where indicated.

Disc one[edit]

Lullabies
  1. "Feathers-Oar-Blades" (Fraser, Guthrie, Will Heggie) (4:26)
  2. "Alas Dies Laughing" (Fraser, Guthrie, Heggie) (3:38)
  3. "It's All But An Ark Lark" (Fraser, Guthrie, Heggie) (8:04)
Peppermint Pig
  1. "Peppermint Pig" (7" Version) (Fraser, Guthrie, Heggie) (3:24)
  2. "Laughlines" (Fraser, Guthrie, Heggie) (3:19)
  3. "Hazel" (Fraser, Guthrie, Heggie) (2:49)
Sunburst & Snowblind
  1. "Sugar Hiccup" (12" Version) (Fraser, Guthrie) (3:37)
  2. "From The Flagstones" (Fraser, Guthrie) (3:38)
  3. "Hitherto" (Fraser, Guthrie) (3:52)
  4. "Because Of Whirl-Jack" (Fraser, Guthrie) (3:26)
The Spangle Maker
  1. "The Spangle Maker" (4:40)
  2. "Pearly-Dewdrops' Drops" (Alternate Version) (4:47)
  3. "Pepper-Tree" (3:58)
Aikea-Guinea
  1. "Aikea-Guinea" (Alternate Version) (3:57)
  2. "Kookaburra" (3:18)
  3. "Quisquose" (4:10)
  4. "Rococo" (3:05)

Disc two[edit]

Tiny Dynamine
  1. "Pink Orange Red" (4:37)
  2. "Ribbed And Veined" (3:55)
  3. "Plain Tiger" (4:01)
  4. "Sultitan Itan" (3:49)
Echoes in a Shallow Bay
  1. "Great Spangled Fritillary" (4:02)
  2. "Melonella" (4:01)
  3. "Pale Clouded White" (4:59)
  4. "Eggs And Their Shells" (3:04)
Love's Easy Tears
  1. "Love's Easy Tears" (3:35)
  2. "Those Eyes, That Mouth" (3:38)
  3. "Sigh's Smell Of Farewell" (3:34)
  4. "Orange Appled" (2:49)
Iceblink Luck
  1. "Iceblink Luck" (3:15)
  2. "Mizake The Mizan" (3:00)
  3. "Watchlar" (3:16)

Disc three[edit]

Evangeline
  1. "Evangeline" (4:29)
  2. "Mud And Dark" (3:40)
  3. "Summer-Blink" (3:10)
Snow
  1. "Winter Wonderland" (Dick Smith, Felix Bernard) (2:51)
  2. "Frosty The Snowman" (Jack Rollings, Steve Nelson) (2:55)
Bluebeard
  1. "Bluebeard" (3:54)
  2. "Three-Swept" (3:37)
  3. "Ice-Pulse" (3:46)
  4. "Bluebeard" (Acoustic Version) (3:05)
Twinlights
  1. "Rilkean Heart" (Acoustic Version) (2:21)
  2. "Golden-Vein" (Acoustic Version) (2:50)
  3. "Pink Orange Red" (Acoustic Version) (4:30)
  4. "Half-Gifts" (Acoustic Version) (4:14)

Disc four[edit]

Otherness
  1. "Feet-Like Fins" (5:31)
  2. "Seekers Who Are Lovers" (5:40)
  3. "Violaine" (5:07)
  4. "Cherry-Coloured Funk" (5:46)
    • remixed by Mark Clifford
Tishbite
  1. "Tishbite" (3:12)
  2. "Primitive Heart" (4:07)
  3. "Flock Of Soul" (3:36)
  4. "Round" (3:36)
  5. "An Elan" (4:36)
Violaine
  1. "Violaine" (3:47)
  2. "Smile" (4:27)
  3. "Tranquil Eye" (3:53)
  4. "Circling Girl" (3:33)
  5. "Alice" (4:27)

Notes[edit]

Disc one[edit]

  • Lullabies: Released October 1982
    • Recorded at Palladium Studios, Edinburgh. Mixed at Blackwing Studios.
  • Peppermint Pig: Released March 1983
    • Recorded at Blackwing Studios, London.
  • The Spangle Maker: Released April 1984
    • 11, 13 Recorded at Palladium Studios, Edinburgh and mixed at Rooster, London.
    • 12 Recorded and engineered at Rooster, London.
  • Aikea-Guinea: Released March 1985
    • Recorded at Jacobs Studios, Farnham.

Disc two[edit]

  • Love's Easy Tears: Released November 1986
    • Recorded and mixed at Good Earth, London.
  • Iceblink Luck: Released August 1990
    • Recorded and mixed at September Sound, London.

Disc three[edit]

  • Evangeline: Released September 1993
  • Snow: Released December 1993
  • Bluebeard: Released February 1994
    • Recorded and mixed at September Sound, London.
  • Twinlights: Released September 1995
    • Recorded and mixed at September Sound, London. Additional recordings at Wessex, London.

Disc four[edit]

  • Otherness: Released October 1995
    • Mixed at September Sound and Polyfusion, London.
  • Tishbite: Released March 1996
  • Violaine: Released October 1996
    • Recorded at September Sound, London.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kellman, Andy. "Cocteau Twins - Lullabies to Violaine - Overview - Review". AllMusic. Retrieved 25 February 2013. 
  2. ^ Peschek, David (16 December 2005). "Cocteau Twins, Lullabies to Violaine: Singles and EPs 1982-1996". The Guardian. Guardian Media Group. Retrieved 25 February 2013. 
  3. ^ The Essential Rock Discography: Volume 1: 222. 2006.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  4. ^ Abebe, Nitsuh (29 March 2006). "Cocteau Twins - Lullabies to Violaine: Singles and Extended Plays 1982-1996, Vol. 1 - 4AD; 2006". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved 25 February 2013. 
  5. ^ Bergstrom, John (31 March 2006). "Cocteau Twins: Lullabies to Violaine Volume 1". PopMatters. Retrieved 25 February 2013. 
  6. ^ Powell, Mike (31 March 2006). "The Cocteau Twins - Lullabies to Violaine, Vol. 1-2". Stylus Magazine. Retrieved 25 February 2013. 
  7. ^ The Essential Rock Discography: Volume 1: 222. 2006.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  8. ^ Abebe, Nitsuh (29 March 2006). "Cocteau Twins - Lullabies to Violaine: Singles and Extended Plays 1982-1996, Vol. 1 - 4AD; 2006". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved 25 February 2013. 
  9. ^ Bergstrom, John (31 March 2006). "Cocteau Twins: Lullabies to Violaine Volume 1". PopMatters. Retrieved 25 February 2013. 
  10. ^ Powell, Mike (31 March 2006). "The Cocteau Twins - Lullabies to Violaine, Vol. 1-2". Stylus Magazine. Retrieved 25 February 2013.