Milk and Kisses

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Milk & Kisses
Studio album by Cocteau Twins
Released March 1996
Recorded Pors Poulhan, Bretagne and September Sound, London.
Mixed at September Sound.
Genre Dream pop, alternative rock
Length 42:40
Label Fontana - 514 501-2
Producer Cocteau Twins
Cocteau Twins chronology
Four-Calendar Café
(1993)
Milk & Kisses
(1996)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 2.5/5 stars[1]
The Boston Globe (favourable)[2]
CMJ New Music Monthly (favourable)[3]
Magic 4/6 stars[4]
Martin C. Strong (7/10)[5]
Pitchfork Media (5.0/10)[6]

Milk & Kisses is the eighth album by Cocteau Twins issued in 1996. It proved their last; a meeting two years later to record a new album ended with the breakup of the band.[7][8]

The song "Rilkean Heart" is a homage to Jeff Buckley, who was a lifelong lover of the work of poet Rainer Maria Rilke.[9]

The Japan edition of Milk and Kisses contains two bonus tracks ("Flock Of Soul" and "Primitive Heart").[10] The Hong Kong edition contains a version of "Serpentskirt" sung by Elizabeth Fraser with C-pop artist Faye Wong as a duet. Wong later recorded an acoustic version of "Rilkean Heart" in her 1997 album Faye Wong, in which Guthrie and Raymonde also wrote a new song "Yu Le Chang" ("Amusement Park") for her. In 2013, Sarah Brightman covered their song "Eperdu" on her album Dreamchaser.

Track listing[edit]

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

  1. "Violaine" – 3:45
  2. "Serpentskirt" – 3:57
  3. "Tishbite" – 3:50
  4. "Half-Gifts" – 4:18
  5. "Calfskin Smack" – 4:58
  6. "Rilkean Heart" – 4:02
  7. "Ups" – 3:34
  8. "Eperdu" – 4:38
  9. "Treasure Hiding" – 4:55
  10. "Seekers Who Are Lovers" – 4:45

Personnel[edit]

  • Production – Cocteau Twins
  • Engineering – Cocteau Twins, Des Ward, Lincoln Fong, and Mitsuo Tate
  • Photography – Spiros Politis

References[edit]

  1. ^ Phares, Heather. "Milk & Kisses - Cocteau Twins". AllMusic. Retrieved 5 December 2011. 
  2. ^ Sullivan, Jim (25 January 1996). "Cocteau Twins Milk and Kisses Capitol". The Boston Globe. Retrieved 5 December 2011. 
  3. ^ Housman, Danny (May 1996). "Cocteau Twins: Milk and Kisses". CMJ New Music Monthly. p. 30. Retrieved 5 December 2011. 
  4. ^ Morrison, Philip (January 1996). "Cocteau Twins Chronique de l'album Milk And Kisses". Magic. Retrieved 5 December 2011. 
  5. ^ The Essential Rock Discography - Volume 1: 222. 2006.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  6. ^ Josephes, Jason. "Cocteau Twins: Milk and Kisses: Pitchfork Record Review". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved 5 December 2011. 
  7. ^ McInnis, Aubrey (8 March 2007). "Stars still shining brightly for The Lotus Galaxy: Brit-poppers reunite after decade-long hiatus". Fast Forward Weekly. Retrieved 5 December 2011. 
  8. ^ Ankeny, Jason. "Cocteau Twins Biography". AllMusic. Retrieved 20 March 2013. 
  9. ^ Brooks, Daphne (2005). Grace. Continuum International Publishing Group. p. 107. ISBN 9780826416353. Retrieved 5 December 2011. 
  10. ^ "Cocteau Twins - Milk & Kisses (CD, Album)". Discogs. Retrieved 5 December 2011.