The Moon and the Melodies
|The Moon and the Melodies|
|Studio album by Harold Budd feat. Elizabeth Fraser, Robin Guthrie & Simon Raymonde|
|Released||10 November 1986|
|Producer||Harold Budd, Elizabeth Fraser, Robin Guthrie, Simon Raymonde|
|Cocteau Twins chronology|
|Harold Budd chronology|
The Moon and the Melodies is a studio album resulting from the collaboration between the members of Scottish dream pop band Cocteau Twins and the American minimalist composer Harold Budd. It was released 10 November 1986 by 4AD. The name "Cocteau Twins" did not appear on the release, which instead credited the band's three members (Elizabeth Fraser, Robin Guthrie and Simon Raymonde) and Budd individually. Unusually the LP edition played at 45rpm rather than the usual 33rpm.
A version of the track "Memory Gongs" was released on Budd's Lovely Thunder as "Flowered Knife Shadows", dedicated to Raymonde.
The phrases "bloody and blunt" and "ooze out and away, onehow" came from Fraser's lyrics on the songs "The Tinderbox (Of a Heart)" and "My Love Paramour", both from the 1983 Cocteau Twins album Head Over Heels.
Fraser sings on tracks 1, 4, 5 and 8. Saxophonist Richard Thomas of Dif Juz appeared on tracks 5, 6 and 7.
- "Sea, Swallow Me" – 3:10
- "Memory Gongs" – 7:26
- "Why Do You Love Me?" – 4:48
- "Eyes are Mosaics" – 4:10
- "She Will Destroy You" – 4:14
- "The Ghost Has No Home" – 7:36
- "Bloody and Blunt" – 2:16
- "Ooze Out and Away, Onehow" – 3:40
- Additional personnel